Lecturer in Art History

Cedar City, Utah, United States

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Job description

Southern Utah University, a nationally ranked liberal-arts college located near the northern entrance to Zion National Park, invites applications for a Lecturer in Art History, with broad training in the general history of western art. A secondary specialization in visual culture from outside of Europe and the U.S. would be particularly welcome. The position is to begin in the fall of 2018, contingent upon funding.

It is SUU’s policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.

General Duties & Responsibilities

Working within a studio-based departmental program in art and design, in each semester of the first year the lecturer will teach four courses, including the general education-level introduction to visual art and a two-semester introductory art-history survey sequence. After the first year the position will entail teaching five courses each semester.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an M.A. in the field of art or visual-cultural history in hand at the time of the appointment. Applicants who hold a Ph.D. or who are advanced ABD candidates with a completion date in the near future will be particularly welcome. Experience as the instructor of record in college-level courses is recommended. SUU seeks scholars who practice teaching excellence in an undergraduate setting.

Candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.suu.edu. Applications must include: 1) a cover letter describing teaching experience, research interests, and teaching philosophy, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) an unofficial graduate transcript, 4) a list of any courses taught, and 5) three letters of reference. All application materials must be submitted electronically through SUU’s employment website. Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Southern Utah University is a nationally prominent, public liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community engagement, experiential learning, and close scholastic relationships among students and professors.

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Hours worked/day: 8

Months/year: 9

Tenure/Non-Tenure Track: Non-Tenure Track

Salary or Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, excellent benefits.

Posting Number: F1600144

Close Date: 06/17/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant

If you have questions or problems with the application process, please contact Human Resources at jobs@suu.edu or 435-586-7754.

How to apply

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From its founding in 1897, Southern Utah University has evolved from a teacher training institution to now become Utah’s designated liberal arts and sciences university. SUU has always placed students first by fostering small, personalized classes led by supportive professors who are some of the nation's top scholars in their fields of study. True to the University's academic core vision of becoming a nationally recognized institution of learning, SUU faculty, staff and administrators enable students to honor thought in all its finest forms, achieve excellence in their chosen field, and create positive change in the world. People throughout the state look to the University for major academic specialties, economic and business development opportunities and training, distinguished cultural programs, athletic activities, and regional archives. Some of the nation's most acclaimed national parks and outdoor recreation opportunities surround Cedar City and provide the basis for a distinct educational partnership between the University and the National Park Service. A wider range of metropolitan activities is close at hand however, with Las Vegas, Nevada, just two-and-a-half hours south and Salt Lake City, Utah, just three hours north.