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Associate or Full Professor of Visual Arts
The Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice University is seeking to hire a full-time senior level artist, filmmaker or critical practitioner conversant in the many intersecting fields of contemporary art practice. As the next Departmental Chair, we are seeking an individual that is strategic, inspirational, and visionary, with a broad-minded and interdisciplinary approach to contemporary art. Rice University has just committed to a new state of the art facility for the department; this hire will have the opportunity to play a significant role in the vision and planning of the building.
A successful candidate will bring organizational and strategic thought leadership as future departmental chair; engaging and maintaining an active and ambitious program of research and creative scholarship; participating in student mentoring and advising; serving on department and university committees; and taking a leadership role in the planning and development of an MFA program. There is a reduced teaching load during term as chair, to two classes per year (one fall semester and one spring semester).