Assistant or Associate Professor-- Art and Art History and Film Studies

Boulder, CO
Apr 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Description of Departments:

The Department of Art and Art History and Film Studies are highly interdisciplinary programs committed to the practice, production, critical and historical study of art and the moving image within a liberal arts education that encourages experimentation and independence of thought. Our faculty offer a rigorous curriculum that crosses disciplines and attracts inquisitive, dedicated students with wide-ranging interests, encouraging creative investigation as an essential skill informed by the highest standards of critical thought. Our diverse faculty, students, and staff are committed to ongoing engagement with communities locally and globally.

The two programs are closely allied, and offer the BA, BFA, MA, and MFA degrees. The university also offers an Art History track as part of the MS degree in Museum Studies.

Film Studies has ten full time faculty; Art and Art history has twenty-six full time faculty. Both programs have renowned programs of visiting scholars, filmmakers, and artists.

The University has two museums on campus, as well as special collections and archives that serve as a rich resource for faculty in supporting their research and teaching.

Contact information: Department of Art and Art History, 318 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0318. Phone: 303-492-2419. Fax: 303-492-4886.

For more information on the programs, please see the websites at .

Overview of Job Duties:

The Department of Art and Art History and the Program in Film Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder seeks a tenure-track faculty member in Curatorial and Critical Studies, as part of the Art Practices program, to begin August 2017. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct individual research; he or she will teach graduate critical theory and will be well versed in the practices of contemporary art and of the moving image. Research could consist of curatorial practice, art criticism, writing in traditional and non-traditional venues, and creative public projects. This new position is part of the creation of a certificate program in critical and curatorial studies. He or she will also engage in service/committee responsibilities involving a high degree of organizational ability, as well as engaging in the wider campus community through projects with the Denver and Front Range community of artists and creatives.

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Minimum Qualifications:

A terminal degree or equivalent experience is required; teaching experience at the college level is strongly preferred. We are looking to enhance the diversity of the department, as well as the university, and encourage applications from those with multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and global perspectives. We also encourage minority and international applicants who would strengthen the department's diversity.

Special Instructions to Applicants:If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Current curriculum vitae.

2. Letter of application.

3. Contact information for three references, who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation upon invitation.

4. Statement of teaching philosophy.

5. Statement of research interests.

6. Depending on the nature of your practice, you may submit images, writing samples, links to websites/moving images, or all of the above. A portfolio of up to twenty images may be submitted through the SlideRoom portal: If research is based in writing, samples may be uploaded through the portal.

Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10234 - Dept of Art and Art History

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 7, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jeanne Quinn

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00726232


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