Tenure Track Faculty, Art History / Museum Studies – The University of St. Thomas

The University of St. Thomas, Department of Art History seeks applicants for a full-time, benefit-eligible, Art History Tenure Track faculty member to lead our Museum Studies programs beginning in September 2020.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The position would teach six courses per year in the history, theory, and practice of museums and exhibitions at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentor students in internships and individual research, and interface with our art collections on campus as well as in the broader community. A stipend for directing our Museum Studies Certificate program at the graduate level and Museum Studies Minor at the undergraduate level is provided. Teaching load includes four sections of an art history introductory course and two undergraduate/graduate courses on topics in museum theory and practice, museum education, or other areas/periods of expertise. This position will work with policies and programs for all UST collections, and collaborate with the Chair, the Director of Graduate Studies, and University curators to develop connections that will benefit our students and outreach. The ideal candidate will show evidence in their scholarly work and teaching of an interest in and ability to bring diverse academic perspectives to bear on questions of art history and museum studies.


Qualifications: Ph.D. (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field preferred, alternatively an A.B.D. starting at the rank of instructor will be considered. Art historical expertise must complement our regular full time faculty and we particularly seek a candidate with new and innovative approaches to the history of art and museum studies.

For full consideration, materials should be submitted online at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.  Applicants will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter detailing teaching interests and research agenda, and upload a one-page teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, scholarly/professional writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Additionally, upload the following items as additional documents:

  1. Graduate transcripts
  2. Sample course syllabus
  3. Additional documents such as publications, dissertation chapters, scholarly presentations, exhibition catalogs, etc.

Candidates must complete the reference section of the application and arrange for the three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to Victoria Young at vmyoung@stthomas.edu.  Do not upload recommendation letters as part of your application at the St. Thomas site. References will not be contacted without your permission. If files are too large to upload, please send material or download link (preferred) to Victoria Young (vmyoung@stthomas.edu), Chair, Art History Department, Mail #44C, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Invited candidates will be expected to give a classroom lecture and a research presentation. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2019. Review of application materials will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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