Bowdoin College Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History in Brunswick, Maine

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History

Posting Number F00109JP

Department Art History

Position Summary

Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History in the field of Medieval or Northern Renaissance art to begin July 1, 2018. Open to scholars specializing in any subfield of the art of Europe and the Mediterranean between the third century and the sixteenth century. Applicants demonstrating an interest in cross-cultural connections within and beyond those spheres are of particular interest. Possible two-year extension of this appointment after a review during the first year. Ph.D. by time of appointment is required, so, highly advanced ABDs expecting to have degree in hand are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a capacity for excellence in teaching, active engagement in research, and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education; previous undergraduate teaching experience preferred. Teaching load is two courses each semester and could include participation in the department’s team-taught introductory course, a pair of classes within the chronological and geographic parameters described above, and one advanced seminar each year on a topic connected to the instructor’s particular expertise or research interests. Bowdoin’s faculty frequently make use of the collections and exhibitions in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, whose encyclopedic holdings include examples of Medieval and Renaissance art; the BCMA’s collection of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century prints is particularly rich. The Special Collections department of the Bowdoin Library also houses a fine teaching collection of manuscripts and early printed books. We welcome applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit a letter of application describing your teaching interests and research plans, along with your curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request. Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Founded on the Maine coast in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, and its commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first-generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College please visit our website:

Posting Date 03/09/2018

Applications Accepted Until

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference. Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf. You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.

Employment Category Full Time Year Round

Job Start Date 07/01/2018

Job End Date

Job Type Faculty

Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative

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