Assistant Provessor of Art History

Posted: 11/05/2023

Assistant Professor of Art History (Tenure Track)
About the University:
Montana State University Billings is the third largest University in Montana and is located in Montana’s largest city. The University has five colleges, through which it serves a diverse student body and a broad regional community. Our staff and faculty strive to transform the lives of our students by empowering them to succeed in achieving their educational and life goals. To give our students the best possible path to success in achieving their goals, we are committed to closing equity gaps via our recruitment, retention, and completion initiatives. MSUB faculty and students are also active in scholarship and creative endeavors on state-wide, national, and international stages. Our programs are responsive to community needs and partner with local and regional entities to provide clinical, internship and experiential learning opportunities to our students. MSUB is an innovator in teaching strategies and modalities that accommodate students’ individual learning needs and busy lifestyles. Interested individuals can obtain more information about Montana State University Billings at .
About the College:
The mission of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences is to serve the educational needs of the people of Montana through academic programs leading to Baccalaureate Degrees in the liberal arts and social sciences; selected graduate programs leading to a Master's Degree; General Education courses providing a foundation of liberal education to all students at MSU Billings; selected pre-professional programs and various graduate, continuing education and non-conventional learning opportunities consistent with the mission of the University. Through these learning experiences, the College seeks to provide knowledge and cultivate skills to allow a
student to select realistic future directions for study and/or employment. With its inherent diversity, the College is an intellectual and cultural resource for all students, faculty, and staff of the University and for the community and region. The College has Bachelors and Masters degrees that prepare students for research or practice in the field, for further graduate education, or a broad general education.

Interested individuals can obtain more information about the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at . 
About the ART Department: Art students at MSUB explore their research interests through developing visual language and critical thinking skills. With small class sizes and easy access to studios, students emerge as professionals boasting solo exhibitions and ready to enter creative fields or seek higher degrees. Located in the urban center of Montana, our students grow their professional experience and artistic practice in an engaged learning environment. We aim to develop each artist as an individual in small group settings by integrating critical thinking, advanced technology, and creative space. The Department of Art is housed in three campus locations. The Liberal Arts Building houses the Northcutt Steele Gallery, the Project Gallery and a majority of studios. The Art Education facilities are located in the College of Education Building. The ceramic and sculpture studios are in the Art Annex located on Poly Drive. For more information on the Art Department:
About the Position:
The MSU Billings Art Department invites application for a tenure-track position in art history at the rank of Assistant Professor. The preferred candidate will have the qualifications to teach all levels of courses in art history for art majors, art education majors, non-majors (general education credit), and the BFA program. They will be expected to teach contemporary art and related art theory, and perform discipline related and university service activities. We seek candidates with wide interest in the histories, theories, and methodologies of art history and
who value inter- and cross-disciplinary thinking.

This position includes student advising, recruitment, departmental and campus committee participation as well as delivery of both face to face and online courses. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and maintain a program of research and scholarly development consistent with their area of expertise and CBA requirements for tenure and promotion. They will also serve as a model of professionalism and act as a resource for students within the teaching-learning environment. Relocation to Billings, Montana is required.
1. PHD in Art History or related area
2. Ability to teach Contemporary Art
1. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with students, faculty, administration and
community members
2. Active publication record
3. A demonstrated engagement with critical and theoretical issues in Contemporary Art
4. Minimum two years college-level teaching experience
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter
3. List of Professional References (3 or more) including contact information
4. Teaching Philosophy
5. Transcript: unofficial is acceptable (certified copies will be required if offer is extended
and accepted)
6. Statement of Research Interests
7. One recent publication or similar writing sample
Montana State University Billings is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.
Montana State University Billings makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU Billings provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference or request accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, Montana State University Billings, 1500 University Drive, Billings, MT 59101-0298, 406-657-2278,
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