School of Art

Application for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Art History

San Francisco State University, School of Art seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in art history with a specialization in the visual culture of African and/or the Americas (South, Central, the Caribbean, and Mexico) and their diasporas in any era from the early modern period (c. 1500) to the present. Position begins August 2019. The mission of San Francisco State University is to create an environment for learning that promotes appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region, state, the nation, and the world. Ph.D. required. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Position description available at http://art.sfsu.edu/content/faculty-positions. Application review begins December 1, 2018 and continues until filled. Send letter of intent, a current CV, a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the School of Art to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; writing sample; statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi; names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF, labeled as follows: Last Name_First Name_Application. Submit all materials online to https://sfsu.submittable.com/submit by December 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Please email artsrch@sfsu.edu with any questions.


San Francisco State University, School of Art offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in art history beginning August 2019. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include the visual culture of African and/or the Americas (South, Central, the Caribbean, and Mexico) and their diasporas in any era from the early modern period (c. 1500) to the present. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, through diversity, to the excellence of the academic community. 

The School of Art reflects a diverse and fluid set of creative practices and critical methodologies driven by nationally and internationally recognized professionals. Faculty are committed to a collective mission of teaching and research to support student growth in art practice and art history within a liberal arts context. Students are encouraged to engage in critical, interdisciplinary approaches to art history and art practice within both the BA and MFA degree programs. We emphasize the ethical dimension of artistic practice and scholarship within a global context and in relationship to the dynamics of power--including those of class, gender, race, and geopolitics—as they pertain to visual, spatial, institutional, and ideological practices.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

· Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body

· Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging

· Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice

· Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio

· Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;

· Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and

· Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate teaching in art history, mentoring and advising undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at http://art.sfsu.edu/content/faculty-positions

Qualifications: 

Required:

· Ph.D. in Art History with a specialization in the visual culture of African and/or the Americas (South, Central, the Caribbean, and Mexico) and their diasporas in any era from the early modern period (c. 1500) to the present. Degree must be completed by the first day of employment. 

· Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students

Preferred:

· Record of teaching contributions in area of specialization.

· Teaching and research are informed by cross-cultural encounters and exchanges—exploring, for example, the ways in which art is implicated in networks of trade and immigration, and shaped by the dynamics of race, colonialism, postcolonialism, and globalization.

· A strong foundation in art historical methodology and critical theory. 

· Active record of scholarship related to specialty area.

· Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching and scholarship.

· Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities 

· Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits. 

Application:  Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the School of Art to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; writing sample; statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi; names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF, labeled as follows: Last Name_First Name_Application. Submit all materials online to https://sfsu.submittable.com/submit by December 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Please email artsrch@sfsu.edu with any questions.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

 

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