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Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Urban Ideals in the Islamic World), University of Cambridge

Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Urban Ideals in the Islamic World)

University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics

Limit of Tenure: 4 years from 01 January 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be one of four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs. A full description of the project is available.

The role of the Islamic World Research Associate is to re-examine perceptions of the ancient, Greco-Roman city in the Islamic world. The successful candidate will assemble and study examples of literary engagement with the physical traces of the Greco-Roman city, but will also consider the ways in which the inhabitants of the ‘Islamic city’ reconfigured this past. The Research Associate’s task will be to focus on how the Islamic urban imaginary grew in part from the Byzantine, and how awareness of the Greco-Roman city was mediated by its Christian successor, nourished by accumulated re-readings of inherited urban spaces and buildings.

The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team based in Cambridge, discussing findings and problems with the other members of the project team. The successful candidate will be expected to spend up to three months in each of the first three years of research on fieldwork visits for the case studies, as well as taking part in regular meetings and seminars in Cambridge, and the three annual conferences. They will publish the results of their research within the publication programme of the project.

Closing date: Noon Monday 12th September 2016

Planned interview date: mid October 2016

Vacancy Reference: GE09653

For information on how to apply, see: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10937/

Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Eastern Mediterranean), University of Cambridge

Job: Research Associate: Impact of the Ancient City ERC Project (Eastern Mediterranean)

University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics

Limit of Tenure: 4 years from 01 January 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be one of four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The project will re-examine the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and the eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs. A full description of the project is available at here.

This Research Associate will examine the resilience of the urban fabric in the eastern Mediterranean, tracing the impact of ancient forms on subsequent Byzantine and Islamic configurations, with special attention to the different trajectories of particular cities. The successful candidate will select his or her own case studies that will range across the Eastern Mediterranean, excluding Greece and Constantinople/Istanbul, but including Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestine and Egypt.

The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team based in Cambridge, discussing findings and problems with the other members of the project team. The successful candidate will be expected to spend up to three months in each of the first three years of research on fieldwork visits for the case studies, as well as taking part in regular meetings and seminars in Cambridge, and the three annual conferences. They will publish the results of their research within the publication programme of the project.

Closing date: Noon Monday 12th September 2016

Planned interview date: mid October 2016

Vacancy Reference: GE09649

For information on how to apply, see: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10933/

Job: Curator of European Glass (Corning Museum of Glass)

Curator of European Glass

Location: Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York

The Corning Museum of Glass is seeking an accomplished European decorative arts specialist with significant curatorial and collections experience and a deep interest in working with one of the world’s great collections of glass objects. She/he is a member of the Museum’s senior staff that includes the Curators of American Glass, Modern & Contemporary Glass, Ancient & Islamic Glass and Science & Technology. The Curator of European Glass’s primary responsibilities are to provide leadership and vision for the Department’s continued curatorial excellence, oversee acquisitions in her/his area, represent the Museum at national and international professional meetings and take an active role in grant development.

The Corning collection represents every country and historical period in which glassmaking was practiced. The European Collection on exhibit is divided into four special areas: Early Northern European Glass; The Rise of Venetian Glassmaking; Glass in 17th to 19th Century Europe; and 19th Century European Glass. A comprehensive collection of paperweights adds a unique dimension to the European collection. The collection continues to expand through gifts and acquisitions. The acquisition budget provides ample funds annually for significant additions to the collections and an array of important publications for the Library.

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of senior curatorial and collections experience at an art museum with a significant collection and strong curatorial program in European decorative arts. Master’s degree in art history or a related field is required; a PhD is strongly preferred. A publications record is required. Knowledge of an additional art historical field, specifically Asian, would be ideal. In addition s/he will have:

  • In-depth knowledge of European decorative arts
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak to groups of all sizes
  • Ability to represent the Museum in a professional manner
  • Excellent research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to cultivate important collectors and tactfully solicit gifts for the collection
  • Reading knowledge of at least two European languages
  • Ability to plan strategically and long-range for the exhibition schedule
  • A commitment to the interrelatedness of art and education
  • The personality to enjoy social and community interaction
  • High energy, strong motivation and a hands-on work ethic

To Apply:

Address all inquiries and recommendations in confidence to the retained search consultants (e-mails are preferred).
Please do not send printed catalogues or material.

