Art History Instructional Assistant Professor Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University

Dates or Deadline: 
27 March 2019 to 30 April 2019
Organized by: 
Texas A&M University
Contact: 
Livia Stoenescu
City: 
Texas
Country: 
United States

The Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position teaching art history survey courses delivered both in the classroom and on-line. The term of appointment is for the Fall 2019 through Spring 2020 academic year, with the possibility of renewal.

Teaching load is three classes per semester and responsibilities include teaching one classroom-based and two on-line offerings of art history survey courses: Introduction to Art History II (from the Renaissance to the Twentieth-Century Art); a modern art survey (late 18th-century to contemporary); and/or the contemporary art survey. Viable candidates will be able to teach at least two of the three survey areas. Strong candidates will be able to teach in one or more additional subject matter areas.  Areas of particular interest to the department include, but are not limited to, Global/non-Western art and cultures, particularly the visual and material culture of Latin America, and the relationship between the visual arts, science, and technology including electronic arts.

In the classroom, survey courses typically are taught as large lecture classes that serve undergraduate majors in the Bachelor of Science in Visualization program, the minor in Art, the Minor in Art and Architectural History, and the university core curriculum.

An additional responsibility is to work as a subject matter expert for the department’s research and development group for educational game development and research known as the LIVE Lab (http://live.viz.tamu.edu). The department is committed to developing innovative strategies to engage students in on-line teaching and learning and faculty members who teach on-line actively incorporate and investigate learning strategies that include a variety of interactive and non-interactive technology resources.

The Department of Visualization’s mission is to advance the art, science, and technology of visualization. Academic programs within the department include the M.F.A in Visualization, M.S. in Visualization and B.S. in Visualization, totaling approximately 450 students. The 40-member faculty engages in and supports innovation in teaching, research, and creative works across a wide range of areas where computing can be used to create visual experiences. Further information is available at https://viz.arch.tamu.edu.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in art history with previous undergraduate teaching experience at the college level. ABD applicants with teaching experience will also be considered. However, the Ph.D. must be complete prior to beginning the position. The department is especially interested in individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at TAMU through their research, teaching, and/or service.  Candidates from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline is April 15, 2019.  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to: Chair, Art History APT Search Committee, Department of Visualization, 3137 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3137.  Applications may also be emailed to search@viz.tamu.edu.

For questions, email search@viz.tamu.edu.  The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Topic Area: Art History