The Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in art history, with a specialization in art and/or archaeology of Pre-Renaissance Europe, beginning July 1, 2019.
Preferred candidates will demonstrate interest in and ability to teach undergraduate courses in medieval art and architecture and/or archaeology, as well as courses exploring the interactions between the cultures, religions, and arts of Europe and the Islamic world in various regions of the Mediterranean basin. The successful candidate will have teaching interests that might include some combination of an introductory survey of Western art and architecture (ancient through medieval), a theory and methods course, and/or a course on digital methods in art history.
Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college; the teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying out a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in art history in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in art history within one year of hire.