New College - Florida, Division of Humanies ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship In East Asian Art History

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New College of Florida invites applications for a Two-Year ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in East Asian Art History, beginning Fall 2019. The college seeks candidates specialized in any period or sub-specialization of East Asian art, architecture, and/or visual culture. We seek a candidate who can expand the breadth of course offerings in Art History and the interdisciplinary Asian Studies program within the context of a vibrant liberal arts curriculum.

The postdoc fellowship is a full-time position: half-time teaching and half-time research. While actively pursuing their program of research, the candidate will have the opportunity to design and teach three courses annually (one course in Fall semester and two courses in Spring): introductory and intermediate-level courses in East Asian art and visual culture, as well as one or more seminars in their major areas of interest. In addition to classes, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to supervise January Interterm projects and may also serve on baccalaureate committees and sponsor senior theses or tutorials. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching undergraduates, collaborating with other faculty, and serving as an active community member in a liberal arts environment. This position will come with an annual salary of $45,000, full benefits, and additional funding for research. Under the terms of the ASIANetwork/Luce Foundation fellowship, the candidate should have a Ph.D. from a North American university within the last three years (no earlier than Spring 2016); ABDs may be considered if their dissertation chair can confirm that they will be able to complete their Ph.D. by August 2019.

Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, selective public honors college with a 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship. New College anticipates a period of growth across the college over the next three years. For more, please see Sarasota offers an exceptionally rich array of cultural and arts institutions including the Ringling Museum of Art (with a dedicated Asian Art wing), Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota Museum of Art, Hermitage Artist Retreat, etc.

New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups, women, and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should apply online at and send the following documents in .docx or .pdf format to the attention of  Professors Jing Zhang and Katherine Brion, Search Committee Co-chairs at : 1) A Letter of Application addressing research and teaching interests, teaching philosophy, and including a statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive campus culture and learning environment; 2) A document containing three course descriptions (at least one introductory and one upper-level course) and a related assignment prompt; 3) Writing Sample of no more than 25 pages; 4) Curriculum Vitae; 5) Unofficial Graduate Transcripts; 6) Three Reference Letters. Deadline: We will begin reviewing files on March 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. New College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution and will be happy to work with candidates who need accommodations. For this, please notify the chairs of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting.


Professors Jing Zhang and Katherine Brion, Search Committee Co-chairs at