This page is for Art History searches taking place during 2011-2012, for jobs with start dates in fall 2012.
Please list jobs alphabetically by institution within subcategory, and please use the Talk page for related and/or tangential discussions, including salary info.
Note: It's a bit unwieldy and not necessary to copy and paste the entire job listing to this web page. It's enough to post the institution name, headline, deadline, and brief description.
NB: When creating a listing, please put the institution name in "Heading 3" format, so it shows up in the table of contents.
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Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
First Round Interview: I am doing a skype interview with them next week.
- Has anyone heard from them to schedule a CAA interview yet? yes
- Did anyone interview with them at CAA?
University of Kansas
The Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas invites applications for an Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure-track position in African art and culture, expected to begin as early as August 18, 2012. The area of specialization is open. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are conversant with the global reach of art originating in both Islamic and non-Islamic African cultures and have a professional knowledge of African art history and theory. The successful candidate will also be a member of our nationally recognized Kansas African Studies Center. The candidate selected must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.
Review of applications begins December 1, 2011 and continues as long as needed to identify a qualified pool of applicants.
First Round Interview: Phone Interviews were held in December.
Rejection: Those not moving on to campus interview were informed January 12, 2012.
Offer: This search has been completed.
Santa Clara University
Assistant Professor, tenure track. Salary and benefits highly competitive. SCU's benefit package includes registered domestic partner benefits, housing subsidy program, pre-tenure research leave, and internal grant program; start September 2012. Responsibilities include teaching six classes per year on the quarter system (five in first year), advising and mentoring students, publishing quality scholarship in peer-reviewed venues and providing service to the department, College and the University, as appropriate to rank and years of service at SCU.
Applications must be received by November 18, 2011 to receive full consideration.
First Round Interview:
Offer: made and accepted by Tobias Wofford (PhD UCLA)
Indiana University, Bloomington
The Department of the History of Art invites applications for a tenure-track position in American art and visual culture, with a strong preference for candidates whose research addresses topics from the eighteenth century through the First World War. Starting date August 2012. PhD, teaching experience, and evidence of a robust research program are required. The department has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and the candidate will be expected to contribute in both areas. He or she also will be expected to teach a range of courses, including the early history of photography, and to participate in a highly interdisciplinary department with traditional strengths in, among other things, art and visual culture from the nineteenth century to the present. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample publications, sample syllabi, teaching and research statements, and a list of three references and their contact information. Please address all correspondence to Bret Rothstein, Chair, American Art Search Committee, Department of the History of Art, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Room 132, Indiana University, 1201 E. 7th Street, Bloomington IN 47405-5501. All e-mail contact should be sent care of the departmental office manager, Fenella Flinn (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications must be received by 12 December 2011.
First Round Interview: e-mail received 1/6/12
Rejection: rejection letter received 1/17/12 (x3)
Offer: received letter that an offer has been made and accepted (3/29)- congratulations to the new professor!
Illinois State University - Americas
The School of Art at Illinois State University seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or tenure-track Associate Professor of Art History to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the art and architecture of the Americas, emphasizing pre-twentieth century art, beginning August 16, 1012. The successful candidate will teach courses in the Art of the United States (colonial to the Depression-era), and develop complementary courses in the art of the Americas, broadly understood. The candidate will also contribute to the teaching of the survey of art history, undergraduate research methods, graduate courses in visual culture, and general education. Additional responsibilities include working with graduate students in the M. F. A. studio program, and serving the school, college, and university on committees.
First Round Interview: (anything yet 1/6?)(No 1/13)(Still nothing 1/20)(2/9 only the sound of crickets)
Called the department. They are in the process of reviewing applications for Telephone/Skype interviews (i.e., no CAA interviews?) *There will not be interviews at CAA. Phone interviews only for longlist.
contacted for phone interview 2/15
Three campus interviews completed 4/13
Rhode Island College
Assistant Professor, tenure track. Ph.D. required. 19th, 20th, or American art history. Applications due 1/23; position begins Fall 2012. Teach 19th and 20th century, American Art, survey, and a seminar in the area of your specialization. Preferred: expertise in museum/curatorial studies, and/or non-Western art; experience/interest in writing intensive courses. Additional responsibilities include advising students, service to department and college.
First round interview: Any news? (2/29) (? 3/25)
Campus Interview: contacted via email in early march
Tenure-track position in Ethnic American Visual Culture, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2012. Ph.D. in an appropriate disciplinary or interdisciplinary field by the time of appointment. Area of specialization open. We seek an individual with a critical approach to the impact of visual culture on issues of race and ethnicity in the United States. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year including “Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture Studies” and courses in area of specialization. The position will also have teaching responsibilities in the Race and Ethnic Studies Program. Deadline: January 10, 2012.
First round interview: Skype interview requested 1/21 (x2)
Ancient Mediterranean and Near East, Art and Archaeology
Brown University, Joukowsky Institute
Assistant or Associate Professor of Archaeology, Brown University, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. Brown University invites applications for an assistant or associate professor in the field of Mediterranean or Near Eastern archaeology. Applications are welcome from scholars interested in the complex societies of any part of this broad geographic expanse. Candidates are sought with expertise and interests complementary to current Institute faculty and to Brown resources. Individuals with active fieldwork projects are particularly welcome.
All candidates should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vita. Assistant professors should ask that three letters of reference be sent directly to the Chair of the Search Committee. Associate professors should provide five names of referees with up-to-date contact information (including email, if possible); referees will be contacted directly by the Search Committee. Complete applications received by December 1, 2011 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.
First Round Interview (if held):
Rejection: Received 2/3/12 (according to Classics wiki)
Campus Interview: 4 campus visits have been scheduled (according to Classics wiki; no date provided)
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Coe College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Classics at the level of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin in the fall 2012. Primary areas of teaching competency are to be in ancient history (Greek and Roman) and anthropology/archeology. For additional information about the position and the application process, visit Coe’s website at www.coe.edu/aboutcoe/employment. Deadline for the submission of materials is November 28, 2011. Interviews will be held at the APA/AIA Meetings in Philadelphia, January 5-8, 2012. Coe College is an AA/EO Employer.
First Round Interview: Interviews held at AIA, January 6-7, 2012
Campus Interview: Scheduled via email 1/14/12 (according to Classics wiki)
Offer: Made and accepted 2/16/12 (according to Classics wiki)
Illinois State University, Normal/Bloomington, IL - Ancient
The School of Art at Illinois State University seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or tenure-track Associate Professor of Art History to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ancient art history beginning August 16, 2012. The successful candidate will teach courses in Greek, Roman, and Ancient Near Eastern art and architecture. An interest in developing new courses in complementary areas is expected. The candidate will also contribute to the teaching of the survey of art history, undergraduate research methods, graduate courses in visual culture, and general education. Additional responsibilities include working with graduate students in the M. F. A. studio program, and serving the school, college, and university on committees.
Deadline: Nov 28
First Round Interview: contacted 2/10 for phone interview (x2)
Campus Interview: Contacted for on-campus interview (phone), 3.1.12 (x2)
Offer: (Any word? 4/21) offer made (late April), but rejected (5.2). Offered to different candidate (5.4) and accepted.
University of Chicago
The Department of Art History at the University of Chicago announces a junior position (tenure-track) in the art and visual culture of the Ancient Mediterranean, to commence in academic year 2012-2013. Art historians working on any region/epoch from the Iron Age through Late Antiquity are encouraged to apply. This category is deliberately broad; it is not expected that applicants should have expertise across the entire chronological or geographic range. Those with expertise in the Hellenistic/Roman world or in cross-cultural exchange are especially welcome. For fullest consideration, please submit application by 15 October 2011, when the review of applications will begin. No applications will be accepted after 31 March 2012.
First Round Interview:
Rejection: letter (3/17)
Campus Interview: 2 completed
Offer: made and accepted according to the classics wiki (no date given)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Mediterranean
The Department of the History of Art invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the art and visual culture of the Mediterranean region. Rank: Assistant Professor with university-year appointment; the appointment may also be made at the early Associate level. Start: September 2012.
First Round Interview: 1
- Has anyone been contacted for an interview and if so on what date were you contacted?
Campus Interview: campus visits sceduled for February.
- Campus visits concluded 2/17/12.
Offer: E-mail stating an offer has been made and the search "is concluding" (3/7)
Offer accepted (4/12)
Asian: East, South, Southeast
Bowdoin College, Maine
The Art History Division of the Bowdoin College Department of Art invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Asian art, with a joint appointment in Art History and Asian Studies. Course load is four courses per year (a 2/2 load), ordinarily teaching one broadly-conceived introductory level course, two mid-level lecture classes, and an upper-level seminar. Bowdoin's faculty frequently makes use of the collections and exhibitions at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, whose encyclopedic holdings include examples of Asian art in a variety of media. We welcome applications from specialists in all periods and fields of Asian art (East, South, or Southeast Asian). Candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research. Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three people who have agreed to provide reference letters. Review of applications will begin December 16, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.
- Has anyone heard from them? (01/17)
First Round Interview: invited to interview at CAA (1/23 X2)
Campus Interview: invited by phone (2/25) (x2) Really? on Saturday?! COuld I ask your area of specialization, please.
I have it on good faith that it is an inside candidate.
- What makes you say that? There doesn't appear to be anyone listed in the catalog as teaching Asian art this year (http://www.bowdoin.edu/art-history/courses/index.shtml).
- I have it on good faith that there is an inside candidate (recommended to the search). May I ask your field of specialization. What is there to lose now? My field is Silk Road archaeology.
- inside candidate doesn't necessarily mean anything - i was recommended to the search committee, invited enthusiastically to apply but then not even interviewed......
- The inside candidate is a Bowdoin grad.
- Just stop it already with the inside candidate business. Let the people who have been invited for campus visits prepare in peace, without having to be psyched out with misinformation and/or third-hand gossip. The whole process is stressful enough. (By the way, I am not one of the final candidates.)
- I hope the inside candidate information is not true - the committee seemed so nice and genuine. Fooled again? :-(
- There was and is no 'inside candidate' among the finalists for this search. And for those who are concerned, as someone who has been a true 'inside candidate' - i.e., in a term position applying for a tenure track version of the same job at the same institution - rest assured that it is a decidedly double-edged sword.
- We all understand the double-edged sword part, but did you get that job?
- Yes, and I declined it. Double-edge sword in many ways.
- -) edge none the less - offers are often made to inside candidates who do have an edge.
- The point is that the inside candidate is just as often at a serious disadvantage. As with so many things in the job market, there is really no way to tell what the situation is from the outside, so the mere presence of an inside candidate should not be taken by outside candidates as indicative of anything. If the ultimate question that people worry about is whether an inside candidate means that there is less chance of someone outside ending up with the job, take the small sample set of this year's Asian market as exemplary: there were at least three TT searches with "inside candidates" this year in Asian, Middlebury, McGill and Macalester (maybe others, too). AFAIK, in two of the three, the insider will NOT end up with the job and the third remains undecided. Given all the vagueries of the job market and based on this small sample, inside candidates should not be anyone's big concern. This is *especially* the case for one whose insider's status derives from having gotten their BA at the searching institution, which was the (false) rumor circulating around Bowdoin.
Offer: 3/18 Offer made [definitely not an inside candidate, it appears to be a S. Asian modernist] (3/27 offer declined; new offer out)
? A new offer to the second choice person or new better offer to first choice ????
3/31 I dont know if a new offer is out to another candidate (perhaps the earlier poster knows?) but I did decline the offer earlier this week because of personal/family reasons. Best of luck to the other two candidates! Bowdoin is a genuinely good school and the person who joins will, I think, enjoy the academic ethos there. [All the best. And hope this means you have a better offer. May I ask what your area of specialization?] S Asia [Islamic, Buddhist, Colonial, other? Interesting that they chose S Asia. Some China specialists thought they would hire East Asian again. Thanks for sharing]
4/10 I am not the person who declined this offer, but I am told (by a current Bowdoin student) it was someone who specializes in Islamic art. No idea about the 2nd choice candidate.
4/14 False- the original offer went to a specialist of 19th and 20th century India. No news on where things stand now.
An offer has been made and accepted (not by me, though I was the third finalist). (4/16) can i ask your field? and that of the second finalist if known?
- I am a China specialist. I won't say what the finalist/successful candidate's field is as it's not my information to share and it will be public knowledge soon enough. (4/19)
California College of the Arts
CCA is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the field of contemporary Asian visual culture, to begin August 2012. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in art history or visual culture. Candidates’ publication record and teaching interests should primarily focus on East and/or Southeast Asia, but engagement with and knowledge of the contemporary visual culture of Western Asia is desirable. Research/teaching can be address any area of the fine arts, popular visual culture, or media arts, and demonstrated interest in issues of race, gender, ethnicity, or other categories of difference will be privileged in the selection process.
First Round Interview: CAA x1
Campus Interview: Any news here? (3/9) Still waiting as of 3/10. Campus visit scheduled early March.
Courtauld Institute, London
Search for two (2) new faculty teaching and research posts in Asian art history. One in the period from 1000 to 1750 AD. It will be defined thematically and focus on questions of empire and artistic patronage from the perspective of any major region of Asia. The second post is in the field of Asian modern and contemporary art and will respond to the immensely exciting developments in those areas. It will build on existing expertise in the modern and contemporary faculty, one of the fastest growing areas of teaching and research at The Courtauld. The successful candidates will have strong research profiles within their own fields of expertise, and the willingness to teach across period and/or geographical boundaries and to engage with historians of Western art. Monday 3 October 2011 Interviews: End of October/beginning of November 2011
First Round Interview: (NB: This job is unlikely to have a first round interview -- "interviews" in late Oct/early Nov probably means campus visits.)
Campus Interview: Received e-mail requesting campus interview 10/17.
- Congratulations! (I say with a hint of jealousy... ;) Are you from the States and/or unfamiliar with UK interviewing practices? If so (and I say this with sincere intentions and best wishes), you should find someone who has been through the process to discuss it with -- things are generally *so* different that it's best to have a sense of what you're in for. Congrats again!
Offer: http://www.suebond.co.uk/events/release.php?eventid=509 (posted 3/11)
These were both listed as ASIAN positions- not ISLAMIC!
- That is striking, since we all know there isn't any Islamic art to be found in Asia.
- Right on. Moreover, this sort of thing happens all the time and we should not be ALL CAPS outraged when it does: search committees will go for the best candidates, even if this means going slightly outside of the job ad's target area; the Courtauld is lucky to have Sussan (x3). Good luck to everybody else. May the job fairy smile upon you.
Agreed! Sussan is a first rate scholar and a wonderful choice. I have learned a lot from her work, and I am not an Islamicist. As for regions, the U.S. may call it ' middle east' but several billion people elsewhere in the world call the same region 'west asia'. Sussan's work often spans the region even we in the U.S. call 'central asia'. (x2)
Georgia State University
Assistant Professor, Asian Art History. http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwart/6242.html The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University invites applications for an anticipated full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Asian Art History at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2012 pending budgetary approval. We seek candidates with specialties in all periods of Chinese, Japanese, and/or Southeast Asian art history. Scholars of early Asian art should have archaeological experience, but all candidates are encouraged to apply. The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in art history by position start date. Deadline: Review begins 1/17/2012.
First Round Interview: 30 mins. phone interview to be scheduled for Feb 3 (Fri 1/27/12).
- My email offering an interview was recalled a short while later. When I called and spoke with the administrator, she told me that after sending the emails, one member of the committee said 2/3 didn't work after all and that they were looking for another date. Has anyone else received the recall message? (1/30)
- Yes, I posted the 1/27 feed above and received the same recall as well. Sorry for this belated update (1/31).
- Now scheduled for Feb 6 (1/31). (x2)
Campus Interview: Email invitation (2/20) (x2)
- Total of 3 scheduled by end of March. (3/13) -1: withdrew to accept another position (4/2)
Offer: Made (Apr 3- when I learned about it, don't know when/who it was extended to or how long pending)
- It must have been extended on the 3rd, because when I withdrew the evening of the 2nd, their ordered list of candidates was under review with the dean, but they had not yet made an offer.
- Is this position different than the one for Assist. Prof. that is being reviewed starting 4/16? http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwart/6242.html Looks like they are hedging their bets that at least one of the lines (Assistant Prof. or Lecturer) will be funded (4/16)
- As one of the 3 finalists (I posted above when I withdrew), I know that at least 2 of the 3 accepted positions elsewhere. My guess, therefore, is that this search failed and that they have reopened it under the Asst. Prof. ad that the previous poster provided a link to. Unless the 3rd person posts here that they accepted the original position, I would proceed on that assumption. Based on course offerings in recent years, my guess is that the lecturer position is completely separate and is to replace someone who has been teaching non-Western as a lecturer in recent years. That ad predates the supposed failure of the tenure-track Asianist search, which would lead me to believe that both the tenure-track and the lecturer positions are funded (the lecturer a replacement of an existing lecturer line, the asst. prof. a new tenure-track line that was originally searched for last fall) and that they hope to fill both. Again, of all this is just (well-)educated guesswork from a former finalist, so take it for what it's worth. (4/16)
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Tenure-track or Tenured Professor of South Asian Art.
The Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University invites applications for an appointment, expected to begin July 1, 2012, at the level of Tenure-track or Tenured Professor, in the field of South Asian Art and Architecture. Candidates should have specialization in any area or time period in the field of South Asian Art. The appointee will teach and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching. A PhD or equivalent doctoral record is required. Salary and benefits are competitive. Applications, to include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two writing samples, a teaching statement, a research statement, and the names and contact information of three referees should be submitted at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu. The deadline for application is December 1, 2011. Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.
Basic Qualifications: A PhD or equivalent doctoral record is required.
Please visit https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/3752 for more information.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2011
First Round Interview: Has anyone heard anything from them? (2/1)
No news yet? (4/14)
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Assistant/Associate Professor of Asian Art History. The Art and Art History Department at Macalester College seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-line faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in Art History with a specialty in Asian art and the ability to offer courses that connect the arts of Asia to other cultures and to the Asian diaspora. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate curriculum and will teach introductory, intermediate, and upper-level courses in Asian art and outside of that area of specialization, including a range of topic oriented courses and the senior Art History Methodology Seminar. We will continue to review applications until the position is filled, but to insure full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than January 2, 2012.
First Round Interview: invited to interview at CAA (01/30)
Rejection: Rec'd by mail 3/13.
Campus Interview: Anyone heard anything after CAA? In response to my e-mail inquiry, they said they will notify shortlisted candidates at the beginning of next week (03/4-5).
Has anyone heard anything yet? (03/06). I called on 03/04 and the administrator said that the committee will be meeting this wednesday, and hopefully getting back to the shortlisted candidates by Thursday or Friday.
Has anyone heard anything at all? Received email requesting campus visit on 03/13. May I ask, what is your field?
Offer: search reportedly on the verge of failing. (This seems rather cryptic- can you clarify? 4/17)
Any news? Don't they have someone teaching there already?
Offer made and accepted. (4/29)
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at MICA seeks a specialist in the art, architecture, and visual culture of East Asia for a full-time position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution. Candidates should be able to teach introductory and survey-level courses on historical periods of East Asian art, and advanced courses in an area of specialty. Familiarity with twentieth- and twenty-first-century movements in East Asia is also desirable. Candidates must demonstrate a committed interest and potential excellence in undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and be able to participate in departmental activities and college-committee work. The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before January 10, 2012 are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled.
First Round Interview: Done at CAA.
Campus Interview: (Heard from a friend invited for a campus interview, but it was for an art position, not this one. My apologies to those who may have seen my wrong entry from before. --3/10)
McGill University, Montréal, Québec
Gretta Chambers Chair in East Asian Art. McGill University invites applications for the Gretta Chambers Chair in East Asian Art History, a joint appointment in the Departments of East Asian Studies and Art History and Communications Studies, a tenure-stream open rank position, commencing August 1, 2012. Candidates must have a research specialization in Chinese art history, a familiarity with methodology and critical theory, and the ability to teach an introductory course in East Asian Art and courses from Early to Late Imperial and/or Modern/Contemporary Chinese Art and Visual Culture, as well as graduate seminars in the candidate’s area of specialization. Ph.D. expected at time of appointment; teaching experience preferred; knowledge of French an asset. Deadline: November 15, 2011.
Any word on this? (12/20/11) The committee has indicated to have met twice, requesting more information (posted on 1/12, but notified on 1/7/11).
First Round Interview:
Offer: Offer has been made (3/25)
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
The Department of History of Art and Architecture invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, and Curator of Asian Art, Middlebury College Museum of Art, beginning in the Fall of 2012. Ph.D. or ABD in Art History or related field. Candidates should be able to teach undergraduate courses in Chinese Art history and curate the Museum’s collection of Asian art. Teaching load: four courses per year, at least two of which will be museum-based courses. Ability to teach one-semester survey of Asian art desirable. Curatorial duties will include exhibition preparation, acquisitions, and maintenance of the Asian art collection. Teaching and curatorial experience required. Deadline: 12/23/2011
First Round Interview: Invitations to interview at CAA extended via email, 1/12/12 (x2).
Campus Interview: Invited (2/28) (x2).
Offer: Made (3/22) and declined (4/1).
Made (4/1) and accepted (4/13).
New York University
The Department of Art History at New York University, in collaboration with the Institute of Fine Arts, seeks to appoint an historian of South Asian Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professorship. September 1, 2012 start date preferred, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Ph.D. in art history at time of appointment required. We seek a scholar with a primary specialization in pre-modern art and architecture, and possible secondary interests in early modern, modern, and contemporary art. Successful candidates will possess strong evidence of scholarly excellence, proficiency in relevant languages, and research interests complementing those of faculty in the history of art, architecture, and visual culture of the Islamic world. The appointee will teach four courses each academic year: three undergraduate courses consisting of a mix of core curriculum courses, surveys of South Asian art and architecture, and advanced courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization; and one graduate course at the Institute of Fine Arts. The candidate will supervise undergraduate independent studies and honors theses, and master's and doctoral theses. Application deadline is December 1, 2011.
First Round Interview: Phone interview requested (12/16)
Campus Interview: invited X3
Offer: made (3/12), declined (3/26)
made and accepted
Assistant Professor, TT, East Asian Art. For full consideration, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references (including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email) to http://www.fitnyc.edu/1944.asp. Deadline: 11/30/2011.
First Round Interview:
Campus Interview: Shortlisted invited by email (Feb 8).
- scheduled on Mar.2 and 9
- and the 23rd as well (3/8); meanwhile, someone has deleted my previous thread (4/9).
- Any news (Mar. 29)?
- Did anyone hear from them after March 23rd? (Apr. 2)
- There were one more (and presumably last) candidate after 3/23. Voting will take place in the week of 4/16; and offer will be made no earlier than May (notified 3/29, posted 4/2).
Offer: will be made in May. A long waiting process.
- Did voting take place already? Isn't it in the week of Apr. 16?
- Pre-employment background check has been just initiated by a third-party vendor today; I doubt the offer is ever out indeed (4/9).
- The background check is annoying and the company called my references again and again. Why not just do it to the final person or two? (x2)
No offer is out. (There are currently two other searches in the department that were voted on this week.) Voting will take place April 19 and will be followed by interviews with the administration. Final decision in May.
Has anyone been reimbursed for their expenses from their initial March interview yet? (5/13)
- No. I called the administrator and wrote emails, but no replies. (5/16)
- Same here! I called and emailed but no replies! (May 17)
- I also called several times and received no reinbursement yet.(May 23)
- Reimbursement check arrived. (5/29)
- Still haven't got mine (June 7)
- Was anyone else reimpursed? (June 10)
University of California, Berkeley 
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in either South Asian or Southeast Asian Art (tenure-track), effective July 1, 2012. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. A broad perspective on the art of the region in the larger Asian and global context is desirable. Participation in Berkeley's Buddhist Studies Ph.D. Program is expected. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Applications must include CV; two-page statement of research and teaching interests and experience, with brief descriptions of courses offered or proposed; one recent publication or sample of work-in-progress (~30 pages); and three letters of reference. Application must be postmarked by December 1, 2011.
First Round Interview: Asked to interview at CAA (1/21) x 2
Campus Interview: Invited by email (2/25).
Offer: 3/19 Offer Made and accepted
3/29: To the above poster: I just want to clarify that an informal/verbal offer has been extended and a formal offer has not been made yet - hence "Offer Made and accepted" is not exactly accurate. May I suggest that when updating on wiki we clarify when the information is hearsay? That would ensure clarity and avoid confusion.
4/11: For future readers of this hoping to gain an idea of the past timeframes of these searches, this job was indeed offered and accepted as indicated despite the uninformed protests above.
4/14: does anyone know the name and specialization of the selected candidate?
4/14: Offer accepted by Sugata Ray (Ph.D. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities)
4/25: At least two South Asianist (including I) did not apply for this post because we thought the position was for a Buddhist specialist. The advertisement clearly said "Participation in Berkeley's Buddhist Studies Ph.D. Program is expected". The offer has been accepted by someone who works on 19th/20th century Hindu temples. One does not argue that it is up to the committee whom they choose in the end, but the advertisement was clearly misleading. Moral of the story - apply for everything.
4/25: I don't think the ad was intentionally misleading. You have to recognize the multiple voices, interests, and politics that underlie the wording of these postings. The Berkeley Art History department has indeed had a long-standing and productive partnership with the Buddhist Studies Program; no doubt, they (or at least some) hope to sustain that, and I wouldn't be surprised if the chosen candidate will be expected (by some) to participate in the program. Point is: assume politics and multiple interests--and yes, apply for everything.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - South Asian
The Department of the History of Art and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invite applications for a tenure-track position in South Asian Art and Visual Culture, at the rank of assistant professor, beginning September 2012. Ph.D. is required prior to appointment and a high level of proficiency in relevant languages is essential. Specialization is open, but the committee expects successful candidates to be committed to interdisciplinary or cross-cultural investigation. The appointee will be expected to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses and graduate seminars on the arts and visual cultures of South Asia, including both the pre-modern and modern periods, as well as, on occasion, a survey course on Arts of Asia; to supervise doctoral dissertations; and to participate actively in departmental and area studies initiatives within a large university community that encourages interdepartmental dialogue. Applicants should provide a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, evidence of teaching excellence (if available), representative publications or a writing sample, and at least three letters of recommendation. Applications must be received by November 1, 2011.
First Round Interview: Anyone heard anything (12/1)?
Phone interview requested (12/04 x 2).
- Any idea when the committee will make a decision regarding campus visits? (12/17). No. *Did they give a timeline during the phone interview?
Campus Interview: campus interviews have been scheduled for late January.
Anyone heard back after the campus visit? (2/4)
Offer: Voting took place; offer is out (2/8) Update: Offer accepted.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
The Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota (http://arthist.umn.edu/) seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of East Asian Art (tenure track) beginning Fall 2012. We invite applications from scholars whose research focuses on any geographic area or historical period of East Asia, but would especially welcome candidates engaged in a cross-cultural approach to East Asian art that includes China. Qualifications: Ph.D. (A.B.D. considered but Ph.D. is required by appointment start date); college/university-level teaching experience; a promising record of research and publication. Responsibilities include: engaging actively in research, the supervision of undergraduate senior projects, MA qualifying papers and PhD dissertations, and teaching courses on all graduate and undergraduate levels (from broad undergraduate surveys of East Asian art to specialized graduate seminars; 2-2 normal teaching load). Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2011, final Deadline is December 1, 2011.
- What to expect: After Dec. 1st, the search committee will read the files. The committee will meet Dec. 19 and will contact those chosen for first round interviews shortly thereafter. First round interviews will be conducted via Skype and will take place in late January (after UMN's spring semester is in progress).
First Round Interview: Skype interview scheduled for 26/27 Jan (Dec 20). (x3) FWIW, I was told the 27th-28th - don't know if the original poster got the dates wrong or if there are, indeed, interviews over 3 (or more) days. (posted 1/4, but notified on 12/20). Sorry to whoever was wondering; I am the original poster, who got the dates wrong. I confirm 27-28 (Jan 6). Thanks :) (1/7)
- The skype interviews will take place Jan. 27th-28th. (x4)
Campus Interview: Invited by phone, 1/31. (x2)
Offer: Offer made (3/21) and accepted (4/10) by Chinese art historian Minku Kim (PhD UCLA),
University of Oregon, Eugene
The Department of Art and the Department of Art History invite applications for a full‐time tenure‐track joint appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have a research concentration in a region of Asia (broadly defined as East Asia, South and Southeast Asia, and beyond). Applications from candidates whose research explores cross‐cultural and interdisciplinary aspects of contemporary visual culture are especially welcomed. Active research and scholarship in the field is expected. The teaching assignment is five courses in an academic year comprising three quarters. Teaching duties include one graduate and one undergraduate contemporary art theory and criticism course in the Department of Art, and three courses in the Department of Art History, ranging from undergraduate surveys to graduate seminars. As a joint appointment, the candidate will be engaged with students and faculty in both departments, with his/her tenure home in Art History.
First Round Interview: Anyone heard anything (Feb 20)?
CAA interview requested (2/8)
Campus interview: has anyone heard anything? (3/9) Offer made and accepted by Jenny Lin ABD UCLA. (April 20)
University of South Carolina, Columbia
The Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina, Columbia (http://www.cas.sc.edu/art/) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment beginning in the fall of 2012. A Ph. D. in art history is required, as well as teaching experience and a promising record of publications. Consideration will be given to specialists in any area of Chinese modern art, although preference will be given to those with a particular interest in contemporary practices. Additional consideration will be given to those able to teach courses in other areas of Asian art history. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the University’s burgeoning Asian Studies Program and contribute to its Confucius Institute, as well as to direct both graduate and undergraduate students in their research.To apply, submit a letter of application indicating relevant research and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees to: Dr. Bradford Collins, Chair, Department of Art, 1615 Senate Street, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. The application deadline is December 1, 2011.
First Round Interview: Skype interview in late Feb x 2
Has anyone heard anything after the skype interview? (3/3)
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Assistant Professor, Tenure-track. Starting July 1, 2012. Art historian with expertise in Chinese art. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the History of Art and demonstrate strong research focus on the visual arts. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, and writing sample, along with three letters of recommendation should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Yale/HSAR. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.
First Round Interview:
- Any word here? (2/6)
Campus Interview: Invited by e-mail. (Feb 10). 3 campus interviews scheduled for March.
Offer: Any word? (4/9) From a current grad student- original search failed since top applicant took a job elsewhere. Now they are going back to the pool again.
(4/12) That is what happening for the Chinese "literatrue" position at Yale. But I haven't heard that the Chinese art history search failed.
(4/13) Ah, that explains it, thank you for the clarification. It seems not too many people applied for this attractive (????) position - and why should they, with preference for an insider candidate? -- (5/23) The department did a broad search and took all candidates into serious consideration. There was no single preferred insider candidate.
Offer has been made and accepted.
Youn-mi Kim, moving from Asst. Professor Ohio State (Yale postdoc in 2010-2011)
Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Architecture, & Design
California State University, Northridge
Department: Art Rank: Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure track) Qualifications: Ph.D. in Art History with specialization in Modern and Contemporary Art in-hand at time of appointment. Minimum of three years university teaching experience as instructor of record, related to Modern and Contemporary Art. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic grounding in contemporary critical theory and discourse, and is expected to be an active participant in local, national and/or global contemporary art scenes and contexts. Candidate will be well versed in exhibition organization and design, and have a demonstrated ability to mentor student artists as well as those in an art history program. Strong preference will be given to a candidate who can support student engagement with traditional and new media from foundation through MFA levels. Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire. The candidate is expected to be able to meet the learning needs and work with a diverse student population. Responsibilities: Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Modern and Contemporary Art History and Criticism. Assume leadership role in building a strong contemporary core curriculum in an Art department with strengths in visual arts, art education, and exhibition design. Oversee courses that develop critical/analytical skills and introduce students to issues related to contemporary arts and culture. Collaborate with colleagues in all areas of a multi-disciplinary Art department to create curriculum with relevance to students in visual arts, art education, and art history. Service to department, college and university, in addition to publication and contributions to the field of study, required for retention and tenure.
Deadline: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 15, 2012.
First Round Interview:
Campus Interview: conducted week of April 16. Really? The admin assistant told me last week that they were still "reviewing applications for interview invitations." Hmm.
I can confirm participating in a campus interview that week--one of three finalists (we were all advertised on a flier). No word since.
Canisius College, Assistant Professor of Modern Art History
Canisius College in Buffalo, New York seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with an area of specialization in Modern Art to begin in the autumn 2012 semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a survey of the history of art (Western traditions), upper-level courses in AOS, and junior/senior seminars in the AOS and art historical methodologies. Additional responsibilities include a commitment to departmental and college-wide service. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by September 2012. College-level teaching experience strongly preferred.
Please send letter of application, CV, and list of three references with contact information to: email@example.com with “Art History Search” in the subject line. The letter of application should include a statement on teaching philosophy and the candidate's research agenda. We will request dossiers, including three letters of recommendation (or confidential file letters), evidence of teaching excellence, and a brief writing sample after an initial screening.
Deadline: 15 January, 2012.
