Visiting Faculty Position in Art History, Spring 2020

Bennington, Vermont, United States Part-time

Bennington College seeks to fill a replacement faculty position in Art History for Spring 2020. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching two courses in the History of Art, one introductory and one upper-level, in the candidate’s area of specialization. Candidates specializing in East or South Asian OR Islamic visual culture (and/or architecture) of any historical period are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated teaching and/or research in Gender and Women’s/Sexuality Studies is highly desirable. PhD in Art History and teaching experience beyond the level of graduate assistant required. 

Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims. 

Candidates should apply online below by submitting the following, directed to Dr. Vanessa Lyon, search chair: a) cover letter; b) curriculum vitae; c) teaching philosophy addressing pedagogical approaches to diversity, equity, and inclusion; d) writing sample or publication of no more than 20 pages; and e) the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications is ongoing, with preference being given to applicants submitting materials before November 15th. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.