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).