Associate/Full Professor, Art, Architecture, Material and/or Visual Culture

Illinois, United States
18 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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



In an initiative to broaden our methodological and conceptual coverage, the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago invites applications for an appointment at the rank of associate or full professor in art, architecture, material and/or visual culture (note that this is a companion search for a similar position at the junior level) with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department seeks applicants with innovative approaches to scholarship in art history, visual media and/or the built environment, an ambitious research agenda, and a serious commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Scholars working in any period and any area are invited to apply, including those who would build on existing departmental strengths. A demonstrated engagement with underrepresented or emerging fields within art history and/or with interdisciplinary studies is desirable. The position includes a normal teaching load of four courses per year, as well as usual advising and service responsibilities.


Applicants must have a PhD in Art History or a related field and must hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor, or foreign equivalent, at the time of application.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply submit the following materials through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment site at

  • a cover letter introducing research and teaching interests, including any relevant reflections on the ethical demands of teaching and doing research in academia today; 
  • a current curriculum vitae; 
  • and names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. 

Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled or the posting is closed. Additional materials may be requested following the initial review of applications.

This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.

A goal of the search is to increase the diversity of the faculty in the Department, and we therefore welcome applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in the disciplines noted above, such as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and individuals with disabilities.

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