The College of Arts and Sciences at Niagara University is seeking a full-time Faculty Fellow to serve as Director of the Art History with Museum Studies program in the Department of Theatre and Fine Arts. The successful candidate will assume all administrative, recruitment, and student advising responsibilities as outlined in the job description and will teach the equivalent of three undergraduate courses per semester. The candidate will also support the efforts of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) through committee work and attendance at sponsored events.
Applicants should hold a minimum of a master's degree and have at least three years of experience teaching in higher education. In addition, over three years of experience of working at a museum is required. Experience planning exhibitions or curating is desired. Leadership qualities and project management skills are necessary, as well as demonstrated teamwork and collaboration. Applicants must be familiar with practices in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.
The successful candidate should be able to teach a range of classes in art history and museum studies. This position also oversees internships, senior seminars, and honors theses.
Program oversite includes curriculum development, student advisement, recruitment, scholarship management, study abroad programs, resource management, website content, alumni engagement and maintaining a strong digital presence.
As Museum Liaison/Contributor, the Faculty Fellow interfaces with the Castellani Art Museum (CAM) for major planning and program initiatives. They help to bridge the interests of their students and the College of Arts and Sciences with the CAM. As part of this work, they collaborate with CAM staff in the creation of student exhibitions.
About Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM): With learning and public access at the heart of its mission, the CAM is the major resource for the visual arts in Niagara County. The CAM's permanent collection includes over 5,000 pieces of modern and contemporary art, Niagara Falls art, and regional Folk Arts. The CAM is committed to the preservation of these artworks, along with offering exhibitions and programs that serve the campus, local communities, and tourists. Niagara University is a liberal arts university, steeped in the Vincentian and Catholic traditions, with a total enrollment of nearly 4,300 students. Located just a few miles away from one of the world's premier tourism destinations, Niagara Falls, the university occupies a lovely campus overlooking the Niagara River gorge. Its close proximity to major cultural and business centers in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Toronto as well as the award-winning Niagara Wine Trail and several nearby cultural destinations make Niagara University an ideal place to work and live.
Successful Applications need to submit the following:
A review of applications will commence in early 2023 and continue until the position is filled.