Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Art History


Assistant Professor of Art History-Contemporary Art
Institution: University of Denver
Location: Denver, CO
Application Due: 12/15/2011
Type: Full Time

The School of Art & Art History at the University of Denver has offered instruction since 1880 and is accredited by NASAD.

We invite applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position beginning in September 2012.

We are seeking a productive scholar and effective teacher specializing in Contemporary Art, with a focus on cultural diversity and global perspectives, particularly those relating to Asia, Africa or Latin America. The ability to teach courses in the traditional arts of the candidate’s regional specialty is also desirable.

Our Art History program offers both BA and MA degrees, offering a concentration in Museum Studies at the graduate level, and a BFA in Pre-Art Conservation. Our partnership with the Denver Art Museum creates unique opportunities for practical art experiences and for classes taught by curators and conservators at DU. In addition to the Art History program at the School of Art & Art History, we also offer BA and BFA degrees in our Studio Art program and BA, BFA, and MFA students in Electronic Media Arts & Design program.

At the SAAH we emphasize object-based learning, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural approaches, and the importance of developing student writing skills. Teaching load will consist of five classes/year spread over 3 ten-week quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring). Classes will range from introductory level courses in the university-wide Common Curriculum to upper-division art history lecture classes and a graduate seminar. Student advising and service within the department is also expected. DU’s Art History program is officially linked to the Denver Art Museum, and use of their collections in all classes will be encouraged.

Requirements: Ph.D. and previous teaching experience required beyond the TA level.

Applications will be received electronically through the University’s Department of Human Resources ( by December 15, 2011. Please upload letter of application describing teaching and scholarly interests, CV, transcript, and samples of both publications and syllabi. 3 letters of recommendation are required should be mailed directly to ARTH Search Committee, School of Art and Art History, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208. We will be interviewing at College Art Association (CAA), but attendance at CAA is not required.

Postal Address:
M.E. Warlick
School of Art & Art History
University of Denver
Shwayder Art Building
2121 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
Fax: 303-871-4112
Online App. Form:
Email Address:

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