Assistant or Associate Professor of Art History

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Blacksburg, VA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Dec 15, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
The School of Visual Arts (SOVA) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track, faculty position as an Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Art History program with expertise in the fields of visual and material culture encompassing the 19th century through modern and contemporary. The position is effective August 2019.

The successful candidate will teach courses ranging from the introductory survey to upper level. The candidate will maintain an active research program in their area of specialization. The successful candidate will also contribute to the Material Culture and Public Humanities MA, a program shared between the Art History program and the Department of Religion and Culture, through teaching and advising of graduate students, curricular development, and will eventually play an active role in administrative leadership. Virginia Tech values faculty with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the Art History program works cooperatively to offer a range of courses drawing upon art of many cultures and including an emphasis on diversity.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

• Teach a 2/2 load of undergraduate Art History courses from introductory to advanced levels and/or graduate courses in the Material Culture and Public Humanities Program, in the visual and material culture of the 19th century, modern and contemporary as well as methods and theories of visual and material culture
• Maintain a strong, high-quality national/international research agenda in area of specialization
• Contribute to Art History's growth and success through active participation in collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and diverse teaching, research and outreach initiatives
• Contribute curriculum development in area(s) of teaching experience and expertise Advise and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students
• Contribute to school, college, and university-level service and outreach at a level appropriate for a tenure-track faculty.

Virginia Tech offers many opportunities for research and teaching collaboration. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of research groups and faculty within the school, college, and university. Candidates should forecast especially how they would contribute to the Material Culture and Public Humanities Program.

SOVA is comprised of 24 full-time faculty members with approximately 250 undergraduate students, 25 master's students, and one doctoral student. The programs encompass Art History, Studio, Creative Technologies, and Visual Communications Design. There is also an Art History minor as well as a SOVA minor, The Visual Arts and Society, designed to fulfill university general education requirements for non-SOVA students. SOVA is a collaborative environment that encourages interaction and cooperation among faculty in SOVA as well as faculty across campus.

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT - serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community (, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.