Freda Mindlin or Nancy Kaufman
Opportunity Resources Inc.
196 East 75th Street, Suite 14H
New York, NY 10021
search@opportunityresources.net
www.opportunityresources.net

For more information see: http://www.cmog.org/employment-opportunity/curator-european-glass

Job: Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Department, University of Colorado, Denver

Persian_manuscript_in_Georgian_national_Centre_of_manuscriptsExciting new position for Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Department, University of Colorado, Denver

The Visual Arts Department in the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Art History with expertise in a field outside the Western traditions (such as the arts of Africa, East or South Asia, Native America, Pre-Columbian, etc.) of any historical period, preferably with secondary expertise in modern/contemporary and/or diasporic art.

This position will have a teaching load of five courses per academic year. The start date for the position is August, 2016. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is the premier research university in Colorado, attracting more than $400 million in research annually, serving more than 18,000 undergraduate, graduate and health professions students in Denver, Aurora and online. The University awards nearly 4,000 degrees every year in over 135 degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres. The Denver Campus is located in one of America’s most vibrant urban centers, just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the LoDo entertainment, retail and residential district and the state capitol. On both campuses, students, staff and faculty have access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural opportunities.

The College of Arts & Media, located on the Downtown Denver campus, offers B.F.A. and B.A. degrees in Studio Arts, Art History, Film and Television and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Music with studies in the rapidly growing field of audio forensics.

Visual Arts majors select programs in Art History, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Digital Design and Digital Animation.

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

http://www.cu.edu/careers, refer to job posting 02643.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD (degree completed)
  • Expertise in art outside the Western traditions (e.g. Africa or East or South Asia, etc.)
  • Record of scholarly activity
  • Pursuit of publication
  • Knowledge of digital methods of instruction
  • Ability to teach and work with a diverse student body

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of teaching experience beyond graduate school
  • Expertise in modern/contemporary art
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Curatorial experience
  • Record of developing educational activities with cultural institutions
  • Required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Ability to maintain a climate that is collegial, that respects and values diversity and that treats faculty, staff and learners fairly and that is hospitable to creativity and innovation.

Special Instructions to Applicants: For more information on the College of Arts & Media, or the University of Colorado Denver in the downtown Denver campus, visit our websites at http://www.ucdenver.edu or http://www.cudenver.edu/cam.

Jobs: University of San Francisco and University of Hong Kong

Saint_Matthew2The Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of Medieval Art History, to begin August 2016. We seek candidates whose research examines the history of European medieval art, preferably with secondary interests in early Islamic art. The ideal candidate will also possess significant museum or collections experience and/or a background in archaeology, architectural history or cultural preservation.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Art History with an emphasis in European medieval art at the time of appointment, and a strong record of excellence in research and teaching in the discipline. A secondary specialization in Islamic art of the Mediterranean world (8th-12th c.) is highly desired. Additional museum, archaeology, cultural preservation or architectural history experience is preferred, but not required. The successful candidate will be expected to play an important role both within the Department that includes Bachelor of Arts programs in art history, architecture, design, and fine arts and a Master of Arts program in Museum Studies, and within the College of Arts and Sciences overall. The candidate must also demonstrate a willingness to work in a culturally diverse environment and an understanding of, and commitment to, support the mission of the University.

A/D December 1, 2015. All applications must be submitted online at https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search/.

For more information:

https://www.usfjobs.com/postings/10041

https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=51867

www.usfca.edu

Please direct inquiries to medievalartsearch@usfca.edu.


The Department of Fine Arts at the University of Hong Kong is looking for an art historian specialising in Medieval or Renaissance art.

The details of the position are as follows:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AMF108/assistant-professor-in-medieval-or-renaissance-art-history/

And information about the department is online at: http://finearts.hku.hk

Job: Research Collaborator (pre-doctoral, part-time) (Florence)

Job:
Research Collaborator (pre-doctoral, part-time)
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (KHI)
Deadline: 8 December 2014

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (KHI) invites applications for the post of research collaborator at the pre-doctoral level (Wissenschaftliche Assistentin / Wissenschaftlicher Assistent) for three years in the department of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf.

