Published: April 18, 2022

The Department of Art and Art History invites applicants for the position of department chair. With nearly 600 undergraduate art majors and minors, 40 graduate students, 29 faculty and 11 staff, the department is a vibrant community of students, artists, and scholars. The Arts Practices faculty specialize in art foundations; painting and drawing; printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and post-studio practice, photography, video, digital arts, and critical and curatorial studies. The Art History program has specialists in Native American, Latin American, Asian, European, and modern and contemporary art and architecture, and is adding a new faculty member in African Diasporic art history in Fall 2022. The dynamic and engaged staff offer expertise in art practices, instruction, and administration, and a high degree of commitment to the success of the program.
The department offers undergraduates the BA in Art Practices and Art History; the BFA in Art Practices, and the BAM (Bachelors/Accelerated Masters) in Art History, as well as minors in both Art Practices and Art History. We offer MA and PhD degrees in art history and the MFA degree in art practices. The PhD in Arts of the Americas focuses on cross-cultural issues in the arts and historically underrepresented groups in world history. The MFA program is ranked nationally at #23. For more details about The Department of Art and Art History please review the information on our website.
AAH is deeply committed to generating a community and a curriculum whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this commitment and demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. 
The department seeks a faculty member at the rank of Full Professor or advanced Associate Professor with a strong record of administrative experience and accomplishment. The position carries a stipend determined by the College. The position has a 12-month contract and offers a reduced teaching load in recognition of service. Appointment will begin July 1, 2022.
For full consideration, please send a letter of application, a CV, and names of three references to AAH Program Manager Michelle Erks, at by Monday, April 25. Finalists will be invited to make a short presentation to AAH Faculty and staff, highlighting any combination of their teaching, research, or administration as well as their vision for the program. The presentation will be followed with Q&A. Please direct questions or requests for further information to Michelle Erks or the current department chair, Jeanne Quinn, at