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Assistant Professor in East Asian Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Art

The Department of Art and the Department of Chinese Studies at Davidson College invite applications for a joint tenure-track Assistant Professor position in East Asian Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture, to commence on July 1, 2024. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion within our departments and college, and we particularly encourage individuals who have experience with, have contributed to, or have developed programs promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging to apply. We also welcome international applicants and will normally sponsor visas for tenure-track hires, according to our immigration sponsorship policy.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Art History, East Asian Studies, or a related field with a specialization in East Asian Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture by the time of the appointment. The successful applicant will teach five courses per year (four courses or 2:2 in the first year) that includes introductory courses in Art and East Asian Studies, intermediate and advanced courses in their area of specialization. We particularly value faculty who can offer courses that appeal to students outside of the majors or departments, such as those incorporating themes of justice, equality, and community. Additionally, the art history curriculum has recently been restructured and we seek dynamic professors who employ evidence-based teaching practices to contribute to our globally oriented program. Read more about our new art history curriculum here and our East Asian studies curriculum. Learn more about how we support faculty research.

Applicants will be evaluated based on their interest in teaching and establishing a research program at an undergraduate institution; the evidence they provide of the relevance of their research to the position; their effectiveness in using evidence-based teaching practices; and their potential to support the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Please submit a cover letter that addresses each of the following:

  1. Your specific interest in the Assistant Professor position at Davidson College.

  2. How your education and/or professional experiences align with the development of an original research program in East Asian Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture that could involve undergraduates.

  3. Your commitment to teaching courses in Art and East Asian Studies.

  4. Short descriptions of two foundational level courses and one advanced level course that you would like to develop and teach.

  5. How your teaching, research, and leadership or service will advance Davidson’s commitment to supporting diversity, inclusion, and access. Specifically, please answer how your past experiences, skills, knowledge, and/or training inform your answers to the following questions: First, what barriers prevent students from feeling welcome and included in art history and East Asian studies, and from accessing opportunities or resources during their undergraduate education and/or on the job market? Second, how will you work to alleviate these barriers in your teaching, mentoring, research, and/or program development?

We also request that you include a CV, copies of unofficial transcripts, a list of three professional references, and a scholarly writing sample (between 15-30 pages) with your application. In mid-December, references will be contacted and writing samples reviewed for shortlisted candidates. For additional details about the departments, the position, the search process, and specific guidelines for application materials, please visit our college website.

Preference will be given to applications received by November 15, 2023. Please submit inquiries to the Search Committee Co-chairs John Corso-Esquivel at, or Fuji Lozada at

Qualified applicants should apply online at

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions and worldviews, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, veteran status, cultures, and national origins.

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