The Art and Art History department at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position, with the possibility of a second year, in Global Contemporary Art beginning fall semester 2018. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to, or shortly after, the date of hire.
In addition to courses in their regional, cultural, or otherwise defined area of expertise, the historian of Global Contemporary Art will teach undergraduate courses in transnational, global, or cross-cultural approaches to contemporary art and art institutions in a combined art history and studio department. In the annual five-course load, regular teaching contributions will include Art Since 1980 (ARTS 240), a required course for studio majors, as well as other electives of their own design in contemporary art at all levels of the curriculum. Responsibilities could also include senior thesis advising. The candidate’s research should focus on the shifting terrain of contemporary art and in particular on the interaction of aesthetic and cultural practices in a globalized world. An interest in contributing to our new program in Museum Studies is also welcome.
Letter of application, c.v., and three current letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10877. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their application how their approach to teaching might create an inclusive educational environment.
Review of applications will begin March 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at
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Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship.
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