First Round Interview: Phone call to schedule phone interview (2/9) x3
- May I ask whether you had already been contacted to submit more materials to the committee? no x2
- Has anyone heard anything after the phone interview? (3/3)
- I asked about the timeline going forward during the phone interview--they said things would move slowly, no campus invites until April
Campus Interview: email, then phone call to schedule campus visit (3/9) (x3)
Offer: I was told offer will be made no earlier than 4/17 (4/9); Offer made and accepted (5/21).
Colgate University. Full-time, Assistant Professor, 1-Year.
Art Historian—19th and Early 20th Century. Completion of PhD prior to or shortly after the date of hire expected. The five-course teaching load will primarily include introductory and advanced courses in the history of Western Art and Architecture from 1800-1960. Responsibilities also include senior thesis advising. Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts college. Letter of application, c.v. and three current letters of recommendation, must be submitted. Review of applications will begin April 24, 2012, and wil continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org. Preliminary interviews will be electronic (Skype). Colgate is an EOE/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university’s educational mission.
First Round Interview: anyone heard from them about preliminary interviews? (5/15)
Rejection: by email (6/20)
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
The Department of Visual Arts at the College of the Holy Cross seeks candidates for a position in the History of Art to inaugurate the J. Gerard Mears, S.J., Chair in Visual Arts. The field of the search encompasses Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture. The successful applicant will join the faculty at the rank of Professor, will teach four courses each year, and will receive a discretionary account for professional expenses. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with the stature of the position. Applicants must have a PhD in Art History or the equivalent credential in a relevant field, a distinguished record of scholarship, and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Nominations as well as applications are welcome.
The appointment will begin in late August 2012, and the deadline for applications is December 1, 2011. .
First Round Interview:
College of Wooster - VAP
Visiting Assistant Professor
The Department of Art & Art History invites applications for a one-year visiting position in modern and American art history, to begin August 2012. Teaching profile of three courses per semester includes second half of two-semester survey (Renaissance-Modern), Modern Art (c. 1880-1940), American Art, Contemporary Art (since 1945) and a special topics seminar in area of expertise. Ph.D. with previous teaching experience preferred; ABD considered.
Send letter of application, CV, three current letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), to Rose Seling, Dept. of Art & Art History, The College of Wooster, 1220 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691-2363. Electronic applications preferred (Word or PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications begins January 23, 2012.
First Round Interview: Call to request writing sample (2/17)
Offer: made and accepted 4/24
Concordia University - Modern/Contemporary
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Modern / Contemporary Art History
Concordia University's Department of Art History invites applications for one tenure-track position in the field of Modern / Contemporary Art History for July 1, 2012.
The department is committed to a curriculum that actively acknowledges the diversity of methods in the fields of art history and theory. We are interested in art historians who can examine art and visual culture from new interdisciplinary perspectives, within a global context, and across a range of media.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and, from the outset, to supervise both MA and PhD students.
Submissions should consist of a letter of application; an up-to-date curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); a research statement and writing sample; and the names and contact information of three referees.
Applications should be submitted on or before November 1, 2011.
First Round Interview: any news, anyone? Has anyone been contacted yet??
- I heard on the grapevine that interviews have already been conducted...:(
- Can this be confirmed? Any updates?
- I've heard there's an inside candidate.
Rejection: Email received 2/7 (x4)
- (No preliminary interviews? Inside candidate?)
"Made and accepted" was posted earlier and up as late as Jan. 3, but was later deleted.[sincere apologies, i put this text here thinking it had been deleted, but i see that concordia is running two searches and that this appeared (and still appears) under the early modern entry. again, apologies for confusion. 1/5]
-- any updates anyone? havn't heard a thing since the interview mid-November. 21/1 -- You waited two months to share this news? Nice.
The Department of Art History at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time appointment in Modern European Art (1850-1960). We are seeking a scholar-teacher with a strong commitment to innovative research and to undergraduate education. Deadline: December 1, 2011. AA/EOE.
First Round Interview: Email to schedule interview (1/10) x3
Rejection: Letter received 2/3 x2
Campus Interview: Any campus interviews scheduled? Phone call and email to schedule visit (2.27)
Offer: made and accepted (3/29)
Modern and Contemporary. Deadline December 31, 2011
First Round Interview: phone call to schedule interview at CAA (1/19) x 2
Campus Interview: Campus visits scheduled? No word yet. Anyone? (1/27) Has anyone heard anything? Much obliged. (3/4) Nothing here. Anyone else? (3/6)
Campus visits are in progress (3/8)
Offer: made & accepted (4/12) MOLLY WARNOCK
Modern/Contemporary Art Historian and Gallery Director
Full-time, 3/4 course load plus directorship of college Gallery. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered; studio practice highly desirable; record of or demonstrated potential for scholarly publication, art criticism and/or curatorial activity required. The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of the history of visual art and contemporary practices. Teaching responsibilities include art history courses on contemporary art, modern art, introduction to art history, topical seminars in area(s) of expertise.Studio responsibility includes teaching a senior critique course. Other teaching responsibilities include first-year seminar on a rotating basis. Gallery Responsibilities include maintaining a budget, implementing programming for 4 shows per year plus support for 2 student shows (juried student show, senior show). Programming consists of coordinating guest artists and lectures, working with faculty in developing faculty-sponsored exhibitions; opportunity to curate exhibitions to fulfill scholarly expectation.The successful candidate will play an important role in supporting and promoting the academic programs both within the department and the college at large, and serve on department and college committees
First round interview: CAA and Skype (2/22-24)
Campus Interview: Anyone hear anything? (3/6/12 -- much thanks!!) (Heard nothing as of 3/7/12).
Campus interview scheduled (3/7)
Anyone hear anything else? Rejection letters? (4/9)
Indiana University, Southeast
The Department of Fine Arts at Indiana University Southeast invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Art History position to begin September 2012. We seek candidates with an earned doctorate in Art History with expertise in Contemporary Art. Normal teaching load is four courses per semester with one course reassigned time for research. Primary responsibilities include the teaching of one or more courses in contemporary art as well as upper and lower level courses in other areas of western art. A commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and service is essential.
The successful candidate should have prior experience teaching art history. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching contemporary art.
Electronic submissions only; please attach application letter, vita, and a copy of official graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation are required; recommenders send letters separately, as email attachments. All application materials should be sent to the Fine Arts Art History Search Committee, via email, to the following address: email@example.com. Review of complete applications (including letters of recommendation) will begin October 17, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Contact Human Resources at 812-941-2356 should you need any accommodation during the application process due to a disability.
IU Southeast is one of eight campuses of Indiana University located in New Albany, Indiana, ten minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The Kentuckiana area is known for its cultural, athletic, and recreational activities and a very low cost-of-living index. IU Southeast has an enrollment of over 7000 students and offers bachelor's and master's degree in a wide range of disciplines. Consistent with the university's commitment to diversity, persons from traditionally under represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. IU Southeast is an AA/EOE.
First Round Interview:
Rejection: after hearing nothing since submitting my application many moons ago, I emailed HR to inquire about the status of the search. I received a generic HR letter informing me that the position had been filled. I'd love to know if they actually ran this search or if there was just an inside candidate...3/25.
- Yes, I do know that was an actual search with all the usual phases, I believe. An offer was made and has been accepted. I don't understand why communication can't be better about these things...
Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University
Tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Art History beginning August 2012 to teach a total of eighteen semester hours per academic year in survey courses from the Paleolithic period through contemporary art, 200/300 level courses in the history of decorative arts, furniture, architecture and industrial design, and 400/500 graduate level seminars. Kendall's Mission Statement: As a college within Ferris State University, Kendall College of Art and Design prepares students for leadership in the visual arts, design, art history, and art education; provides innovative, collaborative education that fosters intellectual growth and individual creativity; and promotes the ethical and civic responsibilities of artists and designers, locally and globally. Kendall College of Art and Design is a growing and dynamic institution with a unique identity, located in downtown Grand Rapids, MI, an attractive, livable city with a vibrant arts and college/university community. To view complete job description: employment.ferris.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51424 Required: PhD in Art History (degree must be completed by date of appointment). Full-time, part-time or adjunct college-level teaching experience. For a complete posting or to apply, access the electronic applicant system by logging on to employment.ferris.edu.
5/10: Committee review of applications will begin 5/24.
First Round Interview:
Loyola University of New Orleans
The Department of Visual Arts of the College of Music and Fine Arts of Loyola University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Art History beginning August 2012. The department is seeking an individual with an expertise in Modern/Contemporary Art and a strong background in Western art history (Europe and America) from 1750 to present. The ideal candidate will develop courses in her/his specialty, as well as offer courses that address a global or cross-cultural perspective. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach introductory art history and existing upper level aesthetics and art criticism courses and seminars.
Deadline Feb. 3
First Round Interview: Email to schedule CAA interview (2/18)x9
Has anybody heard anything since CAA (3/9). No (3/9)
Rejection: formal letter (3/17 x3) Rejection letter was oddly complimentary and informal - asking for application to remain on file for future. Rejection letter was also riddled with embarassing typos that I did not even notice the first time that I read the letter but just caught when I re-read it: "We will keep your resume on fill if that's alright you?" yikes.
Campus Interview: 3 campus visits scheduled for first 3 weeks in april
Assistant Professor, Full-time, Tenure-Track. PhD in art history or a related field required. Begins August 2012. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Responsibilities: Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and oversee individualized graduate research and creative activity. Related duties include academic advising, curriculum development, budgeting, developing and maintaining visual resources, keeping regular office hours and actively serving the university and community.
First Round Interview:
- Any news here? (12/9)
- Deadline was 11/15, I think, and I just received confirmation of receipt (1/19) from hr x3
- Email request for phone interview (2/7 x 4)
- Has anyone been contacted since the phone interview? no (2/29)
Campus Interview: Received call to set up campus interview on (3/1) x 2 (I declined the visit, so there should be room for another candidate x 2)
Offer: Has anyone heard anything about an offer being made? From what I understand, they have not yet finished their search (4/22)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Full-time, tenure-track historian of design
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Department of the History of Art, seeks a specialist in the History of Design for a full-time, tenure-track position to start September 2012. Candidates should demonstrate a broad knowledge of design and expertise in one or more of the College's studio concentrations in the fields of design and decorative arts. Candidates are expected to have experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives. Responsibilities include developing and teaching survey-level courses on the history of design, as well as specialized upper-level courses and seminars, as part of an ongoing expansion of our curriculum. Courses in the History of Art Department are required of all studio majors. The Department also offers its own major, in which students gain an in-depth knowledge of global art history. The College is considering the feasibility of establishing an M.A. program in the History of Art.
Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, January 3, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please find our listing on the College Art Association site (careercenter.collegeart.org/jobs#/detail/4628372) or go to careers.massart.edu
Representatives of the search committee will attend the College Art Association meeting in Los Angeles, February 22-25, and will be available for informational discussions with selected candidates by prior appointment.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience
Required: *Ph.D. by August 31, 2012 and college-level teaching experience.
Preferred: *Demonstrated evidence of current scholarly activity *Teaching experience beyond a teaching assistantship
First Round Interview: Call to schedule phone interview (2/2) x2
Campus Interview: phone call to schedule campus interview (2/29) x 2 - May I ask who has been in touch about the campus interview (ie: a committee member), and when is the visit going to take place? Ellen Shortell, late March
Offer: If you've had an offer, please please let the wikisphere know (signed 'the other candidate'), and thank you! 4/9
Michigan State University
Deadline: January 6; Tenure-track Asst. Prof. contemporary global art and theory
First Round Interview: Email invitation to interview at CAA (2/2) x3
Rejection: Mass email ("Dear Candidate") exposing the name/email of every single candidate not selected for the job (4/19) Yes, it's sad that the assistant to the chair has never heard of blind copy. Not impressed.
Campus Interview: Any news? Have campus visits been arranged (3/6)? No news here (3/12). Campus interview scheduled (3/22). Can I ask how you heard from them? Email and phone. Has only one campus interview been scheduled?
Offer: hearsay - offer made (4/10)
Middlebury College - Modern Architectural History and Theory
Tenure Track position in Modern Architectural History and Theory.
- Any news on this one? (1/27)
- Email confirming that the search committee will consider applications in January (rec'vd 1/3)
First Round Interview:
- Received request for interview at CAA (1/12) -- sorry to take so long to post; just found the site
Campus Interview: Two visits currently ongoing. (3/8)
Offer: Made and accepted (3/23)
Congratulations! This is a wonderful place to work. You will love your colleagues and students (and the general atmosphere of the place).
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Deadline: January 13
The Liberal Arts Department at MCAD seeks applicants for a position at the level of Assistant / Associate Professor to begin full-time in August 2012. The position is benefits eligible, and includes the potential for departmental as well as institutional support for conference presentations, research travel, and individualized faculty development. MCAD offers renewable, long-term contracts based on a clearly defined peer-review process.
First Round Interview: email to set up skype interview (2/1) x3
Campus Visit: telephone call to schedule campus visit (2/23) X2
Offer: I was told decision will be made in early April at the earliest (3/12); offer made and accepted (4/4)
Montana State University, Bozeman
Deadline: Dec 12
The School of Art seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a dedicated and committed colleague who will help us address our expanding needs in the required areas listed below, including an ability to teach upper-level courses and graduate seminars in their area(s) of specialization.
First Round Interview: Call to schedule CAA interview (1/27) x 4
Rejection: Letter received (2/2) x3
Campus Interview: Anyone hear anything here? (3/4) Nothing yet. (3/5) Call to schedule campus visit (3/6)
Northeastern University School of Architecture, Boston
Deadline: Dec 30
Seeks tenured or tenure-track faculty member in architectural theory and history with expertise in one or more of the following areas: housing, urban landscape, global architecture, 19th and 20th century architecture, and/or contemporary architectural theory.
First Round Interview: 1/21 Anyone heard back re: Interview at CAA? (no - 1/24)
Rejection: 2/10 rejection letter by email (x2)
Campus Interview: campus visits have been scheduled
OCAD University, Toronto: Design History and Theory
Deadline: February 15 2012
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in design history and theory with a specialization in communication design. Experience teaching Illustration History and/or Animation History/Theory would be an asset. PhD or degree equivalent in art history, design or related discipline required. Faculty will be expected to teach at all undergraduate levels, as well as teach and supervise in graduate programs (including MA in Art History, Design History, New Media Studies). More details here
First Round Interview:
Campus Interview: campus interviews scheduled for second week of April
Offer: offer made and accepted (5/18).
Old Dominion University: Modern and Contemporary Art History
Deadline: November 1 2011
Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2012. Tenure-track appointment.
Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. College-level teaching experience beyond that of teaching assistant is required. Ability to teach art history survey courses and a writing intensive art criticism course is required, in addition to upper-level undergraduate and occasional graduate-level courses in modern and contemporary art. A secondary area of teaching expertise is preferred (e.g. history of photography, history of design, new genres, and/or cultural studies). Evidence of scholarly publication in the art of the recent past (post-1990) is also preferred. New faculty must be willing to participate in service activities consistent with the demands of a small art history program (approximately 30 majors) housed within a larger department of art (approximately 500 total majors). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.
First Round Interview: any news here? (11/16); phone interview 11/18 x2 -- have any of the phone interviewees heard?
- (11/30) -- I was phone interviewed on 11/16 and still haven't heard back either way. Are there any others in my position?
- (11/30) --yes, phone interview 11/18, no word yet.
- Good to hear not the only one. Fingers crossed all round.
- (12/9)--any word? - Not yet(12/10) x2
Rejection: rejection email (11/29) x4
- 1/14: did any of the other phone interviewees get left hanging without a formal rejection? Bad form!
- 1/16 I had a phone interview back in November, and have heard nothing since. I am assuming they have offered the job to someone or it may have stalled ?
- 1/17: I had a phone interview 11/18 and have not heard anything.
Campus Interview: x3, late jan.
Offer: VITTORIO COLAIZZI
Princeton University - Contemporary
Assistant Professor, tenure track. Contemporary art and criticism, with a focus on 1970 to the present. Knowledge of the historical bases, media expansion, and theoretical complication of contemporary art is essential; primary or secondary interest in an area outside of North America and Western Europe is desirable. Ph.D. required by start date and teaching experience expected. Teaching to include regular lectures in postwar art and periodic direction of team-taught survey (Renaissance to present) as well as advanced courses in areas of expertise.
Apply online at: www.princeton.edu/jobs with cover letter, vita, statements of research and teaching, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. A/D December 31.
Essential Qualifications: Ph.D. required by start date. Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience expected. Directory Title: Contemporary Art and Criticism. Job Function: Regular Faculty. Documents which can be associated with this posting: Resume/CV Cover Letter Statement of Research Interest Statement of Teaching Interest Letter of Recommendation Writing Sample. Proposed Start Date: 09-01-2012
First Round Interview: Anyone heard anything yet? (1/26)
CAA interviews scheduled (1/11)
Offer: IRENE SMALL
Rhode Island College
Assistant Professor, tenure track. Ph.D. required. 19th, 20th, or American art history. Applications due 1/23; position begins Fall 2012. Teach 19th and 20th century, American Art, survey, and a seminar in the area of your specialization. Preferred: expertise in museum/curatorial studies, and/or non-Western art; experience/interest in writing intensive courses. Additional responsibilities include advising students, service to department and college.
