Assistant Professor of Art: Art History, Modern & Contemporary

Position ID: 38187
Location
Institution: 
Georgia College and State University
College/Div/School: 
Arts & Sciences
Department: 
Art
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

 

Position Information
Business Title Assistant Professor of Art: Art History, Modern and Contemporary
Home Department Art
Employment Type Tenure Track Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Faculty (10-month)
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable
Work Schedule

Full-Time (40 hours per week), Monday–Friday including some weekends and evenings for special events.

Work Hours per week 40
Travel Required? N
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The mission of the Department of Art is to prepare our students to be arts practitioners with the skills and values that will make them active and responsible participants in society. The intent is to educate graduates to engage in questions of self-expression, artisanship, identity, community, values, politics, and meaning.

The Department of Art is committed to delivering excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, university/community service, and the delivery of instruction. The department offers a balance of studio work, history and theory courses, and organizes them around a combination of activities. These include various teaching methods in courses, visiting artist experiences, exposure to contemporary art through the galleries on campus, independent learning opportunities, and a senior project.

The Department of Art consists of four areas of program study in Art History, Studio Art, Museum Studies, and Graphic Design. We serve more than 100 undergraduate majors with courses taught by eleven permanent and full-time faculty, including three art historians. Our faculty embrace diversity, interdisciplinarity, multiculturalism, and community engagement in our teaching, research, and service. The department is housed in a new, multi-million dollar facility that boasts gallery space, studios, and lecture rooms scaled for our small class sizes.

Encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the university’s four colleges. Approximately 190 full-time faculty in thirteen departments teach approximately 2,700 students with arts and science majors. Most of the core curriculum and many service courses to the other colleges are taught by Arts and Sciences faculty.

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of modern and contemporary art history. Teaching load is four courses per semester with some sections that may be combined. Duties include introductory courses, surveys of modern and contemporary art, courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise, senior capstone supervision, and expectations for research and service. Special consideration will be given to applicants with a global perspective in their teaching and research. Opportunities for curriculum development and additional support through funding for research, professional research leave (i.e. sabbatical), student assistantships, study abroad, and summer teaching are available.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing
Job duties performed for the above function

Teaching Responsibilities
- Teach courses in the discipline 
– Mentor students
– Contribute to the core curriculum.

Courses will cover GC Core, Foundations and Art History courses needed for the major and minor in Art. The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 load while maintaining an active research agenda and service to the department, college, and university.

The primary purpose of this position is to teach courses and provide expertise within the academic discipline. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

This faculty member will also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses.

Key Function Faculty - Professional Development
Job duties performed for the above function

All faculty are expected to stay current in their field, maintain knowledge of new and evolving developments in the field, develop within the profession, and maintain ongoing production of academic-related scholarship.

Academic Achievement/Professional Development examples may include:
– Publications (editing, citations, etc.)
– Presentations at professional meetings
– Current work in circulation or in progress
– Grants received or applied for
– Membership and participation in professional organizations
– Other professional service of development activities

Key Function Faculty - Service to Institution
Job duties performed for the above function

All faculty are expected to support the advancement of the department, college and university mission by providing service to the institution. Service may be at the department, college, university, community and disciplinary level.

Service examples to the Institution may include:
– Committee memberships and offices
– Programs directed and advised
– Participation in special programs or projects
– Other service for the institution

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Other Duties and Responsibilities

This faculty member will also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without consideration to age, color, disability, gender, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Minimum Requirements
Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

Ph.D. in Art History at the time of appointment. ABD may be considered if the degree will be completed and conferred within the first year of employment.

Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials)

Department Required Skills

We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching, research, engaged learning, and mentoring students at the undergraduate level in the context of a liberal arts college environment. We seek a colleague who is devoted to diversity, global engagement, and the free exchange of ideas in their teaching philosophy and research. Our desired candidate is one who will contribute to the University’s mission of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity. We are active in creating an inclusive campus community that values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, faculty development, and institutional growth. We also seek a candidate who is capable of creating a critical and inventive environment in the classroom and within the community.

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The ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds is expected.

Other Job Requirements

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Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Candidates should possess an emerging record of achievement in scholarly research, professional activity, and teaching art history at the university level.

A strong commitment to teaching, research, engaged learning, and mentoring students at the undergraduate level in the context of a liberal arts college environment.

Devotion to diversity, global engagement, and the free exchange of ideas in their teaching philosophy, artistic practices, and research.

Contributions to the University’s mission of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity. We are active in creating an inclusive campus community that values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, faculty development, and institutional growth. We also seek a candidate who is capable of creating a critical and inventive environment in the classroom and within the community.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F0181
Desired Start Date 08/01/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin February 8, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Art History, Appreciation, Criticism and Conservation
Art and/or Art Studies, General
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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