Job Opening – FT Faculty History of Art: Modern/Contemporary Art/New Media (10/2011)

2011 October 27

The Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites nominations and applications for a full time tenure track faculty position in the Department of History of Art to begin in Fall 2012.

FIT’s History of Art Department offers more than 35 courses, representing the arts of Asia, the United States, Africa, Central and South America, the Islamic world and Europe. Students explore art from the prehistoric to the postmodern and may also study the history of architecture, costume, industrial design, photography, and textiles.

We seek a faculty member who will effectively communicate with students and help them achieve their educational goals. S/he will be expected to contribute to the department, school, and college beyond the classroom with curriculum development, scholarly publication, committee service, participation in college-wide events, and student advising in the Art History and Museum Professions major and History of Art minor. S/he will receive appropriate mentoring by working with the Chairperson and with other department faculty teaching in related fields and will liaise with the Center for Excellence in Teaching, which anchors a faculty development program, for appropriate training with online learning systems and for other pedagogical guidance.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and at least three years of teaching experience in a college or university, demonstrating familiarity with best-teaching practices and pedagogical initiative. We seek a specialist in modern and contemporary art who can also teach and develop courses in new media (e.g. video and installation art) and critical theory. Strong preference for candidates with museum experience and teaching experience that incorporates new technologies.

Candidates for this position should be committed scholars and demonstrate an ability to use effective technology and digital resources to deliver course material to students; should demonstrate an ability to situate art history within greater global and cross-disciplinary concerns; and be able to design classroom and other learning experiences that foster critical thinking, problem solving, information literacy skills and creativity.

Application Instructions:
Applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled, but first consideration will be given to completed applications received by November 30, 2011. Salary and appointment rank are based on education level, and cumulative experience. Please note that a background check is required for appointment to this position.

For full consideration, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references (including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email) to

Additional application materials may be requested at a later date.

Due to the large volume of responses we receive, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually. Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at

FIT has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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