Chair, Department of Performing and Fine ArtsPosition Number::
009008Full-Time Or Part-Time::
Performing & Fine ArtsPosting Number::
EHRA (Non-Faculty) Job Category::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceOverall Position Competency::
Flat RateDescription of primary duties and responsibilities::
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:Description of Work Continued::
The Department of Performing and Fine Arts (PFA), located in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Fayetteville State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair beginning in August of 2022. The department is composed of four programs—a Major in Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts and a minor in Dance. The primary mission of the Department of Performing and Fine Arts is to produce artists who will be leaders and advocates in their respective fields in the performing and fine arts – music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. The department is also committed to building community through the arts by being a resource for performing and fine arts pedagogy and performance, cultivating a climate where creativity flourishes, engaging the community with the arts, and making the arts accessible to all.
Primary Purpose of the Position:
The Department Chair serves as the chief representative of the department, the leader of the department in its internal affairs, and the liaison between the departmental faculty and the university administration. The Chair is the administrative and instructional leader of the department. The duties of the Chair involve collaboration and interaction with faculty, staff, students, and other administrators.
The Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and he/she is a member of the CHSS leadership team. The duties of the Chair are instructional and administrative. The successful candidate will be responsible for the daily operation of the programs as well as long-term planning, course scheduling, and curriculum development. In addition to maintaining an acceptable level of teaching and scholarship, the chair’s primary duties include: managing the departmental budget; seeking external funding (grants, etc.); recruiting, hiring, and evaluating faculty and staff; recruiting, advising, and assisting students; producing various reports for the Dean’s office and providing vision and leadership for the department at the college, university, regional, national, and international level. The specific duties and responsibilities of the Chair include but are not limited to:Minimum Education And Experience Requirements::
1. provide visionary leadership and strategic vision to advance the department.2. recruit, supervise, mentor, and evaluate faculty.3. recruit students and promote the growth of the PFA programs.4. manage department budget and resources.5. continue to develop a successful, and diverse faculty and staff and foster a collaborative and collegial work environment.6. guide curriculum development.7. provide leadership to complete the annual assessment of program and student learning outcomes.8. work with the department faculty to increase student enrollment in the PFA.9. work with the department faculty to increase the retention and graduation rates of students in the PFA.10. build and foster strategic partnerships and collaborations with area high schools and community colleges to increase the pipeline of students to the PFA degree programs.11. meet internal and external stakeholders to share the vision and mission of the PFA.12. participate in fundraising activities to support the strategic priorities of the PFA.13. actively engage in grant writing to support the strategic priorities of the PFA.14. perform other duties as assigned by the Dean.15. Supervises correct scheduling of classes, contracts with vendors, and ordering of supplies16. Fosters team building within each area
Applicants must have a doctorate or a terminal degree in one of the disciplines represented in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts, as well as a record of excellence in teaching, research, and service commensurate with the rank of a tenured Associate Professor or full Professor. Candidates must have familiarity with arts administration and/or arts education to be able to successfully lead the different program areas within the department. The Chair must subscribe to the principle of shared governance and collegiality; and he/she must have a collaborative working style and the ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies. He/she must have excellent interpersonal and group communication skills.Preferred Qualifications::
Previous administrative experience in the performing and fine arts as well as success in the acquisition of extramural grant funding are preferred.Open Until Filled::
YesAdditional Information for Applicants:
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.EEO Statement::
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).Veteran's Statement:
Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
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