Professor of Art History

SCAD Atlanta seeks a full-time, experienced professor of art history to work with a team of more than 40 art history professors across the university’s global locations.

In this position, you will provide students with the expertise needed to investigate and explain the complex relationships between context and cultural production. Working with this community of diverse and highly credentialed art history faculty, you will motivate students to think creatively and critically in an active and engaging learning environment. Under your guidance and instruction, students will navigate historical and contemporary expressive practices through critical encounters with art, artifacts, and other forms of cultural production. In art history coursework, students gain a curiosity for creative inquiry, invention, critical thinking, and visual analysis. These skills propel them into major-specific disciplines where they go on to write Emmy Award-winning sitcoms, design products and services recognized by Red Dot Awards, and create written work honored by the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.

As a professor, you and your students will have access to the nation’s largest physical library holdings among art, design, and music schools in the nation, including rare, valuable, and significant works, as well as exclusive entrée to objects of study at the SCAD Museum of Art, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, and the Lacoste History Museum. Enriching lecture series, symposia, and events invite visiting scholars and artists from across the globe to engage in creative discourse. Guests have included Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alfredo Jaar, Carrie Mae Weems, Philippe de Montebello, Jerry Saltz, and Louis Menand. This global network of libraries, museums, galleries, signature events, and more provides unparalleled opportunities for students to explore the emergence of innovative forms of expression and engage in scholarly research.

The ideal candidate specializes in African art with secondary areas of interest in photography, art criticism, visual culture, or film. In addition to teaching in their area of specialization, successful candidates must also be committed to teaching general survey courses.

One of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., Atlanta provides professionals an ideal environment in which to live, work, and play. Located in the heart of Midtown, SCAD Atlanta is home to a dynamic cultural landscape that includes theaters, museums, fine art galleries, bustling shops, and countless green spaces, including Piedmont Park and Atlanta’s famed BeltLine. The capital of the New South, Atlanta provides both Southern charm and the ebb and flow of an alpha city.

- Ph.D. in art history or a related field
- University-level teaching experience
- Availability for occasional summer teaching

Minimum Qualifications:

- Terminal degree in related discipline.
- Teaching experience at the collegiate level preferred.
- Experience or knowledge of related industries.
- Ability to be credentialed through SACS guidelines or justified to teach.

Work Hours:As noted in Employment Agreement

ADA Tag: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.