JOB: Adjunct Faculty in Liberal Arts-Art History @ Cleveland Institute of Art

The Cleveland Institute of Art seeks qualified applicants for Adjunct Faculty positions in Liberal Arts – Art History for the following courses:

Critical Issues in Visual Culture 

This discussion-style course will introduce students to the following: critical theories and methods of analysis for interpreting modern and contemporary visual art and cultured major themes in visual culture, including trends and issues specific to design.

Themes and Movements in Art and Design History

This course examines significant developments and themes in art and design history from the pre-modern through modern periods.  While selected movements, chronologies, and works from standard surveys of art history will be touched upon where pertinent, the course will take varied approaches to overarching debates, narratives, and theories: e.g., the persistence of classicism and its continued symbolic meaning in art, architecture, and the city; and the representation of the body since antiquity; and social and political identity and visual expression. 

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in art history or a related field or equivalent professional experience. Adjunct faculty are not eligible for benefits. Adjunct faculty are limited to a maximum of four teaching assignments per academic year. In-person teaching is required for the spring semester.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest summarizing qualifications, CV, and a list of 3 references.

The positions will begin in January 2022. Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Background check authorizations will be required for finalists.

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, CIA complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.

ABOUT CIA

The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation’s leading accredited independent colleges of art and design. Since 1882, the College has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, producing graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, photographers, contemporary craftsmen, and educators.

With approximately 600 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 15 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers—recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 10 prettiest communities in the country.

To apply go to https://www.cia.edu/about-us/careers-at-cia

JOB: Asst Prof, Modern and Contemporary art @ Cleveland Institute of Art

The Liberal Arts Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in modern and contemporary art history, beginning in July 2022. The successful candidate will teach three courses each semester, maintain an active record of scholarship and other professional activity, and contribute to departmental and institutional service. Teaching assignments will include introductory courses in Visual Culture and Art History, covering themes from ancient times to the present day, and elective courses in the history of modern and contemporary art, craft, design, and/or media arts.

We seek candidates whose teaching and scholarship focuses on modern and contemporary art and includes expertise in critical theory and the study of visual culture. An ideal candidate will also have familiarity with cross-cultural perspectives, non-western art history, and one or more of the following:

  • Design as a cross-disciplinary, contemporary practice;
  • Moving image and interactive digital media, such as video, gaming, and animation;
  • Performance art, conceptual art, or socially-engaged practice; or
  • Issues of ecology and sustainability in modern and contemporary art.

We especially welcome candidates whose instructional approaches extend beyond Eurocentric models and engage with contemporary issues in art, craft, and media arts. The position offers competitive salary and benefits. Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in Art History or a closely related field, an active record of publication, experience teaching at the college level, and a record of supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and professional practice.

Applications received by Dec 29, 2021 will be given full consideration. To apply for the position, please visit https://www.cia.edu/about-us/careers-at-cia. Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, sample of scholarly work, and contact information for three references. Semi-finalist candidates will be interviewed by phone or video conference. Three letters of recommendation will be required for candidates who progress. Finalists will be interviewed in spring 2022 through video conferences and/or campus visits. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States on or before July 1, 2022. 

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, CIA complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.

ABOUT CIA

The Cleveland Institute of Art is a nationally recognized four-year accredited college of art and design. An educational cornerstone in Cleveland since 1882, CIA is an independent college committed to leadership and vision in all forms of visual arts education. CIA wins widespread acclaim for the quality of its programs and the achievements of its alumni. Groundbreaking artwork from graduates and faculty can be found in the permanent collections of prestigious museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The college’s design and entertainment arts alumni are sought-after innovators at corporations that include Proctor & Gamble, Ford, GM, Nissan, Motor, Hasbro, Disney, Nickelodeon, Sony and Electronic Arts.

