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Associate Dean of College of Art, Assistant or Associate Professor

Employer
Belmont University
Location
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 29, 2023


Associate Dean of College of Art, Assistant or Associate Professor


We are now accepting applications for a qualified Associate Dean of College of Art, Assistant or Associate Professor at Belmont University.

Employment Type

Faculty

Internal Job Category

Tenure Track (Faculty)
Full-Time

Department

College of Art

Hours

N/A

Primary Duties and
Responsibilities:


The Watkins College of Art at Belmont University is seeking applications for an Associate Dean and tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor beginning no later than August 1st, 2024.

Job functions:

The Associate Dean of the College of Art is a member of the teaching faculty. In addition to teaching in their area of expertise (12 workload hours per year), the Associate Dean will report to the Dean and be responsible for the coordination of strategic priorities for the college that align with the college and university missions. The Associate Dean will work closely with the Dean, staff, and Program Directors. Additional responsibilities include:
  • Overseeing the academic functions of the college through effective leadership and collaboration with the Program Directors and faculty.
  • Leading institutional assessment of college academic programs in conjunction with the university’s Office of the Provost and the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research.
  • Representing the college on various committees and task forces.
  • Supporting recruitment and retention initiatives.
  • Other general duties related to the administration of the college as needed and directed by the Dean.
Additional responsibilities expected by all tenure track faculty include collegial participation in collaborative settings, academic advising, student mentoring, scholarly and/or creative activity, and college and university service. Assignment of responsibilities will be made to emphasize the successful candidate’s areas of administrative interest and expertise.

Required Qualifications : Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned terminal degree appropriate for a discipline in the college or a related creative field
  • Ability to develop and support the implementation of policies, procedures, and guidelines aligned with the mission, vision, and values of the college and university
  • Capacity to contribute to college programs by teaching part of the curriculum, as appropriate to experience and expertise
  • Minimum of three years of university administrative experience as a program director/department chair, professional staff member, or administrative team member
  • Minimum of three years of experience teaching at the college level
  • Experience in innovative teaching and administration in higher education
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff, and students to cultivate support for the college's and university's mission and vision
  • Experience in organizational leadership and higher education administration through significant service/committee work or administrative assignments
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Evidence of working with diverse groups, including students, faculty, and staff
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience overseeing undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Capacity to contribute to the university general education program by teaching part of the BELL Core curriculum (e.g. First Year Seminar)
  • Firm grasp of the emerging challenges and opportunities in higher education
  • Experience teaching within a liberal arts and/or faith-based university
  • Experience with NASAD accreditation
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: curriculum, assessment, accreditation, enrollment management, service-learning, academic/vocational advising programs, diversity initiatives, ePortfolio initiatives
MFA, PhD, or progress toward a terminal degree is required; Two to three years of academic teaching experience beyond the TA is strongly preferred. As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program. For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, and Response to Belmont’s Aspirational Aim must be attached to complete the online application.

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff who will support our mission and vision. As a Christ-centered and student-focused community, we aim to:
  • Form diverse leaders of character;
  • Equip people to solve the world’s complex problems through teaching, research and service;
  • Be radical champions for helping people and communities flourish
During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a cover letter, Curriculum Vita/Resume and a one-page essay (300-400 words) describing how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life and your teaching philosophy and how your faith will help you contribute to the achievement of Belmont’s Aspirational Aim.

Located two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University comprises nearly 9,000 students from every state and 33 countries. Nationally ranked and consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for innovation in higher education, the University offers more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master’s programs and eight doctoral degrees. With a focus on whole person formation and data-informed social innovation, Belmont is committed to forming diverse leaders of character equipped to solve the world’s complex problems. For more information, visit www.belmont.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Required Education MFA, PhD, or progress toward a terminal degree is required.

Required Experience Three years of academic teaching at the college level, and a minimum of three years of university administrative experience as a program director/department chair, professional staff member, or administrative team member

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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