First round interview: Any news? (3/7)
No news here (3/16)
Campus Interview: see above under American
SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a historian of design as a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty member beginning August 2012. The ideal candidate will join an active research department of fifteen full-time historians of modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design, each of whom is dedicated to excellent teaching. The successful applicant will have a commitment to exceptional teaching, a doctoral degree, and a record of research and publication in designed object history, industrial design history, material culture studies, art history, or in other fields related to design history where designed objects are the focus. All candidates must specialize in modern and contemporary practices, though expertise is open to any geographical area within design history. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience, teaching, and current professional status.
Application Procedure: By Monday, December 5, 2011
First Round Interview: Invited for CAA interview 12/15 (x3) - have only 2 people been contacting? any others?
Campus Interview: Campus visits are in progress (3/10).
Offer: made and accepted (3/21)
Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor in Art History - Modern and Contemporary. This is a full-time position in the Department of Humanities and Fine Arts with a comprehensive benefits package. The starting date is September 1, 2012. The candidate will have expertise in Modern and Contemporary art and culture, with the ability to examine art and visual culture from new interdisciplinary perspectives and across a range of media. Responsibilities include teaching humanities survey courses ((Western culture interpreted through art, architecture, music, religion, philosophy, poetry) and upper level courses in an integrated curriculum of arts and humanities. The teaching load is seven courses per academic year, with an ongoing scholarly activity plan.
Ph.D. in a relevant field required at time of hire. A strong record of success in teaching undergraduates is essential. Preference is given to candidates who have a broad understanding of visual production from the eighteenth century to the present, as well as a background in at least one of the following: philosophy, history, music, drama.
Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Has anyone heard anything? The dept number has no answering service, and an email to the dept inquiring about the search yielded nothing. crickets!
not yet (5/11)
First Round Interview:
SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Deadline: Nov 30 2011
We seek a specialist in modern and contemporary art who can also teach and develop courses in new media (e.g. video and installation art) and critical theory. Strong preference for candidates with museum experience and teaching experience that incorporates new technologies.
First Round Interview: has anyone had any news here?? (Nothing here -- 2/16)
Rejection: brief rejection email from HR 6/26
University of Alberta Contemporary Art and Theory
Deadline: Jan 10 2012
The Department of Art and Design in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in Contemporary Art & Theory to commence July 1,2012. The successful candidate will have expertise and experience teaching in the subject area of contemporary art, visual culture, and critical theory. Additional expertise in Canadian art history or design history would also be welcome. The successful applicant will also engage with faculty and students in Fine Arts (Studio Art) and Design. Applicants must have a PhD and teaching experience at a post secondary institution, demonstrate outstanding potential in research and a record of publication. Responsibilities will include teaching a variety of lecture and seminar topics in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture at the undergraduate and graduate levels and maintaining an active research program. The successful candidate will also be expected to work on projects in collaboration with faculty throughout the department and in other areas in the University, and therefore should be open to participation in interdisciplinary teaching, research and administrative projects.
First Round Interview: Skype interview scheduled 02/23 (x2)
Rejection: Letter received 3/5
--Just curious: Was this a post-skype letter? (no--just wanted to acknowledge the official letter)
Invitation to campus interview recieved by email 03/07.
- I was the last candidate to interview on site. Are any of the other on-campus candidates on this site?
- Yes, another one of us is here.
- Wonderful. Would you post if you receive an offer (and intend to take it)? I will do the same. In the past this has saved me days of wondering....
Offer: Offer Made and accepted 04/02
-I've heard information to the contrary. Is anyone in a position to comment? NATALIE LOVELESS
University of British Columbia
Deadline: December 9
The candidate must possess the following minimum qualifications:
- A PhD degree
- an active research program in Early 20th Century ca. 1880-1950, Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies
- a serious and demonstrated engagement with contemporary methods and theoretical debates
- demonstrated potential for high quality research and teaching at all levels in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum
First Round Interview: Any word on interviews? (1/30)
Rejection: Rejection letter received (4/2). This was the first and only communication from this search committee.
Campus Interview: Candidate lectures are in process as of (2/6)
Offer: JALEH MANSOOR
University of California, Irvine - Contemporary Art
Deadline: Dec 1 2011
Contemporary Art, Assistant Professor, to begin 1 July 2012.
Teach in the undergraduate Department of Art History and the highly successful Graduate Program in Visual Studies (offered jointly with the Department of Film & Media Studies).
Please apply online at recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply and submit an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication (or writing) sample, and three letters of reference. Deadline: December 1, or until filled.
First Round Interview: Has anyone been contacted? - Nothing as of 12/30; skype interview for "long short list" scheduled on 1/10. Skype interviews on 1/25 and 1/26; next step is inviting candidates to campus.
Rejection: rejection received by email 3/8, including announcement that offer had been made and accepted.
Campus Interview: contacted to schedule campus interview 1/31 x2
Offer: Offer made and accepted. JAMES NISBET
The University of Chicago, Collegiate Assistant Professor
The University of Chicago is accepting applications for a four-year postdoctoral teaching appointment as a Harper and Schmidt Fellow who holds the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor. The Fellow is a member of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility will be to teach art history classes in the College's general education (Core) program. We are accepting applications in the field of art history for a specialist in modern and contemporary art.
Interviews will be conducted at the College Art Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles or by phone/Skype.
Application deadline is January 16, 2012.
First Round Interview: contacted for CAA interview, 2/7 (x3), Does anyone know whether this process involves a campus visit?
Offer: Anyone receive an offer? (3/11) Offer made and accepted (3/14) LISA LEE
University of Denver
The School of Art and Art History at the University of Denver invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position beginning in September 2012. We are seeking a productive scholar and effective teacher specializing in Contemporary Art, with a focus on cultural diversity and global perspectives, particularly those relating to Asia, Africa or Latin America.
First Round Interview: Any news? 2/4, Silence as of 2/9. crickets 2/13, Still silence, 3/2 Any News?
I interviewed with them at CAA, Going forward, they said to expect things to move a little slowly
Any word? 3/15. Told first-tier candidates have been contacted. 3/15.
I am not in that tier, nor have I been contacted. Thanks for the news, 3/15. No problem--figured others were also wondering.
Rejection: Rejection email 5/30
University of Guelph, Position in Art History, Modern and Contemporary
The University of Guelph seeks applicants for a tenure-track appointment in modern and contemporary art history and visual culture in Canada and the USA with a demonstrated strength in one or more of the following areas: Postcolonial and Critical Theory; Art Criticism; Historiography; Aboriginal art; Museum Studies; and science and art and/or art and law.
Deadline: 8 April
First Round Interview:
Campus Interview: 04/12
--Wow. 4 days after the deadline? Sounds fishy!
---Yes, this sounds sort of ridiculous. Can anyone comment what's going on w/ this one?
- To my knowledge there is nothing fishy. They may be moving quickly because it is so late in the semester, and they are also hiring in 18th century.
-- There's quick, and then there's foregone conclusion. Why do some universities even bother to pretend that their process is transparent?
-Talks are scheduled.
!. My last comment was deleted. This "search" has been executed in an extremely unprofessional and possibly unethical manner. Here are some key facts based on insider accounts and documented facts. Both positions (they have a 18thC job listed also) were not widely advertised. They were not listed on CAA, Chronicle of Higher Ed, or Akimbo for example. They were only listed on UAAC and the University's website. Prior to the jobs even being posted officially, faculty reached out to candidates they were interested in. One candidate currently being interviewed was told about the possible job opening as early as last December. Allegedly, faculty looked at applicants files before the deadline. The deadline was April 8, The faculty met for the first time to review all the applications for both job searches on April 12, 4 days after the deadline. On the same day interviews were scheduled. Given that such tenure-track jobs are getting 100+ applicants these days, it is unbelievable that all applications were considered, even provisionally, before interviews were arranged.The first interview was on April 19. Very few people are attendig the candidates' talks, and they are not being announced publicly to the university community. Allegedly one of the people being interviewed is a good friend of one of the faculty members. I am apalled at the arrogance of this search and the waste of time it has meant for so many people involved, including the hundreds of reference letters that were solicited in the context of what was most certainly a pre-deternimed search". I personally expect higher standards. Your comments are welcome as I hope this engenders some discussion about this.
Hear hear. I'm surprised, actually, that the institution doesn't have standards and rules to avoid this kind of flawed search process.
It seems that neither the university nor the department are required to be accountable. They get away with it because they clearly can.
--What's wrong with you? They don't have to list this position anywhere they don't want. It's fine to advise people that an opening is coming up ahead of time--it's actually best practices in hiring. So on the one hand you complain there weren't enough ads, and on the other you complain that they tried too hard to get the word out. The department only has to follow Canadian labor law, and I suspect they did. And there is absolutely nothing wrong, legally or ethically, with reviewing files before a deadline. You need to calm down and re-direct your energy more productively. I guess this is what comes of a ridiculously tight labor market along with pseudo-understanding of employment/affirmative action policies.
--The process described does not sound fishy to me in the least. in fact, it seems like they are really efficient and clear on their objectives. If only all searches went so quickly.
-- There may be nothing wrong with reviewing files before a deadline, but if a department has a specific individual in mind and runs a pseudo-search with a predetermined outcome (hiring candidate X), there is something wrong with this, being, at the very least, a waste of everyone else's time. I'm not saying that this *is* what happened here, but something about the timing of this search obviously smelled fishy to others on this list.
-- To the person outraged by what s/he perceives as unethical practices: I have been on half a dozen search committees and I can concur with above comments that nothing is out of order in the practices that you describe. (I have no conneciton to this particular search and in fact have never even heard of Guelph.) The problem instead is the anxiety that many Wiki posters/readers are feeling about the job search process, no doubt fed by a lack of information about what really goes on. My recommendation is to have a sit-down with your advisor and ask questions about the process. My department does this collectively every year - in fact, I'm one of the organizers of such job-related discussions for our grad students. Once you understand the process better, the things going on at Guelph will seem less strange. And just maybe it will also appease -- even just a little -- the anxiety. Good luck.
University of Illinois at Chicago - Modern or Contemporary Art
DEADLINE: Applications are due January 6, 2012.
POSITIONS: Modern or Contemporary Art. Two full-time, tenured or tenure-track appointments in the field of modern and contemporary art. We welcome applications from historians specializing in any area of twentieth-century and twenty-first century art, with special consideration given to those whose work focuses on post 1945, new media and/or Latin American or Latino art.
RANK: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
First Round Interview: contacted via email to schedule CAA interview 1/24 (x5)
Is it just me, or did anyone else have a distinctly unpleasant experience at their first round interview? Weird dynamic between the interviewers and very rushed.
Yes, unfortunately rushed, but intriguing.
Any word anyone? They are on spring break next week. I would have thought campus interviews should be scheduled by now. 3/16
I heard that they started with senior candidates. Though I'd expected them to have moved on to asst level by now too. 3/17
Campus Interview: x1 [May I inquire when and by what means you heard? I second the question. Candidates local to Chicago had their preliminary interviews on campus. Perhaps that's what this person is indicating.]
I've heard from somone with knowledge of the search that all campus talks have been scheduled (3/17)
People--it is all up online--see for yourselves. There are three sr and three jr talks scheduled. Look under Gallery 400 Events. (3/22) REBECCA DEROO, JULIAN MYERS, ILA SHEREN, BLAKE STIMSON, JENNY LIN, CECILE WHITING http://gallery400.uic.edu/events/special-series-in-modern-and-contemporary-art
Offer: ELISE ARCHIAS, BLAKE STIMSON
The University of Miami - Modern and Contemporary Art.
Assistant Professor - Tenure Track. The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami invites applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary Art. Responsibilities include teaching classes on the undergraduate and masters level in the BA/BFA/MA/MFA programs. Applicants will be expected to engage actively in research and to interact with other members of the department as well as with other programs on campus.
Essential qualifications: Ph.D. is expected by appointment start date; teaching experience at the University level is preferred. Position #008792.
Apply at firstname.lastname@example.org with cover letter, CV, a published writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references. Application deadline is November 15 or until the position is filled.
First Round Interview: Phone interview requested (11/28) x 5
- Any news since phone interviews? Any campus visits scheduled?
- I've heard nothing as of 1/7. Anybody else?
- Nothing here as of 1/10. (x2)
Rejection: Still waiting for my letter of rejection from the Committee (4/3)
Campus Interview: (campus interview requested 1/11) x3
Offer: made and accepted in early March.
University of Missouri, Kansas City - Contemporary Art
Deadline: Dec 1
Job Description: The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Art History in Contemporary Art to begin in August 2012. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a high level of research activity, teach the undergraduate contemporary survey and advanced undergraduate and graduate seminars, and provide service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor. Curatorial opportunities are available through the UMKC Gallery of Art and the contemporary museums and galleries in the metropolitan area. Ph.D. in Art History required. Secondary areas of specialization, particularly those that engage interdisciplinary approaches, global perspectives, or new media, are highly desired. Application deadline Dec. 1
First Round Interview: Email request for letters of recommendation 1/5 (x5)
-Phone call to schedule CAA interview 1/27 (x4)
Rejection: Formal, kind rejection letter (5/7)
Campus Interview: Has anyone heard back after CAA? Does anyone know about their timeline? (3/6) -- campus interview scheduled 3/5. Thanks, good luck!
Is there only one person so far with a campus visit scheduled? (3/15)
Offer: CRISTINA ALBU
University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) - Assistant Professor in Contemporary Art History
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Art & Art History invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Contemporary Art History. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching American Art, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Survey of Western European Art (Renaissance to Modern), and Art Theory & Criticism (specific to BFA students). S/he will also teach, on a rotating basis, a research methods course for art history majors which serves as an advanced writing course.
Deadline: March 19, 2012
First Round Interview:
Rejection: brief email rejection (5/17)
Offer: ADRIAN DURAN
University of North Carolina, Pembroke - Contemporary
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of art history specializing in Contemporary. The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach Native American Art, theory and criticism, and a variety of courses covering Renaissance through Contemporary, including Non-Western, Nineteenth-century, Twentieth-century, and Contemporary Art. The successful applicant will begin fall 2012. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Responsibilities: Teach four courses each semester and participate in professional, departmental, university and service activities, including publication, committee work, student advising, assessment, and curriculum development. Community activities required for positive performance evaluations.
Application: Applicants must use the UNCP Online Employment System at https://jobs.uncp.edu/. Attach letter of interest, vita and teaching philosophy. Please mail 3 letters of reference, transcripts, writing samples and SASE (if needed) to the attention of Richard Gay, Ph.D., Art Department Chair, Department of Art, UNCP, P0 Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 1st and continue until position is filled.
First Round Interview: email for phone interview (2/1) x3
Campus Interview: Any news? 3/6 Email invite 3/14 x3
University of Pittsburgh - Modern and Contemporary
The department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to hire an assistant professor in the tenure stream, in any field or regional specialty within modern and contemporary studies.
Deadline: December 1.
First Round Interview: Skype interviews are currently being scheduled (1/20) can you elaborate? Skype interviews are being conducted later next week. They most likely are all sceduled at this point (1/21). Thank you.
Rejection: Formal rejection letter received by mail (2/3) x6
Offer:Offered and accepted by mid-March JENNIFER JOSTEN
University of Utah - Architectural History
Unspecified field in architectural history for a tenure-track position in architectural history in the School of Architecture.
First Round Interview: Skype interview scheduled for early February on "long short list" (1/29)
Has anyone heard back after the Skype interview? -No, and they made a point saying they would contact soon with an answer, either way. I thought this was odd. (2/14)
Campus visit scheduled c.0209
Washington and Lee University - Mod/Contemp, 1750-present
Assistant Professor of Art History, tenure track, to teach courses in modern and contemporary Western art history (Europe and America) from 1750 to present. Upload letter of intent and c.v. to the online posting at go.wlu.edu/jobs/. Hardcopy transcripts and three letters of recommendation must be mailed to George Bent, Chair, Dept of Art and Art History, 3017 Wilson Hall, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450 (or emailed as PDFs to email@example.com).
