Open Faculty Position

Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Instruction in Art History. We seek a candidate who is committed to innovative undergraduate pedagogy and decolonial approaches. 

Assistant Professor of Instruction 
Department of Art History 
Position Begins Academic year 2022-2023 
Full-time non-tenure track; One-year appointment with possibility of renewal 

The Candidate: will provide leadership in rethinking the Art History General Education course offerings to reflect dynamic changes in the discipline, notably the rise of anti-racist and decolonial thinking; be engaged with the entire curricular needs of the department, with a focus on the undergraduate program; have a solid understanding of what it means to be a part of an inclusive educational environment, teaching in an urban location and the needs of Temple and Tyler students. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work addresses gaps in our curricular offerings: from geographical areas (Asian Art, Central and Eastern Europe Art) of any historical period; emerging subfields (Indigenous Studies), or new methodological approaches to the discipline (Disability Studies). Candidates will have a commitment to contribute to increasing the diversity of the Tyler community and the department’s curriculum. 

Responsibilities: Teach 3-3 load, with 2 of these classes as large GenEd lecture classes. Supervision of TAs for multiple discussion sections to train graduate students in pedagogical methods. Expansion of departmental curriculum into underserved areas of the department, including one graduate course per year. Participate in graduate supervision of MA Qualifying Papers and PhD doctoral exams and dissertations. Participate in undergraduate research projects (e.g. the Diamond Research Scholars program, the CARAS Program). 

Tyler School of Art and Architecture/Temple University offers students the combination of a world-renowned faculty and the resources of a doctoral-extensive university in Philadelphia, PA since 1935. Temple University is a comprehensive public research university with more than 40,000 students, and is the 32nd largest public, four-year institution in the United States. The Department of Art History serves the entire spectrum of Temple students, while working most intensively with programs housed within Tyler School. The Art History faculty seek to educate and inspire students to be active participants in society with the highest aspirations for scholarly discovery and innovation on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Qualifications: Terminal degree in Art History (PhD) at time of hire and minimum of 3 years of successful teaching experience. Demonstrated ability to teach General Education, upper level, and graduate classes. Supervision of TAs. Innovative pedagogical practices, including online teaching. Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and equity within syllabi with respect to issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity and disabilities. 

Application review will commence April 24 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University is an AA/EOE institution committed to increasing and sustaining its diverse academic community. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of all groups underrepresented in higher education. 

Application: Send electronically; to apply, visit temple.slideroom.com to set up an account and upload your application materials. If you need assistance during the upload, email support@slideroom.com. Initial application components: letter of application; CV; contact information (phone and email) of three references; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in higher education, and sample syllabi of two upper-level undergraduate classes that illustrate the diversity you would bring to the Department of Art History’s curriculum; . The final candidate must be prepared to submit a signed CV; course evaluations for a range of courses taught; official degree transcripts; and original letters of recommendation on letterhead. Please note that COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus). Please address questions to Dr. Leah Modigliani, lmodigliani@temple.edu.