Job Opening – Faculty (02/2011)

2011 February 6

Liberal Arts Chair for Faculty in Non-Western Art History
Moore College of Art & Design
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deadline: February, 28, 2011

Moore College of Art & Design invites applications for a full-time, non-western art historian, PhD required, to chair the Liberal Arts Department, which administers undergraduate majors in Art History, Art Education and Curatorial Studies and provides all non-studio courses for the BFA degree.  Seeking an innovative candidate with excellent research skills and a record of publication, in addition to teaching experience introductory and upper level art history and art writing courses. Specific teaching experience required in the examination of western/non-western cultural paradigms with emphasis on the critique of Western modernist constructions of high/low, Self/Other, art/life and/or media studies. Pre-20th c. focus is welcome. Regardless of specialization, the candidate must have a strong commitment to a Liberal Arts pedagogy and strong coherent vision for the disciplines within Liberal Arts including general education. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of the latest uses of teaching technologies.

PhD with three years teaching experience in higher education (teaching experience within an art school environment is especially welcome). The successful candidate will also have demonstrable experience as Chair or area head within an academic department. Assume Chair Responsibilities in the fall of 2011 including teaching 6 credits a week in addition to office hours and departmental administration of Chair duties, participation in college and committee service.

Review of applications to begin on January 28, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Send letter of interest, full CV, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, two sample syllabi and names and contact information of three professional references, and a SASE to: Dona Lantz,

Moore College of Art & Design celebrates more than 160 years of educating women for careers in the visual arts as the nation’s first and only women’s visual arts college. Moore’s student-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia’s cultural district. With an enrollment of approximately 500 BFA students, Moore offers 9 majors –fashion design, illustration, interior design, graphic design, fine arts, photography & digital arts, art education, art history and curatorial studies. In Summer 2009, Moore launched it’s first graduate programs with 3 low residency programs leading to a MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations, MFA in Interior Design and MFA in Studio Art. The Galleries at Moore provide a forum of exploring contemporary art and ideas, enriching the artistic and intellectual climate of the college, the Greater Philadelphia community, and beyond. This is accomplished through diverse innovative exhibitions, free education programs and events for all ages that not only highlight the College as a place to meet, learn, challenge and create but also support Moore’s missing of educating students in careers in art and design; and publications offering insights into the work of established and emerging regional, national, and international artists and designers. Moore College of Art & Design is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. EO/AA

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