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Tucker Boatwright Chair in Modern and Contemporary Art

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Art & Art History: Tucker Boatwright Chair in Modern and Contemporary Art - 000056

The Department of Art & Art History invites applications from distinguished scholars for a tenured, endowed Chair in the History of Modern and Contemporary Art. Full Professor preferred, advanced Associates with advanced research would be considered. Applicants working in any area within this broad field are welcome. The position is not limited by geographical focus. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary scholars whose research and teaching prioritize diverse perspectives and histories and who demonstrate an understanding of the experience of those under-represented in higher education. The candidate should aim to promote inclusivity and dialogue both within the classroom and the larger communities of the University and the city of Richmond. The University is conducting initiatives in both the Arts and Humanities, developing a long-term vision for the School of Arts & Sciences and implementing a strategic plan that focuses on such inclusivity and academic excellence. We are interested in individuals, trained as art historians, who want to engage this crucial moment in the visual arts and who see their work as participating in a public conversation about the role of the arts at the University and in contemporary society.

The Department of Art and Art History is home to the Art History and Visual and Media Arts Practice (VMAP) programs and, in collaboration with University Museums, to the Museum Studies program. The Art History program requires its majors to take a Theory and Methodologies course and write a senior thesis over two semesters. The instruction of these capstone courses is shared by the full faculty of the art history program, so the candidate should be interested in acting as the instructor of record every third or fourth year. Although this position is in the art history program, the ideal candidate will also engage the VMAP curriculum, faculty and students and demonstrate interdisciplinary interest in other curricular developments at the University, such as the Humanities Initiative. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected status. The position, the Tucker Boatwright Chair, has been approved by the Board of Trustees of the University, and the search will remain open until it is filled.

Qualified Individuals should submit:

  1. Letter of Intent that includes a statement addressing the candidate's interest and experience in teaching to students under-represented in higher education.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names of References whom we can contact should the candidate advance to the next stage of the process.

Please visit our Careers Site (http://jobs.richmond.edu) to apply.




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Job No: req1402
Posted: 11/17/2017
Application Due: 1/16/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable