Assistant Professor of Art: Museum Studies and Galleries Coordinator – Georgia College

Position Information
Business Title Assistant Professor of Art: Museum Studies and Galleries Coordinator
Position Number
Home Department Art
Employment Type Tenure Track Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Faculty (10-month)
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable
Work Schedule Full-Time (40 hours per week), Monday–Friday including some weekends and evenings for special events.
Work Hours per week 40
Travel Required? N
Primary Function of Organizational Unit The mission of the Department of Art is to prepare our students to be arts practitioners with the skills and values that will make them active and responsible participants in society. The intent is to educate graduates to engage in questions of self-expression, artisanship, identity, community, values, politics, and meaning.

The Department of Art is committed to delivering excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, university/community service, and the delivery of instruction. The department offers a balance of studio work, history and theory courses, and organizes them around a combination of activities, which include exposure to: various teaching methods, visiting artist experiences, contemporary art through campus galleries, independent learning opportunities, and senior projects.

The Department of Art is positioned within the College of Arts and Sciences, which is the largest of the University’s four colleges. Approximately 195 full-time faculty teach 3,000 students in thirteen departments, with majors encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs.

The Department of Art consists of four areas of program study and serves over 100 undergraduate majors. Courses are taught by eleven permanent and full-time faculty from the fields of Art History, Graphic Design, Museum Studies, and Studio Art. Our faculty embrace diversity, interdisciplinarity, multiculturalism, and community engagement in our teaching, research, and service. The department is housed in a new, multi-million dollar facility that boasts gallery space, studios, and lecture rooms scaled for our small class sizes.
Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect, and responsibility. Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service.

Georgia College is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and is the state’s designated public liberal arts university. A member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College enrolls approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is prominently cited for educational excellence in a number of leading publications. The university’s beautiful and historic campus is located in Milledgeville, which was the mid-nineteenth century capital of Georgia and is very near the geographic center of the state. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.

Primary Purpose of Position The Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Museum Studies. Teaching load is 3/3 per academic year. Duties include introductory and advanced courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, senior capstone supervision, oversight and acquisitions for the Georgia College Permanent Collection and all exhibition programming, and expectations for research and service. Special consideration will be given to applicants with a global perspective in their teaching and research. Opportunities for curriculum development and additional support through funding for research, professional research leave (i.e. sabbatical), student assistantships, study abroad, and summer teaching are available.
Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty – Teaching/Instructing
Job duties performed for the above function – Teach courses in the discipline
– Oversee gallery, museum, and guest artist/scholar programming
– Mentor students
– Contribute to the core curriculum.Courses will cover GC Core, Foundations and Museum Studies classes needed for the major and minor in Art. The successful candidate will teach a 3/3 load and oversee exhibition programming while maintaining an active research agenda and service to the department, college, and university.The primary purpose of this position includes teaching courses within the academic discipline and collaborative oversight of visiting scholar, student and community exhibitions. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating shipping arrangements for loans, correspondence with artists, collectors, donors, and lending institutions. They will also help install all gallery exhibitions and projects with the curatorial team, while supporting the mission and vision of the university. Also in support of our mission, Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.
Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty – Scholarship and Creative Activity
Job duties performed for the above function All faculty are expected to stay current in their field, maintain knowledge of new and evolving developments in the field, develop within the profession, and maintain ongoing production of academic-related scholarship.

Academic Achievement/Professional Development examples may include:
– Publications (editing, citations, etc.)
– Regional, national and international curatorial activities
– Presentations at professional meetings
– Current work in circulation or in progress
– Grants and acquisitions received or applied for
– Membership and participation in professional organizations
–Other professional service of development activities

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty – Service to Institution
Job duties performed for the above function All faculty are expected to support the advancement of the department, college and university mission by providing service to the institution. Service may be at the department, college, university, community and disciplinary level.

Service examples to the Institution may include:
– Committee memberships and offices
– Programs directed and advised
– Participation in special programs or projects
–Other service for the institution

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Other Duties and Responsibilities This faculty member will also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum.
Equal Opportunity Statement Georgia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without consideration to age, color, disability, gender, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Background Check Statement Georgia College conducts job-related background checks on final candidates in order to ensure a safe and secure work environment. All employment offers will be contingent upon the successful completion of applicable background screenings which include, but are not limited to criminal history, motor vehicle report, credit history, drug and alcohol screening.
Minimum Requirements
Proposed Minimum Experience/Education Ph.D. in Art History at the time of appointment. ABD may be considered if the degree will be completed and conferred within the first year of employment.

Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 ( (faculty credentials)

Department Required Skills We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching, research, engaged learning, and mentoring students at the undergraduate level in the context of a liberal arts college environment. We seek a colleague who is devoted to diversity, global engagement, and the free exchange of ideas in their teaching philosophy and research. Our desired candidate is one who will contribute to the University’s mission of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity. We are active in creating an inclusive campus community that values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, faculty development, and institutional growth. We also seek a candidate who is capable of creating a critical and inventive environment in the classroom and within the community.
List any other requirements The ability to work collegially, collaboratively, and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds is expected.
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Select Type None
Description of Requirement
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education Candidates should possess an emerging record of achievement in scholarly research, professional activity, and teaching museum studies at the university level.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F0275
Desired Start Date 08/01/2020
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 09/25/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary Review of applicants will begin October 23, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

The required “Writing Sample” should include a curatorial statement.

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Reference Letters
Accept References No
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you successfully completed 18 graduate level semester hours in the teaching discipline described in this posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
    • Bachelors
    • Masters
    • Specialist
    • ABD – All But Dissertation (Degree work completed; Dissertation needs to be completed)
    • Doctoral
  3. * Do you have higher education teaching experience?
    • Yes, 1 – 2 years higher education teaching experience
    • Yes, 3 – 5 years higher education teaching experience
    • Yes, 5 or more years higher education teaching experience
    • No, I do not have higher education teaching experience

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Writing Sample
  5. List of 3 References and Contact Information
  6. Unofficial Transcripts

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