Lecturer in Art History

Illinois, United States
27 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Part Time

The University of Chicago: Humanities Division: Department of Art History

Chicago, Illinois


The Department of Art History at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for a part-time, benefits-eligible Lecturer in Art History for a one-year, non-renewable term starting 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter to fill teaching needs resulting from other faculty commitments.

The teaching load will include four classes over three quarters of the academic year. These include art history courses that meet the distribution requirements in the Arts, Music, Drama Core Curriculum and may as needed also include one section of the seminar “Approaches to Art History” introducing art historical methods to students in the Masters Program in the Humanities.


  • A PhD in art or architectural history or a related field is required. Experience teaching art history in a liberal arts college curriculum is highly desirable. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should upload the following materials to the University of Chicago Academic Recruitment posting at http://apply.interfolio.com/77483:

  • a current CV;
  • a cover letter of interest that addresses professional and teaching experience and discusses your ethical commitments to the discipline of art history and its pedagogy;
  • one general art history survey syllabus and
  • one thematic art history course syllabus that focuses on a larger art historical theme (both sample syllabi should be geared toward undergraduate students with little or no background in art history);
  • and the names and contact information for three references.
  • Optionally, course evaluations may be uploaded if available. 
  • Application deadline is 26 August 2020 at 11pm central time. Only complete applications will be considered. For further questions about the position, please contact Prof. Niall Atkinson, Chair, Department of Art History, nsatkinson@uchicago.edu

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union. 

This position is contingent on budgetary approval.