Professor and Director, School of Art and Art History, University of South Florida

The School of Art & Art History at the University of South Florida is searching for an innovative, creative, and visionary leader who is ready to build on its success and chart a new direction toward a vibrant future. The school is currently re-examining its curriculum and community engagements and is primed for new leadership with a fresh perspective. The Director serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Art & Art History, reporting to the Dean of the College of The Arts. The Director is responsible for facilitating and supporting a high level of research productivity for faculty and students in addition to developing a collegial and rigorous scholarly and creative community. The Director is a key member of the Dean’s Leadership Team- a collaborative, consultative, innovative and dynamic group of directors, who work closely to advance the mission and goals of the College of The Arts.

The ideal candidate will facilitate and drive a shared vision for the School of Art & Art History. This vision should embody the recently completed strategic plan which includes a focus on research/creative practice, student success, and meaningful community engagement and access. The director will continue to develop the department’s commitment to recruit and support excellent faculty and students and foster a culture that celebrates cultural differences to expand perspectives through art and creativity.

As we elevate our international prominence, deep engagement with our local community is a point of distinction. Enriching collaborative relationships across the College and University with units like Graphicstudio, the Contemporary Art Museum and the other schools in the College are key to our success. A successful candidate will invest in alumni and innovative partnerships and actively build new collaborative relationships. By embracing opportunities to embed the School of Art & Art History in the rapidly growing regional communities, including USF campuses in Tampa, St Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, the School of Art & Art History will advance the stature of the College of The Arts and the University of South Florida.

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