The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Art seeks applications for a temporary Adjunct Instructor, Art History position for the fall 2021 semester. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and student success, and be committed to maintaining an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester, including Survey Western Art 1400-Present, and Race and Representation in Art. Pending future appointment, additional Survey and upper-level art history courses possible as well as opportunities exist to develop courses in areas of specialization and/or thematic courses. Ideal areas of candidate’s specialization include, but are not limited to Asian, African, African American, Latin American, Native American, Islamic, Non-Western, and Ancient. Candidates who are passionate about diversifying the field of Art History are strongly encouraged to apply. Remote teaching may be an option.
M.A. or Ph.D. in Art History required.
Required qualifications include teaching at college level as instructor of record; experience teaching Art Historical Surveys; demonstrated strong skills in classroom presentation; art historical and theoretical expertise with a global perspective (non-Western, issues of race, gender, etc.); and ability to incorporate multiple perspectives and issues into curriculum and classroom conversations.
Preference will be given to candidates who are actively involved in ongoing research; willingness to teach a wide range of courses of all levels and modalities; research, teaching, service or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to UNI's commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students; experience working with studio art faculty; demonstrated participation in programs designed to promote inclusion; and interest/experience in museum/gallery teaching.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
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The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs.
One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards and possesses a distinctive mission of being the comprehensive state university for Iowa. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UNI in the top two among Midwest public universities.
The university’s attractive size, nearly 10,500 students, allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus.
Experiential learning opportunities such as undergraduate research, internships, student teaching, international study programs, community service and cooperative education c...reate a classroom connection with real-world experience. A rigorous liberal arts curriculum equips students with a broad understanding and knowledge of how to apply and acquire new information throughout life.
Activities on campus are plentiful for both students and the community. The university offers a full calendar of fine and performing arts events offered by music and theatre students, many of which take place in the acoustically outstanding Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). The GBPAC also hosts numerous national touring acts as part of its artist series. Panther athletics sponsors 17 varsity intercollegiate sports. Fans can see all UNI teams in action in the McLeod Center, UNI-Dome, West Gym and other campus complexes.
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UNI is located in picturesque Cedar Falls, Iowa, a riverfront town with many recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Downtown Cedar Falls was named one of the “30 Most Charming College Town Main Streets of 2019” by Best Value Schools. The metro community of Cedar Falls/Waterloo has a combined population of 170,000 and offers a pleasant residential setting with a strong and growing industrial base. Cedar Falls is a friendly, affordable community located about 300 miles from Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago. For more information about our community, visit the Cedar Falls/Waterloo Community webpage.
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