Job Opening: East Asian art history, Wesleyan University

job opening - 5Institution: Wesleyan University, Department of Art and Art History
Location:  Connecticut, United States
Position:  Assistant Professor of East Asian art history

Wesleyan University’s Department of Art and Art History invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of East Asian art history beginning July 1, 2017. Preference will be given to candidates who focus on the traditional art and architecture of China, Japan, or Korea.  The preferred candidates will demonstrate interest in and ability to teach in at least two of these areas.  The ability to teach a course in modern or contemporary East Asian art, and a course in theory and methods, is desirable.  Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in art history in hand by the time of appointment. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college; the teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Officer, 860-685-4771,

Contact: Applications completed by December 1, 2016 will receive full consideration. If you have questions about the application process please contact Professor Phillip Wagoner, Chair, East Asian Search Committee at or 1-860-685-3779.


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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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