School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Art History, Theory, and Criticism
Art Historian of Modern and Contemporary Art in East Asia or Middle East (Open Rank)
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
|Position:||Associate Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
Historian of Modern and Contemporary Art in East Asia or Middle East (Open Rank)
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks a scholar of art produced in the context of East Asia or the Middle East during the late 19th, 20th, or 21st centuries. Starting in August 2015, this tenure-track or tenured, full-time faculty position will contribute to the global perspective of the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism. Preference will be given to candidates whose research is in dialogue with international or trans-geographic networks, is engaged with current debates in the discipline of art history, and is conversant with issues in contemporary art.
The ideal applicant will contribute a distinct and creative approach that does not duplicate the existing strengths of a department of fourteen full-time art historians specializing in modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design. The successful candidate will join a department committed to an active research culture and excellence in teaching, while playing an important role in the dedicated degree programs in modern and contemporary art history that the department offers at both the MA and BA level.
About the Department
The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, one of 23 departments at the school, is chaired by a full-time faculty member. Fourteen full-time faculty and 50 part-time faculty offer over 200 courses each year to undergraduate and graduate students, including 30 dedicated MA students in Modern and Contemporary Art History. In addition, it houses its own undergraduate degree program, the Bachelor of Arts in Art History. Further information can be found at http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/arthi/
The successful candidate will be an active participant in the education of studio artists, curators, writers, architects, and arts professionals at the MFA, MA, and BFA levels; will lead graduate seminars and direct master’s theses in Art History, teach undergraduate students in the BFA program in lecture classes, be a core faculty member for the Bachelor of Arts in Art History; and will contribute to the vibrant and creative culture of a research-oriented department in a prestigious art and design school. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to research, publication, and outstanding teaching.
Ph.D. is required, with some teaching experience preferred. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality and output of scholarship, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing.
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|Primary Category:||Art and Art History
|Secondary Categories:||East Asian History / Studies
Middle East History / Studies