Faculty, Tenure Track – Art & Design – Art History – Assistant Professor

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The Art & Design Department at Utah Valley University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in art history beginning August 2022. We are seeking an innovative, inclusive, and student-centered art historian to teach a range of art history courses from introductory/survey courses to specialized upper-division offerings based on the applicant’s area of expertise as well as departmental need. Course delivery will include both remote and face-to-face options. The ideal candidate will have broad knowledge in art history as well as the ability to teach specialized courses in Renaissance and/or Baroque Art. The ideal candidate will also have experience teaching and/or developing online courses. Further duties include mentoring students, engaging in continuing scholarship and professional activities, participating in program reviews and curriculum development, and participating in service at the departmental, school, and university levels. The successful candidate may be asked to develop new online courses in art history. The successful candidate may be asked to serve as the program coordinator for the art history area.

The candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, as well as to teaching diverse learners and modeling inclusive practices. The search committee encourages women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and indigenous persons to apply. We welcome applications from candidates whose record of scholarship, teaching, and/or service strengthens the department’s ability to offer diverse perspectives and culturally responsive mentorship to our students.

UVU, located in Orem, Utah, is a comprehensive state institution of higher education with over 40,000 students. Orem is on the western front of the Wasatch Mountains and offers access to numerous outdoor activities including snow sports, hiking, mountain biking, and hunting. The Wasatch Front metropolitan area offers rich cultural opportunities in the arts including the Sundance Film Festival and world-class music and dance companies. The UVU campus is served by a wonderful public transit system, including a rail line that runs along the entire Wasatch Front urban corridor. The UVU School of the Arts has strong ties with other universities and with professionals in the arts in Utah. UVU and the School of the Arts strongly support undergraduate creative activities and service learning. UVU offers great health insurance and retirement benefits to faculty members.

Required Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a Ph.D. in Art History (or ABD with degree completion required by start date). Experience teaching in higher education. Knowledge and skill in current online instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and disciplined content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge in art history from ancient to contemporary periods
  • Knowledge in art history theory and practices
  • Knowledge in current online instructional theory, methods, strategies, and techniques
  • Knowledge in student management, motivation, and evaluation techniques
  • Experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives


  • Skills in teaching art history and related practices
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Skills in interpersonal relationships, problem-solving, and decision-making


  • Ability to relate well with students and colleagues
  • Ability to evaluate student work effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and teach online courses
  • Ability to create online instructional content
  • Ability to teach large section courses
  • Experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a Ph.D. in Art History (or ABD with degree completion required by start date). Experience teaching a range of courses (lower- and upper-division) as well as a range of modalities (live, online, remote) preferred. Expertise in Renaissance and/or Baroque art preferred. Three or more years of university-level teaching experience preferred. Experience teaching/working in linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse settings desirable.

Physical Requirements

Standard teaching/office requirements.

EEO Statement

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Benefits Summary

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA Exempt

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