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Assistant Professor, Art History - Tenure Track

Apply now Job no: 492746
Work type: Tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated and compliant as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

Widener University is currently seeking an Assistant Professor of Art History – Tenure Track in the College of Arts and Sciences starting in the 2022 academic year. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Duties will include teaching art history classes at all levels for both Visual and Performing Arts majors and general education students, as well as research classes for majors. Candidates with a secondary area of studio art and/or arts administration are encouraged to highlight their additional strengths.

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and thrive. The College of Arts and Sciences puts high priority on inclusive pedagogy, inclusive mentoring, and community engagement. Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas throughout their application. The College also deeply values interdisciplinarity embodied in such programs as African and African American Studies and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies to which faculty from all Arts and Sciences disciplines are welcome to contribute.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Teach art history for undergraduate general education classes and Visual and Performing Arts majors
  • Engage in research conducted with undergraduate students, publication of research activities, and academic citizenship at all levels within the university.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Advise undergraduate students related to course selection, majors and related areas
  • Engage in department leadership activities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):


  • PhD in Art History.  ABD candidates may be considered if the degree will be completed by May 2022
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education


    • Experience in teaching art history or teaching in art-related field
    • Secondary area in studio art, arts management, or museumology

For full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, and a teaching philosophy as a single pdf by December 3, 2021 at Three letters of references are requested and should be sent to: Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Only those selected to interview will be contacted.

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


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