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 (Americas) beginning August 16, 2023.
The qualified candidate will demonstrate research expertise in the art and visual cultures of the Americas from any period, with a preference for someone who can teach both contemporary art and a course on the Americas that includes material before 1800.
Applications from candidates whose research intersects with one or more of the following will be especially welcomed: Native American, Black, Latinx, or Asian American visual cultures, gender, or queer theory. 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 advance undergraduate art history seminar, and a graduate seminar. Existing courses are viewable at the following website: http://catalog.illinois.edu/courses-of-instruction/arth/.
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(kam.illinois.edu) and the Spurlock Museum (spurlock.illinois.edu). 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: https://art.illinois.edu/programs-and-applying/doctoral-programs/phd-art-history/.
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: www.illinois.edu for the University, https://faa.illinois.edu for the College, and https://art.illinois.edu for the School.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
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 http://jobs.illinois.edu (Job ID: 1012239). 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 David O’Brien
School of Art & Design
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
408 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
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