Collegiate Assistant Professor of Architectural History

Location
Illinois, United States
Posted
05 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2019
Ref
03925
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Position Type: Faculty  

Division/School: COLLEGE  

Hiring Unit: HUMANITIES COLLEGIATE DIVISION  

Position Description:

The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications from historians of architecture or the built environment for a four-year, non-renewable, postgraduate appointment as a Collegiate Assistant Professor, who will teach in the Department of Art History. Collegiate Assistant Professors are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach in the Core Curriculum, the College's general education program. 

The position is open to those who will have completed all requirements for their PhD degree no later than August 31, 2019. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in original scholarship as well as in teaching. An ability to incorporate studio teaching into their courses is desirable. 

In most years, Collegiate Assistant Professors will teach two undergraduate courses in each of three quarters, distributed across several areas of the Art History Core curriculum. A minimum of two courses per year will be in the team-taught "Introduction to Art and Architecture" (ARTH 10100). The remaining, small seminar-style, courses may include multiple sections of an introductory survey in the Collegiate Assistant Professor's own field; of an introductory design studio for liberal arts students; or of a thematic discussion-based "Art in Context" course, designed to introduce students to art-historical thinking through a focused examination of a particular set of materials. (For more information about the types of courses offered, see https://arthistory.uchicago.edu/undergraduate/courses) 

The Collegiate Assistant Professor will be a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts (see http://societyoffellows.uchicago.edu). S/he will be eligible for one quarter of research leave, typically in the third year of appointment, and may be eligible to apply for a second research leave in the fourth and final year of appointment. Other benefits, based on eligibility, include a publication allowance and a childcare allowance. 

The position comes with an annual salary, in 2019-20, of $70,890, carries full benefits, and an annual professional development fund of $5,000. The start date for this teaching appointment is September 1, 2019.  

Additional Information or Requirements:

Applicants must apply online at the University's Academic Career Opportunities website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, select requisition #03925, and upload the following materials: a letter of application describing teaching and research interests and detailing progress towards the PhD, if not in hand; a current curriculum vitae; a description of the most recent major research project, preferably the dissertation, of not more than 2500 words; a proposal for an "Art in Context" course in the applicant's field; and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters will be solicited automatically by the Academic Career Opportunities application system. 

Application deadline is January 15, 2019. Only completed applications will be considered. 

The position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.  

Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.  

Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Dissertation Abstract
Other Document  

Optional Applicant Documents: Teaching Evaluations  

Other documents to attach: Proposal for an "Art in Context" course in applicant's field.  

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