Visiting Assistant Professor in Global Medieval Art History

Visiting Assistant Professor in Global Medieval Art History

DEADLINE:February 15, 2020

QUALIFICATIONS: The Art History Department at Binghamton University invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Global Medieval Art History beginning in August 2020. This position begins Fall semester 2020 (9/1/2020) and runs through Spring semester 2022. We encourage applications from those who work beyond the conventional boundaries of medieval Europe, including applicants from adjacent fields such as Byzantine and Islamic art. A PhD in Art History or a related field by appointment start date is strongly preferred; college/university-level teaching experience; and a promising record of research and publication. Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, c) relevance of their scholarly research to the Department’s academic priorities and fields of inquiry, and d) strength of recommendations.

ABOUT THE JOB: The Art History Department seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor to join a dynamic department with a strong commitment to global and cross-cultural approaches to art history and to critical and theoretical engagements with the discipline. As a public university, we seek candidates who will challenge undergraduate and graduate students to develop skills of art-historical literacy; who are committed to excellence and creativity in writing; and who will promote student engagement. Our visiting assistant professor will develop curricula that complement and expands existing geographical and historical coverage in the Department, work collaboratively with their colleagues in Art History as well as faculty in other departments and programs, and participate in the interdisciplinary life of the University. We invite applicants whose work emphasizes methodological innovation and who are keen on collaborating with colleagues in the Department and across the University working on the medieval period. The teaching and scholarship interests of the ideal candidate will include transregional and interdisciplinary approaches. Significant resources on campus in this regard include the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Classical and Near Eastern Studies Department. Responsibilities include: Teaching courses on all undergraduate and graduate levels—this position entails a 3-3 course-load, with one seminar per year at the graduate level—and the potential supervision of honors theses.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Art History Department has developed a nationally distinctive profile through a commitment to new theoretical perspectives and cross-disciplinary approaches to the history of art, the built environment, and the broader field of visual culture. Today, Art History is a department committed to the mutual enrichment of teaching and research—as reflected in its distinctive undergraduate curriculum and its prominence as an innovative and markedly international center for graduate education. HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted through the Binghamton Interview Exchange site, accessible at This position requires that you submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two sample syllabi, preferably a field survey and an upper-level topics course; and 4) the names and contact information of three references. Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2020, or until the position is filled.

DIVERSITY: Binghamtom University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and / or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

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