Full Job Description
SCAD seeks a full-time Professor of Art History: Pre-Columbian to join the largest full-time faculty devoted to art history in the U.S.
In this position, you will instruct SCAD students on how to navigate historical and contemporary expressive practices through critical encounters with art, artifacts and other forms of cultural production. In art history coursework, students gain a curiosity for creative inquiry, invention, critical thinking and visual analysis. You have an opportunity to join the SCAD team of more than 40 art history professors to provide students with the expertise needed to investigate and explain the complex relationships between context and cultural production.
The ideal candidate has the ability to motivate students to think creatively and critically in an active and engaging learning environment. Scholarly interest in visual culture, new media, photography and film as they relate to Pre-Columbian art history is preferred. A background in museum studies or curatorial experience is essential, as it will enable you to take full advantage of the premier exhibitions and collections at the world-class SCAD Museum of Art. You should also have leadership experience and demonstrated classroom success. Experience teaching upper-level undergraduate courses is preferred.
You and your students will have access to the nation’s largest physical library holdings among art, design and music schools, including rare, valuable and significant works, as well as exclusive entrée to objects of study at the SCAD Museum of Art, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film and the Lacoste History Museum. Enriching lecture series, symposia and events invite visiting scholars and artists from around the globe to engage in creative discourse. Recent guests have included Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alfredo Jaar, Carrie Mae Weems, Philippe de Montebello, Jerry Saltz and Louis Menand, to name a few. This global network of libraries, museums, galleries, signature events and more provides unparalleled opportunities for students to explore the emergence of innovative forms of expression and engage in scholarly research.
Named among the best small cities in the U.S by Condé Nast Traveler, Savannah offers an inviting climate and a culturally rich downtown, providing a real-world workshop for the study of art and design. The university blends seamlessly into the Savannah landscape and provides students with a dynamically layered learning environment in which to thrive.
Ph.D. in art history or a related field
Specialty in Pre-Columbian art history