Job Opening – Lecturer in Art History (06/2012)

2012 June 16

Frostburg State University
Frostburg, Maryland

Frostburg State University’s Visual Arts Department invites applications for a one-year full-time contractual position with the rank of Lecturer beginning August 2012. Candidates must be strongly committed to teaching excellence.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach a range of art history courses in support of the BFA. Courses scheduled for 2012-2013 include Western Survey, Asian, 19th Century, 20th Century, Art Criticism, and Greek & Roman. Candidates may also be asked to teach sections of Art Appreciation or other courses as required by the department. Teaching load will consist of four courses per semester. Candidate is expected to participate in professional development and service activities that are consistent with the mission of the BFA and the institution.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Art History preferred; ABD considered. Teaching experience at the college/university level and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching preferred.

Frostburg State University is located in the Appalachian highlands (elevation 2,000 feet) of western Maryland. Of its more than 5,440 students, 21% are students of color, 4% are Hispanic and 2% Asian. Additionally 72 international students come from 17 countries. Approximately 2,100 reside on campus in 11 traditional halls and one apartment-style community. The main campus covers 260 acres within the town limits of Frostburg (population 7,500). The University also offers courses at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, on the Catonsville Campus of the Community College of Baltimore County and at Arundel Mills Regional Higher Education Center, as well as online.

FSU prides itself on being a dynamic, learning-centered organization that emphasizes teaching, but with opportunities for professional development and research. Students regularly build strong connections with faculty and staff members that often last beyond graduation.

The local region is rich in both history and outdoor activities. Students can visit nearby recreational areas-Rocky Gap, New Germany, and Deep Creek Lake State Parks-which offer camping, boating, swimming, hiking, and skiing. For more information, visit http://www.frostburg.edu/about.cfm.

To apply, email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, names of three references, and evidence of excellence in teaching (including student evaluations), by July 2, 2012, to: humanresources@frostburg.edu. Include “Lecturer in Art History (Position # 12-010493)” in the subject line.

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