Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania's Department of Art + Design invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Art History to begin in August 2022. The department seeks a candidate with expertise in Modern, Contemporary, or Non-Western art and the ability to teach general surveys of Western art and undergraduate courses in Modern and Contemporary art.
West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
The College of Arts and Humanities is a regional innovator in education that cultivates interdisciplinary collaboration, artistic and cultural programming, and inclusive and engaged citizenship. Our programs feature small classes and highly qualified faculty who are committed to teaching excellence and a wide range of research interests. The Department of Art + Design has been awarded full accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Studio Arts and Graphic and Interactive Design, as well as minors in Studio Arts and Art History. In addition to its majors and minors, the department serves the University population at large by providing courses to fulfill general education requirements and electives in Studio Arts and Art History. In the larger community, the department serves as a professional resource for schools, art centers, and museums.
Teaching art history survey and other undergraduate courses, including Modern, Contemporary, and Non-Western art
Advising and mentoring students
Maintaining a consistent record of research and scholarship
Serving the University and the community through participation in various committees
The typical course load involves teaching four courses per semester.
Earned Ph.D. in art history by the start of the appointment
A minimum of two years of undergraduate teaching experience
Demonstrated experience teaching Modern, Contemporary and Non-Western art at the undergraduate level
A demonstrated record of original scholarship
Experience teaching Introduction to the Visual Arts
Experience teaching First Year Experience
Experience teaching GenEd, Writing Emphasis, and Diversity Interdisciplinary classes
Experience teaching online or hybrid classes
Demonstrated experience incorporating diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious perspectives in teaching and scholarship
The following materials should be submitted to the West Chester University Electronic Submission site:
Letter of intent
Statement of teaching philosophy
A two-to-three-page description of your research and scholarship interests
A sample syllabi
Three letters of reference with contact information will be requested of finalists.
A diverse statement describing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion will be requested of finalists.
Copies of graduate transcripts will be requested of finalists. (Official transcripts required prior to employment)
Review of applicants will begin October 25, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Finalists must successfully complete an interview and teaching demonstration.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
Internal Number: 22-62
About West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.