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Director of the School of Art

University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Commensurate with qualifications
Posted Date
Jan 6, 2023

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Executive, Executive Directors
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Employment Type
Full Time

Director of the School of Art

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking a dynamic, aspirational, and skilled academic leader for the position of founding Director of the School of Art.

The UTSA School of Art is a new school, housed within the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA). The School of Art offers study and degrees in art history + criticism as well as studio art (ceramics, new media, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture) in a shared curriculum that includes traditional and contemporary history, methods, materials, and concepts. The School also includes a community arts education initiative after a recent merger with the Southwest School of Art.

With the aspiration to become one of the major art school programs in the United States, UTSA seeks a director who will bring their expertise and creativity to launch the School of Art into its bright future. The robust art history and studio art programs at UTSA include enthusiastic students, staff, and faculty who look forward to working in collaboration with a new leader. The School of Art exists in a complex art eco-system in San Antonio that embraces aesthetic expression in multiple formats. The School is positioned to emerge as the leading site for the formation, cultivation, and curation of Latinx/Chicanx/Indigenous art and broadly hemispheric approaches to art, art history, art criticism, and cultural practice.

The successful candidate will possess a distinguished record of academic leadership and service, superior interpersonal and management skills and demonstrated passion and advocacy for the arts and arts education. The selected candidate will possess a PhD or MFA and be appointable at the rank of full professor.

The anticipated base salary range for this role is $110,000-120,000, with an additional administrative stipend and summer pay. Total compensation will be negotiable and commensurate with experience. UTSA also offers a generous benefits package. Please review this for more information on Faculty Benefits and Resources. 

The full position specification can be found here:

Please send all inquiries, nominations, and/or applications (CV and a letter of interest) to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director
Lareese Hall, Senior Associate 

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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