Assistant or Associate Professor of Art History

Illinois State University, Normal
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Oct 13, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The School of Art at Illinois State University seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or tenure-track Associate Professor in Early Modern European Art History to teach six undergraduate and graduate courses per year beginning August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will teach Italian and Northern Renaissance art and architecture, Medieval art and architecture, and courses in art history/visual culture theory and criticism in our newly revised curriculum. The candidate will also contribute to the teaching of the survey of art history and the General Education sequence. Additional responsibilities include working with graduate students in the Visual Culture MA program and contributing to the shared governance of the School, College, and University. The salary for this nine-month, tenure-track position is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We seek a knowledgeable, innovative, and dedicated professional with an understanding of contemporary issues in the discipline. An earned doctorate is strongly preferred but ABD within one year of completion will be considered. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and professional activity is expected. Teaching experience beyond assistantship duties is preferred. Interest in participating in study abroad activities, in Italy (Orvieto) and in China (Shanghai), is desirable. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

Founded in 1857 as a teachers’ college, Illinois State University is the center point of Normal, a town located at the geographical center of the state. Together with its neighboring city, Bloomington, the “twin cities” are Illinois’ seventh most populous area with approximately 130,000 combined residents. Residents enjoy a vibrant creative and intellectual community in proximity to several major universities and urban centers.

The School of Art is made up of 30 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members, and our student population averages 350 majors at the undergraduate level and approximately 35 graduate students. Faculty members in the art history program enjoy a positive relationship with their colleagues in the studio concentrations, Art Education, and, outside the School, with those in European Studies, History, and Women’s and Gender Studies programs.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, interested candidates should complete an online application for posting number 0709921 at, and submit the following to a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, an article/chapter length sample of scholarly work, and names and contact information for three references. Applications will not be considered complete until all documents have been received with the application. Finalists will be asked to forward official transcripts at a later date. Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action university encouraging diversity.