ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART HISTORY | FULL-TIME FACULTY
ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN (RMCAD)
Faculty – Art History | Liberal Arts
Open Until Filled
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design invites applications for the position of full-time Assistant Professor of Art History. Responsibilities include a full teaching load conducted over 8-week terms and active participation in college service. The curriculum in art history serves RMCAD’s BFA degrees in Animation, Art Education, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, and Photography. RMCAD has a comprehensive and strong curriculum in both the Foundations Department as well as the Liberal Arts Department. Other responsibilities include supporting the student-centered paradigm, curriculum development, and working collaboratively across the college in support of the institution’s mission and values.
The curriculum in art history serves RMCAD’s BFA degrees in Animation, Art Education, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, and Photography. RMCAD requires a minimum of 15 credit hours or five courses in Art History for every BFA degree program. Courses include: Art History I – Ancient to Medieval, Art History II – Renaissance to Post-Impressionism, Art History III: Fauvism through Modern, Seminar on Contemporary Art, Topics in the History of Western Art, Topics in the History of Western Art, major-specific Art History surveys, and special topics. RMCAD has a comprehensive and strong curriculum in both the Foundations Department as well as the Liberal Arts Department, which houses the Art History Division.
RMCAD is committed to promoting academic excellence through rigorous and engaged pedagogical practices. Through our own professional development, as academics and educators, the Liberal Arts department provides the necessary skills for artists to develop as professionals, engaged citizens, and actualized human beings prepared to flourish in a complex global world. Students in Liberal Arts engage in a variety of academic disciplines that emphasize the skills necessary for informed, meaningful, and effective writing and the capacity to think critically about their lives, their work, and the larger world.
Ph.D. in art history or a related field
University-level teaching experience
University-level online teaching experience
Evidence of exemplary student engagement and advanced pedagogical strategies
Leadership experience or evidence of high-level university service
Background in modern and contemporary art preferred; however, candidates of all specializations in art history are encouraged to apply
Review of applications will commence immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
About RMCD: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) is an innovative, rigorous, and community-oriented global learning environment that inspires passion for critical thinking and prepares learners to be forces of change in the creative industries, our communities, and the world. RMCAD was established in 1963 by Philip J. Steele, who had a vision to provide students with a quality higher education in art and design. RMCAD continues to experience growth since its comparatively modest beginnings and now thrives on a lush, historic campus including more than 23 acres of land and 16 buildings.
In 2013, RMCAD celebrated its 50th anniversary as a diverse community of people inspired by creative possibilities in higher education. Today, we offer a rich and diverse selection of regionally accredited degrees at the BFA level. We are also pioneers in the online learning environment for art and design. RMCAD currently has over 1,000 students enrolled.
RMCAD is dedicated to living its mission and values, specifically that “Our students come first.” The college continuously works with faculty and staff towards developing an evolving student-ready paradigm. RMCAD is dedicated to diversity and inclusion and maintains a policy of inclusiveness that recognizes values, and reflects the diversity of the community it serves. The college fosters a dynamic learning and working environment that encourages multiple perspectives and the free exchange of ideas. Diversity encompasses multiple dimensions, including but not limited to: race, culture, nationality, ethnicity, religion, ideas, beliefs, geographic origin, class, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, and age. Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals with diverse vision, talents, and skills. We welcome people from a multitude of backgrounds who are committed to creativity, academic excellence, societal and cultural evolution and betterment, civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas. Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design commits itself to these tenants of change, growth, and action, which embrace diversity as an integral part of the academic and professional community.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is an accredited institutional member of National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). RMCAD’s degree offerings in Art + Design are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The on-campus and online Interior Design Program leading to the BFA is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The Art Education Program leading to the BFA is approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) and the Colorado
Department of Education (CDE).