The Department of Art History of Tyler School of Art and Architecture invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the specialization of the arts and visual culture of the Modern and/or Contemporary period. While expertise in modern and/or contemporary art is essential, the committee welcomes applicants from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and encourages research areas centered in geographies beyond Europe and the Americas. Preferred applicants will also demonstrate strengths in one or more of the following fields: critical race theory, settler colonial/postcolonial/decolonial studies, gender and queer theory, and visual/material culture theory. Successful candidates will be expected to have and maintain a strong research agenda and demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, while contributing to the growth of Tyler’s Art History and Visual Studies programs. They should also be comfortable contributing to and mentoring a culture of diversity in the department and school and working with studio artists at the undergraduate and graduate level.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD and have a record of research commensurate with rank on application, and demonstrate an appropriate level of teaching experience and service. Candidates should demonstrate familiarity with best teaching practices and with innovative instructional design and technologies. Candidates should also have experience with department and college-wide service and demonstrate professional accomplishments in the discipline. The position involves teaching at the undergraduate level (including Art History majors, Visual Studies majors, studio majors, and non-majors), and teaching and advising at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels (including MFAs, Masters of Arts Management, Masters of Art Education). Tyler’s Department of Art History has a faculty of 13 full-time members who specialize in areas ranging from the ancient world to the present. Art History at Temple is part of the highly-ranked Tyler School of Art and Architecture and there is dynamic synergy among the programs in the school. The department is located on Temple University’s main Philadelphia campus and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility. Temple offers the resources of a major university in a culturally rich city and region.
The letter of application should include a statement describing research and teaching interests and past accomplishments in fostering a culture of diversity in their field and in the classroom. Candidates are encouraged to address the ways in which they could contribute to Temple’s institutional mission and commitment to excellence and diversity and to Tyler’s engagement in interdisciplinarity. In addition, the application should include a CV, name and contact information for three references, two sample syllabi for courses, and a writing sample. Finalists will be expected to supply official degree transcripts, letters of reference, and evaluations for courses taught.
The successful applicant will begin teaching classes in the fall of 2021; the course load is 2-2. The successful applicant will teach a critical theory class for MFA students, upper-level undergraduate classes which include Art History majors, studio majors, and non-majors, and a graduate seminar; they will also teach and advise MA, MFA, Med, and PhD students.
Please send all materials electronically by January 30, 2021. To apply, please visit temple.slideroom.com to set up an account and upload your application materials. If you need assistance during the upload, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusivity in both its community and its curricula. Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.
Address further inquiries to Dr. Leah Modigliani, search committee chair, at AHjob17@temple.edu