Freeman/McPherson Post-doctoral Fellowship in East Asian Art

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.