Faculty Job Listing: Assistant Professor, American Art, 1945 - Present

By Patricia Bentson
Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, American Art, 1945 - Present University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware The Department of Art History at the University of Delaware invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the history of art from 1945 to the present with specialization in American art. We seek candidates who approach the history of American art within a global context. We are committed to hiring a scholar who shows exceptional promise as an intellectual leader. The successful applicant will join a department that is about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its establishment and its doctoral program and is recognized as a leader in American art and architectural history. RESPONSIBILITIES: In addition to pursuing an ambitious research agenda, the appointee will teach undergraduate and graduate courses from the mid-twentieth century to the present and supervise masters and doctoral students. The Department of Art History offers comprehensive training in the historical and geographical scope of the discipline and recently launched a Curatorial Track Ph.D. program. The ideal candidate will enhance these strengths and engage University-wide initiatives in globalism, diversity, public humanities, and/or digital humanities. The University of Delaware offers many opportunities for interdisciplinary outreach, including partnerships with the departments of Art, Art Conservation, Black American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, as well as programs in area studies, design, Museum Studies, and the University Museums. We seek a faculty member who will make the most of these collaborative opportunities. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. required. TO APPLY: The appointment will begin on September 1, 2015. Ph.D. required. Application deadline: September 12, 2014. Applicants should visit www.udel.edu/udjobs and read “Applicant Instructions” under the “Resources for Applicants” tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single document that includes a cover letter and a c.v. Please also arrange for one writing sample and three letters of recommendation to be sent via e-mail or regular mail by September 12, 2014 to Professor Wendy Bellion, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Art History, 318 Old College, 18 East Main Street, Newark, Delaware 19716-2516 (hwbellion@udel.edu). Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. Application materials will be shared with the faculty of the Department of Art History. Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education and combines tradition and innovation. Please visit our website at www.udel.edu. Application deadline: September 12, 2014 For a complete list of requirements and job duties and to apply online, please visit the UDJOBS website at a href="http://www.udel.edu/udjobs" title="www.udel.edu/udjobs" target="_blank">www.udel.edu/udjobs Job ID 102175 Equal Employment Opportunity The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.