College of Fine and Applied Arts: School of Art + Design - Lecturer, Art History (F1700011)

Location
Champaign, IL
Posted
Mar 03, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Lecturer of African Art History

School of Art + Design

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Art History Program in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for one full-time, nine-month, Lecturer position. This appointment requires service for one nine-month academic year. The service dates are August 16, 2017 thru May 15, 2018.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Art History by the start of the appointment is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of successful teaching experience. We seek scholars of historical and/or modern and contemporary African visual cultures who are able to teach introductory and advanced courses in African visual cultures across a range of periods and media, as well as other art history courses that support our curriculum. Those whose research and teaching demonstrate interdisciplinary, comparative transcultural approaches are especially welcome.

Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load: three courses each in fall and spring semesters. This includes introductory and advanced undergraduate art history courses, as well as a graduate seminar. Existing courses are viewable at the following website: http://catalog.illinois.edu/undergraduate/faa/academic-units/school-art-design/history-art/

Context

The Art History Program consists of nine full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members, plus adjuncts and affiliated faculty. Degrees offered include the B.A. and B.F.A, as well as the M.A. and Ph.D. Art History graduate courses also support graduate minors in Museum Studies and Medieval Studies. The University Library is the largest among publicly supported educational institutions and one of the largest university libraries in the country. There are two university museums, the Krannert Art Museum and the Spurlock Museum. Additional information about the program and faculty areas can be found at: http://www.art.illinois.edu/index.php/prospective/academics/graduate-programs.

University of Illinois

As a part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois, the School of Art + Design offers ready opportunity for collaborations with Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for Performing Arts, and with active departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Dance, Theater, and Music.

The University of Illinois is strongly international, and recognized for excellence in the Sciences, Engineering, Humanities and the Arts. Champaign-Urbana is located in East Central Illinois, within short driving distance to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. For more information, please visit: www.illinois.edu for the University, faa.illinois.edu for the college, and art.illinois.edu for the School.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 29, 2017. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however no decision will be made until after that date. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu. Complete submissions must include the following:
  1. A letter of application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Scholarly writing sample
  4. Two sample course syllabi. One of these should be for "Introduction to African Art," a large-enrollment course that fulfills the University General Education criteria for non-Western cultures. At the University of Illinois students enrolled in this course attend lectures 3 times a week plus 1 weekly section meeting taught by a Teaching Assistant.
  5. List of three references - the online application will require names and contact information for three references.


Please clearly title all files using your last name and the contents ("lastname_curriculum_vitae" or "lastname_syllabi")

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

For additional information regarding the position, please contact:

Associate Professor Lisa Rosenthal

School of Art + Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

408 East Peabody Drive

Champaign, IL 61820 USA

+1 217 265 5236 (phone)

lrosenth@illinois.edu

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).



Organization Name: Art and Design
College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Fine and Applied Arts
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Open Date: 03/01/2017
Close Date: 03/29/2017

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