Art History / Museum Studies Tenure Track Faculty

Posted Date 4 months ago(10/4/2021 5:00 PM)
Number of Openings
Closing Date
The position remains open until filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2021. Review of application materials will begin on December 15 and continue until the position is filled.
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
St Paul
Art History - CAS
Employment Type
Tenure Track Faculty
FLSA Status
Benefits Eligible


The University of St. Thomas, Department of Art History seeks applicants for a full-time, benefit-eligible, Art History Tenure Track faculty member to lead our Museum Studies programs beginning in September 2022.


The ideal candidate will show evidence in their scholarly work and teaching of an interest in and ability to bring diverse academic perspectives to bear on questions of art history and museum studies.


The position involves teaching six courses per year in the history, theory, and practice of museums and exhibitions at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentoring students in internships and individual research, and interfacing with our art collections on campus as well as in the broader community. This position may also direct our Museum Studies Certificate program at the graduate level and Museum Studies Minor at the undergraduate level, for which a stipend would be provided. The annual teaching load includes four sections of an art history introductory course and two undergraduate/graduate courses on topics in museum theory and practice, museum education, or other areas/periods of expertise. This position would be responsible for working with policies and programs for all UST collections and also must collaborate with the Chair, the Director of Graduate Studies, and University curators to develop connections that will benefit our students and ensure strong academic training.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.


More information about the College of Arts & Sciences can be found at


Ph.D. (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field preferred, or alternatively, A.B.D. or M.A. with additional publications and experience will also be considered. Art historical expertise must complement our regular full time faculty and we particularly seek a candidate with new and innovative approaches to the history of art and field of museum studies. Candidates must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or eligible for legally required exemption such as a medical or religious reason.



Apply online at After creating and submitting an applicant profile, you will be taken to the job-specific application.  Here you will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter, detailing your interest in the position. Additionally, upload the following materials to your profile: 

  1. A cover letter that describes how you would support diversity and equity at St. Thomas
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Complete the reference section of the application by providing contact information for professional references. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate. Candidates who advance in the search will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation.
  4. evidence of teaching effectiveness

  5. Teaching philosophy

  6. Scholarly/professional writing sample

  7. Description of research agenda

  8. Graduate transcripts

  9. Sample course syllabus

  10. Additional documents such as copies or publications or dissertation chapters and scholarly presentations, exhibition catalogs, etc.  

Applicants must submit items 1,2, and 3 on-line with their application in the appropriate upload fields.  Please submit items 4 through 10 in the Additional Document upload fields.


Candidates who advance in the search will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation electronically to Dr. Elizabeth Kindall ( If files are too large to upload, please send material or download link (preferred) to Dr. Elizabeth Kindall (, Art History Department, Mail #44C, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.


Invited candidates will be expected to give a classroom lecture and a research presentation.

The position remains open until filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2021. Review of application materials will begin on December 15 and continue until the position is filled.


Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.


In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.


All University of St. Thomas employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Limited exemptions will be made for medical and religious reasons. Our offer of employment is contingent upon the verification of your COVID-19 vaccination or an approval through our exemption process of a medical or religious exemption.


The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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