Assistant Professor in Art History, Latin American Art

University of Washington Division of Art History

United States

Assistant Professor in Art History, Latin American Art

Position Overview

Organization: Art, Art History & Design

Title: Assistant Professor in Art History, Latin American Art

Position Details

Position Description

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 the art, architecture, and/or visual and material culture of the pre-Columbian or colonial era in Mexico, Central America, or South America.  Candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply. We seek a colleague who will contribute to our mission of sharing cutting-edge research with our diverse student body – Latinx students are the fastest growing population on campus – through teaching courses in Latin American art across a wide historical and geographical range; supervising M.A. and Ph.D. students; and engaging in service. 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 more than 60,000 students, including 31% first-generation college students, over 30% Pell Grant-eligible students, and over 31,000 faculty and staff from over 70 countries across its three campuses. The candidate is also expected to actively contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusivity goals of the School and the University (as articulated in departmental statements and in the UW Diversity Blueprint The appointment starts in September 2022 on a 100% full-time, nine-month service period. The teaching load is four courses over three quarters. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a dynamic program in Latin American Art in collaboration with an internationally recognized faculty with strong areas of expertise in the Arts of the Americas and Indigenous art practices, Chinese Art, Japanese Art, Early Modern European Art, and Global Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture. The active Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program will provide ample opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. UW offers access to the rich Latin American collections housed in the newly rebuilt Burke Museum; the collection of Ancient American Art at the Seattle Art Museum; and the Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture, the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant field by the start of the appointment.


Applicants should submit a letter of application (two pages maximum), CV, 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 must be submitted via Interfolio. Please request letters of reference using the Interfolio application. Please send questions about this position to the search chair, Wang Haicheng, at Preference will be given to candidates applying on or before October 1. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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