Cornell College
  • 10-Apr-2018 to 09-Jun-2018 (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Part Time

Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college, invites applications for a two year Teaching Fellowship in Art History.  This is a 5/6th part-time position and has the possibility of renewal for a second year.   Responsibilities include teaching a total of five courses each year.  Courses in the first year will be "Latin American Art," "Modern Art," "Contemporary Art and Controversy," "Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Context," and a Senior Art History seminar addressing methodologies and research.  Teaching responsibilities in the second year would include similar coursework with the possibility of other topics.  The position will also be responsible for sharing in the mentoring of art history thesis projects during the course of the year.  Some funding is available to support travel to and attendance at professional meetings during the year.  MA in Art History required, ABD and/or PhD in Art History is preferred; MA, ABD and/or PhD in a related field or appropriate experience will be considered.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring students.

Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty members teach and students take one course at a time in month-long blocks. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty. It values individuals who are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences feel welcomed and are encouraged to thrive. 

Responsibilities to begin fall 2018. 

Affordable furnished housing may be available upon request.

All qualified and interested applicants must submit the following application materials: 

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Teaching Statement - describing teaching interests, experience, and philosophy, including examples of individual commitment to diversity in the classroom/campus community
  • Research/Professional Interest Statement
  • A list of three (3) Professional References
  • Graduate Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable. Official transcripts are needed prior to employment). 

Formal consideration of applications will be ongoing and will continue until position is filled.  

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.  Cornell complies with Iowa's smoke free air act.  Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check. 

For more information about the Department of Art and Art History, please visit the website at

Direct questions to: Susannah Biondo-Gemmell, Chair Department of Art and Art History

Cornell College
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