Job: Historian of modern and contemporary architecture & urbanism. Vassar College

The Department of Art at Vassar College, in collaboration with the Urban Studies Program, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in architectural and urban history at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in the 2019-20 academic year.

Vassar seeks an innovative historian of modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism with a transnational, diasporic, and/or global approach.

The successful candidate should preferably have a PhD in architectural history or allied field in hand at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will teach courses on architectural history at all levels of the art history curriculum. These courses should encompass global perspectives on architectural design, urban planning, and theory. The candidate will also teach one course a year within the multidisciplinary Urban Studies Program.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2,500 undergraduates located in the Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. Faculty are expected to teach broadly in the curricula of their departments and/or programs, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College has a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

To apply, please visit the posting for this position here.

Candidates should upload the following:

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • graduate school transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the initial application);
  • statement of teaching experience, interests, and philosophy;
  • a diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and/or professional involvements.

Additionally, please submit a sample of scholarly writing, and arrange, with referees, for submission of at least three letters of recommendation.

Information on employment policies may be found in Vassar’s Faculty Handbook.

Review of applications will begin on 14 December 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. If feasible, interviews will be scheduled at the annual meeting of the College Art Association, in New York City, in February 2019.

Please direct questions regarding the position or application process to Lisa Gail Collins, Chair, Department of Art (licollins@vassar.edu)

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