Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History

Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History | University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The School seeks an innovative teacher and scholar who can teach a broad array of courses in modern and contemporary art. We welcome candidates who take global, transnational, cross-cultural, non-western and interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching and who bring novel and inclusive perspectives to the study of modern and contemporary art.

The successful candidate will be a dedicated teacher-scholar with a well-developed field of specialization (preferably in contemporary art), a secondary field of expertise that expands his/her disciplinary footprint and a commitment to pedagogically creative undergraduate and graduate teaching. Teaching responsibilities will include the art history survey, intermediate and advanced courses in art history, and advanced seminars for both art history and studio students. The successful candidate will be encouraged to design courses that utilize his/her expertise and that meet the needs of the School and College.

We welcome candidates whose work takes a critical and engaged approach to modern and contemporary art in a global context addressing visual culture. The successful candidate will be expected to serve on M.A and M.F.A. thesis committees.

• Teach a broad array of courses in modern and contemporary art
• Teach surveys, intermediate courses, and advanced seminars in Art History
• Advise undergraduate and graduate art history students
• Develop curriculum and programs in collaboration with the School faculty
• Develop and maintain a teaching, research, and service practice consistent with the position (Standard faculty apportionment in the School of Art, Art History & Design is 45% teaching, 45% research/creative activity, and 10% service.)
• Serve on MA and MFA committees
• Serve on faculty committees for the School, College, and University.

 

Minimum Required Qualifications

• Qualified applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Art History and have experience teaching at the college level
• Knowledge of transnational, cross-cultural, non-western and interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching and inclusive perspectives to the study of modern and contemporary art.
• Broad-based knowledge of modern and contemporary issues in art and design
• Excellent writing and communication skills

 

Preferred Qualifications

• Three years successful university-level teaching experience beyond the graduate teaching assistantship
• A nationally established and active record of professional research in contemporary art
• Experience with program and curriculum development
• Experience in the recruitment and mentoring of first-generation students and a diverse student body
• Experience teaching and developing interdisciplinary courses
• Experience with online course development and digital pedagogy
• Experience with community engagement through art

 

Applications due before 31/01/19

 

For more information please see here.

Any questions about the role to be emailed to Andrea Maacke.