Assistant Professor of Art History

  • Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • 5000 Saint Paul Avenue, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Nov 03, 2021
Full time Art & Art History

Job Description

The Nebraska Wesleyan University Art Department invites applications for a non-tenured position as Assistant Professor in Art History. The successful candidate will work in a small, but thriving studio art department within a liberal arts university. The successful candidate will be an art history generalist with the ability to teach both western and non-western survey courses from ancient to the 21st century.  The candidate must be able to teach modern and contemporary art and craft history, and specific thematic courses.

NWU faculty are expected to participate and teach in our innovative Archway curriculum and provide service to the organization. This position will teach an Archway Seminar for first year students each fall semester, after the first year of employment.  Other responsibilities may include advising the student art organization or organizing the visiting artist series. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes Nebraska Wesleyan faculty benefits package.  

NWU offers a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits plan including Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability benefits, Retirement, and 100% tuition discount for dependents after one year of service among other benefits.

Commitment to Diversity:

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University's mission, and we embrace it as a source of strength.  Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials. 

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE

Preferred and Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Art History (or ABD)
  • Evidence of 1-3 years of college teaching experience
  • Commitment to the use of engaging, innovative teaching styles
  • Desire to work within a studio art department and across disciplines

Final rank upon hire will be determined by the Provost commensurate with experience and education.

Application Details

To apply, please upload or provide a letter of application, a diversity statement, resume, portfolio materials or the links to your online portfolio, and the names of three professional references at the following URL: Review of applications will begin January 10, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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Application Deadline

January 10, 2022