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

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


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):

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.


Job: Assistant Professor ‘Visual and Material Culture of the Mediterranean (Auburn University)

Job: Full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor
Department of Art, The College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University
Review of applications will begin February 12, 2014

auburn_universityThe Department of Art in The College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with a primary research specialty in the visual and material culture of the Mediterranean and/or Near Eastern World (ancient or early medieval), with the ability to teach courses in ancient and medieval art as well as diverse secondary areas. Continued research activity required. The typical teaching load is four courses a year (2/2), and includes the art history surveys. Duties also include academic advising, curriculum development, and service on committees. The appointment will begin August 16, 2014.

Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Art History or a closely related field before the employment date is highly desired; outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing (ABD) will be considered. However, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor requires the earned doctorate by the August 16, 2014 start date.

Successful candidates must have an active record of scholarly achievement in the visual and material culture of the Mediterranean and/or Near Eastern World (ancient or early medieval). The Department of Art is seeking individuals with a minimum of 2 years of effective teaching experience as the instructor of record at the college level.

Application materials will be submitted online through Auburn University’s employment site:

Please submit the following:
•    Letter of application addressing research projects, plans, and publications, teaching experience and philosophy, and other professional qualifications as they relate to the position.
•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Writing sample: dissertation chapter or published article, c. 20 pages in length
•    Sample syllabi for two courses: one related to the primary research field, one related to a secondary field
•    Names and contact information of three references (letters will be requested at a later date for finalists)
•    Transcript of the terminal degree

Review of applications will begin February 12, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Following the initial screening of applications, preliminary interviews with selected candidates will be conducted via Skype in late February/early March.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Additional Information: The Department of Art currently offers a B.A. degree in art history, a minor in art history, two degrees in studio art (B.A., B.F.A), and a minor in studio art. Fifteen permanent faculty work with 150 majors. The Department of Art is a charter member of NASAD and is the oldest fully accredited art department in the Southeast. Housed in historic and recently renovated Biggin Hall and a 3D Arts Building, the department includes an 800 sq. ft. instructional exhibitions gallery. For more details, visit the department website at:

Auburn University, with an enrollment of 24,864 students, is ranked 40th among public universities nationwide according to the U.S. News and World Report 2014 survey. The university’s 1800-acre campus includes the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, the only university art museum in Alabama. The city of Auburn is a thriving intellectual community located approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Auburn University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
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Job: 9-Month Faculty Position ‘Early Mediterranean World’, VCU, Qatar

Job: 9-Month Faculty Position, Early Mediterranean World, VCU, Qatar
Deadline: review of applications will begin November 30 2013 and will continue until the position is filled 

qatarThe Art History Program of VCUQatar ( – the Qatar campus of the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia – invites applications for a 9-month faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to teach the undergraduate art history courses in support of the BA in Art History curriculum. The areas of specialization are open, however, preference will be given to candidates who specialize in the Early Mediterranean World (1250-1800). We seek scholars whose teaching and research interests focus on the interrelationship between the European and the Islamic powers in the Mediterranean region, as well as its interactions with cultures of the Near East, Central and South Asia, and the Far East. The successful candidate will develop courses in his/her areas of specialization, and will complement the current scope of faculty expertise to complement the curricular needs of the program.

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Job: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

University of Kansas, Kress Foundation Department of Art History
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track. Early Medieval, Byzantine, or Islamic art

The Kress Foundation Department of Art History at the University of Kansas seeks a tenure- track Assistant Professor specializing in the history of the visual arts of the Middle Ages with strength in early Medieval, Byzantine, or Islamic art, to begin as early as August 18, 2014. Ph.D. with specialization in early Medieval, Byzantine, or Islamic art history is expected by the start date of the appointment.   The appointee will teach four courses per year, including undergraduate and graduate courses in Medieval art history, and participate in the two-semester introductory art history survey; advise undergraduate and graduate students; guide research of graduate students and supervise dissertations; maintain an active program of research disseminated through peer-review publications and public presentations; and provide service to the department and university, including membership on committees and participation in university governance. Candidates, who will contribute to the climate of diversity, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, are encouraged to apply.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to and click “Search Faculty Jobs,” then search openings by keyword.

A complete electronic application will include a letter of application, CV, a list of 3 references, copies of a publication and/or a writing sample.