The Department of Art & Art History at San José State University seeks qualified candidates for a full-time, tenured position (Rank : Associate or Full) as department chair.
The position offers a leadership opportunity in in a large, well-established department dedicated to fine art practice and the study of art history.
With nearly 40% of students enrolled in Digital Media Art programs, the department provides a unique bridge between the more traditional areas of fine arts training and the information sciences that connect the department to the surrounding industries of Silicon Valley.
Both students and faculty also pursue strong interests in environmental and social justice, finding ways to support values of equity across many areas of artistic expression.
Given the diversity of our student population, we highly encourage applications from candidates with experience at institutions serving historically underrepresented minorities and / or students from a wide variety of ethnic, racial, religious, gender identity, and national backgrounds.
We also encourage candidates who are dedicated to supporting faculty success in research and creative activities, particularly as these activities draw on interdisciplinary and collaboration and the development of diverse audiences for art and art history.
Founded in 1911 and located in downtown San Jose at the heart of Silicon Valley, the Department of Art & Art History offers a unique combination of award-winning faculty and staff, outstanding facilities, and a wide range of focus areas, including traditional and digital media arts, art history, and curatorial studies.
Our acclaimed network of alumni, curators, artists, teachers, historians, and arts professionals offer our students the opportunity to build a robust practice within a chosen discipline.
We offer BA degree programs in Studio Practice, Preparation for Teaching, and Art History and Visual Culture. We also offer four professional BFA degree programs in Digital Media Art, Photography, Pictorial Art (including drawing & painting, and printmaking), and Spatial Art (including ceramic art, glassblowing, woodworking, metal sculpture, and installation art).
For graduate level study, we offer an MA degree in Art History and Visual Culture, MFA degrees in Digital Media Art, Photography, Pictorial Art, and Spatial Art.
We also offer pre-professional minors in such areas as Architectural Studies and Photography.
Compensation - Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date : August 2021
Eligibility - Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
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For full consideration, please apply by Monday, February 15th, 2021.
Inquires may be directed to Daphne Purisima email : telephone : (408) 924-4320.
San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups.
40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked third nationally in increasing student upward mobility.
The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.
1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society.
SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.
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This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities.
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