Art & Art History: Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Art – 000080A

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Art & Art History: Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Art – 000080A

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time, visiting assistant professor position in Asian Art beginning August 2019. This is a non-tenure track appointment, annually renewable for up to two years, contingent upon performance, budget, and continued need. The successful candidate must demonstrate promise of scholarly distinction, as well as excellence in teaching. The teaching load is five courses per year at the introductory and upper-level as well as some supervision of senior theses as part of the program’s capstone seminar. Experience with instructional technologies is required. PhD is expected prior to appointment.

The Department would welcome any area and period of specialization, with the stipulation that the successful candidate be willing to teach the department’s survey course on Asian Art, which fulfills one of the University’s general education requirements. We seek candidates with recent approaches to the study of art history including curatorial practices, transculturalisms and subalternity. Beyond the survey course, the successful candidate is expected to develop courses that may range from ancient to contemporary Asian art, according to the candidate’s expertise, and that focus on the relationship and connections of Asian art to other cultures as well as diaspora communities.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and 92% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department of Art and Art History, please visit the department’s website at

Applicants should click "Apply Now" at the top of the page and submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and goals; and a teaching statement. The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s teaching philosophy, interests, and future professional development goals as well as involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. In addition, please include copies of academic transcripts and the names of three references who will receive an email asking them to submit their reference letters to the University's Human Resources department at [email protected]. One of these references must be able to speak to the candidate’s record of or potential excellence in teaching. Review of applications will commence on April 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Elena Calvillo: [email protected].




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Posted: 3/21/2019
Application Due: 5/20/2019
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