Texas Tech University
J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts
School of Art

Position Announcement


Appointment: Tenure track, beginning fall 2019
Application Deadline: Screening begins 1 October 2018; the position is open until filled
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The Texas Tech University J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, in
collaboration with the School of Art, is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor in Art History. The successful candidate will begin service in this full-time position at the beginning of the 2019 fall semester.

Position Requirements: Ph.D. in Art History or Visual Culture with specialization in contemporary Latinx art history and criticism by August 2019; will also consider other specializations in the Arts of the Americas. Candidates must be committed to quality education, serving diverse populations, and working as a team member. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to our graduate programs by teaching courses
related to our Borderlands and Contact Zones concentration at the Masters level. Demonstrable interest in art-historical methodology and historiography as well as in art-historical investigation. Evidence or strong indication of sustained research and publication. Commitment to continual growth as an educator and researcher within a state university system. Strong interest in helping to accomplish the goals of the Art History area and of the University. Candidates who have clear potential to support scholarship by extramural funding, as appropriate to research specialization, are encouraged to apply.

Desired Qualifications: Secondary focus on any of the following: Borderlands issues, digital humanities, online and/or hybrid instruction. Special attention will be paid to professionals who apply integrative technology to Art History. The ideal candidate will have a record of effectiveness as a teacher beyond the level of Teaching Assistant, will practice diverse educational strategies, and will exhibit familiarity with current practices in Art History or Visual Culture. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation
students is highly desirable.

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