Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic
liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic
excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive
Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant
experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education
institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed
to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social,
moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence
College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is
essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives
to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the
global environment in which we live and work.
The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s
capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational
offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally,
Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from
New York City.
For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S.
News & World Report
“Regional Universities – North
Category” and has been commended by several other ranking
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History and Women's and
Providence College invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track position—a joint appointment in the Department of Art
and Art History and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program—at the
assistant professor level, beginning August 1, 2022. We seek an
interdisciplinary teacher-scholar who embodies feminist and
intersectional approaches to the fields of Modern/Contemporary Art
History and Visual Media and Culture.
Teaching responsibilities will include courses in Modern and
Contemporary Art, Women’s and Gender Studies (inclusive of
introductory courses, capstone courses, and cross-listed
electives), and Visual Communication, a core course in our new
We welcome research and courses that center intersectional
approaches to Modern and Contemporary art and media and also may be
cross-listed with Black Studies, American Studies, Global Studies,
Latin American and Latinx Studies, Asian Studies, and other
departments such as Theater, Dance, and Film; English; Political
Science, etc, depending on the expertise and interests of the
person hired. Cooperation and coordination with our thriving PC
Galleries’ exhibitions and programming is also desired.
Education and Experience Required
Preference will be given to applicants who possess a Ph.D. from an
accredited institution and demonstrate a strong commitment to
innovative teaching, use of technology, interdisciplinary art
historical scholarship ,
and feminist, intersectional and
The position includes competitive salary and benefits, as well as
research support including travel funds, library resources, and
grant writing assistance.
Open Until Filled
Full consideration of application if received by:
Instructions to candidates
Candidates should submit the following documents online: a cover
letter; curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a statement of
teaching philosophy; evidence of past and/or prospective future
contributions to the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
the names and email addresses of three reference providers who can
submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.
Application instructions are available on the College website at:
/. For additional information or questions, please contact Paul
Crenshaw, chair, Department of Art & Art History, at email@example.com
, or Abigail Brooks, director, Women’s and Gender Studies at
Review of applications begins December 1, 2021, and will continue
until the position is filled.
Alternate Application Submission Instructions
College Information/EOE Statement
Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts
institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars
and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission.
We believe that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to
the excellence of our academic program and strive to foster an
academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports
the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the
global environment in which we live and work.
As our student body grows increasingly diverse, experience and
commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of
economic, social and cultural backgrounds is preferred. An
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, the College
especially encourages the applications of women and persons of
color. A Key pillar of Providence College’s Strategic Plan for
Diversity is to “aggressively recruit, support and retain diverse
faculty.” To review the strategic plan, please visit https://strategic-plan.providence.edu/
Providence College is located in the city of Providence—the capital
city of Rhode Island situated between New York City and Boston—and
home to a vibrant arts scene comprising world-class museums,
galleries, universities, theatres, and a philharmonic.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- * Please provide evidence of past and/or prospective future
contributions to the area of diversity, equity, and
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Statement / Philosophy
- Letter of Recommendation