Art History Position
The Berea College Art and Art History Program invites applications for a visiting assistant professor in Art History for the academic year 2012-2013. The successful candidate must be an advanced graduate student, although the Ph.D. is preferred, and will teach 6 courses: 2 in Berea College’s General Education Core, 2 Art History Western survey courses, and 2 special topics courses based on the candidate’s area of specialization. The program is particularly interested in candidates with areas of specialization in African, Asian, Native American, or pre-Medieval. Please submit an electronic application, PDF format preferred, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a scholarly writing sample, a teaching philosophy, and 2 course syllabi to: Art History Search, Lisa L. Kriner, Director of Visual Arts, Berea College, at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, applicants should arrange for 3 recommendation letters, to be e-mailed by the recommender, and transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the initial submission) to be submitted. Review of applications will begin March 26, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.
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