|Business Title||Assistant Professor of Art: Museum Studies and Galleries Coordinator|
|Employment Type||Tenure Track Faculty|
|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|
|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 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 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 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:
|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:
|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.|
|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 (www.sacscoc.org (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.|
|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.|
|Desired Start Date||08/01/2020|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|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.
|Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference|
|Applicant Special Instructions|
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Have you successfully completed 18 graduate level semester hours in the teaching discipline described in this posting?
- * What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
- ABD – All But Dissertation (Degree work completed; Dissertation needs to be completed)
- * 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
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy
- Writing Sample
- List of 3 References and Contact Information
- Unofficial Transcripts
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