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Still open! Vacancy, Assistant Professor of the History of European Architecture, ca. 500-1500, at Columbia University, NYC

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Columbia is still accepting applications for the following position:

Job Requisition Number 0000210
Field(s) of Specialization History of European Architecture, ca. 500-1500
Position Title Assistant Professor
Department A&S Art History & Archaeology
Location Morningside
Summary Description Department of Art History and Archaeology, Assistant Professor, tenure-track, History of European Architecture, ca. 500-1500.

We seek a colleague whose research focuses on any aspect of medieval architecture from late antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages and whose interests connect to other subfields of art and architectural history within the department and the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation.

Teaching responsibilities include regularly covering the history of medieval architecture in Western and Central Europe, participating in a team effort to teach a survey course in the History of Architecture, teaching advanced courses in the field of specialization, and teaching regularly in Columbia’s Core Curriculum.

The department is particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The PhD must be completed by the time of the appointment (July 1, 2019).

Screening will begin by January 1, 2019.

Minimum Degree Required Ph.D
Minimum Qualifications A PhD must be completed by the time of the appointment (July 1, 2019).
RAPS posting date 11/21/2018
Search Closing Date
Special Instructions to the Applicant All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). On the RAPSsite, applicants should upload the following required materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and one published article or article-length writing sample. Applicants should also enter the information and arrange for a minimum of three letters of reference to be sent on their behalf. RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size per document.

Before uploading documents, applicants first will be asked to input a name and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to this position must include a minimum of three reference letters. The applicant may enable RAPS to generate an automatic email to the reference provider, politely requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the RAPS website where a letter can be uploaded quickly and easily. Wherever possible, letters should be uploaded in the online system. If this is not possible, the applicant should refer the reference provider or dossier service to the following address:

Attn: Medieval History Search Committee
Department of Art History and Archaeology
826 Schermerhorn Hall
Mail Code 5517
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027

After completing the “Provide References” screens, the applicant will come to the “Attach Documents” screen and will be asked to upload into RAPS the required application materials listed above. The completion of the application process in RAPS is indicated by a confirmation number, which the applicant should retain.

Proposed Start Date 07/01/2019
EEO Statement Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.
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Lecture Series: Robert Branner Forum for Medieval Art, Columbia University

Robert-BrannerRobert Branner (1927-1973) was an art historian specializing in Gothic architecture and manuscript illumination. Active as an excavator, he made important discoveries in the chronology and style of French cathedrals, incorporating cultural historical tools into the method of design analysis that had more traditionally dominated architectural history.

Branner is remembered through the Robert Branner Forum, a student-run symposium sponsoring lectures several times a year that are open to the public. The Forum originated as a series of visiting lectures organized by Branner’s graduate students immediately after his death during the academic year as a way of continuing his courses. It has been supported by his family since that time.

Spring 2016

Professor Ittai Weinryb
“Bronze and Conversion”
Monday, January 25, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Professor Sonja Drimmer
“A City Full of Walls You Can Post Complaints at”
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Professor Benjamin Anderson
“Monument and Narrative in Medieval Constantinople”
Friday, April 28, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

All events take place in Schermerhorn Hall, room 612.

Learn more about the Branner Forum here.

Job: Mellon Post Doctoral Fellow/Lecturer at Columbia University

columbia-university-campusThree Mellon Post Doctoral Teaching Fellowships/Lectureships will be offered in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University for a period of two years beginning July 1, 2014. Ph.D. or equivalent required. The degree must have been awarded in 2013 or 2014 or applicants must have a firm scheduled date of defense on or before May 24, 2014. Specialization may be in any field of art history. In addition to conducting their own research, Fellows teach Art Humanities. In the second year, Fellows have the option of teaching an undergraduate seminar in their own field of specialization in lieu of one semester of Art Humanities.

Deadline: February 4, 2014.

For more information and to apply please go to the website.

