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Art Historian 19th Century: Tenure-track assistant professor in the UC San Diego, Department of Visual Arts / Deadline: December 1 2015

Por aaaaarte | 1.9.2015

Art Historian – 19th Century
University of California, San Diego — Department of Visual Arts

Assistant Professor, tenure-track, to begin July 1, 2016

Situated within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego, Department of Visual Arts UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and student body.

The Department seeks an original, creative and engaged art historian of the long 19th century (1789-1914) with a specialization in any geographical area, whose research and teaching offer new insights and perspectives on the shifting spaces, temporalities and formulations that make the period key for the development of the concept, institutions, and critical apparatus of ‘art’ (including art history), the social and political contexts in which art is produced and assessed, the relation of art to other forms of communication and cultural activity, and / or how art contributes to and is shaped by cultural difference, inter-cultural exchange and the emerging contexts of globalization. All applicants must be able to teach introductory and upper-division undergraduate lecture courses on 19th century European art, as well as in lecture courses her or his area of specialization. We especially welcome scholars in European or North American art able to teach a course on the impact of 19th century globalization on the art of one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

The Visual Arts Department, in which the position is housed, offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Studio, Media, Interdisciplinary Computing, and Speculative Design as well as an undergraduate major and minor in Art and Media History, Theory and Criticism and a PhD in Art History, Theory and Criticism, including one with a concentration in Art Practice. Teaching duties include lower-and upper-division undergraduate lecture courses, undergraduate seminars, and graduate courses. PhD faculty are expected to work with and serve on the graduate committees of MFA students, as well as to advise and serve on committees of PhD students.

Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on UC pay scales.

PhD required or evidence of near completion.

Applications are only accepted electronically. To apply, please access RECRUIT, our electronic system at
Application deadline is December 1, 2015 or until filled, however, to guarantee full consideration, the application should be received by December 1, 2015.

Applications must include a cover letter with a description of research, publications, training and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae with a list of degrees, academic and other employment positions, fellowships, grants and awards, publications and conference presentations with links to relevant sites (if any); teaching evaluations (if available); three letters of reference uploaded by referees to our RECRUIT site; and one to three, article or chapter length sample writings, chosen specifically for the search committee to represent your most accomplished work, uploaded in PDF format into the RECRUIT online electronic system.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion. Applicants are asked to summarize their leadership efforts, and past or potential contributions to diversity in their personal statement. Contributions might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups (see for further information). Please reference position #AH-2016 in all correspondence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.