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Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

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Work Type: Faculty
Location: Kent Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Art - Kent Campus [100281]

Job Title:

 Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus



Basic Function:

 Opportunity for Tenure-track faculty position in the School of Art.

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

The successful candidate will teach both lower and upper division classes, including the Renaissance to Modern survey course, an eighteenth/nineteenth century European and/or American Art History course, and upper division courses in multiple areas of their specialty. The successful candidate will also design and teach topical seminars at the MA level. Other duties include, but are not limited to, advising students, sponsoring graduate theses, participating in program development, and actively engaging in research activities leading to the publication of peer-reviewed articles and/or books in the successful candidate’s area of specialization.


Faculty members are expected to participate in academic service at all levels of the university as well as in the community where appropriate. The successful candidate will be expected to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and administration, and participate in faculty governance at all levels of the university.

Minimum Qualifications:


Ph.D. in art history or related field is required. Prior university-level teaching experience is preferred. The school is searching for an energetic candidate whose teaching and research interests focus on European or American art, architecture, and material culture from the eighteenth or nineteenth centuries; the ability to teach in more than one area is preferred.


The candidate will be versed in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of their field, have competency in the languages the specialization requires, and will develop and offer courses that serve the Division of Art History.


Candidates possessing versatility, energy, and collegiality and who are enthusiastic about participating in ongoing curricular transformation are especially sought. Preference will be given to American or European art specialists with secondary expertise in areas (e.g. research on 18th c. British art, with additional research or teaching in 19th c. American art, or other appropriate combinations). Applicants with interdisciplinary scholarship are encouraged to apply. A substantive record of scholarship is expected of candidates, as is the promise of continued publication and research output. Collaborations with the internationally-recognized collections at regional institutions, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, and the Carnegie Museum, provide opportunities to link the University to a dynamic network of scholars and research.

Salary is competitive with peer institutions and is commensurate with level of practice, scholarship, and current academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of the School of Art by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations in the field and our programs.



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments 

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Application Instructions Summary:

Application review begins immediately. 


Submit letter of application, CV, a writing sample (preferably published work), a statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references.

Additional Information:

The School of Art at Kent State University was established soon after the University was founded around 1940 and maintains a tradition of excellence in visual arts education, creation, scholarship and leadership. Its undergraduate and graduate programs in the visual arts offer a range of directions and opportunities in the fields of art education, art history, and a comprehensive array of studio disciplines including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry/metals/enameling, and textiles. The School of Art Collection and Galleries consist of six exhibition spaces located on the Kent campus, downtown Kent and at the Blossom Music Center and a collection of over 4,000 artworks and objects. The School of Art is located at the Center of the Visual Arts at 325 Terrace Dr. in Kent. The 27,900-square-foot facility — twice the length of a football field —had its grand opening in 2016 and houses all School of Art studios and classrooms under one roof.

Kent State University has an enrollment of approximately 40,000 students and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution.  The School of Art, which is housed in the College of the Arts, has 28 full-time faculty members, approximately 300 undergraduate majors, and 65 graduate students and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA  20190; (703) 437-0700




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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities. 


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