Vacancy: VAP in Medieval Art of Europe and the Mediterranean, Lawrence University

Department of Art and Art History at Lawrence UniversityThe Department of Art and Art History at Lawrence University invites applications for the appointment of a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, specializing in Medieval Art in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin.

The appointment is for the academic year 2017-18. Teaching duties entail five courses over three terms, including courses in Medieval and Islamic art and a seminar on a topic of the candidate’s choosing. The candidate will be joining a combined undergraduate art history and studio art program at a nationally-ranked liberal arts college and will have the opportunity to work with Medieval and Islamic objects the Wriston Art Galleries’ permanent holdings for teaching and scholarship.

Lawrence University, located in Appleton, Wisconsin, in the heart of the Fox River Valley (metro population: 225,000), is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music, known for the quality of both its classroom and tutorial education, research opportunities for undergraduates, and faculty of teacher/scholars and teacher/artists. Founded in 1847, Lawrence is a community of 1,500 intellectually curious students that bring a diversity of experience and thought from nearly every state and 50 countries outside the U.S.

Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and the viewpoints and approaches that a diverse community represents. We strongly encourage candidates who can contribute to diversity at Lawrence to apply. See the Lawrence Careers website for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community. All candidates are encouraged to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity.

Ph.D. and teaching experience preferred, though not required. Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., list of three references, and a statement on teaching through the Lawrence Careers website; a research sample may be requested at a later time. Review of applications will begin May 1 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, contact Benjamin C. Tilghman (

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Anastasija Ropa holds a doctoral degree from Bangor University (North Wales), for a study in medieval and modern Arthurian literature. She has published a number of articles on medieval and modern Arthurian literature, focusing on its historical and artistic aspects. She is currently employed as guest lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education. Anastasija’s most recent research explores medieval equestrianism in English and French literary art and literature, and she is also engaged as part-time volunteer horse-trainer. In a nutshell: Lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education Graduate of the School of English, University of Wales, Bangor. Graduate of the University of Latvia Passionate about history, particularly the Middle Ages A horse-lover and horse-owner

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