Lake Forest Professorship of Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture from a Global Perspective

The Art and Art History Department at Lake Forest College invites applications for a VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in Modern/Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture from a Global Perspective to begin August 2021 for one year. Our curriculum is a combined Art and Art History program, with majors in both Studio Art and Art History, and requires coverage of modern and contemporary Art History in a global context. Beyond our introductory courses in Art History, our new colleague will teach a range of courses to cover the Global Modern and Contemporary fields, as well as two or three upper-level courses relevant to the candidate’s interests.

Successful applicants will hold a Ph.D. by start date in Art History, Visual Culture or a related field (for example, American or African American Studies) with demonstrated teaching experience. Applicants should expect to teach three undergraduate courses per semester. Classes are small (typically 15-30 students). Candidates should highlight their background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

To apply:
Candidates should submit 1) a cover letter that addresses your teaching philosophy, research interests, and how a liberal arts environment dedicated to diversity and inclusion aligns with your teaching philosophy; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) three references no later than January 4, 2021 to for priority consideration. Selected candidates will be asked to provide additional materials. Review of candidates will continue until positions are filled. We will be interviewing via Zoom.