Assistant Professor, American Art/Native Americanist/American Diaspora
Department of Art and Art History
University of Colorado-Boulder
The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Art beginning August 2014. Any field of regional specialization that complements the material resources of the Boulder-Denver area and the research and teaching interests of the faculty will be considered. We invite applications in any research specialization of any time period in American Art. Highly desired fields of research specialization include Native North America, African-America/Diaspora, Asian-America/Diaspora, modern & contemporary Latin America, Chicano Art. Other specializations considered. Candidates who are able to teach courses on historical as well as contemporary topics are especially encouraged to apply. A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research is desirable.
The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for achieving a national/international reputation in the discipline and will be expected to participate in course development, teach undergraduate and M.A. graduate-level courses, advise graduate students, contribute actively to the Department and the University, actively engage in research and publishing, and demonstrate an ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
Typical responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester, supervising undergraduate and graduate research, and participating in the Art History Program, the Art and Art History Department, and University service. Junior faculty members are eligible to apply for research support grants and a teaching release before tenure. Appropriate start-up resources are provided. Salary is competitive based on level of experience.
Qualifications: PhD at the time of hire. Teaching experience and publications highly desirable.
University of Colorado Boulder, the flagship university of the state of Colorado, is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country located 25 miles north of Denver. Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. CU Boulder is a comprehensive public tier-one research university with more than 30,000 students from every state and over 40 other countries, and 1,100 tenured and tenure track faculty.
University resources include the Visual Arts Complex with the University of Colorado Art Museum, a state-of-the-art-facility opened in 2011 with a comprehensive permanent collection of over 8,000 works of art and an active exhibition program; and the University Museum of Natural History with over four million objects including Navajo textiles, Pueblo pottery, and other Southwestern materials. Regional resources include the Denver Art Museum with extensive collections of Native American Art, Precolumbian art, Latin American art, Contemporary art, the Petrie Institute of Western Art and Archives; the Clyfford Still Museum and Archives; the Museo de las Americas; and the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art.
The Department of Art and Art History offers programs leading to the BA and MA in art history, as well as BA, BFA , and MFA in the practice of art with concentrations in ceramics, painting and drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and media arts. The Department is one of over thirty departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Review of applications will begin on DECEMBER 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted online through Jobs at CU portal https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting # F00805, and should include a detailed letter of application describing your research agenda and your teaching interests, philosophy, and experience; curriculum vitae; contact information for three references (no letters). Inquiries can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Claire Farago: Claire.Farago@colorado.edu.
The University of Colorado at Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce, We encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and those with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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