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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Job: Assistant Professor in Art History @ U of U

Assistant Professor in Art History

Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah

Application deadline 5 January 2011 for full consideration. Position begins 1 July 2011

Full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Early Modern Art and Visual Culture in the Art History

Position Description:
Full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Early Modern Art and Visual Culture in the Art History Program. Research specialty in any area of Early Modern Art and Visual Culture, broadly conceived. Applicants must be committed to an active program of scholarly research and publication and demonstrate a solid teaching profile. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester in the undergraduate and graduate (MA) program in Art History including the survey "Introduction to the History of Art" on a rotating basis and topical courses in their area of specialization. The faculty member will develop a curriculum in Early Modern Art and Visual Culture, and share in supervision of Honors and Masters' theses. In addition, the faculty member is expected to participate in the Art History program's "Visual Intersections” initiative, which explores interdisciplinary approaches to the history of art and visual culture, through thematic seminars that may draw students from a number of different disciplines and departments. We encourage applicants whose teaching and research demonstrates an awareness of diverse methodological concerns and interdisciplinary perspectives on the production and reception of art and visual culture. Opportunities exist for collaboration with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the College of Humanities, and diverse interdisciplinary and area studies programs across campus. For more information, visit our web site www.arthistory.utah.edu. Position begins 1 July 2011.

Ph.D. in art history required. Teaching experience beyond graduate school preferred.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests, a CV, writing sample, two course syllabi, and three letters of recommendation (under separate cover) to:
Chair of Art History Search Committee,
University of Utah, Department of Art and Art History, 375 51530 E RM 161,
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0380.
AID 3 January 2011 for full consideration.

Employer Information:
The University of Utah is a Doctoral/Research University- Extensive public institution, which supports faculty research. The University values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. The University of Utah is fully committed to affirmative action and to its policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all programs, activities, and employment. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a person with a disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and status as a protected veteran. The University seeks to provide equal access for people with disabilities. Reasonableprior notice is needed to arrange accommodations. Evidence of practices not consistent with these policies should be reported to: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD).

The Department of Art and Art History is one of six units in the College of Fine Arts including, art and art history, ballet, film and media studies, modern dance, music and theatre. The flagship of the state's higher education system, the University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, a diverse metropolitan community at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains offering a wide range of cultural and recreational activities.

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