JOB Sep 25, 2021

Assistant or Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, Aug 01, 2022
Application deadline: Nov 1, 2021

Jessica Fripp, Texas Christian University

Assistant or Associate Professor and Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Contemporary Art History

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History
School of Art College of Fine Arts
Texas Christian University

We seek an advanced Assistant Professor or an Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History to hold the Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Art History. We are particularly interested in a candidate whose research engages with global connections in the contemporary world. At TCU, an endowed faculty position honors and recognizes the distinction of outstanding faculty while providing financial support above and beyond salary, for use in research, teaching, service, and/or professional development activities. As TCU follows the teacher-scholar model, the person hired/appointed into an endowed position should be able to demonstrate an impact in scholarship and teaching. The candidate will be expected to actively participate in TCU’s close relationship with museums in the area, in particular the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, but also the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Kimbell Art Museum, and museums in Dallas, as well as the Art Galleries at TCU (Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and the Moudy Gallery). The candidate will also be expected to work with the Studio Art MFA program and its students.

Date of Appointment: August 2022

Duties:Teach five courses per year, including general surveys and lecture and seminar based courses in area of specialization; maintain active research agenda; contribute to departmental and university service; advise graduate and undergraduate students. Qualifications

Ph.D. in Art History or a closely related field. We seek a scholar with an ambitious and established research agenda, strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and demonstrated engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion. To learn more about TCU’s commitment to inclusive excellence, visit

Rank and Salary:
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor; salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The School:
TCU’s School of Art is a NASAD-accredited program that offers the B.A. and M.A. in Art History, as well as the B.A., B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Studio Art and the B.F.A. in Art Education. The “museum experience” makes the TCU Art History program distinctive. The art history faculty maintains a close working relationship with the art museums in the area, especially the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Dallas Museum of Art, and Sid Richardson Museum. Centering on the art object, the program allows students to expand their knowledge of the historical, stylistic, and theoretical dimensions of the visual arts, while having the invaluable experience of engaging directly with art objects.

The University:
TCU is dedicated to an inclusive learning community and actively seeks applications from diverse candidates with the mission to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. TCU is a progressive, independent non-sectarian university that strongly supports freedom of expression and critical inquiry. TCU is a Category I Independent institution with a stable enrollment of approximately 11,000 students. The university offers over 100 undergraduate areas of study, 58 master’s level programs, and 25 areas of doctoral study. TCU employs 588 full-time faculty and approximately 90% hold the highest degree in their discipline. TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas (the 12th largest city in the US with a population of more than 900,000), a city of rich cultural endowments including world-class museums and performing arts facilities. The city is part of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex of 6.7 million people and is served by the DFW international airport. For the past 8 consecutive years, TCU has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For”.

Application Process:
Only online applications will be accepted. Applications must include a letter of application addressing the responsibilities and qualifications outlined above; a current curriculum vita (CV); a one-page statement that details the applicant’s engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a list of 3 references and their current contact information. Only electronic materials will be accepted. Application review will begin October 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. TCU encourages applications from diverse candidates and is dedicated to an inclusive learning community. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender Identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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