Job Details

University of San Francisco
  • Position Number: 4074954
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Art History

Assistant Professor in Art History, One-Year Term, Art History and Museum Studies Programs
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Assistant Professor in Art History, One-Year Term, Art History and Museum Studies Programs

Job Summary:
The Art History & Museum Studies programs at the University of San Francisco invite applicants for a one-year non-renewable term Assistant Professor in Art History to begin August 2023, contingent upon funding approval. The teaching load is based on a 0.8 FTE term position assignment of 24 units teaching per academic year (typically three 4-unit courses per semester), which will include two sections of the first half of the Western Art History Survey (Ancient-Medieval) in the fall semester. Additional teaching assignments will depend on the successful candidate's area(s) of specialization, and may include a seminar addressing issues of cultural heritage and preservation for our MA in Museum Studies program. The field of specialization is open, though we seek applicants who are conversant with the global intersections of art. Preferred candidates will have the proven ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: Survey of Western Art History II (Renaissance-Contemporary), Islamic Art, Asian Art, or Art of the Americas.

Full Job Description:

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. preferred, though advanced ABD candidates will be considered. A strong record of teaching at the university level and an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco are required. Successful candidates must be able to offer their reflections on equity, and strategies for success in engaging with BIPOC students.

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter, detailing areas of research and teaching experience and interest.

  • Curriculum vitae, including contact information for three references, at least one of whom can speak to the candidate's teaching abilities.

  • A sample syllabus for the Ancient-Medieval Western Art History survey, and

  • One additional sample syllabus.

  • Sample teaching evaluations, preferably including evaluations from lower-division survey courses.

  • A diversity statement, which may include your thoughts and/or experiences concerning equitable education for underserved and marginalized communities, your commitment to or experience with broadening participation in the field, experience working on a diverse team, and/or experience working with different communication/learning styles.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be addressed to

    In order to better serve our Black-identified and Latinx students-who make up 15% and 21% of our undergraduate student body respectively-the University of San Francisco is seeking to hire a cohort of new faculty whose scholarship and/or community-engaged research and creative work focuses on the experiences of Black and Latinx communities, or antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion more generally, and who have proven expertise and experience in mentoring Black, Latinx and first generation students.

    USF is entering into the second year of a faculty diversity hiring initiative; in the first year, 70% of new full-time faculty hires were faculty of color. Junior BIPoC faculty are invited to participate in mentoring, community building and peer to peer opportunities coordinated by the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Faculty Excellence. Faculty also enjoy peer support through affinity groups such as the Asian and Asian American Staff/Faculty Council, Black Community Council, LGBTQ Caucus and La Colectiva of Latinx Staff and Faculty.

    In addition all new faculty have access to a free membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and support from the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Research, Artistic and Scholarly Excellence.

    Full time

    Pay Rate:

    Salary Range :
    Starting salary, Assistant Professor Step 4 $71,028.01 annualized for 0.80 FTE [full-time]; commensurate with experience.

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    The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the worlds most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a students passion for social justice and a desire to "Change the World From Here." For more information, visit

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