Assistant Professor of Art History at Kenyon College
Position Summary and Responsibilities
The Department of Art History at Kenyon College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History for the 2021-22 academic year, specializing in the art and architecture of the pre-modern or early modern world (before c. 1800). Specialists in art and architectural traditions outside of Europe are particularly encouraged to apply. Additionally, we are interested in teacher-scholars who can offer creative ways to engage with the Art History Department’s Visual Resources Center, our Study Collection, and regional art museums located in Columbus and Cleveland.
The successful applicant will be able to teach broadly in their field, as well as one or more of the following areas: Pre-Columbian, Latin American, Native American, Oceanic, Ancient Near Eastern, or African art. The selected candidate will teach five total classes. In addition to teaching ARHS 110 Introduction to Western Art: Ancient to Medieval and ARHS 113 Survey of Architecture in the fall semester, the selected candidate will teach three additional courses that emphasize their research and teaching specialties in the spring semester. Applicants should complement, not duplicate, current expertise of the department.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment. Candidates who are ABD with a completion date by August 2021 will be considered. Experience teaching as the instructor of record in college-level courses is required. We seek scholars who can demonstrate a record of undergraduate teaching excellence, preferably in a liberal arts setting.
This position provides a competitive salary, health insurance, and retirement contributions (when applicable). The successful candidate will not be expected to serve as an advisor or perform service duties outside of teaching responsibilities. We anticipate that courses next year will be taught in person on our campus in Gambier, Ohio.
To apply, candidates should visit the online application. Applications must include: 1) a cover letter describing teaching experience, research interests, teaching philosophy, and information on ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial graduate transcript(s), 4) a list of three references with detailed contact information, including email address (at least one reference must speak to the candidate’s teaching experience). Note: references will only be contacted for those candidates who advance to the latter stages of the search.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications received by May 3 will be given full consideration.