Temporary Full-Time Assistant Professor in Art History
The University of Delaware
INTRODUCTION/POSITION: The Department of Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences is seeking to fill a Temporary Assistant Professor position in nineteenth- and twentieth- century art history, beginning August 16, 2023. We especially welcome candidates whose teaching focuses on the art of any region within Africa, South Asia, or South America. This position will complement our current teaching and scholarly depth in the early modern Iberian world, East Asia, and the Americas. The Art History Department encourages historical rigor, methodological pluralism, and interdisciplinary dialogue, and is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The position involves teaching undergraduate courses at all levels of the curriculum, from introductory courses geared to non-majors to focused seminars. The teaching load is four in-person courses per semester, with the goal of two or three course preps per semester. This position offers a strong, supportive setting for a teaching-intensive role in the environment of an active research department with robust undergraduate and graduate programs.
This is a one-year position but may be renewed (depending on performance, funding, and departmental course needs) for a second year.
We seek to enhance the breadth of art history education in our Department as well as the diversity of our faculty. Our Department and University strongly encourage applications from members of diverse groups and backgrounds including women, LGBTQ people, racial and ethnic minorities, and all other groups underrepresented in the Humanities.
QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Our department is committed to providing quality undergraduate educational experiences within a research-focused department. The ideal candidate will have experience in teaching art history to majors and non-majors, including core concepts as well as more specialized subject matter. Some experience in teaching introductory-to-intermediate level courses, as well as teaching upper-level students, is preferred. Demonstrable commitment to mentoring a diverse student population is especially desirable. Temporary faculty may also have the opportunity to contribute to committees that support Department functions and academic programs, as well as departmental teaching and research workshops, retreats, seminars, etc.
Applicants for this position must have earned a Ph.D. by September 1, 2023, in art history or a related field and have some experience teaching or mentoring undergraduates. Successful candidates should provide evidence that they are engaged in evidence-based, inclusive, and reflective teaching practices.
DEPARTMENT ART HISTORY AT UD:
The Department of Art History at the University of Delaware is within the College Arts and Sciences. Its faculty research and teach the global history of art, architecture, and visual culture from antiquity to the present, with departmental concentrations in the study of American and European art as well as a broad range of geo-cultural fields such as Latin American, Chinese, and African art. Our Curatorial Track Ph.D. prepares students for curatorial careers in specialized art historical fields. Our undergraduate and graduate programs encourage historical breadth and cultural diversity as well as methodological pluralism and interdisciplinary dialogue. A unique constellation of related departments and programs enhance the Department's instructional scope and educational mission: the Department of Art Conservation, The Wintherthur Program in American Material Culture, the Center for Material Culture Studies, the Museum Studies Program, and the Center for Historic Architecture and Design. Our faculty have or are currently collaborating with other programs on campus including European Studies, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Asian Studies, Africana Studies, Islamic Studies, and the Delaware Environmental Institute.
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research, and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national, and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.
The University of Delaware is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin April 14, 2023. Applicants should upload the following materials: an application letter; CV; a 2-page statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi for an introductory lecture course, and either an intermediate-level course or a senior seminar; a 1-page statement addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion; names and contact information of three references who can provide letters of recommendation.
For additional information about the position, please contact search committee chair Professor Sandy Isenstadt: email@example.com (please indicate "Temporary Faculty Search" in the subject line).
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.