Alfred University, School of Art and Design
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|Location:||New York, United States|
The School of Art and Design in the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking an art historian for a full-time, tenure track, faculty position beginning fall 2014. Applications are invited from historians with primary expertise in the history of ceramic arts. All historical periods and cultures are open to consideration. The art history curriculum is an integral part of the program at the School of Art and Design. The Division of Art History is one of six divisions in a comprehensive art school with a very active faculty and prolific student body who access renowned facilities for artistic and scholarly research.
The successful candidate will be able to develop teaching expertise in the history of modern and contemporary ceramics and teach upper-division courses in a Non-Western area. An interest in material culture and the history of design are welcome. Duties include teaching intermediate and graduate courses in areas of expertise, participation in the introductory Foundations of Art History program with courses in the Non-Western area, and in the BS in Art History and Theory degree program.
With few exceptions, the courses in art history are open to all students at Alfred University and primarily serve students majoring in studio art (BFA), art history and theory (BS), interdisciplinary art (BA), and graduate students in studio MFA programs. The successful candidate will also maintain an active involvement in scholarly research and publication. Faculty members participate in undergraduate academic advising and contribute to faculty governance within the School and the University.
Required: PhD preferred, ABD considered, in Art History or related field and a minimum of one-year teaching experience. Appointment begins in August 2014.
The School of Art and Design is an accredited member of NASAD, with 36 full-time faculty serving approximately 500 students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. School of Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University’s community of 2,000 students. The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the Inamori School of Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art and Design.
Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Review of applications will begin on November 24, 2013 and remain open until the position is filled.
Email your letter of interest, CV, teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to Ms. Shelly Grant, firstname.lastname@example.org, in addition to sending the original documents by mail to:
Art History Faculty Search
School of Art and Design
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2 Pine Street
Alfred, NY 14802
For further information about the position, contact the Search Chair, Assistant Professor Hope Childers, at email@example.com.