Human Resources

Assistant Professor - Art History (Tenure Track)


Art & Art History


The Ursinus College Department of Art & Art History invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in non-western Art History, specialization open, beginning in Fall 2019.


Responsibilities include teaching all levels of art history, from non-western or global surveys to intermediate-to-advanced courses in areas of specialization that will contribute meaningfully and substantively to department- and College-wide curricular commitments to diversity and inclusion. Additionally, the person in this position will teach courses that fulfill requirements of the Museum Studies Minor, supervise independent work and honors projects, and teach in the interdisciplinary Common Intellectual Experience (CIE) first-year seminar. Teaching load is 3-2 (five courses per academic year). Further responsibilities include pursuit of an active scholarly agenda, participation in activities of the Art and Art History Department, Museum Studies Minor, and the Berman Museum, and service to the Department and the College.

Requirements and Qualifications

Minimum requirements include a completed Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in both teaching and scholarship.  In addition to contributing to the enhancement of developing art history and museum studies programs within a department of studio art and art history, the successful candidate will be well versed in traditional and contemporary issues in disciplinary pedagogy, theory, and criticism, and actively pursuing a research and publication program. The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting.

Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2019


Applications must be submitted by December 31, 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that summarizes their qualifications and scholarly interests, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of scholarly work, a statement of experience and/or commitment to supporting a diverse student body, and copies of transcripts. Ursinus College uses Interfolio to collect all application material:

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students. Additional information about Ursinus College may be accessed on our web site:

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