Assistant Professor Contemporary Art HistoryPosition Type:
Tenure StreamPosition Eclass:
FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earnUniversity Information:
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
The School of Art is part of the College of Visual & Performing Arts, a community of artists and scholars with almost 1500 undergraduate and graduate students. It is the largest visual and performing arts unit in the University of North Carolina system and is recognized for its comprehensive array of graduate programs and the success of its alumni. The School of Art enrolls a vibrant and racially diverse student population of more than 400 majors who pursue degrees in Art Education, Art History, Arts Administration, Animation, New Media and Design, Painting, Printmaking and Drawing, Photography, Sculpture and Ceramics, as well as an M.F.A. in Studio Art.Position Summary:
The School of Art at UNC Greensboro is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History, with preference for Twentieth and Twenty-First Century American art histories, broadly conceived. Ideal candidates will have experience implementing asset-based and culturally responsive pedagogies when working with diverse students. The successful applicant for this position will contribute to pre-existing strengths in American art histories within the School of Art by teaching a 3/3 standard load, directly serving the Art History area’s curricula, while also assisting in the further development of that curriculum. They will also have Graduate Faculty Status and serve on MFA thesis committees in one of the most diverse and robust fine arts graduate programs in the Southeast, helping to foster the futures of contemporary U.S. and global art practices.Minimum Qualifications:
Additionally, the School’s art history faculty share a building with the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Home to one of the strongest collections of modern and contemporary American art in the Southeast, the Weatherspoon’s work is currently supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Henry Luce Foundation. Museum staff are dedicated to working closely with students and faculty, including recent co-curatorial projects and the launch of an annual faculty fellowship. Additional arts and culture venues in the community include the School of Art’s downtown Greensboro Project Space, a gallery venue for experimental productions and installations; Elsewhere, a living museum and artist residency; and the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, a historic landmark and educational organization.
We seek to attract a diverse applicant pool for this position, one in keeping with the University’s own diverse student body. UNCG is a vibrant, minority-serving institution (MSI) with an undergraduate population of 49% ethnic minority students and 67% female identifying students. It is also Federally recognized as a Title III institution, with 51% of its undergraduates eligible for PELL grants. More than 30% of the University’s students are the first in their families to attend college. In addition, UNCG is ranked in the state’s top 3 system schools for Hispanic/Latino enrollment. UNC Greensboro is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. With an enrollment of more than 18,000 students, including 3,500 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, representing 90+ nationalities, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the UNC system. And, as an EEO/AA/M/F/D/V employer, we have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity on our campus and in our School.
- Ph.D. in 20th and/or 21st century Art Histories or related field OR A.B.D. with expected completion Fall 2024
- Contemporary art histories, broadly conceived
- Work engages with interdisciplinary approaches and/or addresses global/trans-national connections and issues of diaspora, migration and belonging.
- Object-based, gallery, experiential, and/or social-practice pedagogical teaching experience.
- Asset-based and culturally responsive approaches to working with diverse students.
- Active record of scholarly research, curatorial contributions, and/or other engagement with the field
- 3 years of teaching experience
- Advise and actively mentor undergraduate students
Tenure TrackSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
To apply for the position, electronically submit the following as Word or PDF at:
- Cover letter including discussion of scholarly training and pedagogical experience, and articulating qualifications
- Resume/curriculum vita
- Statement of teaching philosophy, no more than two pages
- List of 3 references with names, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers
For questions related to the position contact Dr. Elizabeth Perrill, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary will be commensurate with experience.Org #-Department:
School of Art - 12203Job Open Date:
09/27/2023For Best Consideration Date:
10/30/2023Open Until Filled:
1.000Type of Appointment:
PermanentNumber of Months per Year:
Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - FWork Environment:
Inside - F, Outside - F