Art History Visiting Faculty Position

Bennington College Full-time

Bennington College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in Art History, beginning Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching four courses (two each term) in the history of art comprising introductory surveys as well as upper-level seminars. Candidates specializing in Chicano/a, Latin American, or Islamic visual culture of any historical period are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated teaching and/or research in Gender and Women’s Studies is highly desirable. PhD in Art History and teaching experience beyond the level of graduate assistant required.

Bennington is a residential liberal arts college distinguished by its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded on the principle of active engagement in learning, which manifests 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 by submitting: a) letter of application that includes a reflection on their potential to contribute to an increasingly inclusive and diverse environment; b) curriculum vitae; c) sample syllabi or descriptions of three potential course offerings; d) writing sample or publication of no more than 20 pages; e) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. Questions should be directed to Vanessa Lyon, Visual Arts Faculty, at vanessalyon@bennington.edu.