NOTE: Posted at Art History 2014-2015

One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor, Art History

Sweet Briar College, a private liberal arts undergraduate institution for women, is hiring a one-year sabbatical replacement starting August 2015 for a visiting assistant professor in Late Antique and Medieval Art History. The six-course load (a 3:3 schedule for the academic year, with four of those courses at the intermediate or upper levels) includes teaching intermediate and upper-level courses and seminars ranging in date from the Roman world through the fourteenth century focusing on the arts of Europe and the Mediterranean (including Byzantium and the Islamic world), in addition to selected courses and upper-level seminars in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization.  Ability to teach the arts of Asia is also welcome.  The College values engaged undergraduate teaching by offering small seminars and discussion-based classes balanced by lecturing. Participation in Sweet Briar’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program is required. Ph.D. in Art History with teaching experience preferred. All members of Sweet Briar’s Art History Department are actively engaged in scholarship.


Applicants should email to cover letter, current CV, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts.  All materials should be submitted by PDF.  Screening of applicants will begin by February 23, 2015. Nearby and some on-campus housing is available for rent.


Sweet Briar College (, located on 3,250 scenic acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Lynchburg, VA, is a nationally-ranked, independent, residential, liberal arts and sciences college for women preparing students to fulfill their academic, professional, and personal aspirations by providing excellent academic and co-curricular programs.  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College is committed to enhancing our academic and co-curricular community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College.

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