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Assistant Professor in Visual Culture

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Visual Culture at the assistant professor level.  Exceptionally qualified applicants at the associate or full professor level may also be considered.  Area of specialization is open but might include interdisciplinary work on the history of scientific and/or technological images, film, painting, photography, works on paper, sculpture, exhibition culture, architecture, design, or material culture. Successful applicants will likely have a research agenda that intersects with one or more of the humanities faculty’s interdisciplinary strengths in English, History, and History of Science and Philosophy while also benefitting significantly from area resources that include the Huntington Library and Art Collections. The person hired will help to develop a new teaching track in visual culture and participate in new visual culture programming on campus.

We seek highly qualified candidates with a Ph.D. in visual culture, visual studies, art history or related fields in the humanities and who are committed to a career in research and teaching.  The term of an initial untenured appointment is four years. 

Interested candidates should apply electronically at:

Candidates unable to apply electronically may send a letter of application describing their current research, a teaching statement, three letters of recommendation, current CV, and a sample of original written work no more than 25 pages to: Chair, Visual Culture Search, HSS 101-40, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125.

Application deadline is November 15, 2018.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.