Visiting Instructor- Art History

Colorado, United States
$39,000.00 - $39,000.00
Jan 13, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time



Position Summary 

The Department of Art & Design at Fort Lewis College (FLC) invites applications for a Visiting Instructor of Art History position.  Although applicants can specialize in any time period or geographic location, the department is particularly interested in candidates whose research considers the field from a global perspective or focuses on the work of Indigenous or Latinx artists.  This is a 9-month appointment that will begin in fall 2021. 


Minimum Qualifications 

  • ABD or Ph.D. in Art History, Visual Culture Studies, or related field. 
  • Record of teaching experience at the undergraduate level. 
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills. 
  • Good organizational and time-management skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative setting. 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas:  Native American or Alaskan Native art, Latin American art, critical race studies, gender studies, or art emerging from areas outside Europe and North America. 
  • Experience working with students from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds. 
  • Proven engagement with best teaching practices and innovative instructional design/technologies. 


Major Responsibilities 

  • Teach four undergraduate courses per semester for two semesters.  This will include one or more introductory survey courses per term, as well as an upper-level course in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities. 
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508. 
  • Produce and remediate digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 



Salary is $39,000 for a 9-month term, plus a comprehensive benefits package.  


Application Process 

A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications for position 
  • Please include details regarding how your course design and personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion? 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Two syllabi (one in your area of expertise and one for a general introductory class)  
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 


Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 



Application materials received on or before February 15, 2021, will receive full consideration. 

Position will remain open until filled. 


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts and pass a background check. 


The Department   

FLC’s Department of Art & Design is comprised of nine full-time faculty who serve approximately 200 Studio Art and Communication Design majors, as well as many non-majors.  The department also operates a gallery that brings regional and national art and design exhibitions to campus, offering students, faculty, and community members a venue that supports research, education, and creative exploration. 


The College and the Community 

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and opportunities for experiential learning.  Our 3,300 students come from 47 states, 15 countries, with 41% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. 


Equal Opportunity  

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. 


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Questions about Title IX sex discrimination? 

Office of the Title IX Coordinator 

Molly Wieser 

230 Skyhawk Station 

1000 Rim Drive 

Durango, Colorado 81301 

(970) 247-7241 

Other discrimination questions?  

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator 

David Pirrone 

192 Education Business Hall 

1000 Rim Drive 

Durango, Colorado 81301 

(970) 247-7182 


* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education. 


ADAA Accommodations 

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.