Regular Faculty

  • University of Idaho
  • Moscow, ID, USA
  • Mar 23, 2024
Full time Art & Art History

Job Description


University of Idaho

Regular Faculty

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Art & Architecture

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time:

Position Summary:
The University of Idaho’s Department of Art & Design seeks applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Art History/Visual Culture. The College of Art & Architecture welcomes a dedicated professional with a broad understanding of the discipline to play an active role in the collaborative culture of our faculty. Field of specialization and sub-fields are open, but an ideal candidate will engage in successful interdisciplinary and/or collaborative research program commensurate with the University’s long-term strategic goals. The candidate will provide general curriculum in art history and visual culture studies, contributing to the University’s general education needs, and they will further engage in the training and mentoring of graduate students in our MFA program.

Teaching and Advising: The Art Historian position plays an integrated role supporting the BFA Studio Art & Design, BA Art, BS in Secondary Education/Art Degree, and MFA Art degrees. Duties of this 2-3 teaching load include coursework addressing art history and visual culture disciplines. The faculty member will aid in the evolution of innovative Art & Design curriculum at both undergraduate and graduate levels, support students through academic advising and function as a member of graduate committees. They attend regular faculty meetings and contributes to the collegiality of the department.
Scholarship and Creative Activities: Tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration. This focused research program must follow at least one of the following models of creative scholarly validation:· Discovery (publication of historical, theoretical, artistic research, etc.)· Teaching/learning (scholarly writing, paper presentations relating to pedagogy)· Outreach/Application/Engagement (validated by peer reviewed publication)· Artistic Creativity (curation & exhibition record, publications of visual work)
University Service and Leadership: Faculty members contribute to the shared governance of university, college and/or department committees.
Outreach and Extension: Faculty members provide support for CAA & UI outreach.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Art History and/or Visual Culture
  • 1 year of teaching experience at the university level outside of graduate teaching experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge to cover course content in Art History/Visual Culture courses
  • Evidence of research/creative scholarly activities OR Active Research Agenda

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commitment to engaging, innovative pedagogy in Art History and/or Visual Culture
  • 2 years or more teaching experience at college level outside of graduate teaching experience
  • Ability to teach diverse student backgrounds
  • Commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: F001197P

Posting Date: 12/21/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
First review date: January 26th, 2024

1. Letter of Interest addressing qualifications 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Statement of scholarly focus/creative research (“statement of research” document) 4. Statement of teaching philosophy (“statement of teaching” document) 5. A sample of scholarly work* (“other document 1”) 6. List of 5 references (at least 3 representing higher education, please include names, titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses and brief statement on your professional relationship) 7. Scan of terminal degree transcript (“transcripts” document) 8. Sample syllabi/course materials (“other document 2”) 9. Evidence of effective teaching such as teaching evaluations/sample student work (“other document 3”)

*Included in list of required Applicant Documents as “other document 1.” Applicants must submit a sample/portfolio of scholarly work that is comprised of text and/or images into one organized, web resolution .pdf that informs the committee of focus in scholarship and creative activities. File size maximum 9MB.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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