Summary of Duties: The Department of Fine Arts at Washington State University in Pullman invites applications for an Assistant Professor, Non-Western Art History starting August 2020 with research focus in one or more of the following broadly interpreted areas: African Art History, Latin American Art History, Native American Art History, Asian Art History, Middle Eastern Art History or other Non-Western, Non-European focus of Art History. This is a permanent, tenure-track, nine month appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and benefits are competitive. As an Assistant Professor, the successful applicant is expected to develop a program of scholarship and teaching emphasizing Non-Western Art History, to contribute to the department's undergraduate and graduate degrees and minors, and to serve as an active member of the Fine Arts core faculty. Duties will include teaching and developing face-to-face, online and distance-based courses in an area of expertise. The regular teaching load is two courses per semester, and will include participation in: World Art survey courses; courses in the candidate's field of specialization; as well as teaching in our MFA program through one-on-one tutorials and rotation in the MFA Art History seminar. The successful candidate will perform department, university, and community services appropriate for faculty rank.
Required Qualifications: 1. Earned Ph.D. in Art History with an emphasis in a Non-Western area by the time of appointment; 2. Evidence of successful classroom and individual instruction; 3. Evidence of ability to work collaboratively with faculty; 4. Evidence of mentoring students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds; 5. Evidence of a productive research program appropriate to projected rank and responsibilities;
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.