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Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo - Art History

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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 - Kent, OH



Basic Function:

 Opportunity for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Art History, School of Art, Kent State University.

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 Ancient to Medieval survey course, an Asian Art survey course, an Islamic Art survey 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 Asian (Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Southeast Asian) or Islamic (in the Mediterranean, Middle East, or Central/Southeast Asia) Art, Architecture, and Material Cultures, from the medieval period to the 18th century, and 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 Asian or Islamic art specialists with secondary expertise in areas such as Medieval, Asian, Islamic, or Global Art before 1800. 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. Collaboration with the internationally-recognized collections of Asian and/or Islamic art at regional institutions, including the Cleveland Museum of Art ( and the Cincinnati Art Museum (, provides opportunities to link the division 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.

Special Instructions Summary:

Apply through Kent State University Human Resources website:

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

For more information contact Gustav Medicus –

Additional Information:

Must pass a security check.

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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