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Employment Opportunities in Higher Education

Published October 13, 2019

How do I find jobs in higher education?

Whether you’re a recent graduate or you want to explore your options, it can be challenging to know where to begin your research when it comes to jobs in higher education. Here is a list of recent jobs within the field of higher education that may of interest. These opportunities range in titles from curators to assistant professorships in a university. Whatever it is that you’re looking for, we can help.


  • Inside Higher Ed is a great resource when looking for jobs in higher education. Their listing for a Curator of Exhibitions posted for the University of South Carolina. This position oversees the intellectual and physical production of exhibits. As well as assures quality of interpretive content and aesthetic presentation, prepares and administers professional evaluation tools for exhibits, and makes any necessary changes to content or physical display. The Curator of Exhibitions coordinates the overall exhibits program, including on-site, traveling, and offsite exhibits.


  • Another job posting from Inside Higher Ed includes an Assistant Professor of Art History at Wake Forest University. To begin July 1, 2020, the requirements for the position include a scholar who addresses art or architecture from before 1400, from any cultural or geographical context(s), and who will complement current teaching areas. 


  • Chronicle Vitae is a site that has over 20,000 higher education jobs listed. Though not all in Art History, there is a current listing for an Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Wofford College. Applicants working in any area within this field are welcome though Wofford is particularly interested in interdisciplinary scholars whose research and teaching prioritize diverse perspectives and histories, and who demonstrate an understanding of the experiences of those underrepresented in the art world and in higher education. 


  • The final opportunity comes from Higher Ed Jobs, a website that offers 50,000 job listings in higher education. Current listings in art history include a Professor of Art History specializing in Pre-Columbian art at the Savanah College of Art and Design. The ideal candidate has the ability to motivate students to think creatively and critically in an active and engaging learning environment. Scholarly interest in visual culture, new media, photography, and film as they relate to Pre-Columbian art history is preferred.
Keep posted as more opportunities arise and are posted to aid in your search for a position in higher education, or anything that could help further your career!