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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Asian Art History/ Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College seeks applicants for a 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Asian Art History, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM). For the academic years 2011-2013, the Fellow will be based in the Art Department, in conjunction with the Asian Studies Program. The Art Department at Lake Forest combines studio and art history, offering majors and minors in both disciplines. Lake Forest’s Asian studies program offers a major and a minor in Asian studies, and includes scholars in History, Religion, Politics, Anthropology and Philosophy. We seek candidates with a love of teaching and a desire to experience the richness and rewards of a career at a liberal arts college.

The fellowship is intended for a recent Ph.D. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in some area of Asian Art History awarded before September 2011. The specialization within Asian Art is open.

The Fellow will be expected to teach 3 courses per academic year, ranging from introductory courses in Art History to advanced courses in the Fellow’s specialty. This amounts to half-time teaching. With the other half of his or her working time, the Fellow will be expected to conduct post-doctoral research and to share this with the ACM and other scholarly communities. The fellowship will provide the Fellow with funding of up to $3000 annually for professional development and research and for travel to support presentations of his or her work at professional conferences. Lake Forest College will also assign an established mentor in the Fellow's field. The fellowship also funds three annual workshops for all the ACM-Mellon Fellows to help strengthen their teaching and research agendas. Salary is competitive and includes research and travel stipends.

A highly selective liberal arts college located in a suburb of Chicago, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,400 students from over 45 states and 65 countries. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member's teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also appreciates participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity throughout all of its constituencies and encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Dossiers, including 3 letters of recommendation and evidence of teaching skills, should be submitted by January 15. We will arrange interviews at the College Art Association meeting in New York, in February 2011. Please send all materials to:Professor Ann Roberts

Art Department

Lake Forest College

555 N Sheridan Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045.

Inquiries can be made by phone or email: roberts@lakeforest.edu/847-735-5188.

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