Job Opening – Assistant or Associate Professor or Instructor in Art History (07/2011)

2011 July 10

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginia

The Department of Fine Art and Art History at Christopher Newport University seeks an art historian for a full-time, Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor or Instructor position for the 2011-2012 academic year. Visiting Assistant or Associate rank requires the Ph.D. in Art History. Instructor rank requires the M.A. in Art History. The successful candidate will have a successful track record of teaching and have the ability to teach an upper-level course in his/her area of specialization plus one or more of the following subjects: Medieval, Pre-Columbian or African. Teaching responsibilities will include a 4/4 load made up of Survey of World Art I and II, in addition to upper-level courses as defined above. The appointment requires interest in engaging students in creative, intellectual challenges inside and outside the classroom and comfort with teaching in a digital environment. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred.

Located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, CNU is committed to outstanding teaching, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University will soon seek to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2010 freshman class of approximately 1,200 students was selected from over 8,500 applicants and has an average SAT of 1200. Capital improvements (nearing $650 million) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library, home to the most comprehensive maritime research collections in the world; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world. In 2009, a Humanities and Social Sciences edifice was opened while two other academic buildings are currently underway: a 21st Century Integrated Science Center; and an innovative facility designed to create synergies among the sciences, social sciences, and Joseph W. Luter III School of Business. Attractive salary, health and retirement benefits packages and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our web site at

The Tidewater Region of Virginia boasts a vital arts culture, including the Virginia Symphony, the Virginia Opera, the Chrysler Museum of Art, and the University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts. The CNU Department of Fine Art and Art History is housed in the Ferguson Center.

To apply, send a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, curriculum vitae, sample teaching evaluations, three letters of recommendation, and any additional support materials (writing samples, publications, etc.). If desired, please include SASE for return of materials. Direct materials and correspondence to:

Director of Equal Opportunity and Faculty Recruitment
Art History Faculty Search
Search #8365
Christopher Newport University
1 University Place
Newport News, VA 23606


Review of applications will begin on July 13, 2011. Applications received after July 13, 2011, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity.

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