Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History Contemporary and New Media Art at Alfred University

The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor in art history to teach the history of contemporary and new media art for the academic year 2016-17. Special attention will be given to candidates who can teach contemporary art from an international perspective. Teaching responsibilities include the equivalent of a 3/3 load: a freshman-level, half-semester course (to be repeated in fall and spring); a required sophomore-level course, Issues and Debates in Contemporary Art; an upper-level course in contemporary art; and a seminar in new media art for senior and graduate students. With the exception of the sophomore requirement, courses in art history are open to all undergraduate students at Alfred University and primarily serve students majoring in studio art (BFA), art history and theory (BS), interdisciplinary art (BA) programs.

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 art school 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 2016.

Alfred University

The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 34 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 art history and studio art. Students and faculty alike thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. School of Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University’s community of 2,300 students. 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

Please e-mail, as a single pdf document, a letter of application, current CV, teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references to: or mail to: Alfred University Human Resource Office, Greene Hall, One Saxon Drive, Alfred NY 14802.

Review of applications will begin immediately; the position is open until filled.

For more information, contact Mary McInnes at