Art History -Tenure Track

Job description

The Wells College Visual Arts Program invites applicants for a Full Time, Tenure-Track position in Art History to begin in August 2019. The Program seeks a committed educator with specialty in Contemporary Art History and passion for teaching in a Liberal Arts environment. This position serves as the primary faculty member for the College’s Art History curriculum, and is responsible for introductory to upper-level courses in the field.

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach critical theories and methodologies, and will apply such approaches throughout the curriculum. Global and intersectional approaches to the Art History curriculum are expected. Opportunities exist to develop new courses and to collaborate on the development of new curriculum in the Visual Arts. The successful candidate will facilitate and respond to diverse student learning needs.

The Visual Arts Program offers a B.A. in Visual Art, with concentrations available in Art History, Book Arts, and Studio Art. The appointment includes a 3/3 teaching load, mentoring undergraduate senior thesis work in Art History, and the committee service, scholarship, student advising, and departmental collaboration necessary for tenure-track advancement. 

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others.

In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Art History or Visual Studies (with demonstrable ability to offer general Art History survey courses), completed by August 2019
  • Documented publishing and/or professional experience
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sub-specialties in Design, Book, or Media Studies/History; Women’s & Gender Studies; and/or Museum Studies.

Application Materials –Apply at:    

  • letter of application
  • C.V.
  • list of three references with contact information
  • 2 Sample Syllabi: Ideally one for introductory survey course/one for upper level course
  • Writing Sample
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Diversity Statement




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Posted: 2/8/2019
Application Due: 4/9/2019
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