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Term Faculty in Art History

American University - Department of Art
District of Columbia, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jul 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Term Faculty in Art History |  Department of Art


The Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment at the rank of Professorial Lecturer or Instructor, with a specialization in the art and visual culture of the Modern and/or Contemporary period for Academic Year 2021-2022. The committee welcomes strengths in transnational approaches, particularly those that engage regions beyond those that the program currently represents, and/or an interest in one or more of the following areas: critical race theory; postcolonial studies; gender, sexuality, and queer theory. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 30, 2021. Renewal is possible depending on performance and administrative need.

While applicants with a PhD and at least one year of teaching experience beyond the T.A. level will be given preference, ABD candidates will also be considered. The position will require the incumbent to teach three courses per semester (fall and spring), including, but not limited to, two introductory (100/200-level) and one intermediate (300) or advanced (400-600) course (the latter combining BA and MA students). The ability to teach courses in museum studies, encompassing both theory and practice, is desired. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in service to the program through capstone advising and internal committee appointments.

Salary is competitive.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a complete set of recent teaching evaluations (when possible), a minimum of one sample syllabus, and copies of recent published papers or working papers.  Please contact Kim Butler Wingfield, Faculty Coordinator, 202-885-1569 or, if you have any questions. 

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit

The Art History Program offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more about Art History at and about the Department of Art at

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

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