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East Asian Art History Tenure Track 

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United StatesE Rosemary Ln, CA, 95008
Education/Teaching & Tutoring
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Position Summary Information Purpose The Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in East Asian Art History to begin in Fall 2020.

The full-time teaching load is six courses over three quarters: course rotation will include introductory courses in Asian art; upper division courses in the scholar’s area of specialty; a senior capstone course; and a two-quarter Cultures and Ideas I-II sequence for the Santa Clara University core curriculum.

Details on the core curriculum, including learning goals and objectives for the Cultures and Ideas I-II sequence.

Examples of syllabi for Cultures and Ideas I-II sequences currently being taught in Art History are available upon request.

We seek a teaching-scholar colleague with demonstrated teaching and mentoring excellence; evidence of an active research program, including the ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals; and a strong interdisciplinary approach to the field of historic or contemporary East Asian art history.

Strong communication skills (oral and written) and potential for leadership are highly desirable, as are ability to teach East Asian art as part of a broader global perspective, interest in Digital Humanities, and experience in curriculum development.

Salary Competitive salary, Full benefits eligible including housing assistance Basic Qualifications The completion of a Ph.D.

in Art History or a closely related discipline is required by the time of appointment.

Demonstrated teaching and mentoring excellence; evidence of curriculum development.

Evidence of an active research program, including the ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals; A strong interdisciplinary approach to the field of historic or contemporary East Asian art history.

Preferred Qualifications Strong communication skills (oral and written) Potential for leadership Ability to teach East Asian art as part of a broader global perspective, interest in Digital Humanities, Interest or experience in curriculum development.

Responsibilities Faculty responsibilities are specified by the Santa Clara University Faculty Handbook (sec.


Duties include but are not limited to: (1) Teaching the assigned teaching load of six sections over three quarters: developing and teaching courses in their area of specialization and for the University Core Curriculum.

Generally, that will include at least one introductory course in Asian art, two upper division courses in the scholar’s area of specialty, a senior capstone course; and a two-quarter Cultures and Ideas I-II sequence for the Santa Clara University core curriculum, b) Advising and mentoring students and overseeing student research projects; c) Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way, including holding the final exam at the scheduled time; d) Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students; e) Holding regular weekly office hours on campus; f) Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline; g) Administering evaluations for all courses; (2) Carrying out a sustained program of creative activity and/or research, with appropriate submission in peer-reviewed venues.

(3) Engaging in service to the department, College, and University appropriate to rank.

4) Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties, including attending department meetings and events, as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.

Start Date 09/01/2020 Work Authorization A foreign national who is appointed to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University.

Posting Detail Information Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Interested applicants should submit application materials via online Applicants should submit their letter of application with 1) c.v.; 2) copies of graduate transcripts; 3) examples of scholarly work; 4); three confidential letters of reference which will automatically be solicited upon submitting your application; 5) a personal statement covering the applicant’s teaching philosophy, research plan, and experiences working with people of diverse cultures and identities; 6) evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations, and teaching portfolio), and 7) a statement of how the candidate’s research plans might foster intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections.

Questions can be directed to Andrea Pappas, Department Chair, Department of Art and Art History Additional Information Applicants are invited to visit the university’s web site at for descriptions of the university’s mission, courses offered in our department, and the diverse student population we serve.

Santa Clara University is committed to the strategic goal of enriching the quality of our community of scholars by increasing diversity among faculty, staff, and students.

Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences related to achieving this goal in their letter of application.

About Santa Clara University Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S.

News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education.

The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

EEO Statement Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website.

To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441.

The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Applicant Documents Required Documents Letter of application: experience in working w/people of diverse cultures & identities Curriculum Vitae Examples of relevant scholarly papers or industry work product Research Statement Teaching Statement Course syllabi and supporting instructional materials Student/Teacher/Course Evaluations/Effectiveness Unofficial Graduate Transcript Optional Documents Evidence of teaching excellence/performance Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition.

We are committed to leaving the world a better place.

We pursue new technology, encourage creativity, engage with our communities, and share an entrepreneurial mindset.

Our goal is to help shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers.

Santa Clara's undergraduate and graduate programs span areas ranging from psychology to sustainable-energy engineering and from theatre arts to business analytics.