Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Job Announcement: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art History

From: Martha Anderson 
Subject: JOB: Asst. Professor of Art History, Alfred University, NY
Date: October 29, 2013

Position: Tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Art History

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

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.

Alfred University
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.

Application Process
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,
grantsh@alfred.edu 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

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