Art

Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Art

The Art Department at Williams College seeks to hire an art historian who specializes in 20th-century European art for a tenure-track assistant professor position, to begin July 1, 2020.  The department encourages the application of individuals who bring an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the art of Europe in the 20th century, and consideration of its global reach and engagement. Candidates should be actively engaged in scholarly research, dedicated to excellence in teaching, and interested in working with a diverse community of students. A completed PhD (by Fall 2020) is required. Responsibilities include teaching two classes each semester, a winter term course every other January, and active engagement in departmental and college-wide activities and service.

We strongly encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. Please state in your letter of application how you would enhance the educational experiences of and work effectively with a student community that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, ability, race, ethnicity, nationality, income, sexual orientation, and religion.

Required application materials are as follows:

  • A letter of application (of no more than 3 pages), which includes the specifics of your interest in this position, a brief statement of your area of research, your teaching philosophy, and the statement of your interest in working with a diverse student community. Please comment in your letter on how your work and teaching might complement and expand the Williams Art Department’s current geographical and conceptual coverage.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A summary of research interests (no more than 2 pages)
  • Brief descriptions of two proposed courses (3 to 4 sentences are sufficient for each description)

Candidates who advance in the pool will be asked to provide a writing sample (no more than 30 pages), and three letters of reference.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2019, 11:59.59 PM EST

Skype interviews for candidates on the long list will take place in mid-January.

On-campus interviews for finalists will take place in late February/early March.

Materials should be addressed to Elizabeth McGowan, Chair, Art Department, and must be submitted through Interfolio, following this link:  https://apply.interfolio.com/67454

For more information on the Williams College Art Department visit https://art.williams.edu

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/

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Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.