The History of Art Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY) seeks an historian of Latin American and/or Caribbean art and visual culture who will develop and teach innovative historical surveys covering ancient to contemporary art from the region. Strong preference for candidates with museum or curatorial experience who can contribute to the department’s major, Art History and Museum Professions.
The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute new course offerings to the Liberal Arts minors in the History of Art, Latin American Studies, Caribbean Studies, and/or African American and Africana Studies, and to contribute to the department, School, and College beyond the classroom by participating in committees and college-wide events, engaging in scholarly activity through conference presentations and/or publications.
The new faculty member will benefit from mentoring by working with the department chair and with other department faculty, as well as with the Center for Excellence in Teaching, which anchors a faculty development program for training with online learning systems and for other pedagogical guidance.
Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:
- Demonstrate awareness of global issues as they pertain to the discipline of art history and to the specific field.
- Demonstrate appreciation for cultural diversity and difference.
- Demonstrate awareness of and respect for all racial, ethnic, religious, social, and gender groups, incorporating this respect into the pedagogical experience.
- Enrich student learning and professional activities by taking advantage of New York City’s resources in the art world.
- Design and deliver course content that balances tradition, currency, and innovation in the field.
- Design learning experiences that develop critical thinking and oral and written communication skills.
- Employ pedagogical variety to accommodate students with different learning styles and educational backgrounds.
- Adapt course content to adjust to developments in the field.
- Utilize a variety of instructional delivery methods, including emerging pedagogical techniques.
Emphasize the value of interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
Inspire students’ intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills, and love of learning.
- Engage actively in the art historical discipline through conference attendance/participation, publication, and other professional activities.
- Demonstrate currency in the field.
- Model professional behavior that prepares students for entry into related field.
- Work effectively in the greater college community as a valued representative of the department.
- Utilize emerging pedagogical technologies in and outside of the classroom.
- Demonstrate a fluency with digital-image technologies and teaching methods.
- Utilize appropriate technology to communicate with students and to engage them with the material outside of the classroom.
- Utilize technology to enhance professional productivity
- Successful candidates will have a PhD in the field by the date of appointment (August 2022) and a minimum of three (3) years teaching experience in a college or university, demonstrating familiarity with best teaching practices, pedagogical innovation, inclusive strategies, and teaching that incorporates new technologies. Candidates should also have experience with department/college-wide service and demonstrate professional accomplishments in the discipline.
- Strong preference for candidates with museum or curatorial experience.
This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2022. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled, but first consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 15, 2021. Salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience.