Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Art & Architectural History

United States
Art & Architectural History Department
The College of Charleston
South Carolina
The Department of Art and Architectural History at the College of Charleston invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position in the history of Asian art and architecture, beginning August 16, 2022. The department seeks an enthusiastic teacher-scholar to contribute to our dynamic department of eleven permanent faculty housing two distinct undergraduate degree programs: Art & Architectural History and Historic Preservation & Community Planning. Candidates may have expertise in the art, architecture, and/or visual culture of any geographic region and period in Asian history, broadly defined. An interest in times and areas marked by transcultural exchange and intersection is very welcome, but is not essential.
Teaching responsibilities are four three-hour credit courses per semester (with two to four preps, depending on course enrollments), including an Asian Art survey course that is offered every semester. Department catalog courses also include surveys on the arts of India, the arts of Japan, and the arts of China. Throughout their appointment, the candidate will have the opportunity to independently develop intermediate and upper-level courses in accordance with their own research and teaching interests. A PhD in any related discipline must be completed and in hand by August 16, 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to working closely with undergraduate students, maintaining an active research agenda, partnering with colleagues in the Asian Studies Program, and engaging with the arts scene and other cultural institutions at the College and in Charleston.
Applicants should submit the following documents online to (1) a letter of application, which addresses how the candidate’s research interests and teaching philosophy fit the objectives of the position and institution; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts of all degrees (official transcript required at the time of hire); (4) one sample publication; (5) contact information for three references, from whom letters will be solicited if the candidate is shortlisted. Supplemental materials such as syllabi or separate teaching statements are welcome but not required. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2022.

Nestled in the heart of the diverse, dynamic, beautiful, historic coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a 250-year-old, internationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences institution of approximately 10,000 undergraduate students. Our classrooms are well situated for walkable access to the city’s many historic sites and museums, including the upcoming International African American Museum, opening on the harbor in 2022. The College of Charleston is a proud Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

The application can be found here.

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