University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, School of Art + Design
Assistant Professor of Art History (modern/contemporary)
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the history of modern and/or contemporary art, at the rank of assistant professor. We are interested in scholars who study any part of the world, and especially welcome candidates working from global perspectives. We define art broadly to include such things as material culture, design, popular culture, the built environment, and new media, and would welcome work on any of these (or other) areas.
The University of Illinois has an established record of research and teaching on modern and contemporary art, and fosters dynamic, interdisciplinary thinking with such programs as the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, the Center for Advanced Studies, and area studies centers. Further information about the College and School may be found at www.faa.illinois.edu and www.art.illinois.edu, respectively.
The successful candidate will develop courses for undergraduate and graduate students, including general surveys and focused research seminars; mentor students on all levels; work with programs in studio and design; supervise MA and PhD thesis work; and contribute to the intellectual life of the university. A Ph.D. in art history or relevant related field is required, although candidates who are ABD and expect to complete their Ph.D. prior to the August 16, 2013, start date of this appointment will also be considered.
To ensure full consideration applications should be received by December 2, 2012. The committee may begin reviewing applications before then but no decision will be made until after the close date. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, a CV including the name, address, and the e-mail addresses of three recommenders, and one article or chapter-length sample of scholarly writing.
Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).
David O'Brien, associate professor and chair