Join SCAD Atlanta as a full-time Professor of Art History and work with a team of more than 40 art history professors to provide students with the expertise needed to investigate and explain the complex relationships between context and cultural production. Working with this community of diverse and highly credentialed art history faculty, you will have the ability to motivate students to think creatively and critically in an active and engaging learning environment.
SCAD students navigate historical and contemporary expressive practices through critical encounters with art, artifacts and other forms of cultural production. In art history coursework, students gain a curiosity for creative inquiry, invention, critical thinking and visual analysis. These skills propel them into major-specific disciplines where they go on to write Emmy Award-winning sitcoms, design products and services recognized by Red Dot Awards and create written work honored by the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.
You and your students will have access to the nation’s largest physical library holdings among art, design and music schools, including rare, valuable and significant works, as well as exclusive entree to objects of study at the SCAD Museum of Art, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film and the Lacoste History Museum. Enriching lecture series, symposia and events invite visiting scholars and artists from across the globe to engage in creative discourse. Guests have included Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alfredo Jaar, Carrie Mae Weems, Philippe de Montebello, Jerry Saltz and Louis Menand. This global network of libraries, museums, galleries, signature events and more provides unparalleled opportunities for students to explore the emergence of innovative forms of expression and engage in scholarly research.
The ideal candidate specializes in American art and is experienced in study devoted to visual culture, art criticism, new media, photography and film.
One of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., Atlanta provides professionals an ideal environment to live, work and play. Located in the heart of Midtown, SCAD Atlanta is home to a dynamic cultural landscape that includes theaters, museums, fine art galleries, bustling shops and countless green spaces, including Piedmont Park and Atlanta’s famed BeltLine. The capital of the New South, Atlanta provides both Southern charm and the ebb and flow of an alpha city.
- Ph.D. in art history or a related field
- University-level teaching experience
- Availability for occasional summer teaching
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.
How to apply
Note: Only complete packages will be considered. An unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded, cover letter, resume or CV, and portfolio are required. For the portfolio, you have the option to upload electronic documents/images, or a URL.