JOB: Asst Prof, Premodern Visual Cultures @ Bates College

The Department of Art and Visual Culture, in conjunction with the Religious Studies Department and the Classical and Medieval Studies Program, seeks a tenure-track colleague in premodern visual cultures with an emphasis on visual cultures produced in and among varied religious cultures, including Islamic, Christian, and/or Jewish, in the centuries before 1500 CE. We envision a colleague whose research and teaching attend to issues of power and privilege, racism and colonialism as these exist(ed) within the historical world under consideration, within the academic fields of the history of art and visual cultures and religious studies, and as they relate foundationally to modern structures of oppression.

The successful candidate should have completed all necessary requirements for the Ph.D. by the start of the contract and will teach five courses per year in premodern visual cultures. Courses should range from beginning to advanced levels and some should center substantial religious-studies content, broadly defined. Academic advising – including senior-thesis advising – is a regular component of the position.

Our students represent a wide range of experiences and identities. We seek a colleague who is committed to building a strong and inclusive community of learning in our related fields. We encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented backgrounds and identities, individuals who have followed nontraditional pathways to higher education, and individuals with a demonstrated interest in advancing the college’s continuing commitments to equity and inclusion. Candidates should identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.

For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2022. Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter (including a brief overview of scholarly work and a list of potential courses); curriculum vitae (including a list of referees); and statements on teaching, research, and past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence and other equity and inclusion efforts. Applicants should also anticipate providing a sample of their written work, as well as three letters of recommendation, in subsequent stages of the search process.

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JOB: Visiting Asst Prof of Premodern Art & Architectural History @ Kenyon

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year position in Art History at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in July 2021.


The successful candidate will specialize in the art and architecture of the pre-modern or early modern world (before c. 1800). Specialists in art and architectural traditions outside of Europe are particularly encouraged to apply. We are interested in teacher-scholars who can offer ways to engage with the Department’s Visual Resources Center, our Study Collection, and regional art museums in Columbus and Cleveland. The successful applicant will be able to teach broadly in their field, as well as one or more of the following areas: Pre-Columbian, Latin American, Native American, Oceanic, Ancient Near Eastern, or African art. The selected candidate will teach five total classes. In addition to teaching ARHS 110 Introduction to Western Art: Ancient to Medieval, and ARHS 113 Survey of Architecture in the fall semester, the selected candidate will teach three spring courses that emphasize their research and teaching specialties. Applicants should complement, not duplicate, current expertise of the department.

Application Process

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at:

Applications must include: 1) a cover letter describing teaching experience, research interests, teaching philosophy, and information on ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial graduate transcript(s), 4) a list of three references with detailed contact information, including email address (at least one reference must speak to the candidate’s teaching experience). Note: references will only be contacted for those candidates who advance to the latter stages of the search.

Review of applications will begin May 3 and will continue until the position is filled.

Direct questions to Austin Porter, Assistant Professor of Art History and American Studies, at portera[at]

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