Modern and Contemporary Art History Tenure Track

St. Olaf College
St. Olaf College - Northfield, Minnesota
Aug 14, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Art and Art History at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Modern and Contemporary Art History at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2019. The Department seeks an innovative teacher and scholar who can expand our existing curriculum in modern and contemporary art history, which focuses on Europe, the United States and Asia, to include a greater global perspective. The Department of Art and Art History thrives on the contributions of people of every race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, economic status, political affiliation, age, ability, and other perceived differences. In their letters of application, candidates should address their potential to shape and sustain an Art and Art History curriculum that reflects the current and growing diversity of St. Olaf’s student body.

The normal teaching load is six courses per year. There are opportunities to teach in interdisciplinary programs such as: Africa and the Americas, American Studies, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, and/or Women’s and Gender Studies. Education in or experience with high-impact practices such as museum studies is highly desirable. Duties also involve ongoing professional development, advising of students, service on department and college committees, and curriculum development. Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. by September 1, 2019.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. On-campus interviews are projected to take place in March. If you have questions about the position, department, or college, contact [email protected]. More information about the Art and Art History Department can be found at

Applicants must submit materials online at A complete application includes: 1) a cover letter outlining your qualifications; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) short statement (1 page) describing your approach to teaching; 4) short statement (1 page) of your research agenda; 5) writing sample (dissertation chapter or scholarly article); and 6) the names and email contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship. St. Olaf College solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening. At that time we will request transcripts.

A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty and staff. We are especially interested in candidates who will support and further the mission of our diverse community and strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.