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Assistant Professor of Art History/Visual Culture

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 22, 2009, 8:40 p.m.
  • Location:

University of Idaho
Moscow, ID

Academic Faculty
(Assistant Professor of Art History/Visual Culture)
College of Art and Architecture

Vacancy Announcement
Tenure track: Assistant Professor Art History/Visual Culture

The University of Idaho Department of Art & Design seeks a full-time Assistant Professor in Art History/Visual Culture to deliver the department curriculum in Art History/Visual Culture.

Open for Recruitment: December 21, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Announcement #: 10000054877
Salary Range: $42,500
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
Online Application (www.hr.uidaho.edu)
Letter of Interest and Qualifications
Resume or Vitae
Statement of Scholarly Focus and Teaching Philosophy
List of 5 References
Graduate Transcripts
Evidence of Effective Teaching/Teaching Evaluations

Position Responsibilities

Teaching/Pedagogy 68%
- Teaching load 3-2 in courses implied by art history/visual culture discipline.
- Aid in the further development of a dynamic art history/visual culture program at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Shared supervision and editing of BFA written thesis.

Scholarship 25%
- Maintain a focused research program that follows a model of scholarly validation that follows one of these academic traditions:
- The History Model, The History/Theory Model or The Pedagogical Model. Predominant academic products in these models include:
paper presentations, journal articles, books, and reviews and commentaries.

Advising 5%
- Academic advising of students to the completion of degree, offer discipline specific career advice.
- Function as a member of graduate committees.

Extramural Service and/or University Service 2%
- Serve on department, college and university committees.

The Department of Art and Design at the University of Idaho offers programs that focus on fine art as well as design. The Department is made up of 9 full-time faculty and 4-5 part-time lecturers. It enrolls approximately 250 undergraduate majors and 16-18 graduate students. Residing within the College of Art and Architecture, the Department of Art and Design offers courses that serve degree programs including BA Art, BFA Studio Art, BS Art Education, as well as MFA and MAT programs. The Department also serves 90-100 Art Minors seeking degrees in architecture and other related disciplines.

U of I, land-grant university of the State of Idaho, is a residential campus of 13,000 students. The University is situated in Moscow, Idaho. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Palouse, the city of Moscow, one of the nations top 100 art communities, has an active city arts commission that promotes the thriving cultural scene with festivals, gallery openings, art education programs, concerts, theater, dance and more.

The University of Idaho has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, human rights, multiculturalism, and community. The University expresses that commitment by actively recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body, and by building and sustaining a welcoming, supportive campus environment. The University of Idaho provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community.

Required Minimum Qualifications

- PhD in Art History

- Teaching experience at college level. Graduate teaching, if instructor of record, considered.

- Demonstrated knowledge to cover course content in art history/visual culture courses.

- Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

- Skills to manage ongoing maintenance of Art History /Visual Culture curriculum.

Desired Qualifications

- Broad background in visual culture.

- Understanding of concepts and trends in digital technology for course delivery.

- Demonstrated ability to deliver materials on Macintosh platform.

Application Process

Deadline: Announcement closes and review of applications will begin on March 1, 2010. The online application process requires the following:

* Letter of interest addressing qualifications.
* Complete resume.
* Statement of scholarly focus and teaching philosophy.
* List of 5 references.
(3 representing higher-education, include names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses and brief biography of the references and your professional relationship)
* Graduate transcript.
* Sample syllabi/course materials.
* Evidence of effective teaching/teaching evaluations.

Application materials unable to be submitted online should be mailed to: Greg Turner-Rahman, Chair; College of Art and Architecture; PO Box 2461, Moscow, ID 83844-2461. Questions may be directed to: gtrahman@uidaho.edu.

To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.