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Assistant Professor of Art History

Southern Utah University
Cedar City
per year Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
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Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor of Art History

Cedar City, UT, USA
per year Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Full Time

Job Description:

Southern Utah University, a nationally accredited university located near the northern entrance to Zion National Park, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Art History, with broad training in the general history of Western art. A secondary specialization in visual culture from outside of Europe and the U.S. would be particularly welcome. The position is to begin in the fall of 2023, contingent on funding.

It is SUU's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.

First Consideration Date for Applicants: 01/01/2023

Duties and Responsibilities:

Working within a studio-based departmental program in art, design and filmmaking, in each semester the Assistant Professor will teach four courses, including a general education-level introduction to visual art for freshman- and sophomore-level college students outside the Department of Filmmaking, Art & Design, and a two-semester introductory art-history survey sequence designed mainly for studio majors within the department. Additional courses taught in the art history program which the faculty member may be called on to teach include a one-semester survey of non-Western art, and courses in 19th-century art, 20th-century art, contemporary art, and American art, as well as an introduction to the history, methodology and theory of art history. Evidence of scholarly and pedagogical interest in non-Western or non canonical visual culture would be especially welcome. As this is a tenure-track position, the Assistant Professor will be expected to participate in all faculty-related activities relevant to the position (including departmental meetings), and beginning in the second year, to take on committee responsibilities as needed. Evidence of ongoing peer-reviewed scholarly activity will also be expected.

Education and Experience Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in the field of art history or visual-cultural history (in hand at the time of the appointment). Applicants who are advanced ABD candidates with a completion date in the very near future will also be considered. Experience as the instructor of record in college-level courses is strongly recommended. SUU seeks scholars who place a premium on teaching excellence in the undergraduate setting.

Documents Needed to Apply:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Contact information for at least 3 Professional References
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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