Assistant Professor (tenure-track)- History of the Arts and Visual Cultures of East Asia

Williams College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History, Other Arts, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History
Employment Type
Full Time

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 2022.

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: .

Application Instructions

Applicants for the position should submit the following materials:

  • 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:

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.

Position begins

July 1, 2022

Application deadline

11:59 pm ET on November 1, 2021

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Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the 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 visit the Williams website ( ).

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

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