KHIThe position is intended for excellent young scholars interested in pursuing research for their dissertation at the institute as well as in collaborating in its ongoing or future projects. The KHI is a Max-Planck-Institute focused on investigating the history and theory of Italian and Mediterranean art, architecture and object culture in their global connections. Doctoral students from all disciplines engaging with these fields from Antiquity to the present are encouraged to apply. What is important is the quality and originality of the project proposal.

Part of the collaborator’s time will be committed to directed research in the projects and activities of Professor Wolf’s department (for a list, see: http://www.khi.fi.it/en/forschung/index.html#wolf). We seek an independent, creative-thinking scholar with an interest in collaborative research.

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program and demonstrate proficiency in two foreign languages. The research collaborator is expected to reside in Florence and fully participate in the activities and intellectual life of the KHI. The position is awarded without regard to nationality.

The application (in English, Italian, German) must include:

– a cover letter, which includes goals and motives for applying;
– the names and contact details of two referees;
– a dissertation proposal (max 100 words);
– a curriculum vitae;
– a summary of the master’s thesis (max 500 words)
– two letters of referees

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled individuals.

Applicants are required to merge all the documents in a single PDF (max. 2 MB) and submit it via e-mail to dirwolf@khi.fi.it by 8 December 2014.

Job: Part-Time Lecturer Ancient Art (Berlin, 2 February – 22 May 2015)

Job:
Part-Time Lecturer in Art History
“Ancient Art in Berlin: Discovering  the Collections of Museum Island”
New York University (NYU) Berlin, 2 February 2 – 22 May 22 2015
Deadline: 11 November 2014

New York University (NYU) Berlin is seeking a part-time lecturer to  teach an undergraduate course entitled “Ancient Art in Berlin:  Discovering Museum Island” in the Spring 2015 semester.

NYU Berlin is one of New York University’s global study-away sites and  provides US and other international students with the opportunity to  spend a semester studying in Berlin while earning credits towards their  degree. The program is fully integrated into NYU’s curriculum and  designed for BA students in the social sciences, arts and humanities  who want to earn credit in their major – including sociology, history, politics, art, art history, German, European studies, and environmental studies – while having a transformative experience abroad. Most courses  are taught in English. Seminars and lectures take place at the academic  center located within the complex of the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer  Berg and at NYUB’s art studio in Kreuzberg. The program size is 80-100  students per semester.

berlinPosition: NYU Berlin has created a study abroad program of exceptional quality  for its students. We are seeking a part-time lecturer for the Spring  2015 semester (February to May) for an art history course on the  ancient art collections held at Berlin’s Museum Island. The trio of  museums at the heart of inquiry consists of the Pergamon Museum, the  Neues Museum (and Egyptian Museum, within it) and the Altes Museum.  Collectively, their early artifacts in various media will introduce  students to an almost encyclopedic chronological and regional range of  ancient visual cultures. The Bode Museum, notably featuring the  Münzkabinett (“coin cabinet”) within its diverse holdings, will also be  visited and studied. Field trips taking advantage of all these rich  collections thus make up an essential part of the course. The course  meets once per week. The sessions are not a straight lecture but a  mixture between seminar, field trip and lecture.

Requirements for Interested Candidates:

•    Doctorate in art history or another relevant discipline.
•    Record of research and publications in the field.
•    Minimum of three years teaching experience at university level.
•    German work-permit and tax number at the time of application, covering the entire period of the employment.
•    Preference will be given to candidates who have studied in the US  and/or have international teaching experience.

Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant.  Applications will be reviewed jointly by NYU Berlin and NYU New York.  Interviews of short-listed candidates will be held in person at NYU  Berlin and online/by phone with New York faculty.

Please submit your  application by November 11th – in the form of a C.V., cover letter,  scans of degree certificates, as well as any available references and  student evaluations (preferably all documents in one PDF file) – via  e-mail to Dr. Gabriella Etmektsoglou (ge377@nyu.edu) and Dr. Roland  Pietsch (rp99@nyu.edu) at NYU Berlin, who will forward the application  to the relevant departments in New York.