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Instructor of Art History

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials
Posted Date
Aug 31, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary: Instructor of Art History


Essential Duties

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) seeks to fill an instructor position in Art History. The area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate will teach Modern/Contemporary courses and Architectural History survey courses. Preference will be given to the person who can offer classes that diversify the Eurocentric perspective.

The candidate will be responsible for teaching survey-level courses as well as upper-level classes in their area of expertise. They will also supervise undergraduate research (a senior thesis is required of art history majors) for graduating seniors whose topic closely mirrors their research specialty. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop new courses and curricula in their area of specialization. A semester workload for instructors at UNO is 12 hours (i.e., four classes per semester). Starting date for this position is August 14, 2023. Review and screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2022.


Additional Duties

Additional responsibilities include active service within the department and university and involvement in the local arts community.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Art History (however, ABD candidates and M.A. in art history will be considered)
  • Minimum of three years of university level teaching experience (beyond teaching assistant duties)
  • Show a commitment to undergraduate education in a creative environment.


Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials


Required Documents for Application

Applicants must apply online:


Applicants are to include a cover letter (which addresses teaching philosophy and DEIA initiatives), curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus, and a list of three references. Applications will remain open until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Dr. Bridget Sandhoff, Search Committee Chair,


University of Nebraska at Omaha and the School of the Arts: The School of the Arts is housed within the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the vibrant, metropolitan University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). UNO has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and has a residential campus with several new and beautifully appointed residence halls. The campus has built strong partnerships with local business, education, government, arts, and civic organizations in the city. UNO’s commitment to community engagement has landed UNO on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years—the highest federal recognition a school can receive for civic engagement. UNO is classified as a doctoral-research university in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and the athletic program competes in engagement and outreach. The campus is in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the larger Omaha metro area), which is known for its excellent public school system and strong economic base. The city has a variety of sizeable ethnic populations and a myriad of interesting places to live and shop.

The School of the Arts—Art & Art History, Theatre, and Writer’s Workshop—is one of three schools in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media. Offering a wide array of undergraduate degrees, concentrations, student-led activities, and clubs to over 400 majors, the School of the Arts is also home to the Arts Entrepreneurial Minor and the Master of Fine Arts in Writing. The UNO Art History program offers a BA degree with two focus areas (Academic Art History and Arts Management). The program has been successful in placing alumni into graduate school, both national and international, and helping students earn jobs in local and national arts institutions. Committed to scholarly research, creative activity, and community engagement, the 30-plus faculty members mentor and guide students in real-world experiences. For more information about UNO’s School of the Arts, please visit:

The University and School of the Arts have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

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