Assistant Professor-Art and Design #2015-19

United States, North America
Jul 21, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
________________________________________ College of Fine Arts and Communication Department/School of Art and Design Position: Assistant Professor Job Posting #: 2015 – 19 Review Date: December 1, 2014 – open until filled. Appointment Date: Fall 2015 ________________________________________ Position Description The School of Art and Design at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in art history. The selected candidate will be expected to be a productive scholar and an effective teacher of Renaissance art and visual culture, with the ability to teach courses from a global perspective as well as within the School’s study abroad program in Florence, Italy. The candidate will teach 3 courses per semester, including introductory-level survey classes as well as advanced courses in field of specialization. Teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships and a record of research and publications in Renaissance art and visual culture is preferred. The selected candidate will also be expected to actively participate in the art history program, to demonstrate potential for a substantive record of professional and peer recognition in the field of Renaissance art history, and to engage in service to the school, college, university, and profession. Qualifications Required: • A Ph.D. degree in art history or a related field completed before September 2015 • A promising research agenda in the field of Renaissance art and visual culture • Strong critical thinking skills • Excellent oral and written communication skills Preferred: • A record of research and publications in Renaissance art and visual culture • Successful university-level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships • Experience teaching introductory-level survey courses and/or advanced courses on Renaissance art and visual culture • Research and/or teaching experience from a global perspective • Research and/or teaching experience abroad • Successful funding procurement and grant activity • Service-related activities in art history or related program(s) and/or professional organization(s) • A demonstrated commitment to diversity Application Procedures To ensure full consideration, the following application materials must be received by December 1, 2014. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. 1. Letter of application stating how experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for this position (not to exceed 2 pages) 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Writing sample, preferably a publication (not to exceed 20 pages) 4. Statement of teaching philosophy (1 page maximum) 5. Three letters of recommendation sent directly from individuals able to comment on applicant’s qualifications Search finalists will be asked to provide graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Electronic application procedure: • All application materials, except for the letters of recommendation, must be submitted in a single PDF file in the order they are listed above (1-4). Limit PDF file size to 10MB or less and title the file as follows: last name_first name_job #2014-19.pdf. • Email complete application file to with job #2014-19 and applicant’s last name in the subject line. • Three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly by the recommender to with job #2014-19 and applicant’s last name in the subject line. • All correspondence regarding the search will be conducted via email. Please send any inquiries to and include job #2014-19 in all correspondence. • Only complete applications will be eligible for consideration Texas State University will not discriminate against any person (or exclude any person from participating in or receiving the benefits of any of its activities or programs) on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or disability, veterans status or on the basis of sexual orientation. Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE. Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.