Assistant/Associate Professor of Modern and/or Contemporary Art

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 17, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor of Modern and/or Contemporary Art


The Art Department at Davidson College invites applicants for the full-time, open rank, tenure-track position in the History of Modern and/or Contemporary Art of any geographic area of concentration. We seek applicants who will have earned their Ph.D. in Art History by July 1, 2021, demonstrate a strong commitment to and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching, and hold a record of promising research in Modern or Contemporary Art. Applicants’ course responsibilities include general surveys of Western Art, and surveys of Modern and Contemporary Art as well as advanced seminars. Scholars whose work brings cross-cultural approaches and diverse perspectives are especially welcome. Applicants should provide evidence of their expertise and/or experience in cross-disciplinary teaching or research in at least one additional field, including but not limited to: Architectural History, Digital Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Humanities Programs, Urban Design, or Writing.


The teaching load is five courses per academic year (four courses in the first year of employment in the case of an Assistant Professor). Additional duties include college and departmental committee work, advising of majors and non-majors, and an interest in working with students in and outside of the classroom, including study trips to view art and architecture first-hand.


Apply online at  and attach the following:  a cover letter; a CV; graduate-school transcripts; a statement of teaching experience explaining the candidate’s demonstrated or potential excellence in, and enthusiasm for, undergraduate teaching; a statement of research interests; and a statement outlining how the candidate’s teaching, service, and/or research might contribute to Davidson College’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. E-mail contact information for three references should also be included, from whom letters of recommendation will be solicited by our system. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 1, 2020.  Inquiries may be sent to Shaw Smith, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, at


Davidson College is a highly selective, nationally ranked, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. Davidson faculty enjoy a low student-faculty ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, outstanding research facilities, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity.


At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.