Assistant Professor (tenure-track)- History of the Arts and
Visual Cultures of East Asia
The Williams College Art Department invites applications for an
assistant professor (tenure track) who specializes in the history
of the arts and visual cultures of East Asia.
Teaching responsibilities include 2 courses per semester (4 per
year), plus a January term every other year. The candidate should
be prepared to teach both introductory courses that cover a broad
geographical area and chronological expanse, as well as advanced
courses. In addition, Williams faculty are expected to advise
theses and independent study projects.
The Williams Art Department aspires to provide courses that offer
geographical and cultural breadth, as well as chronological depth
and supports a variety of viewpoints and methodologies. The ideal
candidate would contribute to the ongoing development of a
curriculum that reflects the global diversity of historical
artistic practices, and reflects the diverse heritages of current
and future Williams students.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by September
With 2000 undergraduates and 40 graduate students between programs
in Art History and Development Economics, Williams is an
institution that places high value on teaching as well as
scholarship. We seek applicants who can demonstrate in their
supporting materials a capacity for excellent teaching and for
working effectively with a student population that is broadly
diverse with regard to ethnicity, gender, gender identity, ability,
nationality, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a
background check. Further information is available here:
Applicants for the position should submit the following
- A letter of application of no more than three pages. The letter
should include a brief overview of your research interests, and a
statement about your teaching experience which includes your
teaching philosophy and objectives.
- Curriculum Vitae
- A summary of your present and future research interests (no
more than two pages).
Candidates who advance in the pool will be asked to provide a
sample of recent scholarly work, three letters of reference, and
brief descriptions of two proposed courses.
All materials must be submitted via Interfolio, through the
following link: apply.interfolio.com/91971
Application deadline: November 1, 2021. We plan to interview ten
semifinalists via Zoom in late January. Campus visits for four
finalists will be conducted in late February.
July 1, 2022
11:59 pm ET on November 1, 2021
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Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its
reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the
academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please
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