JOB: Asst Prof, Medieval/Early Modern @ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Art History Program in the School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Art History (Medieval and/or Early Modern) beginning August 16, 2023. 


The qualified candidate will demonstrate research expertise in the art and visual cultures in any of the periods from the early medieval through the late seventeenth century (circa 400-1700). The geographic areas of specialization are open, with a preference for global approaches. The University of Illinois is committed to supporting research projects and teaching practices that support just, equitable, and sustainable communities. A Ph.D. in Art History or a related discipline by the start of the appointment is required. 


The qualified candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty and contribute to our curriculum by developing both general and specialized undergraduate courses for majors and non-majors, as well as research-area focused seminars for graduate students. Teaching responsibilities include a 2/2 teaching load across two semesters. These typically include at least one introductory course, one advanced undergraduate seminar, and a graduate seminar. Existing courses are viewable at the following website:

The successful candidate will mentor students at all levels, supervise Ph.D. and M.A. dissertation/thesis work, while contributing to the overall vitality of the program, school and university through active outreach with other campus units, and participation in various committees.

The Art History Program

The Art History Program consists of six full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members, plus lecturers and affiliated faculty. Degrees offered at the undergraduate level are the B.A. in Art History and the B.F.A. in Art and Art History. The program offers an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History at the graduate level. Graduate courses in Art History also support graduate minors in Museum Studies and Medieval Studies. The University Library is the largest among publicly supported educational institutions in the country. There are two university museums, the Krannert Art Museum( and the Spurlock Museum (  Faculty of the Art History Program actively collaborate with other university units such as the Illinois Global Institute. This institute houses the Center for African Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for Global Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for South Asian and Middle East Studies, European Union Center, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, the Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Center, among other cross-disciplinary area studies units. Faculty also engage with Gender and Woman’s Studies, the Humanities Research Institute, and the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory. Additional information about the Art History Program and other faculty areas can be found at: . 

University of Illinois

As a part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois, the School of Art & Design offers ready opportunity for collaborations with Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for Performing Arts, and with active departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Dance, Theater, and Music.

The University of Illinois is strongly international, and recognized for excellence in the Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, and the Arts. Champaign‐Urbana is in East Central Illinois, within short driving distance to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. For more information, please visit: for the University, for the College, and for the School.

SalaryCommensurate with experience.

Application Procedures

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 21, 2022. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however, no decision will be made until after that date.  Please create your candidate profile at (Job ID: 1012249). For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. Complete submissions must include the following:

1.       A letter of application

2.       Curriculum vitae

3.       Scholarly writing sample 

4.       List of three references – online application will require names and contact information for three references.

Please clearly title all files using your last name and the contents (“lastname_curriculum_vitae” or “lastname_ltr_of_applic”)

For additional information regarding the position, please contact:

Professor Oscar E. Vázquez

School of Art & Design

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

408 East Peabody Drive

Champaign, IL 61820


The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Research Associates at The Center (Washington, DC)—review of applications begins July 1, 2022

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, at the National Gallery of Art, supports outstanding emerging scholars in the field to assist with advanced scholarly research projects and academic programs defined and supervised by the Center’s deans and residential professors.

The Center currently seeks to appoint two postdoctoral research associates. While the area of expertise is open, we are particularly interested in candidates with a specialty in African American, Latin American, LatinX, or Early Modern art, architecture, or visual culture. The research associates also support other activities of the Kress-Beinecke Professor, A. W. Mellon Professor, and Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, such as lectures, event planning, publications, and participation in professional meetings. They may also support the Center’s Howard University Undergraduate Fellowship.

The positions are full-time salaried appointments with two-year terms, with an option of renewal for a third year. Postdoctoral Research Associates are employees of the National Gallery of Art and have full use of the National Gallery Library, research facilities, and services. As members of the Center’s scholarly community, they are expected to participate in ongoing meetings and programs at the Center. They are also encouraged to pursue their own scholarly research.

Applicants must have received a PhD in art history or related discipline between September 1, 2018 and September 1, 2022.

Preference is given to applicants who have not already held a regular faculty appointment.

Applicants should send cover letter addressed to Steven Nelson, Dean; curriculum vitae; and names of 2 references, to The Center does not require letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins July 1, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.

Salary: $55,000 per year

Additional Salary Information: The Center also provides research associates an allowance for travel and research, paid annual and sick leave benefits, eligibility for enrollment in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, and one day per week paid telework to pursue one’s own research.

JOB: Asst Prof, Early Modern @ Kenyon College

The Department of Art History at Kenyon College is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Early Modern Art History. The appointment will begin in August 2020. Candidates should have expertise in the material culture of Early Modern Europe from the Baroque to the early Industrial Age. We seek a creative colleague who can immediately contribute to re-shaping the curriculum. Applicants must be interested in offering a fresh, global perspective on permanent courses, including the Survey of Art, and developing new courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. We are interested in teacher-scholars who can offer creative ways to engage with the Department’s Visual Resources Center, our Study Collection, and regional art museums located in Columbus and Cleveland. Candidates’ teaching and research should emphasize an interdisciplinary perspective that demonstrates interest in connections between Europe, the Americas, Africa, and/or Asia. We particularly welcome candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: architecture, museums, and pre–1900 print culture, including photography, prints, and manuscripts. Applicants should complement, not duplicate, current expertise of the department. Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching, with evidence of support for Kenyon’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The candidate will have the opportunity to play a leadership role in the College’s study abroad program in Rome, Italy.

Qualifications: A completed Ph.D. in Art History is required. Experience teaching beyond graduate assistantships is strongly desired at the time of hire. The successful candidate will also demonstrate potential for active scholarly engagement within their field of expertise, and to perform service to the College and the profession. The selected candidate will be expected to contribute to one of the interdisciplinary concentrations at the College, such as African Diaspora Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and Women and Gender Studies, depending on their particular expertise and interest.

Duties: Teach 3/2 load undergraduate courses, including second half of the Survey of Art and intermediate and upper-level seminars on topics from the Baroque to the early Industrial Age. The selected candidate will also serve as an advisor and mentor to students, including potential independent study and honor’s theses across the college; maintain an active program of research/scholarship leading to peer-reviewed publication; and perform service to the department and college.

How to Apply: Applicants must submit a CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, contact information for three references, and unofficial transcripts. For more information and to apply, visit

Review of applicants begins January 15, 2020

Questions: Please direct questions to the search chair, Austin Porter, Assistant Professor of Art History and American Studies, at portera[at]

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