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The Art History and Visual Culture Program at Bard College invites applications for an open field, tenure-track position. Candidates from the fields of art history, visual culture, archaeology, and material culture are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate for this position is dedicated to rethinking art history’s and visual culture’s canons, objects, and sites of inquiry. We especially seek applicants whose research and teaching portfolio approaches visual culture through the critical lens of diasporas, transnational histories, migration, and the legacies of colonialism, to name a few examples. Areas of expertise might include the indigenous cultures of Australia and the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, as well as the ancient and early modern worlds. This position welcomes scholars committed to reimagining art history’s and visual culture’s methods and techniques, including approaches to research, fieldwork, and scholarly analysis. Preferred candidates will be ready to take advantage of Bard’s interdisciplinary matrix and liberal arts tradition in order to form connections with the Human Rights Program, the Experimental Humanities concentration, and the emerging Open Society University Network (OSUN).

Bard College is a highly selective college of liberal arts and sciences with 2000 students and is located in the Hudson valley, 90 miles north of NYC. For more information on Bard visit


Contact: To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample course syllabus, and a teaching statement that includes how the applicant approaches diversity, equity, and inclusion to

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who intend to contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.

Questions regarding the search should be directed to

Primary Category: Art / Art History
Secondary Categories: Visual Studies
Posting Date: 09/23/2020
Closing Date 12/01/2020


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