Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Art History

Job description

General Art History:  Cornell College seeks a broadly trained art historian with a focus in non-Western and contemporary art, particularly Latin American and Global Contemporary Art. Responsibilities include teaching an array of courses from antiquity to the present.  The successful candidate will also teach an art history methodology seminar and assist with upper-level art history student thesis papers. The future development of new courses that address cross-cultural themes and serve the interdisciplinary needs of the college will be encouraged.  Candidates with experience in digital art history and/or digital media studies are encouraged to apply.  Expectations also include shared direction and management over an evolving digital database.  MA in Art History required, ABD and/or PhD in Art History is preferred; MA, ABD and/or PhD in a related field or appropriate experience will be considered.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring students.  Appointment will be at the assistant professor level and begin in the fall of 2019. 

Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty members teach and students take one course at a time in month-long blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.

The College seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff and students.  The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.  Interested applicants should submit the following application materials to https://cornellcollege.applicantpro.com/jobs/894006.html.

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Teaching Statement - describing teaching interests, experience, and philosophy, including examples of individual commitment to diversity in the classroom/campus community
  • Research/Professional Interest Statement
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Graduate Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable. Official transcripts are needed prior to employment). 

Letters of Recommendation can be uploaded with your application materials.  If your letter(s) need to be sent following your application, they can be emailed to [email protected].

Applications will be reviewed starting Dec. 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  

For more information about the Department of Art and Art History, please visit the website at https://www.cornellcollege.edu/art/ 

Direct questions to: Susannah Biondo-Gemmell, Chair Department of Art and Art History

[email protected]

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  Cornell complies with Iowa's smoke free air act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.




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Posted: 11/26/2018
Application Due: 1/25/2019
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