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Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture

Employer
Lafayette College
Location
Easton

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture
Lafayette College: Faculty Positions: Art

Location: Easton, PA
Open Date: Sep 19, 2023

Description
The Art Department at Lafayette College invites applications for a three semester, full-time visiting assistant professorship in art history (3/3 teaching load) beginning spring 2024. A search for a tenure-track position will follow in fall 2024. We seek an applicant who specializes in Modern and Contemporary Art with an additional specialty in Architectural History. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the second half of our introductory survey (Renaissance through Modern), courses in Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with prior teaching experience who demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity, curricular development, pedagogical innovation, and use of technology. The Ph.D. in Art History, Architectural History, or related field is required by the start of the appointment.

Located within 70 miles of New York City and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share in the responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. All Lafayette operations reflect the College's commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.


Qualifications


Application Instructions
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and three confidential letters of recommendation through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/132573. The cover letter should address how the applicant’s teaching and scholarship will support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (https://provost.lafayette.edu/policies-and-procedures/diversity-and-inclusiveness-statement/). Applications are only accepted online. Complete applications received by October 15th will be given preferred consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky (skvirskk@lafayette.edu).


For more information and to apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/132573

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.






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Working for Lafayette College

Lafayette is a private liberal arts college rated "most academically competitive" for admissions with 2,300 undergraduates studying engineering, the humanities, and the social and natural sciences. Lafayette is not only a great place for students to learn, but also a great place to work for its 650 full-time employees. 

Lafayette's faculty include 195 full-time teacher-scholars, all of whom hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field. Teaching, student mentoring, and scholarship are the top priorities of the faculty at Lafayette. The educational philosophy focuses on direct student-faculty contact not only in the classroom but also in research projects and social settings.

Hailing from 39 states and 51 countries, Lafayette's students represent a wide variety of ethnic, social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. These students enrich the campus community with their ideas and experiences and, above all, their desire to learn.

Founded in 1826 by citizens of Easton, Lafayette is located in the tree-lined neighborhood of College Hill, overlooking the Delaware River and downtown Easton, a 15-minute walk from campus. The college has grown to include 60 buildings on 340 acres including a 230-acre athletic campus.

Lafayette is a leader in faculty-mentored student research, study abroad programs, internships and externships, service learning, writing across the disciplines, first-year experiences, and creative projects. It is a place of academic excellence and opportunity where every student can realize his or her full potential.

Students may earn bachelor of arts in 32 fields and bachelor of science in four engineering disciplines and nine science fields. Lafayette offers students opportunities to customize their learning that are not available at other institutions where the focus is not exclusively on undergraduates. The Lafayette Experience means discovery both in and out of the classroom, through student-centered, active learning that combines the highest academic standards with diverse extracurricular programs. Lafayette graduates are prepared for success and leadership.

About Easton

Easton is about 70 miles west of New York City and 60 miles north of Philadelphia. It has been cited as one of the best small arts town in America. The 30,000 residents of Easton live on the eastern edge of the greater Lehigh Valley, a metropolitan area with a population of 650,000. Highlights of downtown Easton include Binney & Smith's Crayola Factory, the National Canal Museum, and the historic State Theatre, which features concerts, plays and dance by visiting artists.

The city was founded in 1752 by Thomas Penn, son of Pennsylvania's founder William Penn, and is one of only three colonial cities in which a public reading of the Declaration of Independence occurred on July 8, 1776. Easton is the county seat for Pennsylvania's Northampton County.

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