Jobs for Medievalists

Byzantine Theology and Visual Culture

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Byzantine Theology and Visual Culture.  The successful candidate, who may be trained in theology, history, art history or other disciplines, should have a broad and deep knowledge of the key textual sources of the Byzantine theological traditions and expertise in the study of Byzantine visual and material culture(s) and aesthetics.  Attention to interactions and influences between Byzantine thought and culture and other religious traditions, language groups and geographical regions, historically and/or into the present, is welcome.  The candidate for this new faculty position should have a compelling and original research agenda and a wish to pursue it within the interdisciplinary framework offered by the Divinity School and the wider University.

The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university.  Faculty in the School teach Ph.D. students in 11 different areas of study, and master’s level students in M.A. and M.Div. programs, offering courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels.  Many faculty hold associate appointments in other departments and schools of the University; such associations are encouraged.  A normal teaching load is 4 courses per year on a quarter system; in most cases that leaves one quarter open for research in residence (in addition to summers free for scholarship).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of candidates will commence September 15, 2013. Application should be made online, at  For questions contact Dean Margaret M. Mitchell, The University of Chicago Divinity School, 1025 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL  60637 (  The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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