JOB: Collegiate Assistant Professor of Architectural History @ UChicago

The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications from historians of architecture or the built environment for a four-year, non-renewable, postgraduate appointment as a Collegiate Assistant Professor, who will teach in the Department of Art History. Collegiate Assistant Professors are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach in the Core Curriculum, the College’s general education program.

The position is open to those who will have completed all requirements for their PhD degree no later than August 31, 2022. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in original scholarship as well as in teaching. An ability to incorporate studio teaching into their courses is desirable but not obligatory.

In most years, Collegiate Assistant Professors will teach two undergraduate courses in each of three quarters, distributed across several areas of the Art History Core curriculum. A minimum of two courses per year will be in the team-taught “Introduction to Art and Architecture” (ARTH 10100). The remaining, small seminar-style, courses may include multiple sections of an introductory survey in the Collegiate Assistant Professor’s own field; of an introductory design studio for liberal arts students; or of a thematic discussion-based “Art in Context” course, designed to introduce students to art-historical thinking through a focused examination of a particular set of materials. (For more information about the types of courses offered, see https://arthistory.uchicago.edu/undergraduate/courses)

The Fellow will be a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts (https://societyoffellows.uchicago.edu/). They will be eligible for one quarter of research leave, typically in the third year of residence, and may be eligible to apply for a second research leave in the Spring of the fourth and final year of appointment. The base salary will be determined according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement currently under renegotiation plus a benefits package and an annual professional development allowance of $5,000. For reference, the annual base salary for this rank in academic year 2020-21 was $72,307. Additional benefits, based on eligibility, include a publication allowance and a childcare allowance. The effective date for this appointment is September 1, 2022. This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement.

Applicants must apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/105661, and upload the following materials: a letter of application describing teaching and research interests and detailing progress towards the PhD, if not in hand; a current curriculum vitae; a description of the most recent major research project, preferably the dissertation, of not more than 2500 words; a proposal for an “Art in Context” course in the applicant’s field; and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited.

Application deadline is May 31, 2022. Only completed applications will be considered.

The position is contingent upon budgetary approval.

The position will be a member of the Service Employees International Union.

For more information about the Department of Art History, please visit arthistory.uchicago.edu. Please contact arthistory@uchicago.edu with any questions about the position.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are
at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

JOB: Postdoc, Center for the Art of East Asia at UChicago

The Center for the Art of East Asia is pleased to announce a position opening for a Postdoctoral Instructor in East Asian art in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. The one-year position is expected to begin July 1, 2022 and is benefits eligible, with possibility of extension for an additional year upon satisfactory review. The position holder will conduct research in a stated field of concentration under the mentorship of a faculty member affiliated with our Center for the Art of East Asia. In order to maximize the diversity and inclusivity of the applicant pool, we strongly encourage you to circulate the attached announcement widely to your networks.

Application materials must be submitted at the online at the UChicago’s Academic Recruiting site http://apply.interfolio.com/100629 no later than 10:59 pm Central Time on February 15, 2022.
Please contact Akari Rokumoto (arkumoto@uchicago.edu) with questions about this position.

JOB: Assistant Professor/Provost Fellow- Black Atlantic Art and Architecture @ UChicago

The Department of Art History at the University of Chicago seeks (an) art or architectural historian(s) of the Black Atlantic, specializing in any pertinent historical period and in any territory of Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Iberia, and/or the more ramified Atlantic world. We are also interested in art or architectural historians working more broadly on race, (post)colonialism, and visual culture in the Atlantic world. The ability to work across fields and subfields is highly desirable, as we expect the successful candidate to collaborate with faculty within and beyond our department.

The Department of Art History values diversity. A goal of the search is to increase the diversity of the faculty in the Department of Art History and across the Humanities Division, and we therefore welcome applicants from groups historically underrepresented in academia, such as black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Successful candidates will be appointed either as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, or as a Provost Fellow at the rank of Instructor with an initial two-year faculty appointment. This initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment. Provost Fellows will teach one class/year, receive research support, and participate in programming designed to help support them in their transition to Assistant Professor. Provost Fellows will ordinarily be promoted to Assistant Professor at the end of their 2-year term. Candidates for Provost Fellow appointment must have no more than two years of postdoctoral experience. All candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment, 1 July 2018.

Complete application materials include cover letter (including discussion of research and teaching interests), CV, two scholarly writing samples, names and contact information for three professional references, and a statement describing the applicant’s prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and service. Applicants should send all materials in electronic format (MS Word or PDF) to Caroline Altekruse at caltekruse@uchicago.edu with subject heading “Black Atlantic Art and Architecture Search.” In addition, applicants must upload the CV and cover letter to the Academic Career Opportunities website at http://tinyurl.com/ya6e3sek. No applications received after 20 September 2017 will be accepted. University positions are contingent upon budgetary approval.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

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