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Full-time Lecturer in Modern Art
Tufts University

Date Posted Jan. 2, 2020
Title Full-time Lecturer in Modern Art
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department School of Arts & Sciences: School of Museum of Fine Arts: Visual & Material Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2020
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Art - General
    Art History

The department of Visual and Material Studies (VMS) at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA) announces a search for a full-time Lecturer in Modern Art, starting in the Fall term of 2020.

Candidates should specialize in the long nineteenth century (ca. 1750-1950) and should be prepared to teach courses examining art and visual culture from both a historical and theoretical perspective.

SMFA is an art school located in downtown Boston and is a core part of the Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences. VMS is an interdisciplinary department specializing in theoretical perspectives on visual art, global cultures, cultural studies, materiality, and the circulation and reception of artworks and teaching both SMFA and liberal arts students.

We seek a colleague with a demonstrated commitment to teaching global perspectives on contemporary art, art theory, and curatorial or museum/gallery studies, as well as topics related to historical modernism; who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic and artistic community; and who relishes the opportunity to teach in an art school setting, interacting with studio faculty and approaching academic subjects with rigor and fluidity. Our ideal candidate will bring an interdisciplinary approach to teaching the origins of modern and avant-garde art, the built and imagined landscape, and the intellectual contexts in which such work was produced and received, and will be able to teach a diverse range of media inclusive of critical voices across gender, race, culture and class.

This is an ongoing, full-time, benefits-eligible position. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, and mentoring, as well as service within the department, school, and/or university. Applicants must have prior teaching experience and a record of pedagogical excellence. A PhD in Art History or a cognate field is required by time of appointment (September 1, 2020).

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation, uploaded directly by the recommenders to Interfolio. All materials must be submitted through Interfolio at Review of applications begins January 30, 2020, and continues until the position is filled.

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