Assistant Professor of Art History-Renaissance and Baroque

University of Memphis

United States

October 24, 2021


Posting Details 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 Department Art Position Summary

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.

Special Conditions

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 experience. Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must submit their application materials through https: // 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

William McKeown

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

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Other Document 1
  • References List
  • Optional Documents

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