The School of Art & Design in the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University invites applications for the position of Teaching Assistant Professor of Art History, with a specialization in pre-1300. The position is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track appointment commencing August 14, 2020. Opportunities for promotion are available. Appointment is 80% teaching, 10% research, 10% service.
Teach a 4/4 load of courses including: Art History Survey 1 course (pre-1300) for Art and Art History majors; period topic courses for undergraduate and graduate students; and art history seminars in areas of expertise/interest.
Mentor undergraduate and graduate students and assist with attracting and retaining students.
Date of Appointment: August 14, 2020
Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 31, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Global Positioning Studies -GPS is an initiative of the School of Art and Design that positions students at the crossroads between a local sense of place and a global understanding of that place in the world. Through direct experience, GPS courses encourage students to engage the world as a fertile ground for art making and critical research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the initiative or develop new courses, depending on their interests. For further information, visit http://artanddesign.wvu.edu/gps .
BA in Technical History -In addition to offering the only accredited BA and MA Art History degrees in the state, the School of Art & Design now offers the only degree in the country in Technical Art History. The technical art history major emphasizes the scientific study of structures of art and objects, within art historical contexts, and values hands-on experience in preventative art conservation, conservation of artifacts, and reconstruction techniques. Students will conduct research on the physical nature of art and its making through interdisciplinary studies in art history, art, science, anthropology, and more depending on their areas of interest. Through our affiliation with San Gemini Preservation Studies, this program offers the ideal hands-on study abroad program for a technical art history major. Students can take a series of professional place-based field courses in conservation, preservation, and restoration of cultural heritage in San Gemini, Umbria, Italy.
More information about the College of Creative Arts and the School of Art & Design at West Virginia University can be found at: http://ccarts.wvu.edu
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