University of Alaska UAF CLA Assistant Professor of Art History in Fairbanks, Alaska

UAF CLA Assistant Professor of Art History

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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)

Grade:UNAC Grade 30

Work type:Faculty Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:College of Liberal Arts


Categories:Arts/Museum, Education/Instructional, Other

Position Summary:Do you enjoy fostering independent, creative, and critical thinking in others? Would you like to prepare students for a career in Art? Then apply here for a faculty position in UAF's Art Department!


10Service – Department service - play an active role in curricular efforts in art history, developing and delivering curriculum for both undergraduate and graduate students. Serve on Graduate and BFA committees and service on CLA''s Curriculum Committee. Service to the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the community are also required.Essential

20Research - establish and maintain an active and independent research programEssential

70Teaching – 3/3 teaching load (three courses each in the fall and spring semesters) that includes courses in Visual Images of the North, as well as existing introductory courses with large enrollment such as the History of World Art. Courses will be taught at the undergraduate and graduate level. They will act as a faculty advisor for art students.Essential

The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Liberal Arts, The Department of Art at the University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applications for an art historian. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor. We especially welcome applicants whose research addresses issues of the north and Alaska.

The successful candidate will bring an active research agenda and evidence of innovative teaching and demonstrate the ability to collaborate with faculty outside of our department, including those from Arctic And Northern Studies, History, and the Museum of the North. Applicants must have a terminal degree in art history (Ph.D or ABD minimum). Applicants must show clear promise of developing distinguished records of independent research and teaching. The anticipated start date is August 2018.

Please submit:

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Transcripts

  • Names of three professional references with phone and email contact information

  • Teaching and research statement

  • Article length essay or excerpt from published work.

An initial Review Date will beJanuary 29, 2018. Applications must be completed and submitted no later thanJanuary 28, 2018at 11:55 PM Alaska time for consideration. The position will be open until filled.

If you encounter any difficulty while applying online for this position, please contact UAF HR at 907-474-7700 for assistance.

The UAF Art Department endeavors to provide an environment of artistic and academic excellence in the visual arts. By design it provides the student the opportunity to explore, research and master skills needed for many art careers and serves a vital community role in enriching the Alaskan humanities through the promotion of all aspects of visual arts, from traditional to contemporary including Alaska Native art and history.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is the nation's northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution, serving over 10,000 students. UAF is accredited by the Northwest Regional Accrediting Association and has a Carnegie classification of RU/H. Fairbanks is Alaska's second largest city with over 90,000 residents in the greater Fairbanks area. The city is located near the confluence of the Tanana and Chena Rivers, approximately 120 miles north of Denali National Park and the Alaska Range and 40 miles south of the White Mountains National Recreation Area.

Students and faculty from all over the world converge at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to study subjects unique to Alaska and the North as well as to sharpen their skills with semicolons, digital photography equipment, shovels, beakers, paintbrushes, and stage lights. The unique construction of our college, our small town size and departmental proximity allows for limitless collaboration between the 22 disciplines and over 40 degree programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and languages.

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This position is part of the United Academics union (UNAC) and is subject to union dues as a condition of employment in a collective bargaining unit.

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