Assistant Professor of Art History

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Assistant Professor of Art History—Search # 67484
Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art
College of Arts and Humanities

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Art History. This position will be located on the Armstrong campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, as a unit of the University System of Georgia, Georgia Southern University and the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, the Armstrong campus degree programs are committed to fostering an environment of academic, cultural (artistic) and leadership excellence in art, art history and art education. The campus is located within the city limits of Savannah, Georgia, which inherently provides ample opportunities for art students to broaden their studies by visiting museums, galleries, and numerous businesses that exhibit artwork or historical artifacts. Locally, art receptions and art events take place regularly, providing occasions to extend classroom experiences into the culturally diverse community.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor of Art History position requires teaching art appreciation, art history survey courses, contemporary art and criticism, and other upper division art history courses; maintaining a record of scholarship; participating in recruitment, advising, and other departmental activities as well as service on university-wide committees. Other duties will be assigned based on a candidate's strengths and departmental needs. The position is an academic (9/10 month) tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Art History from an accredited institution by position start date August 1, 2018.
  • At least one year teaching experience in higher education.
  • Area of expertise in art historical field other than ancient art.
  • Strong commitment to teaching.
  • A history of scholarly activity.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three or more years of teaching experience in higher education.
  • Facility in using technology in the classroom; willingness to develop online courses.
    Screening of applications begins 01/15/2018, and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is 08/01/2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vita; a statement of teaching philosophy; at least one scholarly writing sample; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications should be sent to:

    Dr. Tiffanie Townsend, Search Chair, Search # 67484 Betty Foy
    Sanders Department of Art
    Georgia Southern University
    224 Pittman Drive
    P. O. Box 8032
    Statesboro GA 30460-8032
    Electronic mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 912-478-5745

    More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.





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    Posted: 12/8/2017
    Application Due: 8/30/2018
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