Assistant Professor - Art & Art History

SUNY Cortland
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History, Design & Graphic Arts, Humanities, American Studies, History
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Information

Budget Title ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR 10 MONTHS Campus Title Assistant Professor - Art & Art History School/Division Academic Affairs, Division of Department Art & Art History Faculty Sub-Type FT Faculty Salary Level A5 Salary Range Upper $50's Position Effort Full-Time If Part-Time, enter FTE: Is this a temporary position? No If Temporary, enter End Date: Position Summary
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.

Department Profile:
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 media.

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 arts-related professions. Major Responsibilities
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 campus
  • 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 scholarly pursuits
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Support the SUNY Cortland mission, vision, values and priorities
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • Reports to the academic department chair
  • Works closely with department faculty
Required Qualifications
Education: Ph.D. in Art History with a specialization in Modern and Contemporary
Experience: Two years teaching experience in a University setting.
Other: Demonstrated potential for research and/or scholarly productivity

Preferred Qualifications
  • 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.
EEO Statement
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. Job Close Date

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21066 Review Start Date 03/21/2022 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
For full consideration please attach:
  1. 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.
  2. Curriculum vitae (c.v.)
  3. Professional References: At least three professional references are required of all candidates. Additional reference checking is conducted for semi-finalist candidates prior to final interviews.
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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