Washington State University, Fine Arts
Assistant Professor in Fine Arts, Non-Western Art History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Washington, United States|
The Department of Fine Arts at Washington State University in Pullman——invites applications for an Assistant Professor, Non-Western Art History starting August 2020 with research focus in one or more of the following broadly interpreted areas: African Art History, Latin American Art History, Native American Art History, Asian Art History, Middle Eastern Art History or other Non-Western, Non-European focus of Art History. This is a permanent, tenure-track, nine month appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and benefits are competitive.
As an Assistant Professor, the successful applicant is expected to develop a program of scholarship and teaching emphasizing Non-Western Art History, to contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate degrees and minors, and to serve as an active member of the Fine Arts core faculty. Duties will include teaching and developing face-to-face, online and distance-based courses in an area of expertise. The regular teaching load is two courses per semester, and will include participation in: World Art survey courses; courses in the candidate’s field of specialization; as well as teaching in our MFA program through one-on-one tutorials and rotation in the MFA Art History seminar. The successful candidate will perform department, university, and community services appropriate for faculty rank.
WSU is a land grant, multi-campus, state university. The Non-Western Art History position will serve on the Pullman campus, located in Eastern Washington on the traditional homelands of the Palus Band of Indians and the ceded lands of the Nez Perce Tribe. The successful candidate will join a growing interdisciplinary program consisting of scholars, teachers, and practitioners of studio art and art history. The program offers the BA in studio art or art history, a BFA in studio art, a graduate MFA studio program, and is currently seeking to develop its existing exhibition studies minor into a museum studies degree in collaboration with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. As a pilot member of a new Schnitzer national model, the museum is in the unique position to harness the reach and commitment of the WSU system and the growing Schnitzer constellation of university art museums to transform arts access. The museum’s design and central campus location has increased access to the arts for the entire Inland Northwest region, and its newly renovated Collections and Study Center, is a burgeoning opportunity for scholarly and educational investigation of the collection.
The Fine Arts Department promotes the study and practice of art as an essential aspect of a comprehensive educational experience. We provide curricula and research opportunities that challenge students to think and communicate in innovative and interdisciplinary ways. We encourage our students to approach problem-solving through multiple perspectives while embracing risk and uncertainty on the path to discovery. Students develop their personal voices in a variety of media through experimentation and reflection, while building the confidence and skills that enable them to be effective communicators. The program is committed to equity and access for historically underrepresented groups.
To apply, visit wsujobs.com. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.
Application review begins Monday November, 4, 2019. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment on August 16, 2020. For additional information on Washington State University and Department of Fine Arts, visit our home page at: http://www.finearts.wsu.edu.
Direct inquiries via email to Dr. Marianne Kinkel (firstname.lastname@example.org), search committee chair
|Primary Category:||Art / Art History
|Secondary Categories:||Fine Arts