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Assistant/Associate Professor - Art History (Two Positions/Open Field)

Kansas City Art Institute
Missouri, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Professor – Art History (Two Positions/Open Field)

Liberal Arts Department

Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, Missouri


The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), a national leader in visual arts education, invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Art History positions. The field of specialization is open, although the ideal candidate will demonstrate how their teaching and research will intersect and expand our current curricula. We are particularly interested in those whose specialty may include ancient, medieval, early modern, African and African Diaspora, Asian, Islamic, Latin American, the visual cultures of the Americas, or other areas that address global connections and teach across historical periods.


The ideal candidate, having an understanding of the materials, methods, and processes in artmaking, will join a robust art history program that mentors 30 dedicated art history majors and double-majors, as well as all students campus-wide. This is a tenure-track position that begins in August 2022. Salary is competitive with peer institutions and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The Kansas City Art Institute asserts a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, encouraging an environment of equity, inclusion, and respect for difference. We welcome applicants who would contribute to our commitment to these goals.



The successful candidate will be an active participant in the education of studio artists and designers. These positions require a 3/3 load, teaching first-year survey courses in the history of art from a global perspective as well as upper-level specialized courses and advanced undergraduate seminars in the area(s) of expertise. Additional responsibilities include continued scholarly activity, departmental duties, supervising internships and directed studies, and service to the college.



Ph.D. in art history required at time of appointment. Evidence of excellence in teaching is required, along with evidence of or promise of scholarly publication.


Application Deadline and Required Materials:

The application deadline is January 3rd, 2022.

Apply by e-mail to

Applicants should include (in PDF format only):

  • letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • syllabi for courses taught
  • full set of course evaluations
  • a short, representative writing sample
  • description of an elective class you would particularly like to teach
  • a list of three references we may contact, with email addresses and phone numbers


Questions may be directed to:

Human Resources



About KCAI: The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent, and accredited college of art and design founded in 1885, located in the cultural heart of metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri. The college enrolls over 700 undergraduate students regionally, nationally, and internationally. For more information, please visit


Kansas City Art Institute is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, gender identity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We welcome a diverse pool of applicants and strive to represent every member of the community. Veterans and their families are also encouraged to apply.


Our vision is to dismantle racism and discriminatory practices within ourselves, our community, and our institution through listening, dialogue, education, and action, and to shift KCAI culture toward genuine, meaningful, and continuous Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Sustainability across all facets of our Institution.


KCAI provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in the job application process. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department about your interest in employment. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Kansas City Art Institute’s Human Resource Administrator at


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