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Department Head/Vennerberg Chair in Art, Oklahoma State University

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Department Head/Vennerberg Chair in Art


Oklahoma State University


Stillwater, OK


Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Art

Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Art History



Application Due:

Open Until Filled



The Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater invites applications for the position of Department Head, to begin July or August 2020. The new Head will be appointed Vennerberg Chair in Art as of Fall 2021; this appointment includes generous research support. Candidates with an area of specialization in one of the department’s three areas of emphasis—studio art, graphic design, and art history—are invited to apply. The successful candidate will lead the faculty in establishing a long-term vision for the future of the department. They will have a compelling record of scholarship, teaching, and administrative experience, and will offer experienced leadership in the following areas: pursuit of research opportunities, teaching and learning at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and expansion of competitive graduate programs. The successful candidate will oversee all curricular, budgetary, programming, and personnel matters; lead the department by enhancing its reputation and visibility in the state and nation through advocacy, fundraising, outreach, and public relations; and will have the opportunity to teach one course per year. The Department Head reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Candidates must currently hold the rank of either Associate or Full Professor, and hold a terminal degree in their field. A curriculum vitae, a list of three references, recent examples of scholarship (digital images for studio and design, an article or book chapter for art history), and a cover letter demonstrating research, teaching, and administrative proficiency. Applications must be submitted through http://artokstate.slideroom.com. In order to receive priority consideration, applications should be received by Friday, March 20, 2020. Interviews will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will occur via ZOOM. This position is contingent upon available funding.

OSU is a comprehensive land-grant institution that is nationally known for its teaching, research, and outreach programs. The Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History has 270 majors and 18 full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty. It offers BA degrees in Studio Art and Art History, BFA degrees in Studio Art and Graphic Design, an MA in Art History and an MFA in Graphic Design. Approximately 29,000 students are enrolled at the OSU-Stillwater campus. Facilities include fully equipped studios for all areas, large Mac/PC labs, a Visual Resources Library, the Gardiner Gallery (in the department), and a sizable permanent art collection held by the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art. The Prairie Arts Center is a community arts center overseen by OSU, and the campus is also home to the world-class McKnight Center for the Performing Arts. Stillwater is approximately one hour from Tulsa and Oklahoma City, both cities with thriving museums and arts districts. Oklahoma State University is committed to diversity, and we encourage applications from underrepresented candidates. The Department enjoys one of the highest levels of diversity among both students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, and we take pride in our inclusive and welcoming environment.



Art, Graphic Design, and Art History
Oklahoma State University

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Oklahoma State University is a land-grant institution committed to excellence in diversity and inclusion. We strive to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment that appreciates and values all members of the University community. We define diversity as engagement in meaningful actions, behaviors, and conversations that reflect a commitment to recognizing, understanding, and respecting the differences among students, faculty, staff, and visitors throughout the OSU system. We do not condone acts, behavior, language, or symbols that represent or reflect intolerance or discrimination. OSU is dedicated to cultivating and enriching the competitive advantages that diversity and inclusion provides all members of the University community. We identify diversity as a quality of life issue, as well as an important economic driver for the prosperity and well-being of the state, nation, and world.
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