Director of the School of Art and Professor

Texas Tech University
J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts
School of Art

Position Announcement

Director of the School of Art and Professor


Position Number: T98291
Appointment: Tenurable, beginning fall 2019
Application Deadline: Review of applicants will begin October 1
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The School of Art, within the Texas Tech University J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, seeks applications and nominations for an aspirational leader as Director of the School of Art at the rank of tenured, full professor. The ideal candidate will lead a thriving program that exemplifies the highest standards of a creative, multi-faceted, and scholarly community. The successful candidate will begin service in this full-time position at the beginning of the 2019 fall semester.


Qualifications: Terminal degree in Art or equivalent professional experience, related programmatic leadership and administrative experience, and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor. A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding (where appropriate) and who have the proven capacity, or clear potential, to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.

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