JOB: Assistant Professor, Museum Studies @ Ithaca College

The Department of Art History in the School of Humanities & Sciences at Ithaca College invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor appointment beginning August 16, 2013. The successful candidate will serve the department’s new Museum Studies concentration within the Art History B.A., with specialization in any area and be responsible for courses on museum and gallery practices, museum outreach, and curatorial issues. Applicants must have the ability to teach general-education courses in art history, as well as develop more advanced courses in museum studies and practices, including exhibition seminars. The candidate will have a curatorial role in conjunction with the Ithaca College Handwerker Gallery, and will work closely with the gallery director, as well as serving as internship coordinator. The Museum Studies concentration extends the art history major into experiential and theoretical areas of display, museum and gallery practices, and the museum as institution.

Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred (a Masters degree with significant museum experience will be considered). The candidate we seek will have a strong and thoughtful commitment to undergraduate education and scholarship in a liberal arts context. Previous teaching experience and museum or gallery experience desirable. The candidate must be committed to providing an interactive and engaging learning experience in a multi-screen digital classroom environment and to experiential learning in the gallery and museum setting.

Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 7000 students, offers a learning experience that combines the best of the liberal arts and professional education. Our new strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience that allows us to graduate students who are ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the U.S. To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals, with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds, who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas.

Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students. We also seek candidates who have relevant experience and/or a record of professional engagement with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy. Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy has been longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should apply online at and attach the requested documents. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by January 15, 2013.


Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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