Assistant Professor in Modern Art History

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Arts/Museum
Department:13020100 - COTA-ART-DIRECTOR

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Description:

Position Rank: Full-time, nine month, tenure track faculty position

Expected Start Date: August 16, 2018

Assistant Professor in Modern Art History (1830–1945). The faculty member will pursue an active program of research; teach a 2-2 load of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including advanced courses in the field of specialty and (as needed) introductory survey or general education courses; supervise master’s and PhD students; and contribute service to the university, the community, and the profession.

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution, ranked one of the top ten best public universities in the nation in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence, and innovation across disciplines. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,300 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 100 faculty members in its three accredited schools — the School of Art + Art History, School of Music, School of Theatre + Dance. In addition to its schools, the college comprises the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, the Center for Arts and Public Policy, the Center for World Arts, the University Galleries, and the Univeresity level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

SCHOOL OF ART + ART HISTORY: Organized within the College of the Arts, the School of Art + Art History plays an important role in the academic life of the university and in the community. The school has 34 full-time faculty, 320 undergraduate students, and more than 120 graduate students. Degree programs include the B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. Areas of study include visual art studies, art history, art education, museum studies, graphic design, and studio art (art + technology, ceramics, creative photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture). Also a part of the School of Art + Art History is the University Galleries—University Gallery, the Gary R. Libby Gallery, and Grinter Gallery — which provide exhibition space for professional and student artwork. The University Galleries play an integral role in the teaching mission of the School of Art + Art History, the College of the Arts, as well as serving the entire UF and Gainesville community. The School of Art + Art History is also home to WARP, (the Workshop for Art Research and Practice), the 4Most Gallery, and work and design facilities at Infinity Hall. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The art education program is accredited by NCATE. For more information, visit www.arts.ufl.edu/art.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must hold a PhD or be ABD in Art History or a related field, have prior teaching experience at the university level and an active record of scholarly achievement. Applicants must have the expertise to teach graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on European modernism, in addition to introductory surveys of European and American art.

Preferred Qualifications:

We welcome candidates whose research specialization or methodology complements other strengths of the art history program or the university, such as a research focus on Latin America or gender studies. We prefer teaching experience as the instructor of record, with the versatility to teach interdisciplinary courses.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin January 2, 2018 and will continue until a suitable applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by January 2, 2018.  Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system.

Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) one work sample; and (4) names and contact information for three references. The application system will prompt the applicant for the names/emails of the references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. 

Inquiries may be sent to: Kaira M. Cabañas, Associate Professor and Chair of the Assistant Professor in Modern Art History Search, Email: k.cabanas@arts.ufl.edu

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 4621 or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD). 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

Health Assessment Required: No

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