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Assistant Professor - Art History

Company: Tennessee Tech
Location: lubbock
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Assistant Professor - Art History

Please read the job description carefully before applying. The essential functions are the fundamental job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Additional job duties may be assigned as needed.

Applicants who do not fully meet the minimum qualifications or who do not fully complete the application as instructed will not be considered. Applicants are responsible for demonstrating that they possess the qualifications advertised for the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure applicants of an interview.

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire), and contact information for three references that will be contacted to provide a reference letter if selected for interview. Submission of materials is the applicants responsibility. Application without all required materials are considered incomplete and will not be considered.

Position Information

Position Number 482020 Working Title Assistant Professor - Art History Job Title Assistant Professor Job Type Full-Time Department Art, Craft and Design Job Purpose

Teach courses in the undergraduate BFA program.

Tennessee Tech University is located an hour east of Nashville in the Upper Cumberland Region. Consistently ranked among Americas best colleges by U.S. News & World Report, TTU offers 40 bachelors degrees and 20 graduate programs to more than 10,000 students. The School of Art, Craft & Design offers BFA concentrations in eight areas. Art education, digital design and painting are based on TTUs main campus, where the SAC &D director and six faculty members are located. BFA concentrations in clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood are located at the Appalachian Center for Craft, where five faculty members, six artists in residence and SAC &D Director operate studios in an 87,000 sq. ft. facility in a spectacular setting overlooking Center Hill Lake, 24 miles from TTUs main campus. The Art History curriculum supports the SAC &Ds 175 BFA majors in 8 different concentration areas. There are 11 full-time faculty members and approximately 7 part-time faculty members.

Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM -infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.

Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Essential Functions

4/4 teaching load. Teach courses in undergraduate BFA program, including but not limited to: Art History Survey I, Art History Survey II, Art Since 1900, Craft/Material Culture, History of Design, General Education Introduction to Art, individual area of expertise.
Lead development of the Art History and Introduction to Art curriculum.
Coordinate curriculum with General Education and/or Art History adjunct faculty.
Create a critical and inventive environment in the classroom, demonstrating a commitment to diverse, inclusive, global perspectives in art history.
Meet the teaching, research and service expectations of the department and university and at a level that meets University tenure and promotion expectations.
Serve on SAC &D and university committees.
Build effective relationships with relevant regional and national organizations.
Engage in service activities at the university, local, state, national and discipline level.
Demonstrate an active commitment to the continued growth and development of the SAC &D through recruitment and promotion.
Collegial and active collaboration with faculty and administration in curriculum and program development.
Participate on up to four BFA thesis committees across all of the six studio disciplines.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Art History required, or proof of successful dissertation defense by April 15, 2021 or selection date.
Possess an emerging record of achievement in scholarly research, professional activity and teaching art history at the university level.
Have had administrative or organizational experience.
Ability to teach online.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous undergraduate teaching, beyond graduate school, is preferred.

Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2021. Benefits Information

Tennessee Tech offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of one (1) sick leave day per month and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

Posting Date 11/10/2020 Screening Date 01/31/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire), and contact information for three references that will be contacted to provide a reference letter if selected for interview. Submission of materials is the applicants responsibility. Application without all required materials are considered incomplete and will not be considered.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Transcripts
  • Optional Documents
  • Transcripts 2
  • Transcripts 3
  • Other Documents
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have, or will you have by selection date, a PhD in Art History?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

  • 1 William L Jones Drive, Cookeville, TN 38505

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