University of Pennsylvania, Undergraduate Director Search

University of Pennsylvania, Undergraduate Director Search

University of Pennsylvania

December 13, 2011
University of Pennsylvania, Undergraduate Director Search

The School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a Director of the Undergraduate Fine Arts Program, in the Department of Fine Arts. 

Individuals are sought to offer creative and collegial intellectual leadership of an interdisciplinary undergraduate visual arts program. The appointee will be expected to participate in the leadership of the program, the development of the curriculum and strategic planning, as well as undertaking research (both collectively and on his/her own) and teaching, as appropriate.  Applicants must have a terminal degree in their field, significant experience in teaching seminar and studio courses, and must have demonstrated administrative skills. A minimum of three years of college level teaching and administration is required. The type and rank of appointment will be commensurate with experience.

PennDesign, Department of Fine Arts
University of Pennsylvania
205 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6312

The University is an equal opportunity employer. Members of minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


The University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin to create a place that would offer practical as well as classical instruction in order to prepare students for real-world pursuits-a tradition that persists today. Of Penn’s 24,600 students, half are graduate students. Penn’s 2,550 full-time faculty are associated with 12 schools located on a compact, walkable 280-acre campus in west Philadelphia, adjacent to Center City. In 2010, its researchers secured 1 billion USD in external support for its research in schools, centers and institutes.  The Department of Fine Arts is one of PennDesign’s five distinguished academic programs, which also include Architecture, City Planning, the Landscape Architecture, and Historic Preservation.


Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, examples of applicant’s creative, curatorial, or project work, samples of writing or other research if applicable, and any support materials (e.g. student work) may be submitted as a PDF. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.  The appointment will begin July 1, 2012.


All application materials are to be submitted online via


Nominations and inquiries should be sent to:


Undergraduate Director Search Committee
c/o Jane Irish
Email: [email protected]


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