Art History Specialist, Index of Medieval Art

New Jersey, United States
Apr 07, 2019
End of advertisement period
May 08, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Professional Specialist in the Index of Medieval Art, beginning September 1, 2019. The successful applicant will join a team of medievalist scholars dedicated to researching and presenting images and information relating to the iconographic traditions of the medieval world. Duties include cataloguing works of art for inclusion in the newly redesigned Index database, identifying and researching new works for inclusion in the collection, improving existing records as required, and collaborating with other staff on Index-hosted public events. Associate Professional Specialists in the Index are granted a modest annual travel budget and weekly time for personal research, as well as opportunities to participate in the scholarly life of the University. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The successful applicant will have a specialization in medieval art broadly defined, familiarity with medieval images and texts, and a sound grasp of current trends in medieval studies scholarship. Strong foreign language and visual skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and a willingness to learn new digital technologies are required. A completed PhD is strongly preferred. Previous experience in digital humanities, teaching, and/or library work is advantageous. Preference will be given to those whose subject expertise complements that of current Index staff.

Application materials must be submitted online by Wednesday May 8, 2019,11:59 p.m. EDT. Complete applications will include a CV, cover letter, a research statement characterizing main areas of expertise, and the names and contact information of three references. The position is subject to the University's background check policy.

The Index of Medieval Art. Founded in 1917 as the Index of Christian Art, the Index of Medieval Art ( houses, contextualizes, and presents images and information relating to the iconographic traditions of the medieval world. Maintained by a specialized staff of art historians, it serves researchers through both a physical archive on the Princeton University campus and an expanding online database. An ongoing program of conferences, workshops, and publications make it a center for continuing scholarly and public discourse about the visual culture of the Middle Ages.