School Director & Professor of Art, Art History, or Graphic Design
The School of Art and Design in the College of the Arts at Portland State University invites applications for a Director of the School and Professor in any one of the fields of Art Practices, Art History, or Graphic Design. This is a tenured, 1.0 FTE, 12-month position, commencing fall of 2014. The Director will provide creative leadership and vision as well as administrative oversight for a burgeoning School of 20 full-time and 70 part-time faculty, 32 M.F.A. students, and approximately 1,100 undergraduate majors, while supervising 4 full-time and 7 part-time support staff and administering a budget of over $4 million.
Comprised of three concentration areas—Art Practices, Art History, and Graphic Design—the School seeks a dynamic Director to build cohesion among these areas; spearhead program assessment and strategic long-term planning initiatives; manage resources and, working with a new Dean of the College of the Arts, help obtain additional resources; enhance facilities and/or improve ways to utilize current facilities; and represent the School energetically within the larger cultural community. Recently grown from a Department of Art, the new School is poised to expand the unique potential of its interdisciplinary opportunities as well as possibilities for continuing community engagement.