Assistant Professor - Art History/Arts Administration

New Haven, Connecticut
Oct 02, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department: Art

Rank: Assistant

Specialization(s): Art History/Arts Administration

Search # 21-006

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship. Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.

The Art Department at Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty member in Art History, with a specialization in nineteenth, twentieth, or twenty-first century art, committed to investigating their period from a global perspective, and with a proven record of teaching and/or research in one of the following areas: African, African Diaspora, African-American, Latin American, globally-focused Design History, global contemporary art. The position will begin in August of 2021.

The faculty member will teach a two-semester introductory sequence in Art History and diverse specialized courses, work with colleagues to develop new courses and curriculum, advise students, participate in department and university committees, and help to design and launch a new program in Arts Administration. Faculty members at SCSU are expected to conduct research and publish in their area of expertise, present their work at conferences and pursue funding in support of research.

The successful candidate must be committed to teaching in a dynamic, vibrant, regional public institution with a social justice mission and a diverse student body and must be willing to develop and teach curriculum that will serve this community. The faculty member will also work in concert with the studio and art education faculty to address the curricular needs of students in these programs.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Art History at time of appointment; proven record of teaching and scholarship with a global focus, experience teaching Art History at the university level and evidence of teaching excellence, outstanding oral and written communication skills; demonstrable commitment to research.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in Arts Administration or Museum Studies, program innovation, development, and coordination, student advisement, and with online teaching, as well as evidence of mentoring and research with undergraduates. Outstanding candidates will have an established active and innovative research agenda.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that includes the candidate’s commitment to diversity, sample course materials and teaching evaluations, a statement of research goals, two sample publications, and names and contact information of three professional references to: Art History Search Committee Chair at [email protected]. All application materials should be submitted electronically. For best consideration, materials should be received by Friday, October 30, 2020. The position will remain open until filled,

All open faculty positions are subject to suspension pending state and Connecticut State University System budget.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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