California State University - Chico, Art & Art History
Art Historian: Modern/Contemporary Art
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The Position: The Department of Art and Art History, California State University, Chico seeks a teacher/scholar working in any of the areas of Modern and Contemporary Art. This is a tenure track, Assistant Professor rank position, beginning August 2014.
As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates with an earned doctorate in Art History: Modern and Contemporary Art and college-level teaching experience. ABD may be considered.
Responsibilities: Primary subject area: American, European, or international art history, 19th through 21st centuries. Candidates are asked to identify a secondary teaching area, such as theory, criticism, or media history. Teaching assignments will include some of the following: Western art history surveys, upper level undergraduate courses in American, 19th and 20th century European, and contemporary art history, the methodology/historiography course and direction of MA theses. Candidates need to demonstrate commitment to research and to innovative teaching. Student populations within art history courses include majors in art history, art studio, and a wide variety of other majors. Candidates must be able to use traditional and innovative methods to engage students of varied backgrounds. The person selected will play an active role in the further development of our art history program, both at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. The successful candidate must be committed to teamwork within the art history area and the department, thus adding to the creative and intellectual life of the department and its students. Opportunities for teamwork include resource development, a guest speakers program, exhibition development, internship programs, formal and informal class connections with other colleagues, symposium development, and overseeing a journal of student writings in art and art history.
Salary: Assistant Professor. Competitive salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.
The Department: The Department of Art and Art History is NASAD accredited. The Department offers BA options in Art Education, Art History and Studio Art; and a BFA program with options in Studio Art and Interior Design. At the graduate level, an MA is offered in Art History and an MFA is offered in Studio Art. The Department of Art and Art History faculty members are a dedicated group of artists and scholars deeply involved in art. There are fifteen full-time faculty, a large part-time pool of faculty and five staff. The main art history lecture room employs current technology and the studio areas are well equipped with labs for ceramics, drawing, electronic arts, glass, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. An award winning learning/teaching center, The Ira Latour Visual Resources Center houses an extensive collection of books, periodicals, videos, and digital images. Other important artistic teaching resources include the University Art Gallery, which presents exhibitions of regional, national and internationally-based artists, and the Janet Turner Print Museum, which maintains an extensive permanent study collection.
Closing Date: Review will begin January 17, 2014. Applications received after that date may be considered
How to Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of application, CV, samples of published materials, one page statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, plus the names and contact information of three referees to:
Chair, Search Committee: Art Historian - Modern/Contemporary Art
Department of Art and Art History
CSU, Chico, Chico CA 95929-0820
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