Assistant Professor of Art History

Assistant Professor of Art History
Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Art

Job Description: Full-time, nine-month, tenure track position beginning August, 2018. Successful applicant will teach courses in art history, including Survey of Art History 1 & 2, modern/contemporary art and Survey of Non-Western Art. Participation in the Master of Liberal Arts program is expected. Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, student advising, and university and community service. Applicant’s record should include evidence of scholarly and professional activities.

Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess a Ph. D in Art History. ABD candidates with a planned completion date before August 15, 2018 will also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous teaching experience, experience/scholarship in the History of Graphic Design and/or contemporary art.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit, or for more information about Henderson State University and our community.

Department: The Henderson State University Department of Art offers three art degrees: Bachelor of Fine Art Studio; Bachelor of Fine Art Digital Art and Design; and Bachelor of Science in Education. The department offers minors in Art History, Digital Art, 2D Studio, 3D Studio and Photography. It serves an average of 110-120 majors and offers a total of 64 undergraduate and 19 graduate level courses. The department’s collegial, interconnected faculty includes seven tenured/tenure-track positions. Members of the faculty are expected to be active professionals who are committed to their own research/creative work, aimed at upholding the highest standards of effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning.

Application: To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample (journal article, essay, etc.). Submit all application materials electronically, in a single pdf file, to

Professor Margo Duvall, Search Committee Chair

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy. The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources. Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.