Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position: Art History

  • Alfred, NY
  • Full Time
  • School of Art & Design
  • Mid Level

The School of Art and Design within the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Art History with an emphasis in European Art History before 1700. Candidates with research specializations in Ancient, Medieval, or Early Modern art are invited to apply. The ability to teach in a second area having a global reach or addressing historically marginalized topics would be especially welcome. Teaching responsibilities include a 3/3 load, from introductory to advanced courses on a range of pre-modern topics. Courses would consist of lectures and seminars, mainly at the undergraduate level, with some graduate student enrollment. Responsibilities include advising and service to the division and university.


Located in Western NY, Alfred University is the second oldest co-educational college in the United States and one of the earliest to have enrolled African American and Native American students. Applicants should show evidence of a promising research agenda and demonstrate an appreciation of issues that matter to our university community, such as interdisciplinarity, diversity, and social justice. We are especially interested in applicants who embrace innovative teaching approaches that would factor in our unique curriculum, location, museum and exhibition spaces, and also support on­ campus collaborations and initiatives such as the Global Studies program, Social Justice Studies program, Women's and Gender Studies minor, and study abroad. 


Though open to all undergraduate students at Alfred University, Art History courses primarily serve degree candidates in studio art (BFA), art history and theory (BS), and graduate students (MFA). The Art History curriculum is an integral part of the program at the School of Art and Design. The Division of Art History is one of six in a comprehensive program with a very active faculty and prolific student body who access renowned facilities for artistic and scholarly research. 


Qualifications 
Required: Demonstrated commitment to teaching; PhD preferred but ABD considered, in Art History or related field. The estimated start date for the position is August 12, 2022. 


Alfred University 
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 35 full­time faculty serving more than 500 students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education, with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. School of Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University's community of 2000 students. The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the lnamori School of Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art and Design. 


Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position offers full benefits. 

Application Process 
Compile as one PDF document: Letter of interest; CV; teaching philosophy including a statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion (750 words max); and contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email).


For further information about the position, contact Dr. Meghen Jones, chair of the search committee, jonesmm@alfred.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2022. The position remains open until filled.

 

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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