Tenure Track Faculty - Art History/Art of the Americas

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure Track Faculty - Art History/Art of the Americas
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Art
Hiring Department Summary

The Department of Art at Sacramento State offers a BA in Art with concentrations in Studio Art, Art History, and Art Education, as well as an MA in Studio Art. Art History offers a wide range of popular General Education survey courses, a developing area in curatorial studies, and a concentration that allows students to focus on one of four areas: Art of the Americas, Asian Art, Western Art Before 1750, and Modern and Contemporary Art. The Art History degree provides students with an interdisciplinary liberal arts education that also develops their visual talents and inspires appreciation for human creativity across time and place. Historically, our students have gone on to find success in art history graduate programs and in careers in the field. The Art Department at Sacramento State has been home to many prominent Northern California artists, including Native California Renaissance artists and members of the Royal Chicano Air Force. Art educators in the Art Department have long engaged with community outreach through innovative programs such as Barrio Arts.

The Department of Art at Sacramento State is one of ten departments in the College of Arts and Letters and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Essential Duties

• Teach the equivalent of four undergraduate art history classes each semester
• Maintain an active research agenda in area of scholarly specialization.
• Share responsibility of teaching the senior seminar in art history
• Assist with curriculum development including development of a topics seminar in area of specialization
• Serve on Department, College, and University committees.
• Engage in community service relevant to areas of teaching and research
• Assist with academic advising and mentoring of students
• Assist recruitment of majors/minors from a diverse student population.
• Assist with oversight of campus activities involving art history (student club, annual art history symposium, etc.)
• Work collaboratively with faculty colleagues

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in art history or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered. Degree requirements must be completed by August 2018.
• Scholarly specialization in one of the following areas: Latin American art, Latino art, Chicano art, California art, Native American art, art of the African diaspora in the Americas, art of the United States
• Demonstrated ability to teach upper-division courses in several of the above areas
• Evidence of the potential of scholarly engagement
• Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching
• One year of successful college-level teaching experience in art history.
• Demonstrated ability to design curriculum in the “Art of the Americas” area at both the lower-division and upper-division level
• Demonstrated ability to engage, foster, and mentor a diverse student population
• Demonstrated commitment to community outreach

Preferred Qualifications

• Specialization in US Latino or Chicano art history
• Experience in teaching a lower-division art history survey as instructor of record
• Record of scholarship in area of specialization
• Demonstrated ability to assist with the recruitment of students within department majors and minors
• Demonstrated ability to assist with Department’s art collection

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0033P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 11/17/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants


1. Cover letter describing the candidate’s teaching and research experience as well as addressing qualifications and skills that are specific to this position
2. Teaching philosophy statement that addresses the applicant’s methods for serving a diverse student population (1-2 pages)
3. Include on the last page of current Curriculum Vitae/Resume the names and contact information of at least three recent references who can speak to the professional qualifications of the applicant
4. Writing sample (e.g., dissertation chapter, manuscript of a scholarly article accepted for publication, or equivalent material)
5. One syllabus from a college-level art history course for which the applicant served as the instructor of record – upload this under “Portfolio”.

QUESTIONS about the faculty position may be directed to the Chair of the Art History Search Committee, Elaine O’Brien (eobrien@csus.edu).

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html.

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Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad
  3. * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. Writing Sample
  6. Portfolio
Optional Documents