Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Department of the History of Art, seeks a specialist in the History of Design for a full-time, tenure-track position to start September 2012. Candidates should demonstrate a broad knowledge of design and expertise in one or more of the College's studio concentrations in the fields of design and decorative arts. Candidates are expected to have experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives. Responsibilities include developing and teaching survey-level courses on the history of design, as well as specialized upper-level courses and seminars, as part of an ongoing expansion of our curriculum. Courses in the History of Art Department are required of all studio majors. The Department also offers its own major, in which students gain an in-depth knowledge of global art history. The College is considering the feasibility of establishing an M.A. program in the History of Art.
The History of Art Department comprises eight full-time faculty members whose specialties range from ancient to contemporary. The College is located next to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. MassArt's renowned exhibitions, visiting artists, and lecture series play a vital role in the cultural community of Boston and New England.
The person hired for this position will be responsible for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions for which they are responsible and which fall within the scope of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Plan.
Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, January 3, and will continue until the position is filled.
Representatives of the search committee will attend the College Art Association meeting in Los Angeles, February 22-25, and will be available for informational discussions with selected candidates by prior appointment.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Ph.D. by August 31, 2012 and college-level teaching experience.
*Demonstrated evidence of current scholarly activity
*Teaching experience beyond a teaching assistantship