School/Unit: School of the Arts
Department: Kinetic Imaging
Purpose of Position:
The Assistant Chair is a full-time, term 12-month faculty position in the Department of Kinetic Imaging at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. Working collaboratively with the Chair, this position will manage a diverse portfolio of senior-level administrative functions for the department and will serve as a liaison to students, faculty, and other administrators. This position will provide leadership for admissions; enrollment; undergraduate and graduate recruitment and retention; curriculum and program development and assessment; student affairs; and course scheduling. The Assistant Chair will support the department's ongoing development of a strategic plan linked to the School's and University's initiatives and goals while promoting an environment that encourages and supports open discourse and the advancement of the discipline through active engagement with the academic and professional community, regionally, nationally and internationally. The Assistant Chair will contribute to interdepartmental initiatives within and outside of the School of Arts and will demonstrate a sincere willingness and ability to work collaboratively with others. The Assistant Chair will teach courses as assigned by the Chair.
Teaching responsibilities will include teaching courses in the faculty member's area of expertise to support the curriculum requirements of the department's programs. Courses may be taught at the undergraduate and graduate level, could change as demand requires, and will be at the discretion of the Chair. Courses taught could be in the areas of time-based arts and performance, digital imaging, web-based work, and other areas, as appropriate.
The faculty member's scholarly and creative activity should make a contribution to a body of knowledge within the disciplines of art and/or design as it relates to the Kinetic Imaging curriculum and reflect a high standard of quality of competence.
The faculty member will participate in School of the Arts recruitment and admission activities, as designated by the Chair, and/or serve on departmental, School, and/or University committees as appropriate. The faculty member may coordinate special educational activities and events including exhibitions, workshops, special programming, and other duties as assigned, etc., as determined by the Chair.
The Assistant Chair will maintain assessment reports and other assessment documents and coordinate and communicate to the appropriate School and University officials any accreditation, program review, or assessment(s) required of the department; develop recruitment strategies and determine the suitability of students applying for admission; develop and maintain curriculum documents including course sequences, degree audits, bulletins, and others, and determine how the curricular program should be presented to various constituents; administer graduation applications and preparations for commencement ceremonies, and discern whether students applying for graduation have fulfilled program requirements; develop the department's course schedule each semester; support the Chair in ensuring the department's compliance with School and University policies and procedures as well as policies and procedures; and other duties as assigned by the Chair.
-MFA, preferably in the digital arts.
-Minimum of ten years of teaching experience in an arts program.
-Demonstrated experience working with emerging technologies.
-Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
-Appropriate upper-level administrative experience in higher education in an arts program.
-Demonstrated ability to work strategically, to organize and present ideas, materials, and concepts effectively and to manage deadlines and schedules.
-Demonstrated outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build consensus and work collaboratively with colleagues and students.
-Experience evaluating current curriculum and recommending and implementing new curriculum in established undergraduate and graduate programs.
-Experience developing and implementing student recruitment programs for an arts program.
-Experience coordinating assessment programs and accreditation review programs.
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