Director, School of Art, University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking a dynamic, aspirational, and skilled academic leader for the position of founding Director of the School of Art.

The UTSA School of Art is a new school – housed within the College of Liberal and fine Arts (COLFA).  UTSA seeks a director who will bring their expertise and creativity to launch the School of Art into its bright future. The School of Art exists in a complex art eco-system in San Antonio that embraces aesthetic expression in multiple formats. The School is positioned to emerge as the leading site for the formation, cultivation, and curation of Latinx/Chicanx/Indigenous art and broadly hemispheric approaches to art, art history, art criticism, and cultural practice.

The successful candidate will possess a distinguished record of academic leadership and service, superior interpersonal and management skills and demonstrated passion and advocacy for the arts and arts education. The selected candidate will possess a PhD or MFA and be appointable at the rank of full professor.

The anticipated base salary range for this role is $110,000-120,000, with an additional administrative stipend and summer pay.  Total compensation will be negotiable and commensurate with experience.  UTSA also offers a generous benefits package. Please review this for more information on Faculty Benefits and Resources.

The full position specification can be found here: https://diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/utsa-director-of-the-school-of-art/

Please send all inquiries, nominations, and/or applications (CV and a letter of interest) to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director

Lareese Hall, Senior Associate


As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.