Assistant Professor of Art: Art History, Modern and Contemporary

Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, Georgia
Sep 26, 2017
Assistant Professor of Art: Art History, Modern an
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor of Art: Art History, Modern and Contemporary

Home Department: Art

Employment Type: Tenure Track Faculty

Appointment: Faculty (10-month)

Primary Function:

The mission of the Department of Art is to prepare our students to be arts practitioners with the skills and values that will make them active and responsible participants in society. The intent is to educate graduates to engage in questions of self-expression, artisanship, identity, community, values, politics, and meaning.

The Department of Art is committed to delivering excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, university/community service, and the delivery of instruction. The department offers a balance of studio work, history and theory courses, and organizes them around a combination of activities. These include various teaching methods in courses, visiting artist experiences, exposure to contemporary art through the galleries on campus, independent learning opportunities, and a senior project.

The Department of Art consists of four areas of program study in Art History, Studio Art, Museum Studies, and Graphic Design. We serve more than 100 undergraduate majors with courses taught by eleven permanent and full-time faculty, including three art historians. Our faculty embrace diversity, interdisciplinarity, multiculturalism, and community engagement in our teaching, research, and service. The department is housed in a new, multi-million dollar facility that boasts gallery space, studios, and lecture rooms scaled for our small class sizes.

Encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the university's four colleges. Approximately 190 full-time faculty in thirteen departments teach approximately 2,700 students with arts and science majors. Most of the core curriculum and many service courses to the other colleges are taught by Arts and Sciences faculty.

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.

Primary Purpose:

The Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of modern and contemporary art history to begin in January 2018. Teaching load is four courses per semester with some sections that may be combined.

Duties include introductory courses, surveys of modern and contemporary art, courses in the candidate's areas of expertise, senior capstone supervision, and expectations for research and service. Special consideration will be given to applicants with a global perspective in their teaching and research. Opportunities for curriculum development and additional support through funding for research, professional research leave (i.e. sabbatical), student assistantships, study abroad, and summer teaching are available.


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