The College of Arts & Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH). The IAH Director holds the Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Distinguished Professorship.
Founded in 1987 and centrally located in its own beautiful building (Hyde Hall), Carolina’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities is one of the crown jewels of the University. Its many programs support faculty at all stages of their careers, helping outstanding professors advance their research, inspire UNC students, and serve the greater North Carolina community. With its values of community, diversity, collaboration, and inquiry, the Institute offers semester-long faculty fellowships that support innovative research and creative work in the arts and humanities. The IAH also strongly affirms the importance of the arts and humanities in the public domain, collaborates with other UNC units such as Carolina Public Humanities and Carolina Performing Arts, and seeks to build national and international partnerships.
For over 30 years, the IAH’s programs have helped to build interdisciplinary faculty communities and university leaders. The IAH has helped to retain and connect Carolina’s outstanding faculty by developing and expanding interdisciplinary conversations, creative ideas for teaching, and new resources, to support the work and aspirations of our faculty scholars, and leaders. The IAH recognizes that the future of UNC as a vibrant institution depends on attracting, retaining, and enriching our most valuable resource: the faculty.
The Director provides intellectual leadership for the diverse programs of the IAH supporting comprehensive faculty development, including the Faculty Fellows Program, the Academic Leadership Program, and four Faculty Programs that support faculty at every stage of their career. Collaborating with colleagues who include the IAH Director of Operations and the IAH Faculty Associate Directors, the Director ensures that the IAH will remain responsive to changing faculty needs and interests through new initiatives, events, interdisciplinary collaborations, and a continued focus on equity and inclusion. The Director is responsible for stewarding an Institute with over 30 years of service to faculty. The Director also meets regularly with the Institute Advisory Board and the Faculty Advisory Board, and works closely with the IAH Director of Development to meet with donors locally and across the country, helping to raise funds for new programs and initiatives. The IAH is supported by the College, by its endowments, and annual giving. Additional information is available on the Institute’s website: http://www.iah.unc.edu
The new Director will be appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences for a term of up to five years.
Candidates should hold the rank of full professor in a discipline of the arts, humanities or humanistic social sciences, and hold a terminal degree in that academic discipline. They should also have a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching. Administrative and/or leadership experience in an academic program is preferred.
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As the largest unit on campus, the College of Arts and Sciences forms the academic core of the Carolina experience. Our mission is to create knowledge and discover innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, to educate outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, and to encourage faculty, staff and students to contribute meaningfully to North Carolina, the nation and the world.
College faculty have been recognized for their outstanding research, teaching and engagement in the fine arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics.
The College is home to more than 16,000 undergraduate students, including all of the University’s first-year and second-year students, and more than 75 percent of junior and senior majors. More than 2,500 graduate students study and teach in the College, the largest group of graduate students on campus.