The Art History Program of the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a specialist in the visual arts of East Asia. We seek to develop a curriculum that embraces Japan, China, and Korea. The University supports a particularly robust Japanese language program and has strong historic connections to Japan. Assistant Professor, tenure track, beginning September 1, 2014. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Ph.D. in Art History required at the time of hire. Course load is two per semester, plus contributions to team-taught surveys. The successful candidate should be able to teach a large enrollment General Education survey that introduces the history of art through a specific subject or a wide-ranging historical survey. Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate expertise in interdisciplinary approaches, current methodologies, and issues of social and cultural diversity. Expertise in cross-cultural exchange and/or museum studies a plus. 

Applicants should apply online at and submit letter of purpose, CV, graduate transcript, copies of publications, and three letters of recommendation. We welcome a statement of teaching methods/philosophy, course outlines and/or syllabi. 

Deadline for first consideration: December 6, 2013

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual-career couples ( The University is a member of the Five Colleges Consortium, along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mt. Holyoke colleges.  The Department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.


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Gifts made to the Art History Program can be used to support a wide range of activities that benefit all students, including the annual newsletter, guest lectures, the Art History Program Annual Roundtable and the Mark Roskill Symposium.  Gifts to the Anne Mochon Internship Fund will in the future support an MA candidate in a summer internship each year.  Donations can be made by clicking on the Give Now button below.



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