External News

9 January 2020

The Division of Art History, New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) at Alfred University, is seeking candidates for the Theodore Randall International Chair in Art and Design, a distinguished, resident scholar and teaching position for the fall semester (late August to early December) of 2020.

The Randall Chair was established in 2007 to honor the legacy of artist and educator Theodore Randall, who is remember as the architect of the School of Art and Design at Alfred and as a significant artist and organizer in the field of ceramic art. This position is open to established art historians who are internationally based, non-US citizens living outside of the United States who, by virtue of extensive experience, can bring diverse cultural experiences to the curriculum at Alfred. This position is open to scholars of any focus area or period within the disciplines of art history, design history, and/or material culture.

The Division of Art History seeks an individual with strong teaching abilities who can dialogue with various constituencies across the School of Art and Design, Alfred University, and the wider community. The recipient of the Theodore Randall Chair, in collaboration with Art History faculty, will be responsible for designing and leading two upper-division courses based on their scholarly interests. The recipient will also make a public lecture during this time period. The salary is competitive. Round-trip travel expenses to and from Alfred, housing, and research stipend will also be provided.

Though open to all undergraduate students at Alfred University, Art History courses primarily serve degree candidates in studio art (BFA), art history and theory (BS), and graduate students (MFA). The Division of Art History is one of six divisions in a comprehensive program with a very active faculty and prolific student body who access renowned facilities for artistic and scholarly research.

See alfredarthistory.com/blog for information on current activities in the division.

Alfred University

The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 33 full-time faculty serving approximately 500 students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education, with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the Inamori School of Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art and Design.

Located in Western NY, Alfred University is the second oldest co-educational college in the United States and one of the earliest to have enrolled African-American and Native American students. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an appreciation of issues that matter to our university community, such as diversity and social justice.

Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Email a letter of interest, CV, two detailed course descriptions, and contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document uploaded to Theodore Randall International Chair in Art and Design, Division of Art History

Review of applications will begin January 20, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact Dr. Meghen Jones at jonesmm@alfred.edu.


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