Department Chair & Professor

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 005014
Working Title Department Chair & Professor
Classification Title Department Chair/ Director
College Col of Arts & Architecture (Col)
Department Art & Art History
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 12
Primary Purpose of Department

UNC Charlotte’s Department of Art & Art History seeks a Chairperson to lead the department within the College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A), which models excellence in teaching, scholarly and creative research, and performance in five creative disciplines: architecture, art and art history, dance, music, and theatre.

The Department of Art & Art History inspires students to expand their vision of the world and themselves through study and practice in Art and Art History. The department aims to foster innovative and thoughtful art practices, scholarship, and arts-based education and believes that art is vital to our students, our university, our communities, and our future. The Department currently offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art History, and a
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art with nine concentrations. Additionally, a B.F.A. degree with a concentration in Art Education, and a minor in Art History are offered. An Honors Program in Art History is offered and the department participates in the College Honors Program. Additionally, the department plays an important role in the delivery of required coursework within the University General Education program.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

Responsible for the daily operation of the department and the department programs. The Department Chair/ Director will promote excellence in department programs within the University. Chair/ Director responsibilities are classified as professional duties requiring leadership and mentoring of faculty, administrative expertise to include vision, long term and short-term planning, decision-making and coordination of instruction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Chair reports to the Dean of the CoA+A, sets Departmental priorities in consultation with the faculty, provides vision and leadership in strategic planning, administers Departmental and College policies, and assumes final responsibility for curricular programming, departmental operating budgets, planning documents, self-studies, and annual reports. The Chair takes an active role in, and assumes final responsibility for hiring all faculty and administrative staff, including personnel evaluation protocols. The Chair is responsible for assigning faculty workloads, individual course schedules, and service duties, and coordinates these with university metrics, recruitment functions, and university graduation initiatives. In addition, the chair takes a leadership role in departmental advancement. The Chair represents and advocates for the Department to the Dean and the Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and serves as an active member of the arts community beyond the University.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree in an art or art history discipline or related field, have an established record of artistic and/or scholarly research, provide evidence of effective teaching, and possess demonstrated leadership skills. Preferred additional qualifications include arts administration, fundraising, and artistic or managerial experience in professional arts venues and institutions. This is a tenured position; eligibility for tenure rank (Associate or Full Professor) will depend on the background and experience of the candidate.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

Position begins July 1, 2018. Screening of applicants begins December 1, 2017 and continues until the position is filled.Applicants must apply electronically:

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:
1. A letter of application addressing the applicant’s qualifications and educational/administrative/leadership philosophy appropriate for this position, including a vision for the future of the arts in higher education.
2. Curriculum Vita/resume.
3. Diversity Statement: how do you approach the idea of diversity in your work? What assets do you bring to serving a diverse student population at an urban research campus?
4. Unofficial copies of transcript of highest degree earned.
5. Contact information for five references (postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers).
6. In addition, applicants who make the short list will need to provide three original confidential reference letters and a research dossier or portfolio.

Mailing Address:
Kimberly Black, Dean’s Executive Administrative Assistant College of Arts + Architecture
101 Storrs Hall
9201 University City Boulevard Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001

Inquiries: Please direct any inquiries to

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 09/15/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 12/01/2017
Proposed Hire Date 07/02/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Kimberly Black, Dean’s Executive Administrative Assistant
College of Arts + Architecture
101 Storrs Hall
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001
Inquiries: Please direct any inquiries to

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Charlotte Website
    • Another Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • HERC Job Board
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Diversity Statement
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents