September 12, 2008

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Seeks New Dean

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis

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Washington University in St. Louis invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the College & Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. The dean will be a tenured full professor in Art, hold the Jane Reuter Hitzeman and Herbert F. Hitzeman, Jr. Professorship and will report to the dean of the Sam Fox School.

We seek a creative leader who is engaged in contemporary practice and committed to addressing critical issues in the fields of art and design. The dean is expected to build on the success of the College & Graduate School of Art and lead significant advancements in a new curriculum and development of innovative programs that will attract and best prepare students for the challenges of art and design practice in the 21st century. The dean will be part of a collaborative team of academic leaders in the Sam Fox School, including the dean of Architecture and the director of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. Applicants should hold a terminal degree from an accredited institution and qualify for an appointment as full professor with tenure.

The appointment begins July 1, 2009 and is for a five-year, potentially renewable term.

Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be committed to strengthening diversity and improving gender balance in the faculty, administration, and student body.

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in
St. Louis is a unique collaboration in architecture, art and design education, dedicated to excellence in learning, creative activity, research and exhibition.

The College of Art offers the B.F.A. degree in Communication Design, Digital Imaging & Photography, Fashion Design, Painting, Printmaking/Drawing and Sculpture. The Graduate School of Art offers the M.F.A degree in Visual Arts. Enrollment includes approximately 370 undergraduate and 45 graduate students with 45 faculty members. The College is a founding member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Washington University, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding in an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, and draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 120 nations. The University is highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in learning. Its programs, administration, facilities, resources, and activities combine to further its mission of teaching, research, and service to society.

Nominators should send contact information for prospective candidates. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. All correspondence will be held in confidence and should be directed to:

Dean of Art Search Committee
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Washington University in St. Louis
Campus Box 1031, One Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130
Email: [email protected]

Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution and encourages applications from and nominations of women and minority candidates.

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