Deadline: January 2
First Round Interview:phone call to schedule interview at CAA (1/25) x5
Rejection: Formal rejection email received (1/31)x5; Formal rejection email received after CAA interview (2/27x2)
Campus Interview: Call to arrange campus visit (2/25)
Offer: Made and accepted (3/23) ELLIOTT H. KING
Washington University in St. Louis - Contemporary
Assistant Professor, full time tenure-track post in the field of Contemporary Art History; primary focus in art and visual culture from the period 1970 to the present, to join a dynamic and well-established department of eight tenure-stream faculty, with a strong graduate program (MA and PhD), as well as thriving major and minor programs. We are located in a university with a major school of art and architecture, and in a city marked by widespread interest and strong collections in contemporary art. Position to begin Fall 2012. Duties include maintaining a high level of scholarly research and publication; teaching four courses per year, including eventual teaching of a large Introduction to Modern Art, Architecture and Design (which draws art, architecture and liberal arts students), and lecture classes and seminars in area of specialization for both undergraduate and graduate students; advising students at all levels; and department and university service. We seek candidates with a recently completed PhD who offer strong preparation not only in contemporary art practices and critical theories, but also a secondary strength that may be defined as architecture, photography or film, new media, global contemporary arts, gender and sexuality studies, or an area of specialization in art from outside Europe and the United States. Completed PhD and some teaching experience required.
Required materials include a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample, all of which should be uploaded to the website jobs.wustl.edu. The 3 required confidential letters of recommendation and writing samples too large to be uploaded should be directed to Prof. Elizabeth Childs, Chair, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Campus Box, 1189, One Brookings Drive, Washington University, St Louis 63130-4899.
Deadline: First consideration will be given to applications received by January 6, 2011. Selected candidates will be interviewed at CAA.
First Round Interview: anybody heard something already about CAA interviews?
CAA interview requested 2/3. Can I ask, by email or phone? Email. x3
Rejection: kind rejection email (3/23)
Campus Interview: candidates invited to campus (invitations by email, x4, Feb. 27)
Offer: Offer made, and accepted officially. April 19, 2012 ILA SHEREN
Western Michigan University - Contemporary/Modern Assistant Professor
Western Michigan University invites applications and nominations for the tenure-track position with secondary specialization in fields including, but not limited to the art of Europe, Africa, Islam, or the Americas, dating from the modern to contemporary time period may apply. Major Responsibilities: Teach a general education survey on Renaissance to Contemporary art as well as teach a rotation of upper level classes in contemporary, modern, and area of expertise. Qualifications: Required: Ph.D. by hire date, college teaching experience, high potential for scholarly achievement and activity. Preferred: Ability to contribute to curricular planning and program development. Application Deadline: The committee will begin reviewing applications December 12, 2011. The intent is to interview in January and hire before the CAA Conference.
Deadline: December 12.
First Round Interview: skype/phone interview scheduled for 12/21 (secretary ? suggested there would be another round of these in early january?)
- These people are very nice--I interviewed with them last year, and they didn't seem to be able to hire. Money problems. And they told me in the interview that their library sucks. (12/25)
-Just wanted to add the first round interviews are still in progress. (1/5) Update when hear further. Pleasant people, as the above contributor indicated.
Rejection: rejection email received 3/7, said their search was complete.
Campus Interview: Campus visit offered, to take place within next three weeks (1/20)
Offer: ANDREW HENNLICH
Winona State University
Winona State University invites you to join our Community of Learners as an Assistant Professor of Art. This position is a probationary/tenure-track appointment starting fall 2012. The typical course-load for this position is four classes per semester. The primary responsibility of this position is to teach all levels of Art History to undergraduate students from Studio Art, Art Education, and Graphic Design, as well as Art History minors, and General Education students. The successful applicant should have a strong competency in contemporary and modern art, the ability to teach a globally-oriented survey, and the ability to develop and oversee the Art History curriculum. Minimum qualifications for this position are a Ph.D. in Art History or ABD with degree completed by August 20, 2012, specialization in contemporary and modern art, and college-level teaching experience.
Deadline: March 21
First Round Interview:
Rejection: email from HR (6/20)
Early Modern Europe
The Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University seeks a full-time term faculty member at the rank of Professorial Lecturer for the academic year 2012-13. PhD in art history with specialization in Italian Renaissance or Baroque art and full-time teaching experience preferred; ABD candidates with some teaching experience considered. Publication record desirable. Teaching load is three courses per semester: two sections of Introduction to Renaissance Art and one advanced UG/MA course on Renaissance or Baroque topic. Responsibilities include supervising undergraduate research projects and mentoring undergraduate and MA students.
To apply, submit letter of application and curriculum vitae, plus three letters of recommendation sent directly from individuals able to comment on the individual applicant’s qualifications. Send to: Art History Search Committee, Department of Art, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20016-8004. Email submissions are encouraged; please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on April 18 and will continue until position is filled.
Interview: requested via email 5/23
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Specialist in early modern art in southern Europe (1400-1750). Assistant Prof., tenure track, Fall 2012. Ph.D., with dissertation topic in early modern Southern European art, required at the time of appointment. Candidates should exemplify excellence in research and teaching. Two courses each semester, including upper level courses in area of specialization, graduate seminars, introductory and area survey classes for undergraduates, and participation in CWRU’s seminar approach to undergraduate education. A strong commitment to object-based teaching and engagement with museological practices and history are essential. The graduate programs (M.A. and Ph.D.) in art history and in art history and museum studies are offered cooperatively with the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the renowned collections and library of the museum are available for teaching and research. Duties include supervision of M.A. students and doctoral research, and full participation in departmental activities. Visit our website at: http://www.cwru.edu/artsci/arth/arth.html. Email your letter of interest, CV, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references in a PDF document to Catherine B. Scallen, Search Committee Chair, Department of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University at email@example.com. Applications received by 1 January 2012 will receive full consideration. In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
First Round Interview: CAA interview invitation offered by e-mail (1/19/12) x5
Rejection: Email notice of rejection (1/23/12) x4
Has anyone else not heard anything from them either way? (1/30/12) Yes x1. I am beginning to think they forgot about some of us (2/14).
Campus Interview: Invited by phone (2/27/12) x3
Offer: made and accepted.
The Department of Art at Chapman University is accepting applications for a one-year Visiting Art Historian position. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position for 2012-13.
Chapman University seeks applications for a faculty position in Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences is available at http://www.chapman.edu and
The eight-course teaching load will include the Renaissance to Modern Survey and upper-level courses in Italian Renaissance and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. One of the courses might be taught during January 2013; the candidate may elect to lead a travel course at that time.
To apply please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, course descriptions, and contact information for three professional references to:
Chair, Art History Replacement Search
Department of Art
One University Drive
Orange CA 92866
Review of applications will begin May 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be electronic (Skype).
For more information about the department, please visit: http://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/art/index.aspx. Questions can be directed to either Professor Wendy Salmond (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Professor Justin Walsh (email@example.com),
Assistant Professor Internal Title: Assistant Professor of Art History Department: ART - Art Job Details: Assistant Professor of Art History. The Department of Visual Arts at Coastal Carolina University seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Art History to begin August 2012. Candidates should be broadly trained in Western art history, with a primary research area focused on Renaissance material culture. Responsibilities will include teaching a range of topics on Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and eighteenth-century art and/or architecture, as well as survey courses, and the development of upper level courses in the candidate's area(s) of interest. Salary is nationally competitive. The successful applicant must hold the Ph.D. in art history at the time of employment. Undergraduate teaching experience beyond assistantships is mandatory. A strong record of scholarly activity, including professional presentations and publications, is expected. Experience leading study abroad programs a plus.
Review begins Oct. 28
Initial Interview: 11/4 via phone
Campus Interview: Invited for campus interview early dec. x1
Rejection: snail mail letter 12-27 x 2; have a feeling there was an inside candidate X 2; there was.
Art Historian, Southern Europe 1300-1700 Assistant professor, tenure track. Candidates will be expected to sustain an active research and publication agenda while teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Applications must be filed online at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55489 and should include a cover letter, a current CV, a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages, and three letters of recommendation. The department will begin screening files on December 15th, 2011 and will hold interviews at CAA in February.
First Round Interview: any news on this front? (1/26) CAA interview scheduled 2/3 via email (x2)
Campus Interview: Any news here (3/1)? Campus visit scheduled for the end of March (2/29 x 2)
Offer: Any news (4/1)? x2
Has an offer been made? yes, an offer was made... - Was the offer accepted? - No idea....
No word on a hire? Do they have another failed search like the one last year?
Concordia University, Montreal - Early Modern
Concordia University's Department of Art History invites applications for one tenure-track position in the field of Early Modern Art History for July 1, 2012. The department is committed to a curriculum that actively acknowledges the diversity of methods in the fields of art history and theory. We are interested in art historians who can examine Early Modern art and visual culture (c. 1300 to 1800) from new interdisciplinary perspectives, within a global context, and across a range of media. We welcome applicants with expertise in non-European art history. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and, from the outset, to supervise both MA and PhD students. Our MA program focuses on the art, visual culture, and built environment of North America, while students in our inter-university PhD program pursue a wide range of doctoral projects that are international, historically-diverse, and theoretically-informed. The candidate will be expected to participate in university service involving committee and administrative work. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in spoken and written French would be considered an asset. Applicants should possess a completed PhD, teaching experience at the post-secondary level, a demonstrated ability to conduct and disseminate innovative research, and administrative experience and committee service. Submissions should consist of a letter of application; an up-to-date curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); a research statement and writing sample; and the names and contact information of three referees.
Applications should be submitted on or before November 1, 2011
Offer: Made and accepted. (No preliminary interviews? Inside candidate?) "Made and accepted" was posted earlier and up as late as Jan. 3, but was later deleted. -- does anybody know what is going on in Montreal? (1/8) x2. I don't think "Made and accepted" should have been deleted; I heard the hire has indeed been made.
... I think the problem is that when only the end result of the process is shared, this wiki risks becoming a job offer announcement page. And that seems to go against the spirit of the wiki.
The spirit of the wiki is low this year. (x4)
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
The art history department at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in the art of Renaissance/Baroque, beginning August, 2012. The candidate should be able to teach the introductory survey course, upper level courses and topics seminars in area of specialization, and a methodologies and research seminar. The teaching load is 3/3, and the candidate will be expected to advise students, participate in service, and maintain an active research program with publications. We seek a colleague committed to undergraduate teaching at a liberal arts institution. Requirements: Ph.D., prior teaching experience, and evidence of professional accomplishment is required. Letter of application, CV, unofficial grad transcripts, and 3 letters of reference should be submitted at http://jobs.cofc.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2012, with preliminary interviews to be scheduled in late February. Please advise if you will be attending CAA.
Initial Interview: Request for a skype interview via email (2/13) (x3)
Campus Interview: Invited by e-mail (3/12) (x2)
Rejection: rejection email (standard but kind) 2/28 (x4)
Offer: (4/12) offer made and pending. (4/16) offer declined.
Search failed: two offers made, both declined.
Any insight into the two declined offers? The search has been reopened for 2012-13. Low pay and unclear tenure expectations.
Elon University, NC
Deadline: January 27
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Tenure-track position in the Department of Art (European Medieval/Early Modern Art History), starting Fall 2012. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college. Art history and studio art form a combined program emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches.The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters in the first year will include three courses in the candidate's area(s) of specialization and two sections of the thematic and cross-cultural introduction to art history. In subsequent years there will be the option of teaching (in rotation with other art history faculty) an exhibition seminar or senior seminar. Every few years one course will be a Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor's choice). Applications should be submitted by Dec. 1.
ANY word on this one? (12/20)
Initial Interview: CAA interview scheduled Jan. 9 by email (x3). Do you mind telling us how you were contacted?
Campus Interview: Any news? Campus visit scheduled by email (2/28)
Rejection: impersonal email with no salutation sent to a mass list of undisclosed recipients (4/24); x3 and emailed from HR, not the department. Very poor form.
Offer: has an offer gone out? much obliged -- Offer made and accepted by an early modernist (posted 4/5)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Hobart and William Smith Colleges invite applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Early Modern European Art and Architecture, beginning Fall 2012. Preference will be given to candidates prepared to teach broadly in the arts of Europe and with a research specialization in painting or sculpture. Additional teaching interest in an outside field or period complementing those of current department members is desirable (e.g., African-American, African, Pre-Columbian). We seek an enthusiastic colleague with broad competencies that will allow work with faculty from other departments in our general curriculum and cross-listing of courses with our interdisciplinary programs (see catalogue: these include, for example, Women’s Studies, European Studies, Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Media and Society). The Department encourages participation in Global Education programs. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. The teaching load is five courses per year, one of which will be a 100-level survey course. Successful candidates will show an ability to offer relevant intermediate and upper-division courses, including capstone courses, and to participate in the First Year Seminar program.
Deadline for completion of applications is January 15, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, teaching and research statements, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover to:
Contact: Email confirming complete application 1-9; same 1/25 (x4)
Email confirming that skype interivews will take place in the upcoming future 2.13 (x2)
First Round Interview: Request for a skype interview via email (2/13) (x4)
Rejection: letter by mail 2/21; noted there were over 50 applicants (x3)
Campus Interview: request of on campus interview via email 3/4 x3
Offer: Any news? Offer made and accepted on 4/6 by Liliana Leopardi, Ph.D. (currently at Chapman University - be on the lookout for this job posting next year)
Hood College, Frederick, MD
The Department of Art & Archaeology at Hood College is seeking a part-time non-tenure-track sabbatical leave replacement in art history and/or archaeology for the 2012-2013 academic year. The candidate should have a specialization in primarily western art, from antiquity to the early Renaissance.
The candidate would teach two courses per semester: two sections of Art 220: Art History I (Ancient to Early Renaissance) in the fall semester, and Art 350: Classical Art & Archaeology and Art 351: Medieval Art in the spring semester. The fall courses have already been scheduled for TR 9:55-11:10 and 2:00-3:15. One section enrolls 35 and is open to all levels, the other enrolls 20 and is for freshmen only; this latter section may participate in the college’s IPad-in-the-classroom pilot program (based on the interests of the candidate).
The compensation for the position is $23,000 plus benefits; the candidate would also be eligible for travel and research funding from the college.
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV with the names of at least three references to Genevieve Gessert, Chair of the Department of Art and Archaeology immediately for consideration. Materials will be accepted electronically only, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Minimum qualification: completion of an MA in Art History or Archaeology, with a focus in the period described above.
Review of applications to begin April 26, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor (Fine Arts Department), Kutztown University (Kutztown, PA): Tenure-track position in the history of European Renaissance and Baroque Art to begin Fall 2012. The successful candidate will teach Art History surveys A and B (Ancient to Medieval AND Renaissance to Modern), and upper division courses as assigned. Ph.D. in Art History or related field, three academic years of teaching or equivalent professional experience, and a record of scholarly accomplishments are required.
Review of applications to begin April 16, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.
Tenure Track Position Art History The Department of Art and Art History, Lawrence University, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, of Renaissance art, with a secondary specialization in Medieval. The candidate should be able to teach the introductory survey course, intermediate courses and topics seminars in area of specialization, and a methodologies and research seminar. Ability to teach a non-Western or cross-cultural course is an asset. Periodic teaching in Freshman Studies, the universitys first-year, multidisciplinary humanities course, is also required. Three-term calendar, two courses per term.
Application deadline: December 1, 2011.
First Round Interview: confirmation letter states that they will make appts. for CAA interviews in early Jan.
- Phone call to set up CAA interview - Jan. 5 (x9)
Campus Interview: invited for campus interview - Feb 29
Offer: Has an offer gone out? I have heard nothing (4/17) Did this search ever conclude? (5/8) Offer was made and declined in April. (5/9) i believe an offer has been made.
- Offer made and accepted by Ben Tilghman (5/23)
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
The Department of History of Art and Architecture at Middlebury College seeks to hire a visiting instructor or assistant professor for a one-year term, in any field in Early Modern European art history (ca.1600-1800), with a research specialization in painting, sculpture, printmaking, or architecture. The starting date is Fall semester, 2012. We especially welcome applications from scholars who work on art from the Iberian peninsula. Candidates would be expected to teach introductory courses in European art history, as well as offer mid- and upper-level courses in their area of specialty.
Deadline: January 16
First Round interview: CAA interview requested via email Jan. 20 (x6)
Campus Interview: any word here? (3/7) In the midst of 2 scheduled campus visits. (3/7) For the visiting position? Are you sure this doesn't refer to the Asian or architecture searches? My understanding was that an offer had been made for the visiting position. (3/8) You are correct -- the table of contents seems to get confused sometimes and I posted under the wrong heading. Architecture searchses are currently underway. (3/8) Thanks for clearing that up! (3/9)
Did they make the offer without campus interviews? (3/8) Yes (3/8)
Offer: made and accepted (3/9)
Mills College, Oakland, CA
The Department of Art and Art History at Mills College invites applications for an Assistant Professor, full time, tenure-track, in Early Modern art history and theory, to begin August 2012. We seek candidates with expertise in European Mediaeval, Renaissance, or Baroque art, who are also conversant with the global reach of art during these periods in the Americas, Africa, Asia, or the Islamic worlds. The applicant must have a Ph.D. in the History of Art, and must demonstrate a strong record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to play an important role in undergraduate academic programs both within the department and the college at large, serve on department and college committees, and maintain a program of scholarly activity. Applications are to include curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and materials relevant to teaching experience. Applicants must also provide the names, addresses, and email contacts for three professional references. Review of candidates will begin on September 30, 2011. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In order to apply, please go to: http://mills.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=26900
First Round Interview:
Rejection: email 2/13
Campus Interview: - Invited for campus interview late November. (11/16/2011). *Congratulations! May I ask whether there was a preliminary round of screening (phone, skype, and if so, when) or whether this was a direct-to-campus invitation? Direct to campus interview. My understanding is that they've scheduled campus visits for three candidates.
