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Job ID: 110917

Assistant Professor of Art History
Alfred University

Date Posted Aug. 14, 2018
Title Assistant Professor of Art History
University Alfred University
Department School of Art and Design
Application Deadline Open untill filled
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Alfred, NY
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Art History

The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Art History to teach contemporary art and new media histories with a global outlook. Located in Western NY, an area renowned for its critical role in the emergence of new and expanded media, Alfred has a well-established history of supporting innovative, technology-based art practices.

We seek applicants with a strong grounding in contemporary art history and theory, particularly in the interdisciplinary areas of video, sound art, physical computing, interactive and participatory art, algorithmic art, electronic media, and digital futures. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an appreciation of issues that matter to our university community, such as diversity and social justice.

Teaching responsibilities include the equivalent of a 3/3 load: a first-year, half-semester course (to be repeated in Fall and Spring); a sophomore-level lecture course on broad themes of international contemporary art in all mediums, which satisfies the campus’s Global Perspectives requirement; an upper-level lecture course on a contemporary subject; and a Spring seminar in new media and digital futures for upper-level BFA students and MFA students from the Electronic Integrated Arts program.

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. Appointment begins in August, 2019.

Ph.D. or ABD in Art History or related field required. Teaching experience is preferred.

Send letter of interest, CV, sample syllabi, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to Review of candidates will begin on November 20, 2018 continue until position is filled.

  • Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Alfred University
    1 Saxon Drive
    Alfred, NY 14802
  • 607-871-2965
  • 607-871-2318


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