Full-Time Faculty Position in History of Art, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Employer
Fashion Institute of Technology
Location
Chelsea and Clinton, NY
Closing date
Aug 17, 2022

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Job Description:

The History of Art Department seeks an historian of African Art and visual culture who will teach innovative historical surveys of ancient to contemporary African art, as well as develop more specialized courses.

The successful candidate will contribute to the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences minors, which include African American and Africana Studies and Middle East and North African Studies, and contribute to the department, School, and College and beyond the classroom through committee and college-wide service, engaging in scholarly activities through conference presentations and publications, and demonstrate professional accomplishments in the discipline. The successful candidate will demonstrate familiarity with best-teaching practices including pedagogical innovation, inclusive strategies, and teaching pedagogy that incorporates new technologies.

Requirements:

Specific Competencies:
Successful candidates will excel in the following competencies:

Globalism
  • Demonstrate awareness of global issues as they relate to and revolve around 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.

Instructional Design
  • 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 emerging and current developments in the field.

Learning Enrichment
  • 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.
  • Enrich student learning and professional activities by taking advantage of New York City's resources in the art world.

Professionalism
  • Engage actively in the art-historical discipline through conferences, publications, and other professional activities.
  • Demonstrate and maintain currency in the field.
  • Model professional behavior that prepares students for entry into related fields.
  • Work effectively in the greater college community as a representative of the department.

Technology
  • Utilize emerging pedagogical technologies inside and outside 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 the classroom.
  • Utilize technology to enhance professional productivity.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Successful candidates will have an earned PhD in a relevant field, which may include History of Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, African Studies, or Religion, by date of appointment (August 2023) with a minimum of one year of relevant college-level teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Specialization in one of the following areas highly desirable: 1) African fashion and textile history; 2) African architecture and design history; 3) art of the African diaspora; or 4) museum experience in curating or working with African art.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

This position will be required to continuously read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, frequently analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be any combination of the classroom, lab, and/or office space. Certain roles may be required to handle machinery and chemicals. The physical requirement for this position will require occasional sitting, constant standing, occasional bending, frequent walking, and occasionally lifting 10 lbs. or less.

Additional Information:

This faculty position will begin in Fall 2023. Review of applications will commence October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience. Please note a background check is required for appointment to this position.

Link to FIT Benefits for Full-Time Faculty

Salary Schedule (page 72)

Application Instructions:

For consideration, please provide:
  • Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for the position
  • Professional resum/Curriculum Vitae
  • A minimum of three professional references, including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact information.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually. Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at: www.fitnyc.edu .

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The College reserves the right to select one or more candidates after having been duly reviewed and presented to the President in conformance with the provisions of Article 15 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the History of Art Department, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The College continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides the foundation for an FIT degree, committed to providing a broad-based general education for FIT students, integrating traditional academic study with career preparation. Home to seven academic departments, 17 minors, and two interdisciplinary majors, our faculty prepare students to become reflective, critical, and engaged citizens of the world. Committed to scholarship, academic service and student-centered instruction, faculty members foster an understanding of diverse cultures and international perspectives as well as an appreciation for the richness and changing composition of American culture.

The History of Art Department at FIT offers more than 80 courses on the arts and visual culture of Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Americas, and Europe. Students explore art from the prehistoric to the contemporary era, grounded in historical study, and may also study the history of architecture, fashion, industrial design, photography, textiles, and other fields of visual production. The department houses the undergraduate major Art History and Museum Professions as well as the Liberal Arts and Sciences minor in History of Art.

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