Jobs for Medievalists

The Department of Art in The College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with a primary research specialty in the visual and material culture of the Mediterranean and/or Near Eastern World (ancient or early medieval), with the ability to teach courses in ancient and medieval art as well as diverse secondary areas. Continued research activity required. The typical teaching load is four courses a year (2/2), and includes the art history surveys. Duties also include academic advising, curriculum development, and service on committees. The appointment will begin August 16, 2014.

Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Art History or a closely related field before the employment date is highly desired; outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing (ABD) will be considered. However, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor requires the earned doctorate by the August 16, 2014 start date.

Successful candidates must have an active record of scholarly achievement in the visual and material culture of the Mediterranean and/or Near Eastern World (ancient or early medieval). The Department of Art is seeking individuals with a minimum of 2 years of effective teaching experience as the instructor of record at the college level.

Application materials will be submitted online through Auburn University’s employment site:
Please submit the following:
•    Letter of application addressing research projects, plans, and publications, teaching experience and philosophy, and other professional qualifications as they relate to the position.
•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Writing sample: dissertation chapter or published article, c. 20 pages in length
•    Sample syllabi for two courses: one related to the primary research field, one related to a secondary field
•    Names and contact information of three references (letters will be requested at a later date for finalists)
•    Transcript of the terminal degree

Review of applications will begin February 12, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Following the initial screening of applications, preliminary interviews with selected candidates will be conducted via Skype in late February/early March.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Additional Information: The Department of Art currently offers a B.A. degree in art history, a minor in art history, two degrees in studio art (B.A., B.F.A), and a minor in studio art. Fifteen permanent faculty work with 150 majors. The Department of Art is a charter member of NASAD and is the oldest fully accredited art department in the Southeast. Housed in historic and recently renovated Biggin Hall and a 3D Arts Building, the department includes an 800 sq. ft. instructional exhibitions gallery. For more details, visit the department website at:

Auburn University, with an enrollment of 24,864 students, is ranked 40th among public universities nationwide according to the U.S. News and World Report 2014 survey. The university’s 1800-acre campus includes the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, the only university art museum in Alabama. The city of Auburn is a thriving intellectual community located approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Auburn University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
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