Posting Number FAE1320
Advertised Title Assistant Professor of Art History-Renaissance and Baroque
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 001532
Category Full-Time Faculty
The department of Art at the University of Memphis invites applications for a
full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Early Modern (1400-1700)
European art history, beginning August 2022. Expertise in Renaissance art and
visual cultures (Italy or Northern Europe) is preferred. The accomplishments
of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with
an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful
ways to the diversity and intercultural academic goals of the university.
Candidates should be prepared to teach courses in Renaissance and Baroque art,
as well as the undergraduate survey courses in World Art II (Renaissance to
Contemporary Art). Candidates must have a record of, or potential for,
substantial peer-reviewed research and publication. Of particular interest are
candidates whose work explores intercultural encounters and the engagement of
European art and visual culture with global networks of movement and exchange.
We strongly encourage applications from racial and ethnic minorities, women,
and individuals historically under-represented in the profession. A PhD in Art
History must be in hand by May of 2022.
The successful candidate will teach a 3-2 course-load that includes classes in
the undergraduate World Art surveys; undergraduate and graduate courses in
Early Modern Art (Renaissance/Baroque Art in Italy and Northern Europe); and
courses developed within the candidate's particular area of specialization.
Participation on MA thesis committees will also be required.
Service responsibilities include committee work, academic advising, curriculum
development, and service related to the university's strategic goals towards
institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.
The successful candidate will maintain a committed and sustained record of
research and publication in Early Modern art history and visual culture.
Minimum Position Qualifications
A PhD in Art History must be in hand by May of 2022.
The University of Memphis is a research institution in the urban south,
situated in a city well known for its uniquely rich cultural legacy in the
arts. The Department of Art is a component of the College of Communication and
Fine Arts along with the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music and the Departments
of Architecture, Communication & Film, Theatre & Dance, and Journalism &
Strategic Media. The College also houses the Art Museum of The University of
Memphis and the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, a Tennessee Center
of Excellence. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and
Design (NASAD), the Department of Art offers BFA and MFA degrees in studio
art, art education, and graphic design as well as the BA in Art and the MA in
Art History with concentrations in African American-African Diaspora Art
Histories, Egyptian Art and Archaeology, and General Art History. The
Department of Art employs 23 full- time faculty members and features an
enrollment of approximately 400 undergraduates, and 25 graduate students.
Posting Date 10/08/2021
Closing Date 10/24/2021
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates must submit their application materials through
https: // workforum.memphis.edu. Applicants are required to upload the
following: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy;
a synopsis of current research interests; and the names and email addresses of
three providers of letters of recommendation.
All application materials must be received by October 24, 2021.
Address Materials to
Department of Art,
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3380
Phone: (901) 678-2842
Instructions to Applicant regarding references
Is this posting for UofM employees only? No
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
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