Maine College of Art (MECA) seeks an adjunct instructor/assistant-professor to teach two sections per semester of the undergraduate-level Art History Survey courses. This art history course is a chronological overview of artworks and art periods. During the first semester the course covers artworks produced from the prehistoric period up to the 15th century Renaissance period. The second semester course explores artworks produced from the Baroque period through the Pop Art period. This course introduces students to the major historical monuments of world art as well as a variety of art forms from different cultures and periods. The course explores how individual artworks express form, style, and cultural meaning, while also introducing students to art historical vocabulary, analysis, and various methods of art historical research. The class features a mix of lectures and student activities. A visit to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts during the Spring semester is an integral part of the class.
Ideally, this hire will begin in the Spring 2019 semester but we are also interested in candidates who may not be available to teach until the Fall 2019 semester. Minimum requirements: MA in Art History and teaching experience. Preferred requirements: PhD in Art History and college-level teaching experience in an art school environment. This is an adjunct position reporting to the Chair of Academic Studies.
Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until a hire is made. Application materials must be sent digitally in a single PDF, not to exceed a 25MB file size. Please email the document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Place “AH SURVEY [LastName FirstName]” in the subject line. The PDF must include (1) an application letter which describes how the candidate’s experience, accomplishments and qualifications intersect with the listed position description; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a diversity statement; (4) a teaching philosophy; (5) relevant scholarly publications (if available); (6) a list of four references with contact information, one of which should be a student. Finalists must submit all college transcripts and agree to a background check.
Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, HIV status, race, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or military/veteran’s status in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.