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Job ID: 13288 Asian Art History Assistant Professor
Fine/Performing Arts
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Date Posted:
August 21, 2017
Closing Date:
Open until filled
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Asian Art History
Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit:

• Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
• Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
• Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
• Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
• California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The Department of Art and Design of the College of Arts and Humanities is seeking a candidate to fill the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Art History, beginning in the 201819 academic year. The successful candidate will teach both lower and upper division classes, including an Asian Art introductory survey course and upper division courses in multiple areas of Asian Art. The successful candidate will also design and teach topical seminars on Asian art on the MA level. Specific course assignments will depend on the needs of the Department of Art and Design. The successful candidate may also be encouraged to develop web enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Outcomes assessment is a critical part of the position, and the successful candidate will also provide academic and professional advising to both undergraduate and graduate students. Other duties include, but are not limited to, participating in program development and actively engaging in research activities leading to the publication of peer-reviewed articles and/or books in the successful candidate’s area of specialization. Faculty members are expected to participate in academic service at all levels of the university as well as in the community where appropriate. The successful candidate will be expected to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and administration, and participate in faculty governance at all levels of the university.

Required Education: Ph.D. in art history required, completed (defended, accepted, and deposited) by 8/1/2018, with a focus on Asian art.

Required Experience:
1.Demonstrated abilities and experience teaching art history at the university level, including ability to engage students in the development of critical thinking, as evidenced by the statement of teaching philosophy and teaching record.
2.Strong record of significant and relevant research and scholarship in at least one of the following areas: Indian art, Indo-Tibetan art, Chinese art, Japanese art, Korean art, or Southeast Asian art, as evidenced by the candidate’s doctoral dissertation, professional paper presentations, and/or peer reviewed publications/materials accepted for publication.
3.Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials online by 11/1/2017. Applicants must submit the following materials via the Fresno State online site ( (1) Letter of interest or cover letter addressing the required and preferred experience; (2) Statement of teaching philosophy; (3) Current CV; (4) Unofficial transcript; (5) Names and contact information of at least three references different from those submitting letters of recommendation; (6) Two sample syllabi AND/OR five examples of written work (essays, research papers) by your students.

The following materials should be mailed to the search committee chair: (7) Three original reference letters; (8) Candidates selected for interview must submit official academic transcripts before the visit can be approved Reference letters, official transcripts, and other correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Laura Meyer, Search Committee Chair, Department of Art and Design, California State University, Fresno, 5225 N. Backer Ave. M/S CA65 Fresno, CA 93740-8001; email:; phone: (559) 278-2571.

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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.