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Director - Fashion Design & Merchandising

Kent State University
Kent, Ohio
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2022

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Director, School

Fashion Design & Merchandising

[Job #998257]

Kent Campus – Kent, OH


Opportunity The College of the Arts at Kent State University invites applicants for the position of Director of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, to begin July 1, 2023. The ideal candidate for this full-time administrative appointment will be a visionary leader possessing versatility, energy, and collegiality, with a passion for advancing the mission of this nationally recognized School.


Position Description: Coordinate and guide the teaching, research, and service missions of the School; foster an inclusive and diverse curricular and academic environment among faculty, students, staff, donors, industry, and community; oversee budget (in a responsibility centered management environment), personnel, and program activities; coordinate faculty reappointment, promotion, and tenure reviews; supervise School staff; guide the development, implementation, and revision of new and existing academic programs; coordinate faculty workloads and academic course schedules; represent and promote the School within the University and to external communities; supervise student success initiatives through advising, recruitment, scholarship and grant programs; serve on college and university committees, and as a liaison for the School advisory board; coordinate all committee activities within the School; participate in the oversight of the NYC Fashion Studio and other Study Away locations; collaborate with the Kent State Museum; attract and maintain Industry connections that engage and elevate the school, while partnering with industry leaders to build a network of advisors; provide opportunities for mentoring and professional development for faculty.


Minimum Qualifications: Senior scholar with qualifications to support an appointment at the rank of professor in a discipline within the School of Fashion; strong record of administrative experience, including successful fiscal management; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and the support of research/creative activity; terminal degree in a discipline represented in the School, or significant academic or equivalent professional experience generally commensurate to the rank of full professor; evidence of potential success as a fund raiser and community liaison; demonstrated focus on collaboration, interdisciplinary work, and curricular innovation and development; clear commitment to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive community.


Special Instructions Summary: Priority review of applications begins 12/12/2222.  Position closes on May 1, 2023. 


Please complete an online application and submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications and responsibilities of the position, a current CV and the names of three references.


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