The Department of Art and Art Professions at New York University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position

The NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Department of Art and Art Professions/ Art Theory & Criticism, Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

The Department of Art and Art Professions at New York University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in art theory and criticism. The appointment begins September 1, 2014. The Art Department at NYU is going through an exciting period of growth, including the development of new programs in design and social practice in the visual arts. The department grants undergraduate and master’s degrees. We are looking for candidates who can augment and extend the current strengths of the department, which includes studio art, art education, art administration, costume studies, and art therapy. We will give priority to scholars interested in collaborating with artists and practitioners, as well as scholars with a strong and programmatic research agenda, and overall academic potential.


Candidates for the position must have earned a doctorate (prior to the appointment start date), a demonstrated record of published, peer-reviewed research and show strong potential for furthering scholarship in contemporary visual art.

The successful candidate will be one who has the experience and expertise to teach art theory and criticism to students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an interest in teaching practitioners in art professions (administration, education, therapy) and studio (visual) artists. Further, the candidate should be engaged in scholarship in art theory and criticism, especially as it relates to the world of contemporary art, that is, from the 1970’s to the present.


Responsibilities include teaching existing graduate and undergraduate courses, developing new courses based upon scholarly expertise, developing and maintaining an independent research program, seek external funding, mentoring student research, participating in faculty meetings, committees, and other service appropriate to a university faculty member.

NYU’s dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and international programs and academic centers around the world. NYU Steinhardt faculty may be afforded the opportunity for variable term work at these global study research sites.

NYU is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment and strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups.


Please apply online with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement (including student feedback), three letters of reference, and a representative sample of peer-reviewed research articles (maximum of three).

For to obtain the online link, contact: Damien Davis, administrative coordinator, NYU: Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the search is completed.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer


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