Chapman University's Art Department seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art History within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, beginning August 2018.
Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. More information about Chapman University is available at http://www.chapman.edu.
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Responsibilities: Teach five courses a year, supervise student theses, and maintain active research and publication agendas. Service is also expected. Teaching responsibilities include relevant general survey(s) of art history, as well as more specialized courses in the area of expertise and capstone method-and-theory courses.
Tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching, and service.
A Ph.D. is required.
We seek applicants with a specialty in art history outside Europe to teach undergraduate courses in a program with two full-time colleagues. The area of primary expertise must be in a tradition other than European (examples include, but are not limited to: Pre-Columbian/Latin American, Native American/First Nations, Pacific Island/Oceanic, Aboriginal, South or East Asian, African, or Islamic art). We welcome applications from candidates whose expertise covers any chronological period within those traditions, from ancient to contemporary art.
The department encourages applications from candidates with a fresh and dynamic perspective on teaching, curricular development, interdisciplinary practices, and a commitment to mentoring students.
Expertise in the use of digital technology for pedagogy and scholarship is desirable but not required.
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California b...y members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that attracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.