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.

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