Assistant Professor of Art and Art History and Women's and Gender Studies

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 12, 2021

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

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Professor of Art and Art History and Women's and Gender Studies Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Information Tenure Track Job Description
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. Essential Duties
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 Communication minor.

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 gender-focused methodologies.

The position includes competitive salary and benefits, as well as research support including travel funds, library resources, and grant writing assistance.
Posting Number F125P Open Date 10/12/2021 Close Date 11/30/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Full consideration of application if received by: 11/30/2021 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 , 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 .

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. Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please provide evidence of past and/or prospective future contributions to the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
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