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Job Title: Art Historian (Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellowship)
Company Name: Swarthmore College
Location: Swarthmore, PA United States
Position Type: Temporary
Post Date: 12/11/2019
Expire Date: 02/11/2020
Job Categories: Education
Job Description
Art Historian (Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellowship)
The Department of Art and Art History at Swarthmore College invites applications to the Consortium for Faculty Diversity for a two-year CFD teaching post-doctoral position hosted at Swarthmore, beginning with the fall semester of 2020. We seek an art historian who specializes in American Indian and Alaska Native art and visual culture, or in the art and visual culture of Africa and/or the African diaspora.

Teaching assignments will be flexible and established in conjunction with the successful candidate's preferences. The Fellow will be expected to teach one course a semester and will be granted ample time and resources to focus on their scholarly work. The department will be happy to mentor the fellow to further develop their teaching skills and research plans.

The Consortium for Faculty Diversity is “committed to increasing the diversity of … faculty members and curricular offerings at liberal arts colleges with a particular focus on enhancing the diversity of faculty members and of applicants for faculty positions.” Applicants for post-doctoral fellowships should “increase the diversity of member colleges by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity and/or increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of students. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship or unconditional permanent residency status at the time of hire.” For more on the Consortium see https://www.gettysburg.edu/offices/provost/consortium-for-faculty-diversity/

Swarthmore is a highly selective liberal arts college located just 11 miles outside of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. The College offers a comprehensive and highly competitive compensation package.

Candidates should have their PhDs by August 2020. The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and actively seeks and welcomes applicants with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. We are particularly interested in candidates who can work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see https://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty

Applications should be submitted to the Consortium for Faculty Diversity itself:

https://www.gettysburg.edu/offices/provost/consortium-for-faculty-diversity/fellowships/

Swarthmore will monitor the applications and contact each applicant via Interfolio.

Full consideration will be given to all applications received by February 5, 2020. For more information, please contact Patricia Reilly, Chair, Art and Art History, preilly1@swarthmore.edu

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and three letters of recommendation by February 5, 2020. We are committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment in the department. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter a discussion of what strategies they would bring to bear that would further this goal. Note that applications are submitted to the CFD, as described above, but applicants and prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the chair with any questions.

Qualifications & Requirements
Candidates should have their PhDs by August 2020. The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.
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Company Name: Swarthmore College
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Located in the immediate suburbs of Philadelphia, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility.
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