Call for Applications: Summer Paleography Workshop

diplomaMIDDLE FRENCH PALEOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK

JUNE 9-27, 2014

This paleography workshop will provide intensive training in the accurate reading, editing, and interpretation of a manuscript in Middle French, in this case a complex and intriguing late-Renaissance compilation of a practical and proto-scientific nature. Participants will work on a collaborative transcription and translation of the manuscript using new digital tools and methods.

The manuscript, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fr. 640, written around 1580 by an anonymous French-speaking craftsperson, covers some 170 fols. with detailed instructions, including first-hand observations and illustrations, for a number of processes that we would now classify as part of fine arts and technology, such as drawing-instruction, pigment-making, metal-coloring, counterfeit gem production, cannon-casting, tree-grafting, land-surveying, a practice of taxidermy to manufacture monstrous composite animals (kittens and bats), making paper mâché masks, and much more.  The margins are filled with comments on experiments, an indication that the book was most likely a record of practice. The manuscript thus offers exceptional insight into how natural materials and art objects were made, collected, appreciated, and circulated in the late Renaissance. It also provides a rare view into attitudes to nature out of which modern science eventually emerged.

The workshop, directed by Prof. Marc H. Smith (École nationale des chartes/École pratique des hautes études) and Prof. Pamela H. Smith (History, Columbia University) is part of a larger interdisciplinary research and pedagogical initiative that aims to support the transcription, translation, annotation, and experimental reconstruction of the technical processes described in the manuscript, with the final goal being the publication of an electronic critical edition of the manuscript.

The three-week course, held on the campus of Columbia University, will begin with general instruction and bibliographical information concerning the historical context of the manuscript, French Renaissance paleography, Middle French, and principles for transcription and translation, as well as instruction in digital methods, such as collaborative editing, annotation and versioning methods. Then, for five days a week, morning sessions will be devoted to reading, annotating, and translating the text collectively. In the afternoons, students will be able to work in groups on selected sections of the text to be discussed on the following day.

Up to 15 participants will be enrolled from the U.S. and abroad. First consideration is given to PhD students, but applications will also be accepted from professional staff of libraries and museums, and from qualified independent scholars. Advanced French-language skills are required. PhD applicants selected for admission will receive a stipend to help defray the cost of attending the workshop. The workshop is offered tuition free.

Applicants should submit a CV containing names and addresses of two references, a 3-page letter explaining their reason for application, and transcripts showing successful completion of coursework or other evidence of competence in the French language.  Experience and interest in the digital humanities will be an advantage.

Applications, along with supporting documents, should be emailed to Claire Sabel (ccs2137@columbia.edu) by February 21, 2014. Inquiries should be directed to the same address. Successful applicants will be notified by the beginning of April.

Job: Postdoctoral Position ‘Making and Knowing’ (Columbia University, New York)

Job:
Postdoctoral Position in the Research and Pedagocial Initiative in ‘Making and Knowing’
Department of History, Columbia University, City of New York
Review of applications will begin 6 January 2014

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The Department of History at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications from qualified candidates for a postdoctoral position in a Research and Pedagogical Initiative in ‘Making and Knowing’. The postdoctoral scholar will hold the title of Lecturer in Discipline. In each semester, the successful applicant will co-teach a section of a new course, ‘Historical Techniques of Making,’ which integrates seminar-style discussion and work in a laboratory, and assist in setting up and leading activities in the laboratory; will teach one section of the Introduction to Contemporary Civilization, a central part of Columbia’s signature Core Curriculum, and attend Core Curriculum weekly preceptor meetings as required. The appointment start date will be July 1, 2014. Renewal for a second and third year will be contingent upon satisfactory performance. The starting salary will be approximately $50,000, plus benefits.

A PhD, preferably in history or a cognate discipline (such as art history, conservation or history of science) and significant experience and expertise in laboratory, conservation, or studio work, are required. Knowledge of digital humanities methods will be considered an asset. PhD must be in hand at the time of the appointment and cannot have been awarded prior to July 1, 2011.

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS):
https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58605

Review of applications will begin 6 January 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.