Assistant Adjunct Professor in Art History (Modern and Contemporary)

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About Mills College:
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a selective liberal arts college for women, with coeducational graduate programs. The Department of Art and Visual Culture incorporates programs in Studio Art (major, minor, MFA), Art History (major, minor), Art and Technology (major, minor), and Book Art (minor, MFA). Additional information can be obtained on our website at Mills College welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to diversity and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines, but to engage diverse perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Job Description:
The Department of Art and Visual Culture at Mills College invites applications for a full-time Assistant Adjunct Professor in Art History specializing in Modern and Contemporary Art. The initial appointment is for academic year 2018-2019 (August 2018 through May 2019). The successful candidate will have substantial teaching experience, a proven track record of mentoring and working with MFA students in studio art, and the demonstrated ability to develop courses that incorporate critical theory and practices within a global context. The Assistant Adjunct Professor will be responsible for teaching five courses per year plus departmental service. Teaching will include one lower-division survey course, three upper-division lectures or seminars in modern and contemporary art, and one graduate-level course on critical theory for MFA students in Studio Art. Other responsibilities will include academic advising for undergraduates in art history, service on MFA committees, and other departmental service to be determined.

Candidates should have:

  • A Ph.D. in art history or a closely related field
  • Experience teaching a wide variety of courses in modern and contemporary art history at the undergraduate level
  • Experience teaching critical theory at the MFA level
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to work with a diverse and dynamic student population
Additional Information:
This is a full-time, one-year, renewable contract position. Compensation for this role is $60,000.00 annual salary. The initial appointment is for academic year 2018-2019 (August 2018 through May 2019).

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to

Application Instructions:

Applications should include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a letter outlining teaching and research interests, and (3) supporting materials relevant to teaching experience (e.g. syllabi and other teaching materials). Applicants should also provide (4) the names, addresses, and email contacts for three professional references. No letters of reference should be submitted at this time. Screening will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Posted: 11/13/2017
Application Due: 9/28/2018
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