Job TitleVisiting Assistant Professor of Art History
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range -
Location Springfield, Illinois
Application Deadline March 03, 2024
Contact Name Brytton Bjorngaard
Department Visual Arts
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The Art, Music, and Theatre Department at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor in art history position to teach lower-division art history survey courses and upper-division topics courses, as well as manage the Art History minor through the capstone course. The faculty would be expected to teach 3 courses per term in foundations art history survey via Art History 1 & Art History 2, as well as upper-level art history courses such as contemporary, modern, and topics based on area of expertise. In addition to expertise in European and/or American Art, specializations in African American, African, Latin American, and/or colonial arts would be welcomed. The Visual Arts program teaches painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, photography, and animation, so we seek candidates able to teach art history that covers those areas.
Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications.
Applicants are invited to affiliate with the newly formed Institute for Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice. We seek a candidate interested in interdisciplinary or intersectional studies, multicultural and ethnic studies, Black studies, women’s and gender studies, sexuality studies, or related area.
Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves approximately 4000 students in 21 graduate and 31 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. The University emphasizes excellence in teaching, and faculty are also expected to provide a balance of scholarship and service activities to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.
- Teach 18-22 credit hours per academic year (3/3 teaching load) in art history, including introductory survey classes and upper division offerings.
- Participate in service for the Visual Arts program, including recruitment, curriculum development, program assessment, and regular meetings. Participate in the Department, College, and University, as well as to the profession and the external community.
- Active Scholarly agenda in the field.
- Ph.D. in Art History completed by Fall 2024
- Experience and demonstrated approach to art history instruction.
- Evidence of student engagement and pedagogical strategies through student work, project examples, or other documentation.
- Experience teaching at the college/university level beyond assistantship.
To Apply, upload a cover letter addressing the responsibilities of the position, current curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, sample of professional work, examples of student work (labeled as such) and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three professional references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials by the 3/3/2024 application deadline will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated.
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