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Call for Applications: Assistant Professor in Early Modern Art History (Tenure-Track), Texas State

Thursday, September 26, 2019   (0 Comments)

The School of Art and Design at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the history of Early Modern art, architecture, and/or visual culture.

The candidate will teach introductory-level survey classes as well as advanced courses in their specialization, and will have the opportunity to play a leadership role in the School’s study abroad program in Florence, Italy. Commitment to a global perspective in teaching and/or research methodologies is required, as is the commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in the classroom. The selected candidate will be expected to actively participate in the art history program, to demonstrate potential for a substantive record of professional and peer recognition in the field of Early Modern art history, and to engage in service to the school, college, university, and profession.

Housed within the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the School of Art and Design unites nationally recognized undergraduate degree programs in art education, art history, communication design, photography, studio art, and a graduate degree program in communication design. The selected candidate will be a valued contributor to this vibrant, creative atmosphere. Texas State University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. The university strives to cultivate a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life (www.txstate.edu/about/mission). Women, members of minority and underrepresented groups, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. degree in art history or a related field completed by date of hire;
  • A promising research agenda in the field of Early Modern art, architecture and/or visual culture;
  • Strong critical thinking skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Commitment to a global perspective in teaching and/or research methodologies; and
  • Commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in the classroom.


Preferred Qualifications

  • A record of research and publications in Early Modern art, architecture and/or visual culture;
  • Successful university-level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships;
  • Experience teaching introductory-level survey courses and/or advanced courses on Early Modern art, architecture and/or visual culture;
  • Research and/or teaching experience abroad;
  • Successful funding procurement and grant activity; and
  • Service-related activities in art history or related program(s) and/or professional organization(s).


Application Procedures


Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/26042.

To ensure full consideration, please submit the materials listed below by January 3, 2020:

  1. Letter of application stating how experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for this position (not to exceed 2 pages).
  2. Current curriculum vitae.
  3. Writing sample, preferably a publication (not to exceed 20 pages).
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy (1 page maximum) with a section that addresses diversity and inclusion in the teaching environment.
  5. Three letters of recommendation.

Note that as part of our application process, we are requesting 3 letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal.

All correspondence regarding the search will be conducted via email. Please send any inquires to art-design@txstate.edu and include job number #202049FAC in all correspondence. The candidate selected for hire will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.


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