Alliance of HBCU Museums & Galleries

Department Chair and Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor

Position Summary

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for Department Chair and Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor in the Department of Art & Art History, which is comprised of diverse faculty representing a range of fields, media, and methodologies. The start date will be July 1, 2023. We welcome candidates in any discipline of art history, studio art practice, or related fields with the credentials to be appointed at the rank of full professor with tenure. Candidates will be asked to articulate an innovative vision for the future of the department that values forward thinking, critical inquiry, creativity, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are seeking candidates who have an outstanding record of research and/or artistic achievement, teaching, and service, as well as experience as a dynamic, consultative leader and administrator. The chair supports departmental faculty and staff in their academic, research, and service activities, and facilitates student recruitment, budget administration, and personnel management. We seek applicants committed to diversity and inclusion in higher education, including but not limited to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, staff, and students. Charged with building these important relationships, the chair will work with a wide range of constituencies. The term of the chair will be four years, with the possibility for a second term, after which the chair will continue to serve on the faculty as a Full Professor. We welcome applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths or who have achieved excellence outside of academia.

Please submit an online application at  Include a cover letter and CV, a list of four professional references, as well as 1-2 publications or a selection of creative work (please provide approximately 15 images in a single PDF file, for work in other media, please provide links embedded in a PDF ). The cover letter should address research and/or artistic achievements as well as leadership and administrative experience, and work with diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit statements of research, of teaching philosophy, and of past and potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Letters may be requested from reference providers identified by shortlisted candidates; reference providers may also be contacted by email or phone. Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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