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Full-Time Faculty/ Latin American and/or Caribbean Art History School of Liberal Arts

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Fashion Institute of Technology

New York City, NY, United States

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Sep 14, 2021

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Full-Time Faculty/ Latin American and/or Caribbean Art History, School of Liberal Arts


History Of Art (335)


335 History of Art


New York, NY


Sep 14, 2021


Open Until Filled


Faculty Full Time

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About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the History of Art Department, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The College continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides the foundation for an FIT degree, committed to providing a broad-based general education for FIT students, integrating traditional academic study with career preparation. Home to seven academic departments, 17 minors, and two interdisciplinary majors, our faculty prepare students to become reflective, critical, and engaged citizens of the world. Committed to scholarship, academic service and student-centered instruction, faculty members foster an understanding of diverse cultures and international perspectives as well as an appreciation for the richness and changing composition of American culture.

The History of Art Department offers more than 70 courses studying the arts and visual culture of Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, the Islamic world, and the United States. Students explore art from the prehistoric to the contemporary era, grounded in historical study, and may also study the history of architecture, costume, industrial design, photography, textiles, and other fields of visual production.

Job Description:

The History of Art Department seeks an historian of Latin and/or Caribbean art and visual culture who will develop and teach innovative historical surveys covering ancient to contemporary art from the region. Strong preference for candidates with museum or curatorial experience who can contribute to the department's major, Art History and Museum Professions.

The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute new course offerings to the Liberal Arts minors in the History of Art, Latin American Studies, Caribbean Studies, and/or African American and Africana Studies, and to contribute to the department, School, and College beyond the classroom by participating in committees and college-wide events, engaging in scholarly activity through conference presentations and/or publications.

The new faculty member will benefit from mentoring by working with the department chair and with other department faculty, as well as with the Center for Excellence in Teaching, which anchors a faculty development program for training with online learning systems and for other pedagogical guidance.


Specific Competencies

Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:


Demonstrate awareness of global issues as they pertain to the discipline of art history and to the specific field.

Demonstrate appreciation for cultural diversity and difference.

Demonstrate awareness of and respect for all racial, ethnic, religious, social, and gender groups, incorporating this respect into the pedagogical experience.

Enrich student learning and professional activities by taking advantage of New York City's resources in the art world.

Instructional Design

Design and deliver course content that balances tradition, currency, and innovation in the field.

Design learning experiences that develop critical thinking and oral and written communication skills.

Employ pedagogical variety to accommodate students with different learning styles and educational backgrounds.

Adapt course content to adjust to developments in the field.

Learning Enrichment

Utilize a variety of instructional delivery methods, including emerging pedagogical techniques.

Emphasize the value of interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

Inspire students' intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills, and love of learning.


Engage actively in the art historical discipline through conference attendance/participation, publication, and other professional activities.

Demonstrate currency in the field.

Model professional behavior that prepares students for entry into related field.

Work effectively in the greater college community as a valued representative of the department.


Utilize emerging pedagogical technologies in and outside of the classroom.

Demonstrate a fluency with digital-image technologies and teaching methods.

Utilize appropriate technology to communicate with students and to engage them with the material outside of the classroom.

Utilize technology to enhance professional productivity

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful candidates will have a PhD in the field by the date of appointment (August 2022) and a minimum of three (3) years teaching experience in a college or university, demonstrating familiarity with best teaching practices, pedagogical innovation, inclusive strategies, and teaching that incorporates new technologies. Candidates should also have experience with department/college-wide service and demonstrate professional accomplishments in the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong preference for candidates with museum or curatorial experience.

This position will be required to constantly read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, frequently analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be any combination of the classroom, lab, and/or office space. Certain roles may be required to handle machinery and chemicals. The physical requirement for this position will require occasional sitting, constant standing, occasional bending, frequent walking, and occasionally lifting 10 lbs. or less.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2022. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled, but first consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 15, 2021. Salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience.

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Application Instructions:

Please note that a background check is required for appointment to this position.

For consideration, please provide:

Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for the position;

Professional resume/Curriculum Vitae;

A minimum of three professional references, including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact information.

Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually. Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at:

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, national origin, gender, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals.

The College reserves the right to select one or more candidates after having been duly reviewed and presented to the President in conformance with the provisions of Article 15 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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