Job Opportunities

Professor of Art History

Jane W. Mahoney Professor of Art History

The Department of Art and Art History at William & Mary seeks an innovative teacher-scholar for the Jane Williams Mahoney endowed position in Colonial Latin American Art History (pre-1800). Applicants should currently be either an advanced Associate Professor or Full Professor. Review for tenure will take place at the start of the appointment. The position begins August 10, 2020.

We invite applicants in any area of the visual arts of pre-1800 Latin America. Candidates whose research and teaching make relevant connections to the Caribbean, the hemispheric Americas, Africa or the African Diaspora, and/or the Pacific world are encouraged to apply.We especially welcome applicants with expertise in post-and decolonial studies, indigenous knowledge and practices, and the heterogeneous cultures of the Americas.

Applicants must demonstrate an active and ongoing research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body as well as M.A./Ph.D. students in related programs and departments. The successful candidate is expected to develop compelling lecture and seminar courses at the introductory level as well as in their areas of specialization, advise undergraduates and graduate students, participate in department and university service, and generally contribute to the intellectual life of the institution.Teaching expectation is two courses per semester.Preference will be given to candidates who are able to contribute to our new Art History tracks in Critical Curatorial Studies and Built Environment Studies.

Information on the degree programs in the Department of Art and Art History may be found at

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Art or Architectural History or closely related field, and must have a substantial record of postdoctoral publications, ongoing research, and experience in teaching and mentoring students at the university level.

Applicants must apply online at and submit a CV, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, representative publications,sample course syllabi and representative sets of recent teaching evaluations. Applicants will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by October 15, 2019. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.