Assistant Professor in Studio Art/Art History

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Wise, VA

Req: R0030183

A division of the University of Virginia and a member of the Council for Public Liberal Arts Colleges, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is an inspiring place to teach, learn and call home. With a student faculty ratio of 13:1 and 2,000 students, UVA Wise is committed to excellence in teaching, personalized attention, and individual growth. On our beautiful campus nestled in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, faculty are encouraged to engage in scholarship and service that complements their teaching and mentoring, and our environment is ideal for the task. In addition to Appalachian arts and culture, on-campus wetlands and impressive geography, and a region full of opportunities for study and outdoor adventure, there are many opportunities to build partnerships with organizations, agencies, and businesses in the area and beyond.

Our student population is largely first-generation, often rural students, for whom we offer access and affordability along with challenging academic work in the liberal arts tradition. The result is well-rounded graduates who earn fulfilling positions at leading organizations and pursue graduate study at prestigious institutions, as evidenced recently when U.S. News & World Report ranked UVA Wise as sixth in the nation for promoting social mobility.

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Studio Art/Art History. The position is a full-time, 9-month appointment at the assistant professor level, with the potential for summer teaching and support of creative work. The teaching load for this position is four courses per semester. Primary teaching responsibilities include teaching 2D Design, Drawing, Painting and Art History to art majors and non-majors as well as student advising, departmental and institutional service, and continuing scholarly or creative activity.

Minimum qualifications include a terminal degree in either Studio Art or Art History, and qualifications to teach in both areas. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of excellent teaching and mentoring at the baccalaureate level; strong communication skills; working with first generation college students; and commitment to a generalist, liberal arts based major program that includes an emphasis on broad education, capable writing, and high impact practices.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Ph.D. or terminal degree. ABD may be accepted.
Experience: None
Licensure: None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Please visit this page prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

How to apply

Interested applicants for any of this position should apply online at https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva/job-openings and complete a candidate profile that includes: 1) application, 2) cover letter, 3) current CV, 4) letter describing your teaching philosophy, 5) contact information for three references and 6) unofficial transcripts. Review of applications will remain open until filled. Start date will be August 2022. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

UVA Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR. A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.

In accordance with Executive Directive #18 issued by Governor Ralph Northam on August 5, 2021, employees who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control are require to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing as a condition of employment.

COVID Vaccination Requirement: The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination. If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates. NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

Employee fulfills duties as a “responsible employee” under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. A Responsible employee includes any employee: who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

For more information contact our web page at http://www.uvawise.edu. The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, military status, and family medical or genetic information.

Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819. He wished the publicly-supported school to have a national character and stature. Jefferson envisioned a new kind of university, one dedicated to educating leaders in practical affairs and public service rather than for professions in the classroom and pulpit exclusively. It was the first nonsectarian university in the United States and the first to use the elective course system.