Job Opening – Fine Arts Faculty (10/2011)

2011 October 13

Misericordia University
Dallas, Pennsylvania

The College of Arts and Sciences of Misericordia University seeks a tenure-track faculty member with expertise in Art History to serve as department chair for its Fine Arts Department. The Fine Arts Department offers a newly-approved minor with concentrations in visual art, photography, music, and dance; and it provides multi-disciplinary fine arts courses in support of the university’s core curriculum. Duties of the department chair include coordinating the minor; managing the department’s schedule of general education offerings, curriculum electives, studio classes, ensemble classes, and applied music courses; overseeing faculty hiring and evaluation; managing the department’s budget; and preparing and submitting the department’s annual report. Duties of the position are 75% teaching and 25% administrative.

Required qualifications include a terminal degree with specialization in Art History or a closely-related field, and a record of teaching, scholarship, and service that would recommend a candidate for appointment to the tenure track. Desired qualifications include administrative experience at the department chair level, although other administrative experience as described by a candidate may suffice. The appointment may be made at the assistant or associate professor level, depending on qualifications and experience.

For confidential consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by email to or by mail addressed to the Office of Human Resources, Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612. Applications received by November 7 will receive priority consideration; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.

Misericordia University, an 87-year-old institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy, offering baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees, is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2 hours from New York City, and Philadelphia. The university’s approach of combining a quality liberal arts education with professional preparation and service leadership has resulted in its wide regional acclaim.

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