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Assistant Professor of Art History: Renaissance and Baroque Art, California State University, Fresno

Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments)

Assistant Professor of Art History: Renaissance and Baroque Art

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  • Available for Academic Year: 2017/2018.
  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
Position Summary:

The Department of Art and Design of the College of Arts and Humanities is looking for a candidate to fill the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Art History, beginning in the academic year 2017–18. We seek an art historian specializing in European Renaissance and Baroque art with an additional research focus and teaching ability in one of the following areas: Spanish-American Colonial art, Islamic art, or ancient/classical art, with emphasis on the historical and cultural connections between this secondary area of focus and the European Renaissance and/or Baroque. The successful candidate will teach both lower and upper division classes, including an Early Modern (Renaissance to Rococo) introductory survey required for all art majors and upper division surveys of Italian Renaissance, Northern Renaissance, Italian Baroque, and Northern Baroque art history, as well as designing and teaching new courses in both their primary focus and their secondary specialty. The successful candidate will also design and teach topical seminars on Renaissance/Baroque art on the MA level. Specific course assignments will depend on the needs of the Department of Art and Design. The successful candidate may also be called upon to teach in a distance-learning mode and encouraged to develop web enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Outcomes assessment is a critical part of the position, and the successful candidate will also provide academic and professional advising to both undergraduate and graduate students. Other duties include, but are not limited to, participating in program development and actively engaging in research activities leading to the publication of peer-reviewed articles and/or books in the successful candidate’s area of specialization. Faculty members are expected to participate in academic service at all levels of the university as well as in the community where appropriate. The successful candidate will be expected to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and administration, and participate in faculty governance at all levels of the university.

Academic preparation:

Ph.D. in art history required, completed (defended, accepted, and deposited) by 1 August 2017, with a focus on Renaissance and/or Baroque art.

Required qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated abilities and experience teaching art history at the university level, including ability to engage students in the development of critical thinking, as evidenced by the statement of teaching philosophy and teaching record.
  2. Strong record of significant and relevant research and scholarship in art history, as evidenced by the candidate’s doctoral dissertation, professional paper presentations, and/or peer reviewed publications/materials accepted for publication.
  3. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. California State University, Fresno is committed to promoting the success of all, and to reducing the barriers to success related to differences in areas such as race, ethnicity, culture, disability, and more. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area. For additional information on the University's commitment to diversity visit:
Other Requirements:

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States. A link to the Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report is provided in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and California Education Code section 67380. The report includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics and it includes security policies and procedures for the campus. Applicants, students, and employees can obtain a copy of this report from the web site: or by contacting the Campus Police Department. The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

Background Check:

Necessary background investigations will be completed depending on the requirements of the position. Those could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and FBI, and degree and license verification. A conditional offer may be made based on the results of these verifications.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Application Instructions:

Candidates will apply through eRecruit. Applicants must submit the following materials via the Fresno State online site (
  1. Letter of interest or cover letter
  2. Statement of teaching philosophy
  3. Current CV
  4. Unofficial transcript
  5. Names and contact information of at least three references different from those submitting letters of recommendation
  6. Two sample syllabi AND/OR five examples of written work (essays, research papers) by your students.
The following materials should be mailed to the search committee chair:
  • Three original reference letters.
  • Candidates selected for interview must submit official academic transcripts before the visit can be approved.
Please address all correspondence to:

Dr. Keith Jordan, Search Committee Chair
Department of Art and Design, California State University, Fresno
5225 N. Backer Ave. M/S CA65
Fresno, CA 93740-8001

Phone: 559-278-2051

To ensure the full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by 17 January 2017. The search automatically closes on 1 June 2017, if not filled.


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