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Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual Studies
Haverford College

Date Posted Apr. 5, 2019
Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual Studies
University Haverford College
Haverford, PA, United States
Department Visual Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Visiting Prof/Prof of Practice
  • Art History
    Performance Studies

Haverford College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Visual Studies for the 2019-2020 academic year beginning July 1, 2019. Specialization in the theory, history, interpretation, politics, culture, and/or aesthetics of the visual is required, as is the ability to theorize or critique the visual and visuality through a distinctly interdisciplinary lens and methodological approach. Geographical and disciplinary area is open, and research interests may include some combination of the following: contemporary art history and theory, cultural studies approaches, the study of spectacle and spectatorship, performance studies approaches, the ethics of the visual, the role of the visual through history, and cultural reception. Priority will be given to applicants whose scholarly interests and teaching engage issues of race broadly defined. Teaching responsibilities in a five-course load will include an Introduction to Visual Studies class as well as courses at all levels of the curriculum, including within the area of the candidate’s specialization. All requirements for the PhD should be completed by May 1, 2019.

For more information on the program in Visual Studies at Haverford, please see:
Additionally, we especially welcome candidates who would contribute vigorously to existing interdisciplinary programs, concentrations, and departments:

Applicants should submit their dossier, including cover letter; CV; Research Statement; Statement of Teaching Philosophy that addresses experience and effectiveness, especially with reference to teaching a diverse student body; writing sample of approximately 20-40 pages; and the names and contact information of three recommenders via Interfolio: Applications received by Tuesday, April 23 will receive fullest consideration but the position will remain open until filled.

For questions about the position, please contact Kerry Nelson at

For technical questions, please contact lnterfolio directly at 1-877-997-8807 or

  • Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College’s educational mission.

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Contact Information

  • Kerry Nelson
    Haverford College
    370 Lancaster Avenue
    Haverford, PA 19041


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