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November 28, 2022

Chair of the Department of Art and Art History

Hunter College

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The Hunter College Department of Art and Art History seeks an accomplished artist and/or scholar with leadership skills and a vision for innovative education in the arts and humanities to join the faculty and serve as Department Chair. The successful candidate will chair a department that includes large, nationally-recognized graduate programs in Studio Art and Art History, equally large and active undergraduate programs in those areas, an Advanced Certificate in Curatorial Studies, and the Hunter College Art Galleries. Working with an accomplished faculty and dedicated staff, the Chair holds responsibility for shaping and guiding the department’s future academically and administratively and communicating the department’s needs and goals to the Dean and Provost of the College. The Chair will oversee departmental staff, budget, and facilities, including those of the galleries, and work with the administration to steward philanthropic initiatives.

We seek an artist with an active and substantial professional exhibition profile or an art historian with a strong record of research and publication. Candidates should have successful administrative experience in a college or university-level program in Studio Art and/or Art History, and teaching experience on both the undergraduate and graduate levels that would merit appointment as Associate or Full Professor with tenure in the Hunter College Department of Art and Art History. An MFA degree or a BA/BFA plus significant professional experience is required for artist applicants; the PhD in Art History or closely related field, or the MA and equivalent professional experience for scholars.

How to apply
Candidates should provide a cover letter; CV; a statement of scholarly interests and leadership philosophy; contact information for three referees; and, as appropriate, a sample of recent publications, a link to your professional website, or ten to fifteen images of your artwork.

Applications must be submitted online through the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website. To search for this vacancy, select "search all postings" and in the "search jobs" field, enter the job opening ID number 25759. Press the "apply now" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should use their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note: the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format. PDF is preferred. The filename cannot not exceed ten characters—and cannot include symbols or diacritical marks.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on February 1, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position remains open after initial round. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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