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Assistant Professor of Art History and Global Cultures

Apply now Job no: 519426
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

 

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

JOB SUMMARY

We seek an art historian whose approach is from a global perspective and whose research focuses on Latin American, Latinx and/or Chicanx art and culture from any historical period. The candidate will have been updated in the social, political and philosophical contexts of art history’s global art world and issues associated with globalization, including discourses in the postcolonial and the decolonial; gender, race, and identity; critical theory, and the structures of art history and exhibitions/ museums.  

The candidate will be teaching classes in art historical, museum studies, and related methodologies, research methods, as well as thematic classes. The degree program in art history is titled BA in Art History & Global Cultures, and so we seek an art historian who has a global outlook, and whose research engages with the global art world as well as issues associated with globalization.

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES: 

Teaching art history at all levels of the undergraduate programs. Teaching into the MFA in Studio Art program (optional). Contribute to research and scholarship in art history at CSUSB. Engage in department-level, college-level, and university-level service. Contribute to the diverse student community at CSUSB as well as the local and regional communities that CSUSB serves.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.

In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at https://www.csusb.edu/strategic-plan.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A PhD. in Art History or a related field is required by time of appointment. Desirable qualifications would be 1-2 years teaching experience at university level, and some experience of organizing exhibitions.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Art and Design is part of the College of Arts & Letters at CSUSB, and along with a BA in Art History Global Cultures, offers BA and BFA degrees with concentrations in Studio Art, Art Education and Design. We also offer an MFA in Studio Art and an MA in Art. The department serves approximately 500 majors per year, plus other students from across the campus. The core approach taken to teaching across all the areas of the department focuses on visual and material literacy, as well as critical and discursive analysis of art, craft, design and other cultural productions. Students that we serve gain a broad base of skills in these areas as well as in research, critical thinking, problem solving, and writing. Through our programs, we strongly encourage an open approach to understanding how all aspects of art, craft, design and cultural production contribute to imperatives of diversity and community engagement.

To find out more about the Department of Art and Design, visit https://www.csusb.edu/art

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

Recruitment Chair

Professor Jane Chin Davidson

jchindavidson@csusb.edu

(909) 537-5813

Department Chair

Dr. Katherine Gray

kgray@csusb.edu

(909)537-5808

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit:

1.  Curriculum Vitae

2.  Cover Letter that includes: 

        a.  A statement of your teaching interest/philosophy

        b.  A statement of your research experience/plans

3.   If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on   teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.  

4.   Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

5.   Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees     whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.

6.   Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

7.   Confidential letters of recommendation will be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.

Formal review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit Hyperlink at:  

https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/873/gateway/Default.aspx?c=apply&sJobIDs=519426&SourceTypeID=803&sLanguage=en-us&lApplicationSubSourceID=11243

Salary is commensurate with experience.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:
https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/current-employees/employee-relations/conflict-interest

 

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