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Open Rank Professor - History of African Art

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three sample syllabi scanned together, preferably for courses at different curricular levels, and a writing sample of 10-20 pages that addresses a major research interest. Please also submit a separate statement explaining how the candidate’s teaching interests and pedagogy engage questions of cultural diversity, and how their courses would foster active learning, inclusive discussion, and global awareness. Please provide specific examples. You have five areas to upload the five required documents. Additionally, the application system will prompt you to submit a three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you've completed the application process. All documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process and to receive your confirmation code. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number FPA00008P
Position Title Open Rank Professor - History of African Art
Department Art History
Position Status Full-Time
Position Type Regular
Months per Year 9 Months
Work hours
Start Date (For temporary positions only)
End Date (For temporary positions only)
Position Band/Level Faculty
Pay Range

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Job Summary

The Department of Art History at Skidmore College invites applications for an open rank, tenure track position in the history and theory of African visual cultures and built environments. We are particularly interested in candidates from under-represented backgrounds who can add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their teaching, research, and service.

We seek a colleague who can offer introductory and intermediate courses spanning a range of periods, African cultures, and media as well as advanced courses in areas of specialization. Particular attention will be given to candidates who can also teach courses on visual cultures of the African Diaspora, especially its impact in Latin America and the Caribbean. Other welcome areas of curricular expertise include global architecture and urbanism, film and media, textiles and dress, or museum studies. The position carries a teaching load of five courses per year.

Independent teaching experience is required. The application must include a separate statement explaining how the candidate’s teaching interests and pedagogy engage questions of cultural diversity, and how their courses would foster active learning, inclusive discussion, and global awareness. Please provide specific examples.

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York with curricular strengths across the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. Our approximately 2,500 undergraduate students come from almost 50 states and over 40 countries. Art History is a collegial department invested in pedagogical innovation and ongoing curricular development. Individuals with experience teaching and mentoring diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is January 15, 2018.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD completed or expected by September 2018. Independent teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications
EEO Statement

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Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.

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Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three sample syllabi scanned together, preferably for courses at different curricular levels, and a writing sample of 10-20 pages that addresses a major research interest. Please also submit a separate statement explaining how the candidate’s teaching interests and pedagogy engage questions of cultural diversity, and how their courses would foster active learning, inclusive discussion, and global awareness. Please provide specific examples. You have five areas to upload the five required documents.

Additionally, the application system will prompt you to submit a three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you’ve completed the application process.

All documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process and to receive your confirmation code. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802

Posting Information

Posting Date
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 01/15/2018
Quicklink for Posting http://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/1224

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Sample Syllabi
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents