Jobs/Dec 13, 2018

Assistant Professor in Early Modern European Art History, University of Connecticut

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The Department of Art & Art History in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the History of Early Modern European Art (ca. 1400-1700). We are particularly interested in candidates who situate early modern art, architecture, and/or visual culture within broader transregional and transcultural contexts, such as European cultural exchanges with North Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean, and/or Asia. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2019.

We seek a scholar-teacher who is committed to innovative research, scholarly engagement, and pedagogical practices.  In addition to teaching a range of courses in their field, the successful candidate will participate in our introductory survey, may contribute to the department’s foreign study program in Florence, Italy, and will act as a member of the University of Connecticut graduate faculty. A Ph.D. in Art History or related field is required at the time of hire. A strong record of research and teaching is highly desirable, commensurate with the University of Connecticut’s status as a public, Research 1 institution.

The University of Connecticut is experiencing a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Department of Art & Art History.

The Art History program, located on UConn’s main Storrs campus, features a strong interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary and historical roles that the visual arts play in a range of artistic, cultural and social contexts. Our courses address chronological breadth as well as issues of gender, identity, class, race and ethnicity, human rights, digital media and digital culture. Enriching the program’s interdisciplinary reach, members of the Art History faculty are affiliated with programs in Africana Studies, American Studies, Arts Administration, Asian-Asian American Studies, European Studies, Human Rights Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding, high quality publications, conference presentations, grants, fellowships, and national recognition as demonstrated through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. Candidates will also be expected to participate in departmental and university service to support curricular and program development and advise undergraduate and graduate students in the department.