The School of Art and Design within the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University seeks applicants for a two-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Art History to teach Medieval and/or Renaissance and Baroque art for the 2019-2021 academic years. Applications are invited from historians with primary expertise in the area of Medieval or Renaissance and Baroque art and the ability to teach introductory and intermediate courses in these areas. An interest in material culture is welcome. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory level, half-semester course (to be repeated across Fall and Spring semesters) in Medieval and/or Renaissance and Baroque art, as well as upper-level courses for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Located in Western NY, Alfred University is the second oldest co-educational college in the United States and one of the earliest to have enrolled African-American and Native American students. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an appreciation of issues that matter to our university community, such as diversity and social justice.
Though open to all undergraduate students at Alfred University, Art History courses primarily serve degree candidates in studio art (BFA), art history and theory (BS), and graduate students (MFA). 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 program with a very active faculty and prolific student body who access renowned facilities for artistic and scholarly research.
Required: PhD preferred but ABD considered, in Art History or related field. Teaching experience is preferred. Appointment begins in August 2019.
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 33 full-time faculty serving approximately 400 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. Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University’s community. 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. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position offers full benefits.
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