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IUPUI seeks a visionary leader to serve as dean of Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana’s premier professional art and design school, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Graduates receive an Indiana University degree.

  • Overview

    Located in the heart of the culturally vibrant city of Indianapolis, IUPUI embraces its identity as an urban public research university, with a student body of approximately 30,000 students and a growing residential campus. Herron, one of 18 schools on campus, is fully invested in IUPUI’s research, creative activity, teaching, and civic engagement missions. IUPUI will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the 2018-2019 academic year, while Herron marks its 117th year. Founded in 1902 as a private art school first affiliated with the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Herron joined Indiana University in 1967 and IUPUI upon formation in 1969. The school has a rich legacy, with the footprints of faculty, alumni, and students all over Indiana, the nation, and world.

    Founded on the principle that creative research and teaching are indispensable to one another, Herron is committed to hiring faculty who are both professionally active and dedicated to building a tightknit learning environment that celebrates diversity, creativity, individuality, and collaboration. With 14 major, four minor, and two certificate options, Herron’s programs focus on intensive experiential learning. While retaining the individuality of an independent, urban art school, Herron collaborates with literally every school on the IUPUI campus to pursue research and innovations such as art therapy services, mobile apps, service design interventions, and public art. Because integrative, experiential learning is built into the curriculum, students and faculty alike collaborate with organizations and businesses throughout Indianapolis and beyond. Herron’s robust study abroad programs to multiple international destinations complement the rich campus experience.

    Herron enrolls more than 800 undergraduate and graduate students in studio art, visual communication design, art history, art education, and art therapy, and employs more than 50 full-time faculty and more than 20 full-time staff. The school’s operating budget is approximately $13 million. Herron spans two state-of-the-art buildings on the IUPUI campus, designed to meet the needs of an art and design school in the twenty-first century, comprising more than 200,000-square-feet of studios, galleries, and other inspirational spaces. The main building is adjacent to the museums of White River State Park and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. The school has over 70 studio spaces and more than 10,000 square feet of dedicated exhibition space. Other facilities include the Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life, serving as a hub for professional practice opportunities, career development, and connecting Herron talent with community partners, as well as the Think It Make It Lab, enabling the creative use of new technologies and providing a collaborative environment for research, experimentation, and innovation.

    Herron’s position of dean provides a transformational opportunity for growth and innovation for the right candidate. With Herron’s expanding facilities, programs, and galleries, the dean will be joining a team of faculty and staff poised to assert Herron as a leader and innovator in the arts and design for the state and region. In addition, Herron's Dean will mentor faculty hired to begin in Fall 2018 as new endowed chairs and professors in art history/international studies, art therapy, painting, and furniture design. Moreover, the dean will oversee the future hiring of a faculty member for an endowed chair in printmaking.

    Collaborations and civic and corporate partnerships are sought, fostered, and supported throughout the school, campus, and community, positioning Herron at the forefront of providing career paths for our students that allow for real world experience while broadening faculty research. For example, significant multidisciplinary collaborations are currently underway with the Indiana University School of Medicine on the Indianapolis campus, recognized as a national leader in health care and research. The dean will have the opportunity to extend campus and community collaborations even further.

    IUPUI’s Arts and Humanities Institute, along with Indianapolis’ many cultural and funding opportunities and agencies, and growing metropolitan area extend the dean’s ability to steer profound growth in the school well into the future. Our future graduates will join the ranks of our existing alumni making their mark at tech giants, start-ups, global retailers, media and publishing companies, health care institutions, museums, non-profits, and universities, as well as working independently and in collaboration with distinguished artists and designers.

  • The position

    Reporting directly to the executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer of IUPUI, the dean is the chief executive officer for Herron School of Art and Design, and is responsible for fulfilling the school’s mission and realizing its vision. In this role, the dean is the public face of the school and oversees strategic advancement in the areas of curriculum, technology, personnel, fundraising and finances, and community relations, while also engaging in student-focused initiatives.

    The successful candidate will provide strong and visionary leadership that aligns with the mission of the school and university. The dean will foster collaboration among faculty and staff, and support a positive academic environment that values and rewards excellence in teaching, research, and service. The successful candidate will advance an inclusive, diverse, and cohesive culture that provides a positive environment for teaching and learning. The Dean will assure fiscal responsibility for the school, oversee the hiring, mentoring, and retaining of high quality faculty and staff, foster recruitment of a quality student body, strengthen existing degree programs, and stimulate development of new programs as warranted.

    The dean will take the lead in shaping the future of the school, helping to advance and hone its standards of excellence, directions of growth, and interdisciplinary connections across the university and community, further developing its reputation regionally, nationally, and internationally. The dean will further develop partnerships with creative entrepreneurs, businesses, government agencies and foundations, and cultural institutions. The dean will provide strong and visionary leadership in developing international, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative ventures to better prepare students for careers as art and design professionals in the 21st century.