Offer: In the interest of more updates, I heard an offer was made and accepted on this one. Confirmed - offer made and accepted.
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, full-time non-continuing faculty position with load of five courses in the general area of Renaissance and Baroque Art. The Department welcomes applications from candidates whose research specialty and teaching interests lie in any region or period of Renaissance and Baroque art.
Deadline: January 31
Letter received confirming application. Says interviews will take place *after* CAA. (2/7) (x2)
First Round Interview: Email request for telephone/skype interview in mid-March (2/22) (x3)
Offer: Offer made and accepted
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
POSITION: Oklahoma State University in Stillwater invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in the art of Early Modern Europe (1500-1800). Especially well-qualified applicants may be considered at the rank of Associate Professor. The successful candidate will participate in a new MA degree program in Art History that focuses on global connections and cross-cultural influences. Therefore, a candidate will possibly be a Renaissance and/or Baroque scholar with demonstrated research interest in Europe’s interaction with the non-European and/or non-Christian world. Specializations may include the Reformation or Counter-Reformation, print culture, the growth of nation states, the Enlightenment, Atlantic history, and/or global diasporas. Teaching responsibilities will include upper division undergraduate and graduate courses as well as lower division survey courses. The successful candidate will be expected to advise students and participate in thesis committees
Deadline: November 11, 2011
First Round Interview: 1/2 CAA invite (x1); in my case, a phone call (Jan. 20)
Anyone heard anything since they re-advertised on January 17? (2/8) No. (2/15)
Campus Interview: Invited for capus interview - Feb 29
Offer: made and accepted (ca. 3/25)
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
The Newcomb Art Department of Tulane University in New Orleans seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor of Early Modern/Baroque Art (tenure-track). The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for innovative research and teaching. Previous teaching experience and established publication record strongly desirable. Appointment begins July 1, 2012. The Newcomb Art Department faculty enjoy a supportive and collegial environment, flexibility in course offerings, accomplished and engaged graduate and undergraduate students, and small class sizes. The position is supported by research and funding resources at Tulane and in New Orleans.
Deadline: December 1
First Round Interview: CAA interview scheduled by email 1/18 x2 [1/25 x1; post EEOC]
Rejection: received (3/26). Rec'd personalized, very gracious rejection letter announcing search conclusion; Tulane is a class act. (5/4)
Campus Interview: Any news on this one (3/1)?
Offer: made and accepted by Stephanie Porras.
University of Alabama
The Department of Art and Art History seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor of Medieval/Renaissance Art (tenure track) beginning Fall 2012. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Medieval and Renaissance Art and graduate seminars in area of specialization; advising students; participating actively in the graduate program; developing and maintaining a strong record of scholarly research with publications; engaging in departmental, college, and university service.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Medieval or Renaissance Art with demonstrated ability to impart instruction in both areas; record of successful teaching and its assessment; commitment to integrating new technology in the classroom; evidence of ongoing research. Desired Qualifications: Experience in developing and teaching undergraduate courses in Medieval and Renaissance Art and encouraging interactive classroom learning; active professional record with scholarly publications.
Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Upload letter of application and c.v. with contact information for three professional references. Questions about this search should be directed to the Search Chair, Professor Mindy Nancarrow, email@example.com. Review of applications will begin 1/09/12 and continue until the position is filled.
First Round Interview: [from listing under Medieval heading: Request for phone interview (1/13) x3]
Offer: per other entry under Medieval, an offer was made
University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Lectureship in the History of Art in any area of specialty from 1400-1900.
Closing Date, 12 January 2012
First Round Interview:
University of British Columbia
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia (http://www.ahva.ubc.ca/) invites applications for a full-time position to begin July 1, 2012. The position is expected to be filled at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, although outstanding candidates may be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor rank. The position will entail regular teaching and advising duties for undergraduate and graduate art history courses. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of publication, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, graduate supervision, and service.
Deadline: January 6
Anything here? (2/6) Has anyone heard anything from UBC? (2/28)? Candidate lectures are in process as of (3/6)
First Round Interview:
Offer: Appears to have failed. A new Modernist hire is listed on the UBC AHVA website, but the Early Modern search doesn't appear to have been successful.
University of Guelph
Tenure-track position in the art and architecture of the long eighteenth century. Appointment commencing July 1, 2012. Teaching responsibilities will comprise courses at all undergraduate and graduate levels, including a component of the introductory first-year survey, and future development of art history program. Candidates should hold a completed Ph.D. by July 2012, have teaching experience at the post-secondary level, and have a demonstrated ability to conduct and disseminate scholarly research.
Deadline: 8 April
First Round Interview:
They moved *very* quickly on their modern/contemporary search - any word on interviews for this position? (4/18)
Campus Interview: Interviews began April 19.
-- thanks for the info. That's a very efficient search committee....
-- for an alternative view of this process, see the comments on their modern/contemporary search, above
-- yes, that's certainly how it seems.
Note: this is a copy of the comment on the 20thC search. !. My last comment was deleted. This "search" has been executed in an extremely unprofessional and possibly unethical manner. Here are some key facts based on insider accounts and documented facts. Both positions were not widely advertised. They were not listed on CAA, Chronicle of Higher Ed, or Akimbo for example. They were only listed on UAAC and the University's website. Prior to the jobs even being posted officially, faculty reached out to candidates they were interested in. One candidate currently being interviewed was told about the possible job opening as early as last December. Allegedly, faculty looked at applicants files before the deadline. The deadline was April 8, The faculty met for the first time to review all the applications for both job searches on April 12, 4 days after the deadline. On the same day interviews were scheduled. Given that such tenure-track jobs are getting 100+ applicants these days, it is unbelievable that all applications were considered, even provisionally, before interviews were arranged.The first interview was on April 19. Very few people are attendig the candidates' talks, and they are not being announced publicly to the university community. Allegedly one of the people being interviewed is a good friend of one of the faculty members. I am appalled at the arrogance of this search and the waste of time it has meant for so many people involved, including the hundreds of reference letters that were solicited in the context of what was most certainly a pre-deternimed "search". I personally expect higher standards. Your comments are welcome as I hope this engenders some discussion.
-- Eloquently expressed. Anyone who has ever sent an application in good faith and in a belief in process and equity has been had.
-- where is the accountability?
- Yes, that appears to be an important question. Where is the accountability? If as was mentioned above one of the candidates is a close fried of the faculty meember is this faculty on the hiring committee? Does this not represent conflict of interests?
- Any comments that aren't simply copied from the Modern/Contemporary search above?
- As someone who's been on both sides of the table, I can only say that searches are more complex beasts than applicants generally realize. I had never even heard of this particular university until reading the Wiki so I have no idea what's going on here, but there's any number of reasons why this job wouldn't have been advertised earlier or more widely. Sometimes, for example, administrations drag their feet in approving searches, and departments don't get the official go-ahead until spring. Who knows what happened in this case. I can say that is not unethical or unheard-of for departments to undertake advance outreach to candidates who happen to be on their radar (whether through personal or professional connections). In many cases, committees will solicit names from friends/colleagues in other departments well in advance of the larger deadline, and invite recommended people to apply personally. This is standard operating procedure -- but it doesn't necessarily mean that those people are shoo-ins for the post. If, as you indicate, this position was not widely advertised, and if indeed it had such a short turnaround between initial posting and deadline, the chances are good that the committee was faced with far fewer than 100 applications to read. And if they did have a significant number, there is nothing wrong with starting to review them before the deadline. (Obviously the committee should not dismiss anyone before reading their full application packet, including supporting materials. But if everything's in place, readers can at least start getting a sense of what the pool looks like before the final burst of materials arrives on the last day.) As far as campus visits go, I know there are some departments that advertise job talks to all and sundry, but that's not the norm. Most departments (at least in my experience) have enough trouble getting all their own faculty and grad students to show up, let alone those of other departments. Specific people in other depts. who have some particular interest in the search might be notified of talks, but the "university community" is often not aware of them. Finally, as much as most departments work hard to find the objectively right person, sometimes it's impossible to avoid apparent conflicts of interest when it comes to candidates being friendly with faculty members. Keep in mind that part of what committees are ultimately looking for is not just the most brilliant scholar but also the one who meshes the best with the departmental community. It sucks when you've applied someplace "blind" only to learn that there are other applicants with inside connections, but this is part of the reality of being in a relatively small field. Keep in mind, too, that there is *no guarantee* that the person who's chummy with a faculty member is going to meet with the approval of the rest of the department. (In fact, in departments that are not harmonious that kind of connection could prove a liability instead of an asset.) All this points to two conclusions, neither of which entails giving up your conviction that the system does (usually) work and that qualified people do get jobs: 1) do good work, get a publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and write a kickass application that will make you stand out even if you are not personally known to the committee, and 2) make yourself visible in the larger field -- at CAA, specialized conferences, and/or, again, peer-reviewed journals -- so that, in the next round, *you* will be the person who gets invited to apply to that plum job.
-- Here, here. Thank you to the above poster. To repeat what I just wrote for the modern/contemp search at Guelph: I have been on half a dozen search committees and I can concur with above comment that nothing is out of order in the practices described. (I have no conneciton to this particular search and in fact have never even heard of Guelph.) The problem instead is the anxiety that many Wiki posters/readers are feeling about the job search process, no doubt fed by a lack of information about what really goes on. My recommendation is to have a sit-down with your advisor and ask questions about the process. My department does this collectively every year - in fact, I'm one of the organizers of such job-related discussions for our grad students. Once you understand the process better, the things going on at Guelph will seem less strange. And just maybe it will also appease -- even just a little -- the anxiety. Good luck. (PS. If you think that all job searches are getting 100+ applicants, you are truly, truly feeling the pressure of this anxiety-ridden Wiki universe. I'm beginning to believe that this Wiki site does more harm than good.)
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
Full-Time Lecturer in Art History with the possibility of renewal. Appointment to begin September 1, 2012. Responsibilities include: offering standard introductory western art history classes and teaching upper level undergraduate courses in ancient, medieval, and/or Renaissance art and architecture.
Minimal Qualifications: Master’s in Art History, teaching experience, demonstrable ability to offer courses in the fields identified above. Preferred qualifications: PhD (ABD considered), specialization in ancient, medieval, or Renaissance art and architecture, positive teaching experience, scholarly publications.
Send application letter (including teaching philosophy and discussion of qualifications), curriculum vitae, three signed and original letters of reference, examples of syllabi and other course materials to: Art History Search, College of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747. Applicants should also complete a university Employment Application available at this URL: http://www.umassd.edu/hr/forms.cfm. The review of applications will begin January 13, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.
First Round Interview: call to schedule phone interview for the week of Feb. 20-24 on 2/17, 2/21 X 3
Rejection: rejection email 3/15
A copy of the rejection, sent without a salutation: "On behalf of Art History's search committee I would like to express our gratitude for both your interest in a faculty position in UMass Dartmouth's Art History Department and for the pleasure of being able to get to know more about you by telephone. Recently, the search committee identified the finalists in our search. I regret that it is my responsibility to inform you that your name is not on that list. Our decision was not an easy one. We would especially like you to know as well that we wish you every success in your search for a suitable position."
Campus Interview: brief and unofficial email saying campus invites were in the process of being made and that while I was not a candidate, they might be in touch if all of those aren't accepted...(3/6); Phone call 3-14 to arrange campus interview end of March.
University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL
Teach art history classes primarily ancient to Renaissance, directed study and undergraduate research classes, academic advising, assist with development of art history program, direct Visual Resource Collection and serve as library liaison, pursue scholarship in field, engage in university, professional, community service. Official applications are made online at https://jobs.montevallo.edu. Complete application will require a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcript(s), list of three references with affiliations, statement of teaching philosophy, and samples of scholarly work/publications. Correspondence to: Prof. Kelly Wacker, Art History Search Committee Chair, Department of Art, Station 6400, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama 35115.
First Round Interview: CAA or phone interview requested via email 1/26 x4
Rejection: letter (4/5)
Campus Interview: news? (3/7) any news on this one? (4/2); I received an email last week saying that I should expect more information by email at the end of last week. I haven't heard anything yet though. Also, I wasn't sure if they meant that they had already done campus interviews and had an offer out or what. Not sure they even had campus interviews. Confusing enough? :) (4/2)
Offer: made and accepted according to rejection letter (4/5)
University of Pennsylvania 
With a tradition of strength in art/architecture of the Mediterranean and of inter-departmental collaboration, Penn seeks a scholar-teacher with wide-ranging regional interests, potentially including colonial regions, spanning the period from medieval to early modern (1300-1750). Teaching responsibilities include lectures and seminars in specialty, plus periodic participation in co-taught survey. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to appointment. Applications are to be submitted on-line at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50952 Include a cover letter, CV, and writing sample. Also provide the contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of reference.
Review of applications will begin 12/1/11 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
First Round Interview: scheduled for CAA by email 1/16 x3; 2/13 x2
Any word on the campus visits?
Rejection: (impressive) rejection received (3/8)
Campus Interview: word of mouth - campus visits have begun (x3)
Offer: the offer was made; accepted by David Kim (PhD Harvard, 2009)
I heard that the offer was a double one.
Remarkable passage from the rejection letter (received on 3/26): "It is gratifying, at least, to see that this field is finally a target of numerous other job searches, and while we now have to compete with some other outstanding programs for our own appointment, it is apparent that you will have other choices yourself if you are still willing to make a move to a new university setting". - Also noted with astonishment at the lack of tact (3/28). Yes, are we really supposed to feel sorry for them that their finalists might get other offers?
-I fail to see what you people find so offensive in this language. They're just trying to be upbeat. Basically, they're saying "we hope very much that you're able to find another position," just stated in stilted art-historican academese.
- I'm less offended at the message of that passage (insofar as I understand it) than at the horrible, convoluted writing. It sounds as if it were run through Google Translator! So the only reason that you, the rejected candidate, do not have "other choices" is that you are unwilling to relocate? WTF? And Early Modern Italy is "finally" the target of other job searches?
--My suggestion is don't read the rejection letters too closely. If you don't, you won't get angry over them. It doesn't pay and ends up slowly erroding your self-esteem. Take it from someone who's received a lot of rejection letters. (And yes, that passage was convoluted!)
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
The Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to hire an assistant professor in the tenure stream, in any field in pre-modern European studies (any time period before 1750). The starting date is September 1, 2012. We welcome applications from scholars who take a Mediterranean or global perspective, as well as from those more geographically focused within Europe itself. We are particularly interested in attracting applicants with innovative approaches to their field, whatever their field may be, and who are committed to connecting their area of specialty to larger intellectual frameworks that cut across field and disciplines. The department has recently reorganized itself with this goal in mind; see: http://www.haa.pitt.edu/about/index.html.The department is also committed to outstanding teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Review begins December 1, 2011.
ANY news from PITT? Much obliged.
First Round Interview: Skype interview scheduled by email 1/20 for early February
Anyone know if they're interviewing at CAA? They aren't; finalists invited to campus on 2/10
Rejection: letter by mail 2/13 (x4)
Offer: Offer made to a medievalist, and happily accepted (3/20)
University of Southern Indiana
Collegial Art Department at the University of Southern Indiana invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Art History position to begin August 2012. The applicant must hold a PhD in Medieval, Renaissance, or Baroque Art and be capable of teaching junior-level courses in these three areas in rotation. Additional responsibilities include teaching a two-semester Western Survey and special topics seminars in areas of her/his choosing. We seek a teacher with excellent communication skills who also engages actively in scholarship, and who will participate in service to the department, college, university, and community. University teaching experience beyond teaching assistantships and the ability to use ARTstor and OIV are strongly preferred.
Application materials must be submitted on-line at the USI Human Resources web page at www.usi.edu/hr/employment. Please send materials to the attention of Dr. Hilary Braysmith, Art History Search Chair, Department of Art. Please include letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and/or pedagogy, statement of scholarly interests/accomplishments/potential, examples of teaching materials, and full contact information for three professional references, including email addresses. Review of applications begins October 14 and continues until position is filled.
