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Art History: History of Illustration Full-Time Faculty

Beginning August 2019

Art History: History of Illustration
Full-Time Faculty Appointment with Benefits

This position is assigned to the Liberal Arts Program at Ringling College of Art and Design. The program provides the general academic courses required for the B.A. and B.F.A. degrees. Please refer to our webpage at, for more information about the Liberal Arts Program.

Ringling College of Art and Design invites applications for a full-time art historian with a specialty in the history of illustration. We seek a dedicated colleague and a student learner-centered educator who can inspire undergraduate art and design students, challenging them to think creatively and engage critically with their field of study. Reflecting the diversity of our student body, the ideal candidate will approach the history of illustration from a global perspective.

Included among the Duties and Responsibilities of this position are: teaching multiple sections of a freshman overview of the history of illustration for Illustration majors, developing and teaching topical upper level courses in the history of illustration, and frequently teaching a one semester survey of Art History. Teaching responsibility is three courses or nine credits per semester. Ongoing commitment to creative work/research in the profession is expected and active participation with faculty, department and college service is required.

This is a full-time faculty appointment with benefits. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is August 2019. The College has a supportive, collegial faculty, a curriculum that strongly values excellence and a robust support system dedicated to using the most current technology.

Minimum Qualifications
Include evidence of:
• An M.A. in Art History or a related field with a specialization in History of Illustration by time of appointment
• Ability to communicate historical information in an accessible and engaging manner
• Familiarity with the use of digital technologies in teaching
• College level teaching or Graduate Teaching Assistant appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
Include evidence of:
• A PhD. (strongly preferred) in Art History or a related field with a specialization in History of Illustration by time of appointment
• Awareness of research methodologies in Art History
• Ability to make connections, particularly in the Survey course, to works beyond the Western tradition
• Experience as an artist, illustrator, or designer
• Strong interest or background in an art and design school environment.
Relevant research areas: North America, Contemporary

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