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Art History and Studio Art Generalist

Ohio Northern University
Job Location:
Ada, Ohio
Art History
Position Title
Art History and Studio Art Generalist


Position Type
Full-Time Faculty

Job Summary

Teach undergraduate level art history survey courses (ART 2601, 2611), and general education visual literacy (ART 1651). The candidate should also be qualified to teach general, foundational studio courses.


Ohio Northern University's School of Visual and Performing Arts in the Getty College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track 4 year renewable contract appointment in Art History/Studio Art at the Instructor/Assistant Professor level, with the potential for summer teaching and support of creative work.

Principal Responsibilities

Primary teaching responsibilities include general survey lecture-based art courses and lower-level studio courses to art majors and non-majors as well as student advising, departmental and institutional service, and continued scholarly or creative activity.

Required Skills

The Art and Design program is searching for faculty to primarily teach undergraduate level art history survey courses (ART 2601, 2611), and general education visual literacy (ART 1651). The candidate should also be qualified to teach general, foundational studio courses. The successful candidate will teach within a dynamic school of visual and performing arts that encourages cross-disciplinary practice between art history, art practice and art education.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a terminal degree in either Art History or Studio Art, and qualifications to teach in both areas. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of excellent teaching and mentoring at the baccalaureate level; strong communication skills; and commitment to a generalist, liberal arts based major program that includes an emphasis on broad education, capable writing, and high impact practices. Strong writing skills and an ability to direct and assess student writing is an asset.

Preferred Qualifications

Master of Fine Arts degree or Ph.D. in Art History, Visual Culture or related field with considerable experience teaching art history and studio art at the university level; a clear demonstration of artistic and/or scholarly achievement, as evidenced by a significant portfolio of creative work with research interests; familiarity with emerging areas of artistic practice and theory; ability to read and write at a high level and successfully direct and assess student writing; ability to break down texts and make them accessible to an undergraduate student audience.

EEO Statement

ONU is an equal employment opportunity employer. Accordingly, no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, transgender status, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, separation and other terms, condition and privileges of employment.

College Description

The Getty College of Arts and Sciences comprises six schools offering over 50 majors that range from the liberal arts to a rich variety of pre-professional and professional programs. The College has a student-faculty ratio of 12:1; faculty and students collaborate closely in undergraduate research, creative works, and professional activities.

Appointment Length

Closing Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Copies of Unofficial Transcripts, 3 Letters of Recommendation, a Portfolio or Writing Samples, a Teaching Philosophy, and examples of student work (optional).

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