Assistant Professor of Art History (Tenure-Track)
October 15, 2018
Earlham College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Art Department at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2019.
The Art Department at Earlham College is unusual among liberal arts schools, because it emphasizes both craft and art. The curriculum in Art History serves the needs of Art majors as well as the general education curriculum of the College. Along with majors, many students who are non-majors take art courses at all levels and sometimes are the majority of students in the class.
Each Art major at Earlham chooses art history, ceramics, drawing, metalsmithing, painting, photography or fiber arts as an area of focus. In addition to building competency in a focus, each student also takes Making Art and art history courses. Seniors complete a senior project, which generally leads to a group exhibition held in Leeds Gallery or the presentation of a research paper. Each art major completes an internship as well.
Earlham encourages Art students to participate in one of Earlham’s many off-campus programs. More than 60% of our students spend a semester or more off campus in a great variety of places such as London, Japan and New Zealand. Each year several students pursue the option of spending a term engaged in an internship or apprenticeship in New York City, under the auspices of the GLCA-operated NY Arts Program. The College also offers a semester of intense studio practice at Penland School of Craft.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Teaching six courses per year, a two-semester Art History survey course each year and four additional offerings in Art History.
- Working closely with students; working cooperatively with members of the Art, Music and Theatre Arts faculties in furthering the cause of the arts in the College.
- After the first year, advising and committee service.
Experience & Qualifications
- A Ph.D. is preferred.
- An interest in teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts context is essential.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a teaching statement, and a 300-500 word statement describing your ability to contribute to the advancement of Earlham’s goals of being a diverse and inclusive institution.
Review of applications will commence November 1, 2018.
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For more information, call 765-983-1410.
Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).