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Term Faculty in Art History

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time
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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.

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).

All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in service to the program through capstone advising and internal committee appointments.

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 .

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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 ability to teach courses in museum studies, encompassing both theory and practice, is desired.

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.

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