Assistant or Associate Professor, Specialization in the Art and Material Culture of Islam

Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posted
Oct 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant or Associate Professor, Specialization in the Art and Material Culture of Islam,

Department of Art History, Tyler School of Art/Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

The Department of Art History at Tyler School of Art of Temple University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate professor level in the History of Art with a specialization in Islamic Art, Architecture, and Material Culture. The area and period of expertise is open, though interest in cross-cultural encounter is an asset, and the successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses across a historical span of art and architecture. Candidates with research agendas that include Iberia, North Africa, or the Levant are especially encouraged to apply. We seek applicants who demonstrate an understanding of global, transregional, and transcultural issues pertaining to the specific field, and who are innovative in adapting course content to developments in the discipline. Knowledge of issues relating to cultural heritage preservation is also desirable. Candidates will have a PhD before teaching assignments commence (August 2018) and demonstrated experience teaching in a college or university, displaying familiarity with best teaching practices, instructional design, and teaching that incorporates emerging technologies. Candidates should also have experience with department/college-wide service and demonstrate professional accomplishments in the discipline. The position involves teaching both at the undergraduate level (including liberal arts Art History majors, studio art students, and non-majors), and teaching and advising at the M.A. and Ph.D. level. Tyler’s Department of Art History has a faculty of 10 full-time faculty members who specialize in areas ranging from Bronze Age to Global Contemporary. The department is located on Temple University’s main Philadelphia campus and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility. Temple offers a world-renowned faculty and the resources of a major university in a culturally rich city and region.

The letter of application should include a statement from the applicant describing his or her research and teaching interests, philosophy, and experience. Candidates are encouraged to address the ways in which they could contribute to Temple’s institutional mission and commitment to excellence and diversity. In addition, the application should include a CV, 3 letters of reference, 2 sample syllabi for courses, and a writing sample. Finalists will be expected to supply official degree transcripts and evaluations for courses taught.

Please send all materials (including letters of reference) electronically by November 15, 2017. To apply, please visit temple.slideroom.com to set up an account and upload your application materials to Slideroom. If you need assistance during the upload, email: support@slideroom.com. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Address further inquiries to Prof. P. Betancourt, Search Committee Chair (AHjob17@temple.edu).

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