Chu-Niblack Assistant Professor of Asian Art (tenure-track position)

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE. Assistant Professor. The Department of Art History and Architectural Studies invites applications for a specialist in Asian art and visual culture to assume a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning Fall 2019. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in art history or related field with a specialization in any period of Chinese or Japanese art, evidence of a strong record of undergraduate teaching, and an active research program. Preference will be shown either to specialists in Chinese art with secondary interests in Japanese or Korean, or specialists in Japanese art with secondary interests in Chinese or Korean. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose work is interdisciplinary, who engage with current theoretical approaches, who are eager to highlight transnational/global perspectives across the spectrum of courses to be taught, and who are interested in using innovative and inclusive pedagogies in order to appeal to a broad range of students within and beyond the major.

The College’s commitment to excellence in teaching is manifest in the programs on campus devoted to issues of pedagogy, in particular those of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching and Learning. Equally important to both the department and the College are prospects for and support of faculty research, from small grants-in-aid to subsidizing student collaborators in faculty research. The generous sabbatical policy (for every six semesters of teaching, one semester of leave at 80% of salary) furnishes additional opportunity for research and writing. Resources in the visual arts include: the department’s Wetmore Print Collection; the College’s Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection; the campus outdoor sculpture collection; and the collections of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. The department also hosts a strong Museum Studies program which can facilitate active learning and object-based teaching.

Tenure-track faculty teach a 3-2 load, 2-2 in the first year. In addition to providing all faculty with strong ongoing support for teaching and research, the College offers these resources for pre-tenured faculty: a summer stipend for the first two years, a supplementary research fund, and a semester’s sabbatical after a successful third-year review.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution committed to the liberal arts tradition with an emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College is engaged in a highly effective initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited to work in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity. AA/EEO.

Applicants should submit: (1) a CV, with the names and contact information of three references; (2) a cover letter of not more than two pages stating research interests, teaching philosophy, and two proposed course titles; (3) a sample syllabus; (4) teaching evaluations to Joseph D. Alchermes, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies, at: appointment begins July 1, 2019. Review of applications will start November 15, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

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