Assistant or Associate Professor and Luma Fellow

Assistant or Associate Professor and Luma Fellow

The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Installation view of After Notation, Hessel Museum of Art, 2017. Photo: Chris Kendall

November 10, 2022
Assistant or Associate Professor and Luma Fellow
The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
33 Garden Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504-5000
United States

T +1 845 758 7598

The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) seeks a dynamic scholar of contemporary art and its histories for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor and Luma Fellow, a term appointment beginning on July 1, 2023. Rank is determined at the time of hiring and will be commensurate with experience. 

Reporting to the Director of the Graduate Program and Chief Curator, the Assistant/Associate Professor and Luma Fellow is a core member of the faculty at CCS Bard and contributes to the vision and priorities of the graduate program. The successful candidate will be an expert in art history, attuned to developments in art internationally, and eager to teach the history of art through the lens of curatorial studies and exhibition history. 

Established in 1994, the graduate program at CCS Bard is an intensive, two-year course of study in the history of contemporary art, the institutions and practices of exhibition making, and the theory and criticism of contemporary art since the 1960s. The curriculum blends academic study with hands-on learning, culminating in a series of graduate student thesis exhibitions presented in the CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art. The graduate program is distinguished by its luminary faculty and outstanding resources including the on-site Library, Archive, the Marieluise Hessel Collection, and numerous institutional presenting and publishing partnerships.

This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position with an initial two-year appointment that may be renewed or extended. The position requires on-campus presence at CCS Bard in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York at least three days per week, as well as occasional exhibition openings and other departmental events on evenings and weekends.

A minimum of five years of academic experience, including teaching at the college level, is required, and a PhD in contemporary art history, cultural studies, or a related subject is preferred. Candidates are expected to have a demonstrated record of scholarship and published research, as well as knowledge of, and insight into, contemporary art and its contexts internationally. Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and accompanied by a comprehensive benefits package.

Key responsibilities include teaching foundational and elective courses, advising and providing feedback to students, and participating in the planning and administration of the graduate program. For a complete list of responsibilities, please see the full job description on the Bard College website.

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 8, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

Application materials:
–Cover letter summarizing your interests and qualifications
–Curriculum vitae
–Teaching statement outlining your teaching philosophy and practice (two pages max)
–Diversity statement addressing your experience with and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field (two pages max)
–Two examples of course syllabi that speak to the subject area
–Contact information for three references (at least two of which should be academic)

Please submit your application materials here, and reach out to ccs [​at​] with any questions.

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