Providence College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Art and Art History at the assistant professor level, beginning August 1, 2023. We seek an interdisciplinary teacher-scholar who specializes in the chronological era from c.1800 to the present. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in Modern and Contemporary Art, participation in a team-taught Survey, advanced undergraduate seminars, and Methods and Senior Thesis courses on a rotating basis. We welcome research and courses that center intersectional approaches to Modern and Contemporary art and media and also may be cross-listed with Women’s and Gender Studies, Black Studies, American Studies, Global Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, Asian Studies, Communication, and other departments such as Theater, Dance, and Film; English; Political Science, etc, depending on the expertise and interests of the person hired. Cooperation and coordination with our thriving PC Galleries’ exhibitions and programming is also desired. Collegial interaction and engagement with students in our Studio Art program is also important to the position.
Preference will be given to applicants who possess a Ph.D. from an accredited institution and demonstrate a strong commitment to innovative teaching, use of technology, interdisciplinary art historical scholarship, and demonstrated broad methodological interests within the field(s) of expertise. The position includes competitive salary and benefits, as well as research support including travel funds, library resources, and grant writing assistance.
Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission. We believe that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of our academic program and strive to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As our student body grows increasingly diverse, experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of economic, social and cultural backgrounds is preferred. An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color. A Key pillar of Providence College’s Strategic Plan is “intentionally recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are drawn to, and supportive of, the mission of the College, and who have demonstrated a commitment to the human flourishing of each member of the campus community.” To review the strategic plan, please visit https://strategic-plan.providence.edu/.
Providence College is located in the city of Providence—the capital city of Rhode Island situated between New York City and Boston—and home to a vibrant arts scene comprising world-class museums, galleries, universities, theatres, and a philharmonic.
Candidates should submit the following documents online: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of past and/or prospective future contributions to the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the names and email addresses of three reference providers who will be prompted to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. Application instructions are available on the College website at: https://careers.providence.edu/postings/7477 .
For additional information or questions, please contact Paul Crenshaw, chair, Department of Art & Art History, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications begins December 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.