Job Opening – Professor of Art History (04/2012)
Savannah College of Art and Design
SCAD Savannah seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position in contemporary art for Spring 2012. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in art history or a related field. Curatorial and exhibition experience would be desirable to support the opportunities available with the expanded SCAD Museum of Art. Successful candidates will shape and enrich the graduate and undergraduate curriculum devoted to the history of photography and will teach core curriculum in the history of western art (Survey I and II, and/or 20th-century Art). Candidates will have demonstrated success in college-level teaching and expertise in contemporary art and its methodologies. The successful applicant will contribute to an expanding curriculum in the history, theory and criticism of art and design. Proven leadership skills and ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds are desirable.
SCAD Savannah hosts undergraduate and graduate degree programs in art history. The art history department emphasizes critical and comparative forms of analysis and interpretation, culminating in the independent research thesis for both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to the wide range of scholars and artists visiting the university, the department’s exceptional biennial art history symposia and Live/Art/History lecture series include distinguished guest critics, scholars, museum directors and curators. Along with the rich exhibition programming within the university’s gallery spaces, the SCAD Museum of Art provides students with direct encounters with works by major artists, offering an artistic, educational and cultural resource for students, faculty and the region.
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ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The Savannah College of Art and Design is the most comprehensive art and design university in the world, offering more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university. SCAD is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees in distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers students a choice of degree programs in 46 majors and 50 minors in locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, in Lacoste, France, online through SCAD eLearning, and now in Hong Kong. SCAD is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability.