Assistant Professor of Art History: Contemporary Art and New Media, Alfred University

The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Art History to teach contemporary art and new media histories with a global outlook. Located in Western NY, an area renowned for its critical role in the emergence of new and expanded media, Alfred has a well-established history of supporting innovative, technology-based art practices.

We seek applicants with a strong grounding in contemporary art history and theory, particularly in the interdisciplinary areas of video, sound art, physical computing, interactive and participatory art, algorithmic art, electronic media, and digital futures. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an appreciation of issues that matter to our university community, such as diversity and social justice.

Teaching responsibilities include the equivalent of a 3/3 load: a first-year, half-semester course (to be repeated in fall and spring); a sophomore-level lecture course on broad themes of international contemporary art in all mediums, which satisfies the campus’s Global Perspectives requirement; an upper-level lecture course on a contemporary subject; and a spring seminar in new media and digital futures for upper-level BFA students and MFA students from the Electronic Integrated Arts program.

Though open to all undergraduate students at Alfred University, Art History courses primarily serve degree candidates in studio art (BFA), art history and theory (BS), and graduate students (MFA). The Art History curriculum is an integral part of the program at the School of Art and Design. The Division of Art History is one of six divisions in a comprehensive program with a very active faculty and prolific student body who access renowned facilities for artistic and scholarly research.

Required: PhD or ABD in Art History or related field. Teaching experience is preferred. Appointment begins in August 2019.

About Alfred University:
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 33 full-time faculty serving approximately 500 students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education, with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University’s community. The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the Inamori School of Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art and Design.

Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Process
Email your letter of interest, CV, sample syllabi, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to

Review of applications will begin 20 November 2018. The position is open until filled. For more information, contact Barbara Lattanzi,