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Non-Tenure Track Senior Lecturer in Art of the Modern Era

Vanderbilt University Department of History of Art and Architecture
Nashville, TN
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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Art and Humanities
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The Department of History of Art and Architecture at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position of Senior Lecturer in art of the modern era with a specialization in the transnational discourse of art in the age of empire and revolution (c. 17th-19th centuries). This 3-year renewable appointment begins in the 2024 fall semester. We seek a dynamic educator who teaches modern art in the imperial context to address the expansive relationships between colonizers and colonized. Area of specialization is open, but we seek scholars whose research and teaching engage cultural exchange in understudied and intellectually capacious geographic and historical situations such as, for example, the Caribbean, the Afro-Caribbean, Europe and the Global South, the Ottoman Empire, the Napoleonic Empire, the British Empire, and the Spanish Empire. For current Faculty research strengths and course offerings please visit the departmental website:

The position's teaching load is 3-3, including lecture courses in modern art and courses to be developed in the candidate's area of specialization. We seek candidates who are receptive to contributing to the ongoing process of reconceptualizing (and teaching) the former survey of Western modern art from a decolonized perspective. There are opportunities to engage with the department's "4 Plus 1" M.A. program, with a new core curriculum in the College of Arts and Science, and with initiatives across campus including the Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice (Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice | Vanderbilt University), the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies, the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, and others. A Ph.D. required in hand no later than August 1, 2024; teaching experience preferred

Applications must be submitted to Interfolio [] and should include a cover letter; CV; writing sample; statement of teaching philosophy (and evidence of effectiveness including recent teaching evaluations if available); candidates may discuss equity, diversity, and inclusion in their teaching statement, as applicable. Candidates who move beyond the first round will be asked to submit three confidential letters of reference to Interfolio prior to interviewing. Review of applications will begin Dec. 11, 2023. Completed applications received by that date are guaranteed full consideration, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For questions regarding this position, please email the chair of the search, Prof. Kevin D. Murphy (

At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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