First Round Interview: Phone Nov. 9-11 X 3, Request for additional materials: Nov. 15 X 2
Campus Interview: Mid-January X 2
Offer: Offer made and accepted. [posted 1/31]
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Early Modern Northern European Art, Architecture, Material and/or Visual Culture. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on France, Germany or the Netherlands in the early modern period broadly defined. Responsibilities will include teaching a range of survey and topics courses in the early modern at the undergraduate and graduate level. We expect the candidate to contribute to broader introductory survey courses as well. The candidate will also supervise undergraduate theses, M.A. papers, and Ph.D. dissertations in their areas of research specialization. Research and teaching areas of particular interest to the department include: the history of the book and print culture; religious practices; theories of the image; global trade and cultural exchange; cross-influence between science and art (e.g., optics, perspective, botany, mapping, anatomy); the history of collecting, wonder, and the exotic; and the development of vernacular architecture. The ideal candidate would help us achieve our strategic priorities of developing a museum studies track, and play a leading role in global studies on campus. The candidate should also be willing to contribute to broader interdisciplinary programs on campus in which our faculty are involved such as the programs in Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures, early modern studies, German studies, Dutch studies, material culture studies, religious studies, and visual culture studies.
Applications should be submitted via email to the search chair Jill H. Casid, Associate Professor of Visual Culture Studies, Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include the following materials as electronic attachments in PDF format: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, names of three current references with phone numbers and email addresses, a copy of graduate transcripts, and an article or representative dissertation chapter as a writing sample. To guarantee consideration, complete applications must be received by January 17, 2012. Top candidates will be selected for interviews at the CAA annual meeting in Los Angeles and letters of reference and sample syllabi will be requested at that time.
First Round Interview: CAA interview scheduled by e-mail (posted 2/6)
Rejection: Anything here post CAA? Much obliged. - rejection email 3/2
Campus Interview: 5 candidate visits listed on website: http://arthistory.wisc.edu/
Offer: Has a hire been made? yes
Walters Art Museum
Assistant/Associate Curator of Renaissance/Baroque Art, Specialist in Italian Renaissance
Location: Baltimore, MD
http://thewalters.org/about/jobs/jobdetails.aspx?jd=146 Deadline: March 2, 2012 DEADLINE HAS BEEN POSTPONED: MARCH 16.
Interview: Any news?!?
First interviews scheduled for July 2 (6/22)
The Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the history of early modern art and architecture of Latin America (1492-1829) with a preferred research emphasis on the hybrid forms resulting from the mingling of European and Pre-Columbian visual traditions. Ideally, applicants would be able to teach both the ancient art of the New World and the arts of the colonial experience. Diverse in terms of its temporal and geographic coverage, the faculty of History of Art at OSU is particularly interested in questions of historiography and critical theory; in cross-cultural exchange and the negotiation of artistic, cultural, and political boundaries; in art’s role in mediating social action; and in issues of representation and the affective engagement of the image. Applications from scholars whose work relates to one or more of these areas of inquiry are especially welcome. Begins: August 2012. Application deadline:Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, publication and/or writing samples, and three letters of reference to: Andrew C. Shelton, Chair; Department of History of Art; The Ohio State University; 3180 Smith Lab, 174 W 18th St; Columbus, OH 43210-1318
First Round Interview: By video conference, early January.
Campus Interview: Arranged by email 1/19 (x2)
Offer: Accepted by Byron Hamann.(4/9/12)
The UCLA Department of Art History invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position (assistant professor) in any subfield of Pre-Columbian art, to start July 1, 2012 (UCLA Tracking # 0555-1112-01). The department seeks candidates with scholarly promise to lead the field and whose work reflects command of varying theoretical perspectives. The successful candidate will teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in a diverse intellectual environment. Applicants should demonstrate command of appropriate research languages and historiographic traditions. Ph.D. required. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Please send a letter of application, a current C.V., a sample publication (or dissertation chapter), and the names of three references to Professor Miwon Kwon, Chair, Department of Art History, 100 Dodd Hall, UCLA, Box 951417, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1417 (ATTN: Mary Daghlian) by November 15.
First Round Interview:
Campus Interview: invited.
Offer: (4/7) They said they would contact the successful candidate first week of April- did the search fail or was there an offer? (4/9) Haven't heard about an offer.
Offer was made and accepted by Stella Nair (moving from UC Riverside)
Medieval: Western Medieval and Byzantine
Brigham Young University
First Round Interview: 30 minute meetings at CAA; the faculty are only BYU graduates
Carleton College (1 yr VAP)
First Round Interview:
Offer: offer made and accepted
College of William & Mary
First Round Interview: Contacted by email, 1/30 x 4, 1/31 x 2
Campus Interview: Any further news here for anyone?
None here. No news here. If someone has heard, please put us out of our misery! :-) (3/7)
- Nope, nothing here either.
- Heard that at least some campus interviews have been scheduled for this month (3/7)
- Was contacted for campus interview on 2. Mar. (3/10)
Offer: Any word if this search has concluded? (4/5) Offer has been made & accepted by Christina Stancioiu (UCLA) (4/16)
Cornell University (Byzantine Visual Culture)
First Round Interview: scheduled for CAA by email 1/19 x1
Has this search moved forward after CAA? (asking on 3/15) Note: this search was advertised as "Ancient and/or Colonial Latin American Visual Culture or Visual Culture of Byzantium."
Offer made and accepted (3/16). Congratulations! May I ask what the field of the successful candidate is? Or, who?
Byzantinist, from one with knowledge of the search.
4/6. I believe the above post is misinformed. The offer was made to a specialist in Latin American art.
4/7 I think there may have been two positions/offers, one in each field.
4/7 No Byzantinist was made a tenure-line offer. There was, in the end, only the one position.
4/16 I believe a Byzantinist was hired as a postdoctoral fellow. The Latin Americanist was hired as asst prof.
7/3 Actually in the end tenure-track hires were made in both Byzantine and Latin American.
Yes, Benjamin Anderson, see his academia.edu page.
First Round Interview: See above, under Early Modern. Per that section, CAA interviews scheduled 1/9.
LSU -- Baton Rouge
Teaches introductory and senior-level courses in medieval art, freshman-level survey, and additional required or elective courses (as deemed suitable for the individual based upon background and program need) consistent with teaching loads typically assigned in the School; advises students; participates in the graduate program and becomes a member of the graduate faculty; actively participates in research or creative activity; conducts service work through school and university committees as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in any area of medieval art; successful teaching experience; evidence of professional achievement. Evidence of the creation of high quality work and ongoing research is required. Desired Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have experience in developing and/or teaching a course in Islamic art; applying thematic and cultural approaches to course content design; and, encouraging interactive classroom learning and student research. Also preferred is a record of awards/publications, and/or evidence of innovation in teaching.
APPLY HERE: But hurry, the job was posted on 8/29/11 and the deadline is 09/12/11!
First Round Interview:
Rejection: Rejection email (11/7)
Kenyon College - One Year
Deadline: January 2, 2012
Interview: CAA interview, 2/23 (x2)
Rejection: 3/9 (x1)
Offer: Made and accepted (4/16)
Were there campus interviews? Yes.
Princeton University - Byzantine
The Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the field of Byzantine art and architecture, open as to region and focus (art, archaeology, architecture). Responsibilities will consist of undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision of B.A. and Ph.D. theses and independent work. Applicants will be expected to interact with the Program in Hellenic Studies and other institutions on campus and beyond.Ph.D. expected by appointment start date; previous teaching experience beyond the T.A. level preferred and publications desirable.Apply online through the Princeton HR site with cover letter, CV, one writing sample, and three references. A/D is October 1 or until the position is filled. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
First Round Interview: word of mouth: 5 finalists have been selected
Offer: Has an offer been made? Yes. And accepted.
That last comment is incorrect. No offer has been made so far. Who is writing these comments in the first place? The search is continuing.
(04/5) Search failed. For similar reasons to their pre-classical search last year reportedly.
4/5: What were the reasons last year. More importantly, this year?
- Don't know about this year's search or the post above, but last year the aged, unproductive half of the department failed it simply to spite those more theoretically inclined and/or who work in the premodern world.
4/6. This may all be true -- worth noting that the finalists have heard nothing from the search committee or the department chair since campus interviews were conducted in January (!!).
(April 8) Commentary: Princeton is a grim, grim place. A wealthy retirement community for senile academics. However, let us all hope that a junior academic will break in and the above posts are untrue- they have so many resources and no one any longer capable of significant, creative work on their faculty.
-- CAN YOU CLARIFY WHAT YOU MEAN BY THE "ABOVE POSTS" being "UNTRUE"? Did the search *not* fail?
- It looks like a finalist needs get up the courage and ask.
- Tried that, met with silence. (4/13)
- Well you are to be commended for that. I think we should perhaps all recall the history of this line: it was vacated and then searched and failed for almost *20* years- the administration was about to pull it from them and they were forced to hire Curcic from U Illinois out of desperation simply not to lose it, but not because he was particularly respected or, as it turns out, productive. Now, will we see history repeating itself?
Sorry, but the tone of this commentary seems unnecessarily hostile. I am not associated with Princeton, but I think there's no need to so thoroughly trash any institution, nor particular scholars. Perhaps some of the vitriol could be held in check. -- Agreed! I am also not linked with Princeton, but dismayed to see so much anger posted here. Curcic in particular is a good colleague who doesn't deserve to be trashed publicly just because of the frustrations of some members of this community.
5/6- So in any case, another failed search apparently?
5/16 - I ask this out of curiosity, because I really don't know: Does anyone here know when the last time was that a junior faculty member in ancient, medieval (Western or Byzantine), or early modern fields received tenure in this department? It seems to me that they *have* had a record of hiring exciting young scholars, but they don't keep them around long enough for them to have an impact on the departmental culture. I suspect some of the vitriol we see here (variations of which I've been hearing for years) comes from their poor record of supporting junior faculty.
5/22 Word of mouth: the search is ongoing.
6/30 The search can no longer be considered "ongoing." The appropriate term for a search that was the very first to be posted on CAA in the summer of 2011, and which has yet to result in an offer, much less a hire, after multiple rounds of campus visits, is "failed." I believe the answer to the query of 5/16 is "1983."
7/3: The correct answer to the 5/16 ? re: tenure: 1989 when Patricia Fortini Brown rec'd tenure/promotion in the early modern field. Also, Thomas Leisten (Islamicist) rec'd tenure in the late 90s. The 11/12 search has officially failed, a new posting has appeared seeking a Byzantine specialist at either the Associate or Full Professor level.
University of Alabama
The Department of Art and Art History seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor of Medieval/Renaissance
Art (tenure track) beginning Fall 2012. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Medieval
and Renaissance Art and graduate seminars in area of specialization; advising students; participating
actively in the graduate program; developing and maintaining a strong record of scholarly research with
publications; engaging in departmental, college, and university service.
First Round Interview: Request for phone interview (1/13) x3
Offer: Word is an offer was made, not sure when. Has this search concluded? I never heard a final word. (5/8)
Offer made and accepted in the middle of April.
University of Montevallo
First Round Interview: see listing under Early Modern; CAA or phone interview requested 1-26
Campus Interview: any news? (3-7)
Offer: made and accepted according to rejection letter (4/5) (x2) Rejection letter was formulatic and got my credentials wrong. 7/15 Indeed, just got a SECOND rejection letter from HR! (x2)
University of South Alabama
First Round Interview: phone call invite for interview at CAA (1/31) x4
Campus Interview: Any word (3/6) ?. none here (3/7)
Still nothing? (3/16) Haven't heard anything, either (3/19) Campus visits in progress (3/19) When were visits scheduled? Any rejections (3/19)
Offer: Any news here? (5/8) Did anyone ever hear from them? 8/1
First Round Interview: contacted by e-mail, 1/31 x 2
Campus Interview: Anyone heard about this? No--expected to hear something this week, but haven't.
(3/3) Me neither, they said mid week...
I've know that, as of several days ago, at least one campus visit had been scheduled (3/3).
Email from search chair saying they had moved on to finalists 3/5 (x2)
Offer: Made and accepted (3/30) and later declined.
Can you say by who, or the field? (6/5)
Western Illinois University 
First Round Interview:
-3/2 requested phone interview
Campus Interview: 3 campus interviews scheduled
Offer: Any news here? (5/7).
Nothing yet (5/8 x 2)
5/17 still nothing?? (Nothing here at least! 5/21) x 2
7/1 Did this search conclude? I have heard nothing. 7/11 Inside candidate? 7/12 Possibly, but then one would think the other candidates would be informed. Yes? 7/13
7/21 nothing here either, i guess that makes 3 of us? i was sure it was over. did anyone write to them?
8/23 just found out search concluded back in mid may....offered and accepted.
General Art History
Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College
Full-time, multi-year faculty position
Primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year seminar, a two-semester interdisciplinary examination of important ideas from the earliest writing to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. Successful applicants will demonstrate experience and openness to teaching a variety of texts using multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches.
Qualifications: A PhD in any field of the humanities or social sciences (including interdisciplinary and area studies, e.g. African American studies) that complements the academic focus of the existing faculty members. Experience in leading discussion seminars and teaching argumentative writing skills is required.
More information at http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000711869-01 or at http://barretthonors.asu.edu/2012/01/lecturer-barrett-honors-college/
Search application deadline: February 13th or until filled.
First Round Interview:
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time 9-month, tenure-track position to begin August, 2012.Applicant review will begin the end of January, 2012 and continue until position is filled.<
Please refer all questions to email@example.com Applicant review will begin the end of January, 2012 and continue until position is filled.
Applications taken online only at https://jobs.tbr.edu/
First Round Interview: email to schedule phone interview (2/25) X2
Campus Interview: email requesting an on-campus interview (2/29)
Offer: Any news? (5/2) Has an offer been made? Any rejection letters? (5/17)
made and accepted (early June)
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
1-year Art Historian/Instructor 2012-2013
The Department of Art and Art History at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, a student-focused institution, seeks a dedicated and energetic art historian to offer courses in art history survey, museum studies, and an area of specialty. The position is a one-year, full-time, temporary appointment as Instructor for the academic year of 2012-2013. Salary competitive. Requirements: M.A. (required), A.B.D. or Ph.D. (preferred) in art history. Record of publication or scholarly presentation, and successful teaching experience preferred. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations required. Finalists must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring is needed by the majority of the regular, full-time department faculty. Application: Cover letter addressing required and preferred skills, teaching philosophy, resume, unofficial copies of most recent graduate transcript, contact information for three professional references (letters on request), may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Chair, Art History Search, AA# 30-1-304, Department of Art and Art History, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
Deadline: April 13, 2012
First Round Interview: had phone interview April 27, 2012 (6/2) (still no word yet)
Rejection: received July 26. Letter said position filled.
California State University - Channel Islands
Art History (Tenure track, Assistant Professor): Premodern and/or Non-Western art historian.
Review of applications: begins 10/24/11
First Round Interview: Phone interview week of 11/14/11 (x3)
Can I ask when you learned about the phone interview? Reply: I was called 11/14 for an interview this same week. It sounded like they had several hours of 20-minute interviews.
Rejection: 1/5 Rejection email (very kind) (x2)
Campus Interview: email invitation for campus interview 12/2. Interview in February. (x2)
Rejection letter (3/8). The phrasing of the letter leaves open the possibility that they may not have hired an art historian at all. Did someone else get an offer?
Offer: Made and accepted by Alison Perchuk (VAP, Occidental College).
Congratulations! All the best.
Central Michigan University
Art History (Tenure track, Assistant Professor): The Department of Art and Design at Central Michigan University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Art History. Established in 1892, Central Michigan University has an enrollment of 27,000 students, including approximately 20,000 students on the university's main campus. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a doctoral research university, CMU is recognized for strong undergraduate education and a range of focused graduate and research programs. The Department of Art and Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Position will begin on August 20, 2012. For department details visit http:/www.art.cmich.edu.
Required qualifications: Terminal degree in Art History (ABD acceptable). Generalist with an ability to teach Greek, Roman, Medieval, Byzantine, and Western Art Survey. Teaching experience at the College or University level.
Desired Qualifications: An ability to teach one or more of the following: Methodology, Aesthetics, Arts of Non-European Tradition, Gender and Art.
Responsibilities: Teach three courses per semester; conduct independent studies with students; serve on departmental, college and university committees; advise students in Art History, and help maintain area budget.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin on January 02, 2012, and continue until filled. Application Procedure: Please submit an application at http://www.jobs.cmich.edu.
Required files to upload: Letter of Intent, Curriculum Vitae, Names of three current references with phone number/email address, Copy of Graduate Transcript, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Example Syllabi, Student Evaluations.
Application must be made on-line at http://www.jobs.cmich.edu. Applications via email or post not accepted. For information, please call the CMU Department of Art and Design: 989-774-3025.
