Jobs for Medievalists

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track. Early Medieval, Byzantine, or Islamic art
The University of Kansas

The Kress Foundation Department of Art History at the University of Kansas seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in the history of the visual arts of the Middle Ages with strength in early Medieval, Byzantine, or Islamic art, to begin as early as August 18, 2014. Ph.D. with specialization in early Medieval, Byzantine, or Islamic art history is expected by the start date of the appointment.   The appointee will teach four courses per year, including undergraduate and graduate courses in Medieval art history, and participation in the two-semester introductory art history survey; advise undergraduate and graduate students; guide research of graduate students and supervise dissertations; maintain an active program of research disseminated through peer-review publications and public presentations; and provide service to the department and university, including membership on committees and participation in university governance. Candidates, who will contribute to the climate of diversity, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, are encouraged to apply.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and (4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities. See

The University of Kansas is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the AAU.  It is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community a short drive from Kansas City.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to and click “Search Faculty Jobs,” then search openings by keyword. A complete electronic application will include a letter of application, CV, a list of 3 references, copies of a publication and/or a writing sample.  Candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent separately by mail or as a PDF email attachment to Anne D. Hedeman, Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor, Kress Foundation Department of Art History, The University of Kansas, 1301 Mississippi Street, Room 209, Lawrence, KS 66045.

Review of applications will begin on 11/1/13 and continue until a qualified pool has been identified.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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