The School of Art and Design within the New York State College of
Ceramics at Alfred University seeks applicants for a full-time,
tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Art History with an
emphasis in European Art History before 1700. Candidates with
research specializations in Ancient, Medieval, or Early Modern art
are invited to apply. The ability to teach in a second area having
a global reach or addressing historically marginalized topics would
be especially welcome. Teaching responsibilities include a 3/3
load, from introductory to advanced courses on a range of
pre-modern topics. Courses would consist of lectures and seminars,
mainly at the undergraduate level, with some graduate student
enrollment. Responsibilities include advising and service to the
division and university.
Located in Western NY, Alfred University is the second oldest
co-educational college in the United States and one of the earliest
to have enrolled African American and Native American students.
Applicants should show evidence of a promising research agenda and
demonstrate an appreciation of issues that matter to our university
community, such as interdisciplinarity, diversity, and social
justice. We are especially interested in applicants who embrace
innovative teaching approaches that would factor in our unique
curriculum, location, museum and exhibition spaces, and also
support on campus collaborations and initiatives such as the
Global Studies program, Social Justice Studies program, Women's and
Gender Studies minor, and study abroad.
Though open to all undergraduate students at Alfred University, Art
History courses primarily serve degree candidates in studio art
(BFA), art history and theory (BS), and graduate students (MFA).
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 in a comprehensive program with a very active faculty and
prolific student body who access renowned facilities for artistic
and scholarly research.
Required: Demonstrated commitment to teaching; PhD preferred but
ABD considered, in Art History or related field. The estimated
start date for the position is August 12, 2022.
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited
member of NASAD, with 35 fulltime faculty serving more than 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 2000 students. The New York
State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) includes the School of Art and
Design, the lnamori 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. Salary is
commensurate with experience. The position offers full
Compile as one PDF document: Letter of interest; CV; teaching
philosophy including a statement on equity, diversity, and
inclusion (750 words max); and contact information for three
references (address, phone number, and email).
For further information about the position, contact Dr. Meghen
Jones, chair of the search committee, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of
applications will begin on January 7, 2022. The position remains
open until filled.
Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal
employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any
employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical
or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin,
marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status,
domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status,
political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by
applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are
encouraged to apply.