Professor of Art History: Pre-Colombian or Oceanic Art

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Campus Location: Savannah
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Professor of Art History: Pre-Colombian or Oceanic Art
Specialty: Art History
Work Year: Academic Year
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SCAD seeks a full-time professor of the history of Pre-Columbian or Oceanic art to join the largest group of full-time faculty devoted to art history in the U.S.

In this role, you will develop and teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in your area of expertise, while also contributing to the university’s undergraduate and graduate core curriculum.

The SCAD art history department includes over 30 professors specializing in topics ranging from art of the ancient world to contemporary art. SCAD professors continually share research with colleagues in the discipline and are award-winning practicing artists and designers. The department is an institutional member of the American Academy in Rome, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Computers and the History of Art, Rhizome, the American Alliance of Museums, as well as a member of the managing committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

This position requires the ability to motivate a broad range of future art professionals to think creatively and critically. You will work with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds, and should demonstrate enthusiasm for working with a variety of learning styles at a leading arts university.

Scholarly interests in visual culture, new media, photography and film as they relate to Pre-Columbian or Oceanic art history are a plus. A background in museum studies or curatorial experience is essential, as it will enable you to take full advantage of the premier exhibitions and collections at the world-class SCAD Museum of Art. You should also have leadership experience and demonstrated classroom success.

This is your chance to work with talented students within the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, a walkable, bikeable coastal city that provides a living laboratory for the study of art and design.

⎯ Ph.D. in art history or a related field
⎯ College-level teaching experience
⎯ Specialty in Pre-Columbian or Oceanic art history
⎯ Experience teaching upper-level undergraduate courses in area of expertise preferred
⎯ Experience with study devoted to visual culture, new media, photography and film preferred
⎯ Leadership and experience in museum studies or curatorship preferred
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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