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Visiting Assistant Professor in Art - Early Modern European art and architecture

Amherst College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 3, 2024

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

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Art - Early Modern European art and architecture

Amherst College: Faculty Search: Department of Art and the History of Art

The Amherst College Department of Art and the History of Art seeks a scholar of early modern European art and architecture for a full-time three-year visiting appointment at the rank of visiting assistant professor, beginning on July 1, 2024. We are open to any concentration and seek candidates who will offer a broad range of introductory and upper-level courses. Applications from scholars whose teaching expands the dimensions of European early modern art and architecture to include cultural exchanges with African, American, and East Asian regions of the era are especially welcome. The candidate will be expected to teach two courses in the fall and two courses in the spring. The position includes advising majors, supervising senior theses, and participating in other service work for the department.

Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, successful candidates will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work toward supporting a broadly diverse community. Nearly half of our students identify as domestic students of color, and another 11 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 16 percent are the first members of their families to attend college. Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student's demonstrated need, and nearly 60 percent of our students receive financial aid. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual identity, and religion.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. An application letter (including brief descriptions of four possible courses), C.V., one sample syllabus, one writing sample, and names of three references must be submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Amherst College is a private liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts. It participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.



Amherst College

Amherst College prepares students to make a difference in the world. Our financial aid program is among the most substantial in the nation, and our student body is among the most diverse. At Amherst, you are part of a lively, inquisitive, devoted community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who find inspiration in one another and in the process of learning.

Since our 1821 founding, Amherst has demonstrated steadfast confidence in the value of the liberal arts and the importance of critical thinking. Small classes, an open curriculum and a singular focus on undergraduate education ensure that leading scholars engage daily with talented, curious students, equipping them for leadership in an increasingly global and complex world.

Offering competitive compensation packages and a multitude of programs and services for staff, Amherst works to enrich the working life and support the well-being of each and every employee.

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