ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR 10 MONTHS
Assistant Professor - Art & Art History
Academic Affairs, Division of
Art & Art History
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SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to
promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an
equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical
to our educational mission. Tenure-track faculty contribute to the
College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding
teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department
and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring
to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine
presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the
Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus
Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education,
Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.
The Department of Art and Art History offers a B.A and B.F.A with
concentrations: art history, studio art, and graphic design and
digital media. We offer a wide variety of specializations,
including: ceramics, painting, fibers, print media, sculpture, and
graphic design and digital media. Each specialization allows
students to gain greater facility within one medium and prepare a
comprehensive portfolio for a career or graduate school. Within the
art history concentration, students study all periods of diverse
cultures. The department also offers a minor in art specializing in
art studio, art history, and graphic design and digital
With over 80 students in the Art and Art History department
programs, our students benefit from small, engaging classes taught
by experienced, widely published, faculty, who are highly regarded
for scholarship and exhibition. Our faculty are known to be
accessible to students in and out of the classroom. The unique
relationship between faculty and students creates a supportive
learning environment, which develops critical thinking and creative
problem-solving skills. Faculty mentor graduates in their
post-baccalaureate endeavors, graduate studies, and careers in
Teach and assess learning in beginning and advanced undergraduate
art history courses within area(s) of specialization and to meet
departmental course needs. Typical teaching load is three courses
each semester. Provide scheduled office hours and support students
outside the classroom.
Provide quality education, serving a diverse student population,
and collaborating with the department and campus-wide community.
Continuously exhibit familiarity with current Art History trends,
maintain a record of effectiveness as an educator, and practice
inclusive and equitable pedagogical strategies.
Establish and maintain a
sustained research and publication agenda and commit to continual
growth as educator and researcher within SUNY Cortland and the
State University of New York system. Publish in refereed academic
journals and engage with the field through nationally and
internationally recognized organizations.
Participate in service to the department and
university, including committee work, academic support, recruitment
activities, and advancing the goals of the Art and Art History
department. Serve on university, school and department committees
including the BFA Thesis committees.
- Ability to develop and teach Art History courses for, and
mentor students within, the BA in Art History and minor, BA in
Studio Art and minor, BA in Graphic Design and Digital Media and
minor, and the BFA in Studio Art
- Ability to advise undergraduate students with a diversity of
backgrounds, experiences and levels of preparedness.
- Commitment to inclusive and innovative pedagogies and working
with students from underserved and marginalized groups (e.g.,
under-represented racial and ethnic groups, first-generation
student populations, etc.).
- Build partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations across
- Ability to teach and assess learning in culturally diverse
settings, commitment to improving access to higher education for
all students regardless of background, and commitment to educating
students to become global citizens.
- Demonstrate diversity of thought and experience in personal and
- Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
- Support the SUNY Cortland mission, vision, values and
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
- Reports to the academic department chair
- Works closely with department faculty
Ph.D. in Art History with a specialization in
Modern and Contemporary
Two years teaching experience in a University
Demonstrated potential for research and/or scholarly
- Evidence of a demonstrated strong commitment to and enthusiasm
for undergraduate teaching
- A record of research and promising scholarly projects.
- Scholars whose work brings cross-cultural approaches and
diverse perspectives with a specialization in modern and
contemporary art history are highly preferred.
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with
Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The University actively
seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a
disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would
enrich the diversity of the University.
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Special Instructions to Applicant
For full consideration please attach:
- Letter of Application (cover letter): Please briefly
address all qualifications related to research, teaching, and
service for the position and your previous and potential
contributions to enhance a diverse community in these areas. Please
explain what a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion means to
you specifically and how you contribute to our diverse community
through your innovative research, teaching, and service.
- Curriculum vitae (c.v.)
- Professional References: At least three professional
references are required of all candidates. Additional reference
checking is conducted for semi-finalist candidates prior to final
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy