Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History

Boulder, CO
Apr 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Description of Department:

The Department of Art and Art History (AAH) consists of two programs, in art history and in art practices, both of which embrace diversity and place value on interdisciplinary inquiries. With respect to art history, the program has made a concerted effort to approach the discipline from a global perspective, considering a broad range of art making practices, with particular emphasis on situating the art of the Americas within a global framework. In addition to maintaining active publishing records, our eight art historians have received funding from numerous national granting institutions, including the Fulbright Foundation, the Getty Foundation, the Kress Foundation, the Millard Meiss Foundation, and the NEH. The art historians are committed to a multicultural approach to their discipline.

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Overview of Job Duties:

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder seeks a specialist in contemporary art for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall semester of 2017. We are especially interested in candidates with an international component to their teaching and research. Preference will be given to those with Ph.D. or equivalent in hand, as well as teaching experience and publications. This position is supported by extensive library resources, funding opportunities to support research, and a large community of scholars and artists in allied disciplines. Teaching load is two courses per semester, with opportunities for curriculum development in our undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. or equivalent in appropriate discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Publications and teaching experience at the post-secondary level

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Current curriculum vitae.

2. Letter of application.

3. Contact information for three references, who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation upon invitation.

4. Sample of written work (up to 40pp.).

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10234 - Dept of Art and Art History

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 9, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Claire Farago

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00726235


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