Assistant Professor of Art History

Code: 002 Posted: 02/23/2014

The Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in Art History beginning August 2014.

Candidate should hold their doctorate in Art History or Visual Studies with strength in modern and contemporary art. Interest in the history of art created by underrepresented American groups and/or the history of design is considered important. Must have the ability to teach foundations of art history and 19th & 20th Century European and American Art. Two or more years of teaching experience beyond graduate school along with evidence of excellent scholarship is essential. Information about the UW-Parkside can be found at the web site:

The Art Department at UW-Parkside includes 5 full-time faculty and 230 majors in the areas of studio art and graphic design. The department resides in renovated studios and is supported by the programming of three professional campus galleries.


  • PhD in Art History or closely related fields
  • 2 years of college level teaching beyond graduate school
  • Demonstrated ability to teach Foundations of Art History (Art History Survey) to art majors and general education students
  • Ability to teach 19th and 20th Century European and American Art
  • Demonstrated engagement in service activities, including: advising, curriculum development and interdepartmental committee work.


  • Scholarly interest in the history of art created by underrepresented American groups (ie: African American, Chicano, Self-taught, etc) and/or the history of design
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students of diverse and multicultural backgrounds (including non-traditional-aged students, first generation students.)


RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching core and upper division courses; evidence of an active research/publication record; academic advising; participation in departmental, campus, and community service; provide service to the department in support of curriculum, teaching, and service to the University and Community.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Human Resources Office at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE: The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

HOW TO APPLY: Application materials must be received by January 8, 2014 at 4:00pm for full consideration. Position is open until filled.

In order to be considered the following documents are required:

  • cover letter outlining qualifications for the position
  • curriculum vitae
  • copies of transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)
  • 1-2 page summary of scholarly work
  • summary of teaching evaluations
  • 3 letters of recommendations and the names and contact information of three persons who are willing to serve as references


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Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

A criminal background check and degree verification are part of the application process. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Contact Name: Heidi Baehr, Art Department

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2594

Contact Email:

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