Occidental College, Art and Art History
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE HISTORY OF ART OF ASIA
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of Art and Art History at Occidental College seeks a Full Time, Tenure Track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in the History of Art of Asia. Applicants should demonstrate scholarly and teaching expertise in Asian Art history, with an emphasis on the history of modern and contemporary art and visual culture, including global, intersectional, and comparative approaches to art historical practice. Candidates are expected to hold the Ph.D. degree at the time of hire. Strong candidates will demonstrate the capacity to teach a broad range of courses encompassing historical depth (including pre1800 traditions), geographical range, and diverse theoretical frames. Candidates will be expected to participate in the College’s Cultural Studies Program, and contribute regularly to the College’s interdisciplinary program in East Asian Studies. The Department of Art and Art History is committed to supporting the academic excellence of our diverse student body. We actively seek candidates equipped to further our mission with their teaching, scholarship and/or service.
Occidental College is a highly selective, urban liberal arts college recognized for its diverse student body, its commitment to academic excellence and equity, and its undergraduate research programs. Named one of America’s most beautiful campuses, the College is situated in the vibrant neighborhoods of Eagle Rock and Highland Park in Northeast Los Angeles. As one of the few urban liberal arts colleges in the country, Occidental affords students and faculty unique engagement with communities, cultural institutions, and academic resources throughout Los Angeles. Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law. We strongly encourage underrepresented minorities, women, and LGBTQIA+ candidates to apply.
Candidates should send their applications as an electronic file to Ms. Betsy Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete application will include the following materials: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in teaching at Occidental, a liberal arts institution with a mission of equity and excellence; a discussion of your research; and a description of your teaching experience; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy including how your pedagogy will support and enhance the College’s goal of creating an equitable learning environment for a racially, ethnically, socioeconomically, and culturally diverse student body; (3) a list and brief descriptions of courses you could teach at Occidental; (4) a statement of your scholarly and professional activity, including how students may participate in or benefit from your research; (5) three confidential letters of recommendation, including at least one that can attest to your teaching abilities; (6) evidence of teaching effectiveness (student evaluations, peer teaching reviews or other data if available); (7) a sample of your scholarly work; and (8) Curriculum Vitae. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016. Interviews of semifinalists will be held over Skype.
For information on the Department of Art and Art History, please visit our website at http://www.oxy.edu/artarthistory. Inquiries about the position or about the Art and Art History department can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Prof. Amy Lyford: email@example.com.
|Primary Category:||Asian History / Studies