University of Connecticut, Art and Art History

Position ID:UConn-Art and Art History-2019365 [#13427, 493552]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence and Director of the Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Avery Point Campus-Groton, Connecticut 06340, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Art History
Art and Art History / Art History
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/03/13, finished 2020/04/29, listed until 2020/02/24)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time, 10-month position in Art History at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence, as well as Curator and Director of the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, at the Avery Point Campus. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2019.

We seek an engaging and excellent instructor of Art History with the ability to oversee and implement an exhibition program in the Von Schlippe Gallery.  The candidate will be expected to curate five exhibitions per year in the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, develop gallery programming tied to the Avery Point academic programs and the community, and teach one class per semester in Art History.

The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery is a valued campus and community resource that presents a variety of art exhibitions linked to teaching and research at the Avery Point campus and connected to the University’s academic plan and cultural initiatives. The Gallery often shares exhibitions and programming with the University’s Archives and Special Collections, William Benton Museum of Art, Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, Contemporary Art Galleries, and Stamford Campus Gallery. The Gallery maintains a small permanent collection of work by the late former faculty member Alexey von Schlippe but is not otherwise a collecting institution.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (  We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a position at the Avery Point campus.

The  successful  candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level, to the development of innovative courses and to community outreach. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. Candidates will also be expected to participate in departmental and university service to support curricular and program development and advise undergraduate and graduate students in the department.

Avery Point contributes to the understanding – and solution – of problems relating to the intersection of oceans and people, both through the expertise of the faculty and the education of its students who will help ensure sustainable uses of marine resources and coastal regions and cities. The Avery Point campus places special emphasis on marine and maritime-oriented undergraduate curricula, as well as programs responsive to the needs of its significant corporate and industrial constituencies, and its unique regional economic and cultural characteristics. Assistant professors-in-residency carry a course load of 21 credits per academic year (or equivalent).


  • Curate five exhibitions per academic year (including one that extends through the summer) at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery.
  • Undertake administrative responsibility for the Gallery, including but not limited to security, budget, facilities, and personnel issues, under the direction of the Avery Point Campus Director.
  • Develop campus and community programming in relation to the exhibitions.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with University cultural institutions, including the Benton Museum of Art, Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, and others.
  • Teach one Art History course per semester, according to the needs of the Avery Point campus; typically this 1-1 load will include an art history survey course as part of the General Education curriculum as well as another course that may be a survey, upper-level art history course, or interdisciplinary offering.
  • Serve on Avery Point, School of Fine Arts, and University committees, as assigned.
  • Maintain professional and research profile as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Ph.D. in Art History or a related field completed by start date; Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  • Evidence or promise of a strong teaching record.
  • Curatorial experience in a gallery or museum.
  • A proven commitment to promoting diversity through teaching, research, and/or curatorial work. All candidates must also demonstrate promise in their research program. 


  • Significant teaching experience beyond a teaching assistantship.
  • 2-3 years’ experience working in a gallery and/or museum as a director, curator, curatorial assistant, educator, registrar, conservator, or a in related role.
  • Demonstrated proficiencies in conceiving of exhibitions, budgeting, art handling and installation, promotion and advertising, and preparing didactic materials such as wall labels and catalogues.
  • An outstanding record of research and scholarship excellence.
  • Commitment to effective teaching, integrating technology into instruction, on-line instruction.
  • The ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.


This is a full-time, 10-month, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2019. Position may be renewed annually. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Avery Point campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses or online as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.)
  • Curatorial vision statement (including experience as a curator and vision for the role of a gallery in University education)
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
  • Sample exhibition dossiers, journal articles or books, as appropriate
  • Three professional references

Review of applications will continue until position is filled. Please contact Charlene Haukom [], Program Assistant for the Department of Art & Art History, with any questions. For more information regarding the Department of Art & Art History, please visit the department website at

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search 2019365)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
Department of Art & Art History
University of Connecticut
830 Bolton Road, Unit 1099
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1099

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