The Division of Art History in the School of Art + Art History + Design at the University of Washington in Seattle invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the History of Japanese Art of all periods and areas. Faculty in UW's School of Art + Art History + Design provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary visual art education to a highly diverse student population, on a campus with 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from more than 70 countries. We seek a colleague who will contribute to our mission of sharing cutting-edge research with our diverse student body, through teaching courses in Japanese art across a wide historical range; supervising M.A. and Ph.D. students; and engaging in service. The appointment starts in September 2021 on a 100% full-time, nine-month service period.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a dynamic program in Japanese Art in collaboration with an internationally recognized faculty with strong areas of expertise in Native American Art, Chinese Art, Early Modern European Art, and Global Modern and Contemporary Art. The active Japan Studies Program will provide ample opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. UW offers access to the rich collection of the Tateuchi East Asia Library (named in recognition of a $6 million gift received from the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation); the diverse collection housed in our newly built Burke Museum; the world-class collection of Japanese art in Seattle's recently renovated Asian Art Museum; and the region's vibrant Japanese community and its history.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) by the start of the appointment.
Applicants should submit a letter of application (two pages maximum), CV (no photograph), two writing samples, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, sample course syllabi, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent via the following Interfolio URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/77960. Please request letters of reference using the Interfolio application. Please send questions about this position to the search chair, Wang Haicheng, at JAPANAH2020@uw.edu. Preference will be given to candidates applying on or before October 16. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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