  • Required qualifications
    • Terminal degree in fine arts, visual communication, art history, art education, visual culture studies, or art therapy from an accredited institution
    • Minimum of ten years of experience in teaching, research, and service
    • Minimum of five years of administrative experience
    • Qualifications for appointment as a tenured professor in Herron School of Art and Design
    • Evidence of maintaining own scholarship and standing in the discipline
    • Demonstrated evidence of progressive, dynamic leadership, and a style that promotes a respectful, civil, and collaborative environment
    • Demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and diverse culture
    • Communication skills that provide effective advocacy for the school within the university and to external constituencies
    • Broad knowledge of all areas taught at Herron School of Art and Design
    • Evidence of successful fundraising Balancing strong fiscal and business management skills while advocating for the School’s research, teaching, and service missions
    • Experience with enrollment management Experience in conducting quality hiring and implementing a meaningful evaluation system that holds people accountable for performance
  • Preferred qualifications
    • Evidence of visionary leadership serving as the primary representative and champion for an academic institution
    • Evidence of strong commitment to developing curriculum and pedagogy at a research university that meet the roles of art and design in the 21st century
    • Evidence of experience in strategic planning that involves faculty and staff in collaborative decision making
    • Demonstrated experience working with high-level donors, alumni, advisory board members, corporate partners, cultural organizations, and other external stakeholders
    • National reputation and strong connection to national organizations and associations
    • Demonstrated leadership in managing effectively in an academic environment, including working closely and collaboratively with other deans and units to further university goals and objectives
  • Application process

    IUPUI has retained R. William Funk & Associates as the consultant to the Herron School of Art and Design Dean's search. Candidate materials and any questions about the search can be directed to the firm. While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new dean is hired, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials electronically to our consultant at the address below by February 1, 2018 to assure optimal consideration. Candidate materials should include a current resume and a letter of interest.

    IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design Search
    R. William Funk & Associates
    2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300
    Dallas, Texas 75219
    krisha.creal@rwilliamfunk.com
    Fax: 214-295-3312

  • Commitment to diversity

    IUPUI is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.

    As one of only 18 universities nationwide to be recognized as the recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight Into Diversity (the nation’s oldest diversity higher education publication) for six consecutive years, IUPUI is an urban-serving institution with a mission and vision that include both diversity and community engagement. Herron School of Art and Design is looking for a new dean who will contribute to IUPUI’s commitment to engage the city, state, nation, and beyond through teaching, research and service that are inclusive of the rich diversity of our campus and city as we prepare our graduates to enter and lead in an increasingly complex world.

IUPUI has retained R. William Funk & Associates as the consultant to the Herron School of Art and Design search. Candidate materials and any questions about the search can be directed to the firm. While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Dean is hired, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials electronically to our consultant at the address below by February 1, 2018 to assure optimal consideration. Candidate materials should include a current resume and a letter of interest.

IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design Search
R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219
krisha.creal@rwilliamfunk.com
Fax: 214-295-3312

Edgar and Dorothy Fehnel Chair in International Studies

Appointment status

Tenure Track

Position summary

The candidate must be well versed in the broad contexts of art history, as an intellectual discipline central to the humanities and world culture. The principal goals of this endowed chair are twofold: (1) to conduct and disseminate research in the scholar’s area/s of expertise; (2) to foster learning experiences for students to develop skills for exploring art and visual culture globally as instruments of knowledge and human expression throughout history and in the contemporary environment. This position offers the opportunity to create new curriculum related to the candidate’s specific research interests.

The successful candidate will support Herron’s Art History Program and International Study initiatives in a number of ways, including teaching art-history courses that take a global perspective for undergraduate students; creating new curriculum that enhances global studies; coordinating, developing, and leading international study opportunities for students; maintaining relationships on campus and within Indiana University to promote internationalization; and involvement in campus-wide initiatives focused on international activities and outreach. The Fehnel Chair will contribute to the academic life of the program, School, and University through teaching, research and service. Course load is 2/2 with flexibility of course offerings, small class size for upper division classes and seminars, as well as large survey classes. The Office of International Affairs at IUPUI offers many opportunities for collaboration.

Educational requirement

Ph.D. preferred (ABD considered) in Art History, Visual Culture, or related fields

Contact for questions

  • Laura Kernodle, HR Support Coordinator, lfklopp@iu.edu
  • Peggy Frey, Assistant Dean for Fiscal and Administrative Affairs, psfrey@iupui.edu

Salary and rank

Commensurate with education and experience.

Required documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of application
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Research paper/publication/writing sample

Expected start date

08/01/2018

Open until

01/15/2018

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Cindy Simon Skjodt Chair in Art Therapy

Appointment status

Tenure Track

Position summary

The successful candidate will be an active participant in the Art Therapy Department, with responsibilities that include teaching, advising and curriculum development; contributing to the School and University through service; and ongoing engagement in scholarly, creative, and professional activities. The ideal candidate will also contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or unique set of experiences that expands the intellectual conversation of the field. Course load is 2/3 with flexibility of course offerings in relation to research and service activities.

Educational requirements

  • Ph.D. in Art Therapy
  • LMHC eligible

Required qualifications

  • Substantial human service experience as an art therapist
  • Demonstrated scholarly, studio, and professional engagement
  • ATR-BC

Preferred qualifications

In addition to a solid grounding in direct art therapy practice, the ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise as evidenced by research, scholarly writing, and/or art practice. Key areas of interest to the department include:

  • Prior teaching, supervisory, and administrative experience
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Theories of difference, identity, and diversity
  • Contemporary art theory and practice
  • Innovative forms of culturally relevant art therapy education
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to art therapy practice and scholarship
  • Working collaboratively across disciplines

Contact for questions

  • Laura Kernodle, HR Support Coordinator, lfklopp@iu.edu
  • Peggy Frey, Assistant Dean for Fiscal and Administrative Affairs, psfrey@iupui.edu

Salary and rank

Commensurate with education and experience.

Required documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of application
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Research paper/publication/writing sample

Expected start date

08/01/2018

Open until

01/15/2018

Visit IU Careers to Apply