The Department of Art History at Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor to teach courses on early modern European art in a global context between the 15th and 18th centuries. We seek a candidate who can offer introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in their areas of specialization. This position carries a teaching load of five courses over the academic year that will appeal broadly to a liberal arts college student population. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose courses closely explore how European art engaged global networks of movement, migration, trade, exchange, and intercultural encounter. We are particularly interested in candidates from under-represented backgrounds who can add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their teaching, research, and service.
PhD should be completed or expected by Fall 2022. Applicants must possess an established record of independent teaching experience. The application must include:
• a cover letter
• three sample syllabi (preferably at different curricular levels)
• three letters of recommendation
• a statement explaining how the candidate’s courses and pedagogy would engage questions of cultural diversity and social justice, and would foster active learning, inclusive discussion, and global awareness. Please provide specific examples.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York with curricular strengths across the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. Our approximately 2,500 undergraduate students come from almost 50 states and over 40 countries. Art History is a collegial department invested in pedagogical innovation and ongoing curricular development.
Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 4th, and continue until the position is filled.
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