Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Asian Art
The Art Department at Williams College seeks to hire a specialist in the history of Asian art, able to teach pre-modern to present, and with a strong grounding in methodological perspectives, to begin in Fall 2018. The successful candidate for this tenure-track, assistant professor position will bring an interdisciplinary, transnational approach to the study of the art and architecture of Asia. In this respect, we invite applications from scholars of the arts of East, Southeast, or South Asia. Candidates should provide evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching. Completed Ph.D. (by Fall 2018) is required. Teaching expectations are 2 courses per semester (4 per year) plus a January term course every second year.
We are especially interested in individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Williams through their research, teaching, and/or service. Candidates from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of research interests (no more than 2 pages), statement of teaching vision and objectives (no more than 2 pages), a recent writing sample (no more than 30 pages), brief descriptions of two proposed courses, and three letters of reference, by November 30, 2017. In the letter of application, we ask you to speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. All materials should be addressed to Professor Peter Low, Chair, Art Department, and must be submitted through Interfolio, following this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/43797. 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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