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Associate Professor of Art History

Hood College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 15, 2023

Under the general direction of the Art & Archaeology Department Chair, this is a full- time, tenure-track appointment at the Associate Professor rank to begin August 2023. The incumbent is expected to teach 21 credits per year in the undergraduate program in Art History, mentor undergraduate students, be an active scholar in their field, and have substantial experience in departmental and college service.

The Department of Art and Archaeology is seeking an Associate Professor of Art History with a specialization in the long 19th – 20th century (region open). If primary specialization is European/US, the ability to teach and/or develop courses focused on non-European/US cultures/regions (e.g. Asia, Latin/South America, the Atlantic World, Africa) is required.

We are seeking an engaged and enthusiastic colleague and a dedicated teacher/scholar whose work and interests highlight cross-cultural and cross- regional interactions and who will contribute to a diverse and interdisciplinary curriculum. Candidates should possess a demonstrated ability to teach and/or develop a range of globally inclusive courses (thematic and/or period), including both halves of the introductory survey and 20th century art.

The successful candidate will foster relationships leveraging the region's rich community of cultural institutions. This position will also have the opportunity to teach courses and contribute to interdisciplinary college programs like the Honors Program, Public History, and graduate programs in Humanities and in Ceramic Arts.

Essential Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Teaches undergraduate courses in art history for a total of 21 credit hours per year; courses must include Twentieth-Century art the Renaissance to modern art history survey;
  • Assists in the development, implementation and administration of a comprehensive curriculum for a departmental majors/concentrations, including art history;
  • Collaborates with related programs and departments across campus (e.g. Public History, Honors Program, and graduate program the Humanities and in Ceramic Arts) to offer courses that support and expand upon student learning and enrich course offerings across campus;
  • Builds and expands departmental and college relationship with regional institutions, with a particular focus on increasing community engagement and opportunities for students;
  • Demonstrates excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and dedicated service;
  • Plans and designs syllabi, assignments, and assessments for each course to meet Hood College and departmental requirements;
  • Presents lectures on topics appropriate to the course material;
  • Instructs students in course content and provides learning opportunities in and out of the classroom to achieve course objective;
  • Encourages class participation, manages classroom interactions and establishes and maintains a climate that encourages learning;
  • Maintains weekly office hours, and out of class contact with students as appropriate;
  • Determines grades for assignments and for overall achievement in class. Provides appropriate documentation of grades and asses scores as required;
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Faculty are expected to be active scholars in the art historical community. Evidence of scholarship may include conference presentations, publication in peer-reviewed journals, books and collaborative research with students. An established record of scholarly publication is preferred.

Service to the Department and the College

Faculty are expected to serve on departmental and College-wide committees, as academic advisors, and as liaisons with student groups. Candidate will be expected to take on leadership roles within the department, including the position of department chair, within a few years.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Disciplinary Mastery: Strong knowledge of subject matter; strong research skills; on-going interaction and/or development of skills related to discipline;
  • Teaching Mastery: Strong knowledge of current learning theory and appropriate teaching methodology for diverse student populations;
  • Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings. Presents classroom lectures that are coherent and logical;
  • Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans;
  • Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments;
  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the academic work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; shows ability to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events;
  • Dependability: Commits resources necessary to assist students to reach goals;
  • Innovation: Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with partners across campus in support of Hood College’s mission as a student-centered, liberal arts institution.

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

A Ph.D. in art history by the time of appointment required. Four or more years of teaching experience preferred. An active record of scholarly activity, including publishing and/or conference presentations, and a strong knowledge of current movements in Art History, is required. A demonstrated record of service and/or departmental level administrative experience preferred.

Technology Skills

Proficient in MS Office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), e-mail and Internet. Ability to learn new applications quickly including organization-wide information systems and department-specific software applications.

Language Skills

Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal customers both in person and by phone. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Mathematical Skills

Proficient with statistical and financial concepts. Must have the ability to apply those concepts to tracking, projections, goal setting and interpreting reports. Must be able to draw conclusions from reports and make cost effective decisions regarding programs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online via our electronic application, which requires curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement highlighting scholarship interests, and three letters of recommendation.

Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation via mail to Dr. Jennifer Ross, Department of Art and Archeology, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701.

Review of applications will begin in February and will continue until the position is filled.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3558.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable

accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

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