Assistant Professor of Art History
The Department of Art and Art History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Art History in the field of Early Modern Atlantic World art and/or architecture, beginning August 2017. We encourage applications from art historians specializing in the arts of the cultures bordering the Atlantic Ocean rim, from about 1500 to 1800 CE. These may include Europe, Africa, North America and South America, and we are particularly interested in work and teaching that emphasizes transcultural contact and exchange during this period. Ph.D. in the History of Art required at the time of appointment. Candidates must have an active professional record and be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistant level is preferred. Six-course teaching load per year includes topics in the candidate’s area of specialty at both the introductory and advanced levels as well as shared responsibility for Introduction to Art History, Critical Methods seminar, and senior capstone projects in Art History. Ability to teach courses that contribute to the college’s interdisciplinary Museum Studies program desirable.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and curriculum development, including course releases for pre-tenure faculty and leaves for tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a letter of application addressed to Bruce Wilson, Chair of Art and Art History, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy incorporating an explanation of how the applicant’s teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and three letters of references. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/38414. Questions may be directed to Dr. Bruce Wilson, Chair of Art and Art History, at 240-895-4254.
Review of applications will begin December 1 and continue until position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.