University at Buffalo
Department of


Art & Design

Art History

Visual Studies

Faculty Position Available: Associate Professor, Visual Studies

November 11, 2008  by: Dom

Position Summary: The Department of Art at the University at Buffalo invites applications for a faculty member at the level of Associate Professor to begin August 2009.

The Department of Art at the University at Buffalo is a progressive department that is poised to become an important center for an integrated practice and scholarship of art, visual culture, theory and history. We seek candidates who, from a leadership position in the department, can contribute to discussions in the study of visual culture from a plurality of perspectives, including maker, theorist, curator and/or historian, as we develop a PhD program in Visual Studies. Area of scholarship is open although we would be particularly interested in hearing from candidates whose teaching and research reach into non-Western areas. The successful candidate’s specialization will play a significant role in building the distinctive identity of a PhD program in Visual Studies. Applicants should have a distinguished career with substantial accomplishments in their chosen field of research. The rank and salary for this position is at the Associate level. The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants with a PhD degree are preferred, but those with equivalent professional attainments in their chosen field will be considered. Applicants should have a recognized record of achievement in publications or equivalent professional accomplishments warranting appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure at a research university. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching and mentoring, and preferably have experience in doctoral dissertation supervision.

Position description: Teach two courses per semester; maintain active contributions to the department’s research output; serve on PhD, MA, and/or MFA thesis committees; help build PhD program in Visual Studies, including curriculum development; participate in regular departmental and university assignments and committees. Faculty are expected to maintain current professional practice in alignment with research institution goals.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the deadline date of February 3, 2009.

Optional application materials: You may send supplemental materials that you want considered such as additional publications or documentation of creative work on Mac-compatible CDs or DVDs to:

Kim Ferry, Secretary
Associate Professor of Visual Studies Search
Department of Art
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
202 Center For the Arts
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The Department and University

The Department of Art and University highly value and support creative research/scholarship and teaching excellence. The Department is committed to diversity, innovation and progressive practice, and boasts an internationally recognized and professionally active f/t faculty of 25. As one of 30 programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, and in the setting of a large research university, collaborations with faculties and programs outside of Visual Studies is encouraged and supported. We offer competitive two-year MFA and MA programs, along with BA and BFA degrees where studio concentrations (emerging practice, communication design, print media, painting, photography, sculpture and general studios) and the study of art history, theory, and curatorial practice interface with a growing range of university electives.

UB is an AAU accredited research institution.

For further information please go to the department website:


Apply at:

202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
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