Applications are invited for a full-time, tenure-track position in the School for the Arts housed in the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Arts and Science at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2024. Following appointment, the successful candidate will serve as
Director of the School for a five-year term and will be an in-scope member of the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association.
As the inaugural Director, the successful candidate will lead the newly-formed School for the Arts, which includes the disciplines of Art, Art History, Drama, and Music. They will provide dynamic leadership and vision as they work with faculty to determine priorities and initiatives for the new School while maintaining the strengths of the existing programs. The Director will be the academic and operational leader, and they will be responsible for providing mentorship for faculty through collegial processes, assignment of duties, budgeting, staff supervision, and oversight of performance spaces and facilities. They will work with the Undergraduate and Graduate Chairs of the School for the Arts to develop and administer its programs and will be a member of the College of Arts and Science Committee of Department Heads. The Director will represent and advocate for the School for the Arts on-campus and to the broader community to raise the profile of the School for the Arts and its programs, and work with the Advancement Office to attract new funding sources.
As a faculty member in the School for the Arts, the successful candidate will maintain an active program of research, scholarly, and artistic work (RSAW), including applying for external funding; teaching in their area(s) of expertise; supervising and serving on student committees; and, undertaking administrative
activities. There will be a reduction in these duties while serving as Director.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate success in fostering innovative solutions to academic and administrative challenges, and embrace the mission and core values of the University of Saskatchewan, including a commitment to Indigenization. Candidates must have a terminal degree in a field that is relevant to the School for the Arts and demonstrate experience and leadership in university administration. Candidates with comparable administrative experience will be considered. Strong communication skills are required. The candidate will need to demonstrate a vibrant record of research, scholarly and/or artistic work
and interdisciplinary experience would be a benefit. A strong understanding of the Arts and Arts Education is expected, as well as post-secondary teaching experience. Experience with community outreach and engagement and/or philanthropy would be a benefit.
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Application Deadline: We encourage applicants to submit by February 1, 2024. Review of complete applications will begin February 5, 2024; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The expected start date is July 1, 2024.
Applicants are invited to send a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, a portfolio of works (if appropriate), a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of courses taught and/or developed), evidence of their administrative leadership, and other relevant supporting materials. Interviews are expected to take place in mid to late March, and candidates will be expected to present a public talk. Candidates are to arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent electronically under a separate cover.
All materials are to be submitted electronically to:
Dr. Brooke Milne,
Dean and Professor, College of Arts and Science
Chair, School for the Arts Director Search Committee