University of Toronto - St. George, History of Art
Assistant Professor, Islamic Art and Architecture Before 1800
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The Department of History of Art at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The department seeks to appoint a historian of Islamic art and architecture before 1800, welcomes applications from scholars whose work focuses on any region of the Islamic world. Preference will be given to applications from scholars whose research interests are interdisciplinary. Start date for this position is July 1, 2016.
The applicant must have a PhD in History of Art or a closely related discipline, at the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter and must demonstrate a strong record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to play an important role in undergraduate and graduate level academic programs, both within the Department of Art and in cooperation with cognate fields. We offer opportunities to work in collaborative programs, including the Institute of Islamic Studies, the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, Diaspora Studies, History of the Book, Jewish Studies, Sexual Diversity Studies, and Women's Studies. The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations has faculty in many adjacent fields. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and teaching materials submitted with the application. Excellence in research is demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at major conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees.
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
We encourage you to submit your application online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, two writing samples, one of which should be a published work, a teaching statement and materials relevant to teaching experience. Applicants should ask three referees to write letters directly to Professor Legge and send via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . Materials must be received by November 30, 2015. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Vicky Dingillo at email@example.com.
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS word format.
For more information about the Department of Art, please visit our home page at www.art.utoronto.ca.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexuality minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Professor Elizabeth Legge