Job Opening – Assistant Professor Western Art History (08/2012)
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The Department of Art at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Art History, Tenure Track to teach a one-semester introductory art history survey and upper division courses in the candidates areas of specialization.
Area of Specialization: Generalist, with a broad background in the History of Western Art. Experience teaching survey or thematic courses in one or more of the following fields: Greek and Roman Art, Renaissance Art, Baroque & Rococo Art, or 19th Century European Art required.
Primary Job Duties: Include teaching three courses per semester, student advising, and some service work after the first year. Continuing professional activity and scholarly development, at a level appropriate to the teaching load, is also expected. Utilize effective teaching and classroom management strategies which enhance the success of diverse learners. Provide a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and the leadership to expand the departments course offerings in Art History, with the goal of an eventual major or minor in Art History, or interdisciplinary programs involving Art History.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Art History from an accredited institution and a minimum of two years teaching experience at the college level is required.
Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.
To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: letter of application, CV, two sample syllabi and a statement of teaching philosophy, examples of scholarly writing or publications, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies accepted), and the names and contact information of at least five (5) professional references. All other documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any other documents via E-mail. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Ursula Ehrhardt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications submitted by October 22, 2012 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 15, 2013.
This position is based in Salisbury Maryland. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 13 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland. Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland. The Art Department is a vibrant, fast-growing, collegial department with a full-time faculty of 18 artists and one full-time art historian, with possibly a second tenure-track position in Art History in the near future. The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU has been cited nationally as one of the top ten public regional universities in the North according to the U.S. News and World Report, and has also been recognized by the Princeton Review and Kiplingers magazine. SU has 388 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8,600.