Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons University is a private, non-sectarian institution that has prepared women for leadership in the world through transformative education that links passion with purpose since 1899. Today, Simmons serves nearly 2,000 students in a women-centered undergraduate program and nearly 5,000 students in coeducational graduate programs. Simmons recently achieved university designation and embarked on an academic redesign to create four interdisciplinary colleges, including the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities. More information on Simmons University and the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities is available on our website.Job SummaryThe Department of Art and Music in the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities at Simmons University invites applications for two temporary Faculty positions. One position will be responsible for teaching Buddhist World Art. The second position will be responsible for teaching Baroque to Modern ArtCandidates with the relevant experience for both courses will be strongly considered. The positions start immediately (March 11) through the end of the Spring 2019 semester. Syllabi and course readings are available. 1. Buddhist World Art (meets Mon/Wed 9:30am ? 10:50am)This class is an overview of Buddhist art (sculpture, architecture and painting) from its birth in South Asia through its spread to Southeast Asia, Central Asia and East Asia. The wide-ranging class is woven together by a couple of over-arching, thematic threads; one, the development of the Buddha image from its aniconic beginnings through its many figurative iterations; two, in a parallel thread, we also discuss the evolution of Buddhist religious thought as it travels, adapts and takes root in each new place. In both, we contextualize the art in its diverse cultural milieus, forms of government, religion and literature. The course includes visits to the MFA-Boston.2. Baroque to Modern Art (meets Mon/Wed 11:00am ? 12:20pm)This is the second half of the Western survey. The course will next take up Neo-Classicism and the late 18th century, beginning March 11. No museum site visits are currently scheduled, but they could be added. Successful candidates will have:? A commitment to excellence in undergraduate education;? A commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse student body;? A proven teaching record that combines theory and practice;Qualifications:? PhD or ABD in relevant art history field required? Experience teaching undergraduates.Position Information: This is a temporary, non-benefit eligible position.To apply: Please submit a cover letter and a CV. To firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applica-tions will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
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