Professor of Art History

SCAD seeks a full-time professor of art history to join its faculty in Savannah.

In art history coursework, SCAD students gain a curiosity for creative inquiry, invention, critical thinking, and visual analysis. Students navigate historical and contemporary expressive practices through critical encounters with art, artifacts, and other forms of cultural production. With this vital knowledge, students are propelled into major-specific disciplines where they go on to write Emmy-winning sitcoms, design products and services recognized by Red Dot Awards, and create written work honored by the Association of Writers and Writing Program.

As a professor, you will join the SCAD team of more than 40 art history professors that provides 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, the ideal candidate can motivate students to think creatively and critically in an active and engaging learning environment.

You and your students will have access to the nation's largest physical library holdings among art, design, and music schools, including collections of 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. Recent guests have included Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alfredo Jaar, Carrie Mae Weems, Philippe de Montebello, Jerry Saltz, and Louis Menand, to name a few. 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.

SCAD professors and staff thrive in a vibrant and entrepreneurial workplace that embraces innovation, creativity, and collaboration. SCAD Savannah is woven throughout one of the best small cities in the U.S., as named by Condé Nast Traveler. The city of Savannah's inviting climate and a culturally rich downtown provides a real-world workshop for the study of art and design, and a dynamically layered learning environment in which students, faculty, and staff flourish.

- Ph.D. in art history or a related field
- University-level teaching experience

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 the 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.

Special instructions to applicants:Only complete packages will be considered. An unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded, cover letter, resume or CV, and portfolio are required. For the portfolio, you have the option to upload electronic documents/images, or a URL.