Assistant Professor of Art History

Position posted on: 12-12-2018

Position Summary:

Lycoming College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art History beginning August 2019. The well-established Fine Arts Program combines a rigorous curriculum based in both artistic practice and art history courses in a liberal arts environment. The teaching load is three courses per semester.

The successful candidate will be the primary art history faculty member within an art department offering degrees in art history and various studio art disciplines. 

Art history courses are an important component of all major and minor programs within the Department of Art, as well as the Archeology major. The art history curriculum also contributes to the College’s writing intensive requirements.  The art department also offers a curatorial methods course utilizing the art department’s downtown and campus galleries.

The successful candidate will teach a 3/3 course load, including the two art history survey courses.  Additionally, the candidate will teach multiple focused-topic art history classes and an annual section of the senior art history capstone course. There is opportunity to teach within one's specialization and create new courses, however candidates that can add non-Western course offerings and a Contemporary Art focus to the program will be favored.

The successful candidate will also be expected to help organize and participate in the art department’s non-credit colloquium.  This includes trips to metropolitan areas and an extensive visiting artist program

Required Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in art history required; ABDs who are nearing completion will be considered and are encouraged to apply.  A sustained and extensive research profile is expected. Other responsibilities include college and departmental service, including advising, recruiting, and program development.

Preferred Qualifications:  Teaching experience at the college level is preferred.


To Apply:

Submit a letter of application; CV; at least one research sample; a statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi (one survey and at least one additional course); and a list of three references with contact information.  Please reference "Assistant Professor of Art History" in the subject line of the email. 


Any inquiries should be sent to the department chair and Art History search committee chair, Seth Goodman,  Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2019.  Applications received by February 15, 2019 will be given priority. Post-offer, pre-employment drug screen conducted.


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