Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Pre-Modern Art History

Job Details

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Art History
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Nov 1, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 1523
Position ID:: 138835

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Job Description:


The Art History Department at Binghamton University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Pre-Modern (pre-1750) Art History to begin Fall 2022. We seek a colleague who shares our commitment to new theoretical perspectives and cross-disciplinary approaches to the history of art, architecture, and the broader field of visual culture and will introduce emergent areas of study, including but not limited to: cultures of empire; digital art histories; the materiality and cultures of making in artworks and buildings; and race and representation in the pre-modern world. We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship embraces transregional and interdisciplinary approaches; whose pedagogy promotes student engagement and supports a vibrant PhD program; and who would welcome the opportunity to participate in the interdisciplinary life of the University and work collaboratively with their colleagues in Art History as well as in other departments and programs, including the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Material and Visual Worlds Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence. This position is part of Binghamton's multiyear cluster hire initiative in Arts Practice, Performance and Research in the 21st Century; for more information, see https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/research/cluster-hire.html.


The Art History Department acknowledges that our field has emerged from colonial and Eurocentric systems of knowledge and is working actively to grapple with that legacy through our research, pedagogy, and programming. We invite applications from colleagues who share that goal in their scholarship, teaching, and professional activities.



Requirements:


Candidates must hold a PhD in art history or a cognate field by the start of this appointment.



Additional Information:


The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.


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Application Instructions:


Applicants should submit a letter of interest, vita, and the names and contact information of three references through Interview Exchange. Priority will be given to applications received by December 17, 2021.


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Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

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