With approximately 600 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 15 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers – recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten prettiest communities in the country. The CIA experience includes cross-disciplinary studies, opportunities for exploration, development of critical thinking and practical business skills. In addition, every CIA student participates in projects involving real-world challenges and outside clients or partners. CIA’s highly engaged faculty include exhibiting artists, scholars, and award-winning designers who continue to make significant contributions to their fields and win national recognition for their art and scholarship.

JOB: Post-doc, Modern & Contemporary at Cleveland Institute of Art

The Liberal Arts Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art seeks qualified applicants to fill a one-year, non-ranked Faculty-in-Residence position teaching art history to begin in the 2020-21 academic year with the possibility for continuation into a full-time ranked faculty position. The committee will consider recent Ph.D graduates, as well as Ph.D (ABD) candidates who have completed their coursework, for this post-doctorate position.

The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is a nonprofit, private college of art and design that offers BFA degrees in Animation, Ceramics, Drawing, Game Design, Glass, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Illustration, Interior Architecture, Jewelry + Metals, Life Sciences Illustration/Biomedical Art, Painting, Printmaking, Photography/Video, Sculpture + Expanded Media, Transportation Design as well as “concentration” study through the Liberal Arts Department in Visual Culture and in Creative Writing.

The successful candidate for Academic Year 2020-2021 will teach a full course load. Teaching assignments will include both traditional and theme-based Art History survey courses covering ancient cultures to present day. The faculty-in-residence will also teach elective courses of their design in the history of modern and contemporary art, craft, design and/or media arts. This position offers a $35,000 stipend and a competitive benefits package, as well as an exemption from institutional service.

We seek candidates whose teaching and/or scholarship focuses on modern and contemporary art and includes critical theory and visual culture studies. An ideal candidate will also have familiarity with cross-cultural perspectives and non-western art history.

Preferred secondary areas of expertise include one or more of the following:

  • Moving image and interactive digital media such as video, gaming, or animation
  • Performance art, conceptual art, or socially-engaged practices
  • Contemporary issues relevant to art and design
  • Approaches to pedagogy and instruction that extend beyond Eurocentric models

Preferred Qualifications:

  • D. (in hand or ABD) in Art History
  • A record of publication in the field of expertise
  • Experience teaching Art History at the college level preferred
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and with colleagues

Applications received by May 22 will be given full consideration.

To apply for the position please send application materials to Rachael Sauber, Office of Academic Affairs, at rasauber@cia.edu.

Please submit the following materials in PDF format:

  1. A Cover Letter of no more than two double spaced pages detailing qualities the applicant brings to this position and outlining teaching and service, creative/scholarly practices, and other relevant experience
  2. A Curriculum Vitae
  3. A Teaching Statement of no more than two double spaced pages outlining pedagogical methods and with specific attention to the candidate’s commitments to diversity and inclusion in the classroom
  4. Contact information for three (3) references

Semi-finalist candidates will be interviewed via phone or teleconference. Three letters of recommendation will be required for candidates who progress. Finalists will be interviewed via teleconference or, if possible, campus visits in June, 2020. Finalists must be eligible to work in the United States on or before July 1, 2020.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation’s leading independent colleges of art and design, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and National Association of Colleges of Art and Design (NASAD), and a proud member of Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). Since 1882, the college has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, and produces graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, contemporary craftspeople, and educators. Instructors across the college embrace both theory and practice and engage with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities. CIA is also home to the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque offering classic, foreign, and independent films 50 weekends of the year in the Peter B. Lewis Theatre, as well as the Reinberger Gallery, which presents exhibitions of internationally recognized artwork and educational opportunities along with literary readings and speaker events. It is centrally located in the heart of University Circle, a growing, vibrant and diverse center for education and the arts that is home to Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Case Western Reserve University.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to building and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, and to the principles that promote inclusion.

CIA is dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. CIA recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. We invite applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and from those who have academic experiences with diverse populations. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification.

Mission: To cultivate creative leaders who inspire people, strengthen communities, and contribute to a thriving and sustainable economy through an innovative education in art and design.

 

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