The Department of Art History at Skidmore College invites applications for an open rank, tenure track position in the history and theory of African visual cultures and built environments. 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.
We seek a colleague who can offer introductory and intermediate courses spanning a range of periods, African cultures, and media as well as advanced courses in areas of specialization. Particular attention will be given to candidates who can also teach courses on visual cultures of the African Diaspora, especially its impact in Latin America and the Caribbean. Other welcome areas of curricular expertise include global architecture and urbanism, film and media, textiles and dress, or museum studies. The position carries a teaching load of five courses per year.
Independent teaching experience is required. The application must include a separate statement explaining how the candidate's teaching interests and pedagogy engage questions of cultural diversity, and how their courses 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. Individuals with experience teaching and mentoring diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply.
Application deadline is January 15, 2018.
PhD completed or expected by September 2018. Independent teaching experience.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
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