Assistant Professor of Art History

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Position # 20028276

The Department of Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Art History beginning August 1, 2018. Applicants with a PhD in Art History and at least one year of teaching experience beyond the graduate level will be given preference; ABD candidates will also be considered. This position is tenure track with a 4/4 teaching load. Salary includes a full benefits package.

The ideal candidate will have an active research practice and a demonstrated ability to teach introductory General Education courses, survey courses in the history of Western art for majors, as well as advanced seminars in their area(s) of expertise. The candidate will be expected to participate in advising and service to the institution, and will assume a leadership role in guiding and developing the Art History curriculum.

The Art Department at UTC has 14 full-time faculty, six part-time faculty, a prominent visiting artist program, and approximately 250 majors. The NASAD accredited program includes: BA degrees in Studio Art, Art Education, and Art History, as well as BFA degrees in Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, Photography and Media Art, and Sculpture.


The successful candidate will possess the following requirements:

  • A PhD in the History of Art. Individuals who are “all but dissertation” (ABD) will be considered for faculty positions at UTC; however, the degree must be awarded within twelve months of the first semester of employment.
  • Teaching experience at the graduate teaching assistant level or beyond
  • Strong record of research, teaching effectiveness, and the ability to collaborate as a member of a team
  • Willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s Strategic Plan

Applications must include the following materials submitted as a single PDF file:

  • Cover letter
  • CV with names and complete contact information for three references
  • Teaching and research statement
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Up to three sample syllabi of courses previously taught and/or ideal courses tailored to the candidate’s interests
  • Writing sample (5-8 pages)

Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for 3 references in the application system

The PDF file should not exceed 5 megabytes in size per file. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue to July 27, 2018.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting:

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.




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Posted: 7/12/2018
Application Due: 9/10/2018
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