Assistant Professor of Non-Western Art History (tenure track), University of Texas at Tyler

Job Summary

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor with a specialization in non-western art history, beginning fall 2024. The successful candidate will be the third art historian whose specialization will complement those of the other two art history professors in the department. The area of focus can be pre-1900 art from East Asia (including China or Japan), Southeast Asia, Africa, Oceanian cultures, or pre-contact indigenous peoples from North, Central and/ or South America. A general knowledge of global art history is a must. Additionally, some experience with museum, curatorial and/or film studies is desirable. The ability to also teach some western art courses is preferable. Applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental web site at to learn more about the university and department.

The successful applicant should be well-organized, have strong communication skills – especially as related to dynamic and engaging teaching, and excellent time-management abilities. This position requires effective teamwork and collaboration with colleagues. This is a full-time position that may require in-person presence on the UT Tyler main campus five days a week.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Essential Functions

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach three (3) courses per semester.
  • Courses taught may include: Survey of Non-Western Art (lower- and upper-level / graduate), Art and Film, Introduction to Art, Art History Survey I and II (Global: prehistoric to contemporary), Exhibition Practicum, Curatorial Studies, and other combined upper-level / graduate-level catalog or special topics courses as needed in field of specialization.
  • Engaging in research and scholarly activities consistent with rank.
  • Service to the department, college, university, and profession.
  • Service to the department may include: Academic advising for undergraduate and/or graduate students, supervising BA art history graduating senior thesis papers and presentations, supervising MA art history theses or comprehensive exams, serve as faculty mentor to art history students, participate in mid-term graduate studio visits and end of semester graduate critiques, serving on MA and/or MFA graduate committees, serving on a variety of university and departmental committees, working with community organizations (such as the Tyler Museum of Art) to oversee student internships, supervising of the art and art history student organization, participating in departmental, university and community sponsored events, and organizing student museum visits or guest lecturer programs.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Art History in hand by August 1, 2024.
  • Specialization in field of non-western art history.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate or post-graduate teaching experience.
  • Experience with Canvas.
  • Experience with online/full distance and face-to-face delivery modes.

About The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes 13 institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls 10,000 students and consists of six colleges.

Our beautiful Tyler campus features more than 200 acres nestled along a lake and surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, providing a picturesque location for study and recreation. We also offer instructional sites at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and in Palestine, Longview, and Houston.

With more than 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered, UT Tyler provides a wealth of learning opportunities and dynamic programs.

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Additional Information

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.

EEO/AA Statement

The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Commensurate with Experience

Hours per Week

40 hours

Hiring Department

College of Arts and Sciences – Art and Art History

Required Application Materials

A single PDF containing:

1) Application letter

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Sample Syllabi: Include both a) one lower level and b) one upper-level art history course

4) Unofficial transcripts for M.A. and Ph.D.

5) Three references with contact information are a requirement for all applications.

is required to apply.

Important Instructions:   

When prompted to upload your “resume”, upload your combined documents as one file.

  • Please do not upload documents to “Cover Letter” or “References”.

If the required application materials were not uploaded at the “resume” prompt, please withdraw your application, and re-apply to upload your combined documents as one file.

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