The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time, one-year visiting assistant professor position in medieval Northern European Art, as a sabbatical replacement beginning in August 2020. Although we prefer someone whose research predates the early modern period, we also invite applications from scholars working in fields around 1500, provided that he/she/they can also teach the early half of the survey of Western art and a survey of medieval European art. The successful candidate must demonstrate promise of scholarly distinction and excellence in teaching. The teaching load is five courses per year at the introductory and upper-level, as well as some supervision of senior theses as part of the program’s capstone seminar.
We seek candidates open to recent approaches in the study of art history, including curatorial practices and transculturalisms, and committed to pedagogical inclusivity.
The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and 92% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”
The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department of Art and Art History, please visit the department’s website at http://art.richmond.edu.
Applicants should navigate to the job posting and submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and goals; and a teaching statement. The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s teaching philosophy, interests, and future professional development goals as well as involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. In addition, please include copies of academic transcripts and the names of three references who will receive an email asking them to submit their reference letters to the University’s Human Resources department at URHR@richmond.edu. One of these references must be able to speak to the candidate’s record of or potential excellence in teaching. Review of applications will commence on April 10, 2020. Questions about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Elena Calvillo: email@example.com.
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