The Department of Art and Music at Simmons University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art History to begin July 1, 2019. We seek an innovative educator and scholar with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, an interest in creative curriculum development, an active research agenda, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration inside and outside the University.
The primary area and period of expertise is open, but should complement, rather than duplicate, existing departmental strengths in American and Latin American art. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory surveys of European and non-Western art alongside more advanced electives. They will also periodically develop and teach first and second-year general education courses based on their interests. We welcome applications from scholars whose work addresses interactions between different regions and cultures, and whose courses will contribute to a diverse and interdisciplinary curriculum.
We seek an educator with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse, with regard to race, ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Interest in teaching undergraduate non-majors as well as majors, fostering relationships within the region’s rich cultural community, and using the City of Boston as a classroom is essential.
Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester (six per year), advising and mentoring students, developing and maintaining a strong record of scholarship, participating in curriculum development, and service on departmental, college and university committees. Applicants should have a Ph.D., at least three years of undergraduate teaching experience, and a well-defined research agenda.
Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons University is a private, non-sectarian institution that has prepared women for leadership in the world through transformative education that links passion with purpose since 1899. Today, Simmons serves nearly 2,000 students in a women-centered undergraduate program and nearly 5,000 students in coeducational graduate programs. Simmons recently achieved university designation and embarked on an academic redesign to create four interdisciplinary colleges, including the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities.
The Department of Art and Music, housed within the newly-inaugurated Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities, includes majors in art history, studio art, arts administration, and music. Located within the department, the Trustman Art Gallery hosts six exhibitions by professional artists and one student show each academic year, as well as gallery conversations led by faculty from across the university. The Art and Music Department curates and oversees the Simmons University Art Collection, which is installed throughout the college and provides unique pre-professional opportunities for student art history research and student/faculty collaborations.
To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (no more than 750 words), brief descriptions of two courses you would like to develop (no more than 200 words each), three syllabi from courses you have taught, to include one European and one non-Western topic, two examples of recent scholarship, published or not, and three letters of reference. Letters of reference should be submitted directly to Ifill@simmons.edu.
All documents should be uploaded in the Resume/CV section on the ‘My Experience’ page of the electronic application. Application deadline: October 15, 2018.
As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.