Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Tue Dec 3 2019 Job Description:
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.
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 expand 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.
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.
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.
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