Location: Oakland, CA Category: Faculty Posted On: Fri Nov 10 2017 Job Description: The Department of Art and Visual Culture at Mills College invites applications for a full-time Assistant Adjunct Professor in Art History specializing in Modern and Contemporary Art. The initial appointment is for academic year 2018-2019 (August 2018 through May 2019). The successful candidate will have substantial teaching experience, a proven track record of mentoring and working with MFA students in studio art, and the demonstrated ability to develop courses that incorporate critical theory and practices within a global context. The Assistant Adjunct Professor will be responsible for teaching five courses per year plus departmental service. Teaching will include one lower-division survey course, three upper-division lectures or seminars in modern and contemporary art, and one graduate-level course on critical theory for MFA students in Studio Art. Other responsibilities will include academic advising for undergraduates in art history, service on MFA committees, and other departmental service to be determined.

This is a one-year renewable contract position. Job Requirements:Candidates should have:

  • A Ph.D. in art history or a closely related field
  • Experience teaching a wide variety of courses in modern and contemporary art history at the undergraduate level
  • Experience teaching critical theory at the MFA level
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to work with a diverse and dynamic student population

Additional Information:This is a full-time exempt position. Salary is $60,000 per year, and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance/403(b) retirement plan, 12 sick days and 10 paid holidays annually. Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Pet insurance, long-term care insurance and legal-assistance insurance are available as voluntary benefits.

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