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SUNY Oneonta Lecturer - Art History in Oneonta, New York

Lecturer - Art History



Department:Department of Art

Locations:Oneonta, NY

Posted:Sep 20, 2023


Position ID:167701


Job Description:

At SUNY Oneonta, we nurture a community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. If you are interested in joining our vibrant community in the role of Lecturer of Art History, startingFall 2024we would be delighted for you to apply!

The visual arts represent one of the basic means of human communication. The Art Department provides undergraduates with a solid foundation in the methods and theories in the creation and study of the visual arts, while preparing them for careers as creative professionals. To learn more about the University or the Department, please visit

AsLecturer of Art History, you will:

  • Teach foundation courses in Art History, particularly Art History Survey I, Survey of the Visual Arts II, and courses in the candidate's areas of expertise (seven courses per academic year).

  • Engage with student academic advisement, and with college and departmental service, supporting general education needs.

  • Guide students to fulfill major requirements in Art/Digital Art programs, and strengthen electives in Art History and mentor students through their studies

  • Foster growth in the Art History concentration

  • Assist with an annual Art History conference, plan trips to museums and galleries, and provide guidance for post-graduation success in the field.

Base Salary: $50,000

Benefits:SUNY provides comprehensive employee benefit programs designed to help keep our faculty and staff and their families healthy, safe, happy, and productive. Our programs also include a variety of components to help our employees improve the quality and balance of their work and family lives, and to help them prepare for their futures. View benefits information here:


Required Qualifications:

  • MA in Art History or closely related field

  • Two (2) years of previous teaching experience at the college level.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and students in the context of a public regional university with a vibrant BFA degree program.

Also Considered:

  • Ph.D. or ABD candidates.

  • Ability to develop courses in non-western topics, especially the Global South, and include non-western artistic topics throughout the curriculum.

  • Commitment to teaching as well as continued professional development.

  • Experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

  • Ability to adjust and adapt to new developments in the field.

  • Experience and interest in academic assessment and accreditation processes.

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 70-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 university 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 20 Most 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 university's rating is 4.4, with one recent review noting that the people are what make SUNY Oneonta so special.

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Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts (official required at time of appointment). Contact information for three professional references is required; instructions for submitting letters of reference will be sent directly to the referees.