To provide academic and administrative leadership for an academic school.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
The School of Visual Communication Design (https://www.kent.edu/vcd) at Kent State University invites applications for the position of Director. We are seeking a dynamic leader with both administrative experience and broad knowledge of the design, illustration, and photographic disciplines. Potential candidates should have the ability to implement current initiatives while providing strategic vision and leadership for the school. The position is fully administrative with no teaching expectations.
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Develop, update, implement, and coordinate teaching, research, and service missions of the school.
Oversee budgetary, personnel, and program activities of the school; coordinate faculty promotion, tenure, and reappointment reviews and make recommendations to College Dean.
Oversee development, implementation, and revision of new and existing academic programs; oversee curriculum development; coordinate faculty workloads; develop course schedule.
Represent and promote school within the University and external community.
Oversee student advising; may advise graduate and undergraduate students.
May oversee internship, scholarship, or grant programs.
May serve as building curator.
Serve on department, division, and University committees.
Provide leadership and oversight of a large/complex department (e.g., department with multiple units).
Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
The school director reports to the dean of the College of Communication and Information (CCI). VCD is one of five schools in the college. CCI is the only college in the nation that combines digital sciences, design, media, information science, and communication in one interdisciplinary college.
Oversee budget, personnel, and program activities of the School, including planning, development, and implementation
Work with the Dean and other school directors to execute university- and college-wide initiatives
Represent and promote the school within the university, and in the professional and academic communities
Engage in fundraising and development initiatives, including alumni outreach
Mentor faculty and advocate for diverse teaching and research interests
Terminal degree in one of the disciplines of the school; six to seven years relevant experience. Qualifications should be commensurate to be appointed at the rank of associate professor within the school.
Academic programs; budgeting; personnel matters to include faculty relations and university governance; personal computer applications
Written and interpersonal communication
Provide leadership and direction; analyze situations and develop effective solutions
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Qualifications should be commensurate to be appointed at the rank of full professor within the school.
Proven leadership, communication, fundraising, and mentoring skills
Have an exceptional record of creative, professional and/or scholarly activities
Experienced with development, implementation, and revision of new and existing academic programs
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Special Instructions Summary:
To apply, visit our jobsite at: https://www.kent.edu/employment and upload the following items: Letter of interest, curriculum vita and contact information for three references. Candidates contacted for interviews will be asked to provide samples of their own professional, creative, and/or scholarly work, as well as samples of student work. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. This is a 12-month position with a start date of July 1, 2019.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Kent State University will become a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use will not be permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free<http://www.kent.edu/smoke-free>.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Internal Number: 997033
About Kent State University
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.