The Department of Art & Art History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking a nine-month tenure track (tenure stream) Assistant Professor in Art History beginning August 2022. This position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach the department's Renaissance through Modern Western survey, our Modern through Contemporary curriculum, and additional upper-level courses fitted to the applicant's research interests. The department is committed to the idea that we all benefit from a broad diversity of perspectives and experiences and believe that our faculty, our students and our curriculum are essential elements in that vision. We are seeking a colleague who shares that commitment, has potential for excellence in teaching and research and who is interested in being an integral part the department.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
PhD in Art History or related field required at time of appointment.
Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.
Though the field of expertise is open, candidates whose research addresses Modern and Contemporary art from a global perspective are especially encouraged to apply.
Required Certifications or Licensure:
No Required Certifications or Licensure
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Art & Art History currently has twelve full-time and five part-time faculty members. We offer B.A. degrees in Art History, Digital Arts and Studio Art and house the CAB Art Gallery that hosts a range of exhibitions from student to nationally recognized artists. Beyond the major, the Art History faculty and curriculum play a central role in both the DA and Studio Art degrees and are indispensable contributors to the departmental mission:
The Department of Art and Art History cultivates aesthetic decision making through creative problem solving, critical and analytical thinking, and an understanding of the importance of visual arts in the human experience.
The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW's largest academic unit, employing 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately two-thirds of the university's academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts & sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences. The College's twenty-five units offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, Asian studies, Forensic studies, Latin America studies, Middle East & Islamic studies, Native-American studies, and Women's and Gender studies, among others. Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College's departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the College gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career. In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the UNCW's University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives. Graduate degrees awarded in the College of Arts and Sciences include the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Biology and Psychology). In addition, the nationally awarded Graduate Liberal Studies program offers a personalized curriculum of interdisciplinary study leading to the Master of Arts. Post-baccalaureate certificates in Applied Statistics, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Conflict Management and Resolution, Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies are available. Graduate programs in the College are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.
Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.
Applications will be accepted until October 4, 2021, the posting closing date at 11:59pm EST. To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including: 1) Cover Letter, including a brief teaching philosophy, that demonstrates your interest in the position 2) Curriculum Vita 3) A writing sample (chapter or article length) 4) Names and contact information for three Professional References Please direct questions concerning the search to Associate Professor Dr. Nicholas Hudson, Chair, Modern through Contemporary Art History Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Bethany Guertin at email@example.com.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.