Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History. The faculty will teach a combination of Art History Survey I & II, Critical Approaches to Contemporary Art and Art History electives during the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year.
This art history foundational sequence is a chronological survey of art history from the prehistoric period up to and including contemporary trends in art history and criticism. The three courses (AH101, AH102 and AH250) serve to introduce the students to important movements in the history of art, as well as to prepare students for a deeper understanding of their chosen major. Attention is placed on both traditional Western notions of the history of art and on decolonizing and expanding the survey to include non-traditional historical influences and movements.
MA in Art History and experience teaching art history at the college-level is minimally required; although, a PhD in Art History and experience teaching art history in an art college environment is preferred.
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation ranges from $48,000 to $52,000, based on experience and rank. Faculty’s full-time engagement with the College typically ranges from mid-August to mid-May. A comprehensive benefits package is offered, including health, dental, and retirement benefits.
Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until a hire is made.
Application materials must be sent digitally in a single PDF, not to exceed a 25MB file size.
Place “Art History Visiting” [LastName FirstName]” in the subject line.
The PDF must include:
(1) A cover letter which addresses teaching philosophy and experience;
(2) A curriculum vitae;
(3) A diversity statement;
(4) A list of three references with contact information, one of which must be a current or prior department chair/supervisor.
Maine College of Art & Design recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art & Design does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, HIV status, race, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or military/veteran’s status in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Maine College of Art & Design is an independent college of art and design located in the center of the thriving arts district of Portland, Maine. Established in 1882, the College currently enrolls approximately 500 students, the majority of whom are in the undergraduate program. About 1,000 students take classes through MECA&D’s Continuing Studies Program annually. MECA&D’s Joanne Waxman Library is an important resource of art and design oriented books and periodicals for the region. The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA&D is a vibrant site for the exhibition of contemporary art.
MECA&D is characterized by its intimate learning community, its interdisciplinary nature, and the breadth of its programs. It confers the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts in eleven majors, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. Maine College of Art & Design is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The College’s accreditation status with both agencies was renewed in 2016.