The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper
Union invites applications for the position of Associate Professor
of Art History (full-time), with a specialty
in twentieth-century and contemporary art and its
relation to culture and politics. The candidate should be well
prepared in the foundational modernist movements of the first half
of the twentieth century and will have at
least four academic years of teaching art history to
art students. Candidates must have a record of scholarly
publication and fluency in international critical perspectives. A
PhD in art history is required.
Founded in 1859, The Cooper Union is located in New
York City's East Village. Primarily undergraduate, it is one of the
most selective schools in the country, granting degrees in art,
architecture, and engineering. The Faculty of Humanities and Social
Sciences educates students from all three branches.
The successful candidate will teach in the freshman art history
core curriculum as well as offer a variety of advanced courses of
his or her own design, taught in small classes. The applicant needs
to demonstrate evidence of a strong commitment to teaching as well
as active, ongoing engagement with scholarly publication,
curatorial practice, and other aspects of art historical
All applications must include: a letter of interest describing
the applicant's strengths, teaching experience, and research; a
curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for three
referees. Candidates should expect to submit a selection of written
work upon request.
The application deadline is August 23, 2021 with an
immediate appointment for the fall 2021 term, beginning August 30,
The Cooper Union is AA/EOE with strong interest in faculty
This is a unionized position.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applications may be emailed to HR at: firstname.lastname@example.org.