Job Opening: East Asian Art History

Institution: Davidson College
Location: North Carolina, United States
Position:Tenure Track Faculty


An open-rank, tenure-track position in the Department of Art and the Department of Chinese Studies (which includes an interdisciplinary major and minor in East Asian Studies) will be available beginning July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will expand the breadth of the Art Department and the interdisciplinary East Asian Studies program to include East Asian art and visual culture. We seek candidates with demonstrated potential for excellence in and enthusiasm for teaching, active and high-quality scholarship, and a commitment to student advising and support. The teaching load is five courses/academic year (four courses in the first year of employment, in the case of an assistant professor). Courses will include a survey of East Asian Art, intermediate-level courses in the arts and visual cultures of East Asia, and a seminar in the candidate’s major area of interest. Candidates are encouraged to highlight their interest and/or experience in cross-disciplinary teaching in such fields as Writing, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Environmental Studies, Digital Studies, and our Humanities Program.

Candidates must complete an online application at and attach the following:

a cover letter; a CV; graduate-school transcripts; a statement of teaching interests explaining the candidate’s demonstrated or potential excellence in, and enthusiasm for, undergraduate teaching; a statement of research interests; and a statement outlining how the candidate’s teaching, service, and/or research might contribute to Davidson College’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion.

E-mail contact information for three references should also be included, from whom letters of recommendation will be solicited by our system. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2017. Inquiries may be sent to Nina E. Serebrennikov, Chair of Art, at .

Davidson College is a highly selective, nationally ranked, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. Davidson faculty enjoy a low student-faculty ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, outstanding research facilities, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College’s mission.

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About Paula

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