Assistant Professor - Art History

Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 06, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Visual & Performing Arts Department (VAPA) at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Art History in the history, theory and criticism of visual/material culture to begin fall 2018. As UCCS opens the new, state-of-the-art ENT Center for the Arts, VAPA seeks a dynamic scholar-teacher who will act as program director by further developing, and significantly advancing our undergraduate art history program within the interdisciplinary orientation of the department (art history, film, music, theatre/dance, and visual art). The successful candidate will join a faculty that spans the arts in a curriculum enriched by engaged scholarship, diversity, experiential learning, and methodological innovation. We are interested in applicants with a research focus and teaching expertise in any area of specialization who are excited about working collaboratively across the arts yet are able to teach the requisite advanced courses in modern and contemporary art for VAPA visual art and art history majors and who have the competency to direct the art history program. Academic year teaching load will be 3/2. Qualifications include: Ph.D. in Art History in hand by August 13, 2018 and a minimum of four months of teaching experience at the college level. Additional departmental information can be found at

Please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, brief teaching philosophy statement (one page), sample publication, and names and contact information for three referees. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 5, 2018.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. New & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

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Inquiries should be addressed to Suzanne MacAulay, search committee chair, at


Minimum qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Art History in hand by August 13, 2018
  • a minimum of four months of teaching experience at the college level

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Applicants must submit all materials at; requisition #08569. Applications received by January 5, 2018 will receive full consideration. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:In addition to the above materials, please upload evidence of teaching excellence and a sample publication. In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40390 - Art History

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 5, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Suzanne MacAulay

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00481506