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SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor - Art History in Oneonta, New York

Assistant Professor - Art History



Locations:Oneonta, NY

Posted:Jan 11, 2022


Position ID:141410


About SUNY Oneonta:

The Department of Art at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Art History. The appointment begins Fall 2022 and is part of a cohort of eight new faculty who have a strong interest in one or more aspects of Sustainability, as defined in the UN initiative around the Sustainable Development Goals; go to for more information. Expectations include teaching, student advisement, College and departmental service, and continuing professional development. We anticipate that the new assistant professor will have the opportunity to participate in cross-disciplinary teaching initiatives.

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The College's rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it's the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

In its broad range of courses, programs, and facilities, the SUNY Oneonta Art Department provides undergraduates with a solid foundation in the methods and theories in the creation and study of the visual arts. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit

Job Description:

Duties include but not limited to:teaching foundation courses in Art History and upper-level courses in Contemporary Art and Critical Theory (seven courses per academic year); engaging with student academic advisement, and with college and departmental service; supporting general education needs and helping students fulfill major requirements in Art, Digital & Studio Art, and strengthening upper-level electives in Art History by developing new courses if necessary; fostering growth in the Art History concentration, mentoring students through their studies, and providing guidance for post-graduation success in the field; engaging in continuous scholarship in Art History and Criticism (publications, conference presentations, etc.).


Required Qualifications:PhD in Art History (ABD considered, completion required by date of appointment); demonstrable ability to teach topics in both traditional and contemporary art; a strong interest in sustainability-related themes in Art History; a developing record of publications or other scholarly activity.

Preferred:ability to include new developments in the fields of sustainability and the Anthropocene as addressed by art history, critical theory and art practice; ability to adjust and adapt to new developments in the field; previous teaching experience at the college level; demonstrable commitment to continued professional development; record of experiential student activities beyond the classroom; and experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or service with diverse and/or multicultural populations.

Also Considered:experience in developing new courses; ability to include non-western artistic topics throughout the curriculum; experience with NASAD accreditation requirements and processes; strong record of service to campus and community.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and copies of graduate transcripts (official required at time of appointment). Contact information for three professional references is required.

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