Collegiate Assistant Professor in Chicago

JOB: Collegiate Assistant Professor, Art History, the University of Chicago,

The University of Chicago seeks applications for a specialist in the architectural history and theory of any period or culture for a four-year postdoctoral teaching appointment as a Harper and Schmidt Fellow with the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor. Fellows are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach art history in the College’s general education (Core) program. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or fully expect to complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by August 31, 2015.

The teaching load is six courses per year, comprising three Core courses, each taught twice. Course enrollment is limited to 25 students. The three types of courses are a survey course in the Fellow’s field; a broadly thematic, discussion-taught introduction to art history developed from syllabus materials provided by the Art History department (Art History 101); and a discussion-taught “Art in Context” course designed to introduce students to art historical thinking through a focused examination of a particular set of materials of the Fellow’s choice.

The Fellow will be a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, which supports intellectual exchange. S/he will be eligible for one quarter of research sabbatical, typically in the third year. The annual salary for 2015-16 will be $64,000 plus health benefits and an annual research fund of $5,000.

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website and select requisition # 02398.

Applicants are required to upload the following materials: a letter of application explaining teaching and research interests and detailing progress toward completion of the Ph.D if not in hand; a current curriculum vitae; a description of the dissertation or the most recent major postgraduate research project, limited to 2500 words; a course description for an Art in Context course (as described above); and names and contact information of three recommenders.

Application deadline: 1 February 2015. Interviews will be conducted by phone/Skype. The effective appointment date is September 1, 2015.

Source: H-ArtHist

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