Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History Posting Number F00162JP Department Art History Position Summary
The Art History Division of the Bowdoin College Department of Art invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor of art history in Asian art and/or architecture to begin July 1, 2021. We welcome applications from specialists in all periods and fields of Asian art (East, South, or Southeast Asian). A PhD in these areas by July 1, 2021 is preferred; ABD considered. Teaching responsibilities for this position will consist of two courses per semester. This will include a thematically oriented introductory level course, two mid-level lecture courses, and one advanced seminar on a topic connected to the instructor’s particular expertise or research interests. As appropriate, courses may be cross-listed with the offerings of Bowdoin’s vibrant Asian Studies Program. Bowdoin’s faculty frequently make use of the collections and exhibitions in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, whose encyclopedic holdings include examples of Asian art in a variety of media.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and a readiness to involve undergraduates in their research.
Bowdoin is a learning community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit a letter of application, a CV, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a statement indicating how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Also submit the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request.
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (35% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.
Posting Date 02/04/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
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Employment Category Full Time Year Round Job Start Date 07/01/2021 Job End Date Job Type Faculty Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Applicant Documents
- Resume / Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Research Interests/Research Plans
- Teaching Philosophy/Principles
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