Colorado College seeks a Ph.D. or advanced graduate student, preferably with prior teaching experience, for a two-year position in art history beginning in the fall semester of 2020. The successful candidate will teach five courses each year in African arts and/or the art of African diasporas in the Americas, including African-American artists and artist collectives up to the present. The candidate’s courses will contribute to the Art History and Art Studio majors and minors, and to the Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies curriculum, as well as to the African Studies and/or African-American Studies minors. The candidate will have the opportunity to design their own courses, and if applicable, to propose courses in a secondary research area, such as Museum Studies and/or Architecture, to support the Museum Studies and Integrative Design and Architecture tracks within the department.  Candidates’ cover letters should describe the courses they might teach.   There also will be opportunities to collaborate in activities at the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, and in the arts-related initiative and other programs at the Butler Center, the hub of diversity, inclusion, and intercultural exchange for the Colorado College community:

We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research and teaching, to the diverse perspectives of our academic community.  Colorado College is a private liberal arts college that operates on a unique academic calendar.  The academic year is divided into eight three-and-one-half week “Blocks,” and students take and instructors teach only one Block at a time promoting an intensive, immersive, and creative teaching and learning environment.  Each course has a designated room and a group of students, no greater than 25.  Instructors usually meet with the students about three hours a day, but one can choose the time and format.  This course will be the students’ primary academic obligation. There is more information on the College website,

Salary is competitive depending on qualifications and experience and includes benefits, and additional conference and/or research funding will be provided. Completely furnished and equipped campus apartments are available for visiting faculty to rent. The college also pays for roundtrip transportation (airfare or equivalent mileage) from the instructor’s location in the U.S.  The department will provide logistical support for digital images, on-line review, field trips, etc. Additional resources for the support of effective teaching on the Block Plan are available at the Crown Faculty Center. The Crown Faculty Center encourages the development and maintenance of imaginative, dedicated, self-reflective teaching. It also promotes and supports faculty scholarship, research, and writing.

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.  Colorado College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work.  We have made a commitment to being an antiracist institution.

Please contact Professor Gale Murray, Art Department Chair  at with inquiries and/ or questions or call (719) 389-6371.  Formal applications require a resume and the names of three references, particularly those acquainted with teaching.  The cover letter should describe the candidate’s interests and experience, ideas for the courses they might propose, and the ways in which they could contribute to the College’s goals of diversity and inclusion.