Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies
College of the Arts Department of Visual Arts Assistant Professor Fall 2020 The Department of Visual Arts in the College of the Arts at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies with appointment to begin Fall 2020. California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. CSUF fosters an inclusive environment within which students, faculty, staff, and administrators thrive. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
CSUF faculty are committed teachers and scholars who bring research and creative discovery to students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include teaching courses in the Art History BA and MA programs and take a co-leadership role in the Exhibition Design graduate program. This person will also be responsible for producing creative/scholarly work commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in their discipline and larger university communities.
The Department The Department of Visual Arts serves approximately 1,700 undergraduate art majors and 60 graduate students, with 34 full-time and 80+ lecturer faculty. The department offers both a BA in Art and BFA in Art with 13 areas of concentration, in addition to an MA and MFA in Art with 9 areas of concentration. CSUF is located about 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles in metropolitan Orange County and presents a full range of fine arts and professional programs including a nationally recognized art gallery located in the Visual Arts complex and the Grand Central Art Center, a 45,000 sq. ft. graduate studio/residence/exhibition facility located 15 minutes from campus. The Department of Visual Arts at California State University, Fullerton, is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. For more information about the Department of Visual Arts and the College of the Arts, please refer to the website http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/art/index.htm.
Position The primary professional responsibilities of this instructional faculty member are to teach courses in the Art History BA and MA programs and take a co-leadership role in the Exhibition Design graduate program. Course curricula explores contemporary art, visual culture, exhibition design, curatorship, and art education. Responsibilities include: advising students; mentoring graduate students and thesis projects; engaging in peer-reviewed creative and/or scholarly activities; participating in department, college, university, and system-wide service; maintaining office hours; and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching; a record of peer-reviewed creative and/or scholarly activity in the discipline; strong leadership contributions to department and university committees and to external professional organizations that serve the broader discipline's communities. Required Qualifications
PhD degree from an accredited institution with an emphasis in contemporary art history, visual culture, and/or museum studies
MFAs with a research-based practice in contemporary art, visual culture, and/or museum studies who possess curatorial and exhibition design experience and a strong record of exhibition and publication will be considered.
University-level teaching experience in courses specifically relevant to the position
Evidence of and/or potential for a record of scholarly and professional achievement in the field
Evidence of the ability to balance teaching, scholarship, and service
Evidence of experience working collaboratively with colleagues and communities
Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching diverse student populations, including firstgeneration college students
Evidence of and/or potential for leadership, communication, organizational, and management skills
Leadership experience in an arts institution in areas such as curation, education, or exhibition design
Knowledge of at least one culture outside of the Euro-American traditions
Research, teaching, or curatorial interest in de-colonizing art history and museums
Application Procedure A complete online application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php to complete the required online Fullerton application, apply to requisition #494332, and provide the following required materials:
Cover letter discussing candidate's professional profile; teaching and pedagogical philosophy; curatorial and design philosophy
Candidate Diversity Statement:
This statement provides the candidate's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help departments identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or the willingness to engage in activities that will help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.
A list of three references with relevant contact information
Finalists will be required to three letters of recommendation submitted. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal.
Finalists may be asked to submit additional materials at a later time, including:
Digital portfolio of creative/scholarly research and publications
Examples of student work
Examples of specific current course materials, syllabi, handouts, rubrics, PowerPoint/Keynote presentations
Official academic transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
Please do not send additional materials until requested to do so. The finalists for the position will be contacted when to submit, and will be required to submit all materials for full consideration.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Dale A. Merrill, Dean, College of the Arts at [email protected] with Art History, Visual Culture as the subject line or call 657-278-3256.
Application Deadline Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019 and will continue until the position has been filled.
The anticipated appointment date is August, 17, 2020. Additional Information Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, startup funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent feewaiver; access to campus childcare; and a definedbenefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who selfdisclose.
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.