The Smith College Department of Art and the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) invite applications for a three-year, non-tenure track position as post-doctoral teaching and curatorial Fellow in East Asian art. Appointment will begin July 2010. Applicants must have demonstrably broad familiarity with the history of East Asian art; experience working with collections and Ph.D. are required.
Responsibilities include teaching one course annually, contributing to the curatorial work of the Museum, and developing ongoing research projects. Curatorial work will include assessing SCMA collections, developing a plan to build the collection of East Asian art to support the curriculum, and planning and implementing a gallery installation of Asian art from SCMA’s collection and loans. The position offers an opportunity to teach at the introductory and intermediate level utilizing museum holdings, to gain valuable experience assessing and developing a museum collection, and to pursue research at a preeminent undergraduate institution. The position carries competitive compensation, funds for research and travel, and a moving allowance.
Apply online at http://jobs.smith.edu with curriculum vitae, cover letter describing teaching and research interests and experience, transcript, names and contact information (mailing and e-mail addresses, phone number) for three references, and a single book or dissertation chapter, or article, in English that is object-centered and representative of your current work (approximately 20 – 25 pages).
Review of applications will begin after November 15, 2009.