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Adjunct Position Art History (History of Photography)

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The Department of Art at Vassar College invites applications for an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Art History, with a specialization in the history of photography. Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position entails teaching one course on the history of photography for the Spring semester of 2018-19. This course will be an intermediate lecture course within the history of art curriculum. It should address the historical and technological development of the medium, the artistic aspirations of photography, and the applications of photography in relation to other forms of knowledge (e.g. scientific, sociological, ethnographic) and other visual media (e.g. painting, film, printed matter). The course should also address changing theories of the photographic image and their bearing on larger concepts and issues of representation within an intermedia context.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment. We seek scholars who can teach dynamically in an undergraduate liberal arts setting. Candidates should provide a letter of application, C.V., unofficial graduate school transcript, sample publications, a sample syllabus relevant to the position, and three references with full contact information.

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Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.