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity within its community (see http://www.cmich.edu/aaeo)
First Round Interview: Contacted for phone interview 1/9 x 3
Rejection: Very kind rejection via email 3/2 x 2
Campus Interview: Contacted 1/24 for campus interview
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
The Department of Art at Central Washington University is seeking an Art Historian who has a strong commitment to undergraduate education and student success, a broad, inclusive methodological perspective, and the ability to inspire and motivate studio-art students to consider and utilize insights and information from the history of art. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate art history survey as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate art history courses for Studio Art, Graphic Design and non-majors. They will also be expected to maintain an active record of scholarship in Art History. Additional responsibilities include student advising, service on departmental, college and university committees, serving as a mentor to non-tenure track faculty who teach art history courses and development and oversight of art appreciation courses for non-majors. The department currently offers a Minor in Art History.
The position will be at the assistant professorial rank with a 9-month contract and the expectation of teaching 2-3 courses per quarter per academic year.
Deadline: February 1, 2012
First Round Interview: via skype 3/1
Campus Interview: requested 3/15 x2
Clayton State University, Morrow, GA
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:
An earned doctorate in Art, Art History, or a related field (ABDs nearing degree completion will be considered).
Successful college-level teaching experience
Experience in teaching general education and upper-division Art History courses
Experience and interest in teaching as part of an interdisciplinary Liberal Arts program
Evidence of scholarly potential, including presentations and publications
Teach all levels of Art History courses. Possibility of teaching courses in related subjects in which candidate is qualified, such as studio or graphic art, media studies, etc.
Engage in scholarly activity leading to presentation and publication.
Participate in service to the Department, College, University, and community.
The position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment that reports to the Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. The position will be available in August 2012. Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable programs.
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for three current references. To apply go to https://adminsystems2.clayton.edu/faculty_jobs/JobDesc.aspx?job=20166
Deadline: February 15, 2012
First Round Interview: email request for phone interview (2/17 x2)
Rejection: via letter (4/30); I had a phone interview with them, but that's it.
Columbia University Mellon Post Doctoral Teaching Fellowships
Deadline: February 6, 2012
- Did anyone receive an acknowledgment that application was received? (2/27) nope (2/27)
- I received a notification that one of my recommendations was not received (ahem!) and once they received that recommendation I was told that the committee was currently reviewing applications. That was (2/23) - Per the wiki, finalists were contacted on March 9 both last year and the year before. Any news? (3/10)
3/13 - No news here. (x3)
-According to an administrator, applications are still under review and finalists will be notified in the next 1-2 weeks. (3/14)
Interview: Invitation received via email (3/26 x 3)
any news post-interview? (4/11)
They said in the interview that it would be a week to ten days till we would hear anything--did you hear something else? (4/11)
They just said soon. (4/12)
any news? (4/18)
Still no news here (4/24)
Offer: Received via post 4/24 (dated 4/17)
Fairmont State University
Location: Fairmont, WV
The Art Department at Fairmont State University offers a tenure track position in Art History at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Art Historian will teach Art Appreciation and Art and Architecture History courses from Pre-History to Contemporary periods. Course load is 12 hours per semester, which consists of four 3-hour lecture courses. Art History courses are writing intensive. For complete job description and to apply, visit http://www.fairmontstatejobs.com, position # 20120040.
To learn more about our institution, visit http://www.fairmontstate.edu AA/EOE
Requirements: Possess a Ph.D. in Art History or Ph.D. in a closely related field plus advanced scholarship demonstrated by teaching and published peer-reviewed writing in Art History at the university level. Degrees must be from accredited institutions.
First Round Interview: phone interview scheduled via email in early Feb. (approximately 2/7?)
Campus Interview: invitation by email week of 2/27 they still haven't firmed up travel details, not sure why--anyone else in this boat? (3/18)
Offer: Received email that "Faculty Position has been cancelled." (4/19)
Jacksonville State University
Assistant Professor of Art History
Location: Jacksonville, AL
PhD in Art History required. At least one year full-time teaching experience beyond a graduate teaching assistantship is required. This is responsible instructional work to facilitate student comprehension and application of concepts, skills, and behaviors that contribute to the development of mature, able and responsible members of society. This position exists to provide educational services to traditional and non-traditional students during the day or evening. Instructor may be required to teach courses within his/her concentration area on campus, off-campus, online courses and possible videoconferencing depending on need of location.
First Round Interview:
Offer: Any news? Was the search canceled? (5/17)
Morehead State University
Assistant Professor/TT/General Art History--Ancient to Baroque
Location: Morehead, KY
First Round Interview: phone interview scheduled by email 1/26 (x1)
Campus Interview: Any news here? (4/16); I received an email, about a month ago, asking if I was still interested in the position and stating that there "are unexpected delays that are campus-wide and out of our control" ... (4/19) x2
National College of Art & Design, Dublin
Head of Faculty of Visual Culture (5 year appointment):
The National College of Art and Design occupies a unique position in art and design education in Ireland. It offers the largest range of art and design degrees in the State at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In the past many of the most important Irish artists, designers and art teachers have studied or taught in the College. It has long been the central and most important art and design educational institution in Ireland. NCAD’s position in the university sector has recently been consolidated by the Academic Alliance with University College Dublin while retaining its autonomy. The College has over seven hundred and fifty full-time students and a further eight hundred students who are taking non-award evening classes.
The person appointed will have a proven record of commitment to Visual Culture and its education and have a vision for its development in the 21st Century, in the context of strategic change in the College. The person appointed will have a relevant honours degree or equivalent and an awareness of information technology. An appropriate postgraduate qualification, teaching and managerial experience together with leadership skills and personal initiative allied to familiarity with the changing environment in the context of Visual Culture are essential. This is a leadership role in the College and for Visual Culture; the person appointed will take the initiative on many issues for the College and hold responsibilities for the general management of the Visual Culture area and its staff.
Deadline: 14th December 2011 at 4pm (no online form, postal or email applications only, 2 sets if posted)
Your application should include:
- A completed application form
- A Curriculum Vitae
- A covering letter giving your views on your suitability for the post
First Round Interview:
Philadelphia Museum of Art Mellon Post-Doc
Deadline: February 17, 2012
Interview: any news??
Phillips Collection Post-Doc - George Washington University 
The appointment carries a departmental affiliation with GW's Department of Fine Arts and Art History and with The Phillips Collection. The Fellowship carries a stipend and a generous benefits package is available. In addition, the fellowship will provide various university/museum privileges, including access to facilities, libraries of institutions, equipment, support staff, curators, and faculty.
The Fellowship is open to untenured scholars who have received their PhDs within the past five years. Preference will be given to applicants whose projects focus on subjects related to the museum's areas of collecting and reinterpret the topic via innovative methodological approaches or alternative perspectives that may cross national boundaries and art historical time periods.
General deadline for application: January 15, 2012.
? : Any news? (3/17/12)
Rejection: 3/18/12 (by email)
Offer: made and accepted (or so I hear)- 3/20
Continuing Lecturer - Non-Tenure Track and half-time. Salary: $16,500. Eligible to receive medical benefits and upon a three year waiting period retirement benefits. Responsibilities: Teach two undergraduate large lecture courses in Art Appreciation of identical content each semester. Hold office hours and participate in departmental and school activities. Qualifications: M.A. degree required, preferably in Art History, Ph. D. preferred. Prior teaching experience desired. The course curriculum requires a broad knowledge of development of the visual arts from antiquity to the modern era. The Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts includes the Departments of Art and Design and Theatre and the Divisions of Dance and Music. Visual and Performing Arts has over 600 undergraduate majors, 50 graduate students, and 58 continuing faculty. The School is located in a new $41 million state-of-the-art complex that was completed fall of 2005.
First Round Interview:
Shippensburg University -tenure track Art Historian faculty position
Shippensburg University seeks to fill a full-time, tenure track Art Historian faculty position beginning in August 2012. Primary teaching responsibilities are in Art History and Art Appreciation.
Deadline: March 19, 2012
Received confirmation of application receipt and EEOC info card mid-March. No news since then. (x2)
First Round Interview:
Rejection: rejection letter rec'd 4/28 (x4)
Offer: heard someone has accepted an offer for this position 4/20; Wow! Well that was...quick. I assume there were interviews at some point but I never heard anything. (x2)
Southeast Missouri State University
Assistant Professor of Art History (Tenure Track)
Department of Art: Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts
The Art Historian will teach undergraduate survey and period courses in art history and art appreciation. The candidate will teach the equivalence of a 12 hour course load consisting of 4 lecture classes each semester. Classes range in size from 15 to 100 students. As the sole full-time Art Historian, the candidate will develop and oversee the Department’s Art History curriculum. Develop new courses, continue personal scholarly research, participate in Department, College and University committee work, advise students, and work for the good of the entire department.
Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic academicians able to document the development and maintenance of academic quality verified by measured student learning. Preference will be given to candidates who will embrace and promote innovative methods of course delivery, applications of technology, and progressive pedagogical methods such as online learning and blended course delivery.
Acknowledgement of application and voluntary demographic survey received by snail mail, 2/1 x3
First Round Interview: phone interview scheduled via email, 2/10
Campus Interview: telephone call to schedule campus visit (2/24)
Rejection: letter received 5/14
University of Akron
Pre-20th Century Art Historian
First Round Interview:
Graduate School of Library and Information Science (the iSchool)
- open rank TT
- any area related to the visualization of information & production of knowledge, including libraries/archives/museums in "diverse communities" --collection, classification, curation, visual/material culture, technologies (digital or otherwise), design
- any period; any geographical region
- PhDs in any discipline welcomed
- Deadline: December 1, 2011 (rolling)
First Round Interview:
University of Iowa
Digital Public Humanities
First Round Interview: CAA, requested 1/26
Lecturer (tenured, ~asst/assoc prof) in Art History from 1450 to 1800
A specialism in any area of European art, or in the inter-relationships between European and non-European art, eg. Latin American, Indian, or East Asian art,will be considered. The ability to teach widely about artists and art movements central to the art historical understanding of this period would be an asset. You should have a PhD, research and publications of high quality, and be committedto teaching at all levels. The post is available from 1 September 2012.
Informal enquiries can be made to Professor David Lomas, Professor of Art History:
University of South Dakota, Vermillion SD
Position: Duties of the position include teaching all aspects of Art History in a BFA and MFA program. Curriculum includes Art History courses in Survey of World Art, 18th Century through Contemporary Art and/or special interest areas. Faculty members are expected to make contributions in teaching, service and scholarly research, participate in student reviews and critiques, and serve as a mentor to students in and out of the classroom. Appointment begins in August 2012.
Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in Art History, with an established record of teaching and a scholarly record in research required. At least three years higher education teaching experience preferred. The applicant will be hired at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank and salary is commensurate with experience.
Rank and Salary: Assistant or Associate Professor, salary based on qualifications and experience.
Procedure: Applicants are required to apply on-line at http://yourfuture.sdbor.edu and should include a letter of application, CV, a sample publication (or dissertation chapter), one sample course syllabi, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references.
Items not transferable digitally should be sent to:
Sandra Carlson, Office of the Dean
Art History Search Committee
College of Fine Arts
The University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069
Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by January 2nd, 2012. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
First Round Interview: Email request for phone interview (1/17) x2
Rejection: Generic rejection email 3/9 (x2);
Campus Interview: Requested 1/31
Offer: extended and pending from ca. 3/10.
University of Southern Mississippi
Deadline: January 20
Any news here??? (3/3); nothing yet here (3/3); phone interviews arranged (mid-late march)(x2)
Interview: campus interviews arranged for late April
Rejection: I went for a campus interview and was rejected
Offer: offer given to someone and accepted
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Deadline: January 20, 2012
Has anyone had any news at all? (3/3); I received a basic "we got your application" letter a few weeks ago but nothing since (3/3) thanks! (3/3)
Still nothing. (3/14)x3
Interview: Campus visit scheduled, Design position (3/16) Thanks!
Rejection: for the Art History position: letter attached to an email (4/17) X3 Wow - classy.
Anyone hear any updates on the art history position? (4/9); I have a call out to the department. I'll let you know if/what I hear back (4/9). All the dept would tell me is that the search has not concluded but that they will be sending out "information" soon; about what, I'm not sure. It seems that a generic statement (e.g., search is ongoing; campus visits in progress; offer out, etc.) wouldn't compromise any confidentiality. But it also seems to be more than most of these schools want to give out (4/10). (Interesting. Thank you. 4/11)
Offer: Art Historian for History of Design: offer made & accepted.
Assistant Professof of Art History
Location: Topeka, KS
Requirements: A completed Ph.D. in art history is necessary for a tenure-track appointment.
Teaching responsibilities are at the undergraduate level and include a broad range of historical and contemporary topics. The art historian mentors students in the Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Bachelor of Fine Arts with empahsis in Art history degree plans and supervises art history adjuncts.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, with at least 2 years teaching experience beyond graduate school, demonstrated research in the form of publications and/or curatorial projects, and commitment to service.
Deadline: January 15, 2012
First Round Interview: any updates here?? Phone call request to contact references. (2/15) X 2
Skype interview scheduled (2/24) X2
Campus Interview: invite sent via email 3/3 (x2)
Offer: Offer made and accepted (4/20) Yay! Congrats! [thanks!]
Walters Art Museum Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship
Deadline: December 1, 2011
First Round Interview:
Offer: An offer has been made and accepted.
General Non-Western Art History
Emerson College, Boston, MA
Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and a list of three references with contact information to the Art Historian Search Committee, Department of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116-4624. Deadline: 11/15/2011.
First Round Interview: invitation for Skype interviews on 2/27 and 2/29 extended via email. (2/15)
- Any word? (1/5). 02/15: Skype interview requested.
- Not so far (1/10).
- They posted the position again on the Chronicle on 1/11.
- It's newly posted on the CAA website too (1/25).
- They are still reviewing applications and will be contacting interviewees in the next 1-2 weeks. (per email w/ department, 1/27)
- Bringing candidates to campus week of 03/19.
- Question: In what fields or time periods are these candidates? I was interviewed via Skype but was not contacted for campus-visit interview - Pre-Columbian
Rejection: received via email, 4/27 (x3)
Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida
The Department of Art & Art History at Florida International University in Miami seeks a full-time, tenure-track art historian at the Assistant Professor level who specializes in art outside of the Euro-American tradition (such as historical Art of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Middle East). Candidates should have teaching and research interests in both historical and contemporary issues in their area of expertise. Interaction with MFA and BFA candidates, including participation in critiques and studio visits, is expected.
Applicants should have a Ph. D. in hand at the time of application (no applications from ABD's please). The successful candidate will have a commitment to interdisciplinary research, experience teaching beyond the GTA level, and evidence of a developing publication record in both peer-reviewed journals as well as museum catalogues and/or magazines. Experience in working with organizing exhibitions is a plus.
Please submit letter of application (2 pages only); statement of teaching philosophy (1 page); curriculum vitae; a separate list of publications; graduate transcript(s) (unofficial); three letters of support (to be sent under separate cover by the recommender); and a separate list of contact information for your recommenders to: Professor Alpesh K. Patel, Chair of Art History Search Committee, Department of Art & Art History, VH 216 Modesto Maidique Campus, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. In addition to this hard copy, applicants must submit an electronic version of the application via FIU’s HR website: http://hr.fiu.edu
General deadline for receipt of application is, Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
First Round Interview: Feb. 13 & 14 (x 2)
Campus Interview: Any message so far? (28 Feb: No word received yet. But, committee indicated that it would be after CAA.) (14 March: Anything?!) March 30th - I've still heard nothing back from them after initial interview - anyone else?
Offer: Offer extended to the second choice candadite and accepted in early April.
University of Dayton
Lecturer in Art History. Lecturer with specialization in African, Asian, Middle
Eastern, or broadly global art history and visual culture. Strong preference given to
candidates with a secondary area in either Western or non –Western traditions.
This is a one-year, full-time, and non-tenure track position with possibility of
renewal. 4-4 course load may be comprised each term of one upper-division course
in the lecturer’s primary area of specialization, one survey course or upper-division
course in a second area of specialization, and two sections of a non-chronological,
thematically-based “Introduction to the Visual Arts” course for non-majors. ABD in
Art History required, Ph.D. preferred with U.S. university-level teaching experience
and strong oral communication skills preferred; innovative teaching pedagogy and
experience working with students from diverse backgrounds preferred.
Send CV, application letter, a sample scholarly writing, statement of teaching philosophy,
and evidence of teaching effectiveness to email@example.com by January 14, 2012. Three
letters of recommendation should be sent to: Roger Crum, Art History Search
Committee, Department of Visual Arts, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 45469-
Posting Date: 10/10/2011
Closing Date: 01/14/2012
First Round Interview: