Assistant Professor in Art History

Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Job description

The University of Iowa School of Art & Art History invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor faculty position, beginning August 2017. This new line will be hired initially as the Fountienne Lee Duda Faculty Fellow of Renaissance Art at the assistant professor level. At promotion to associate professor with tenure the title will change to the Fountienne Lee Duda Professor of Renaissance Art.

The School of Art and Art History seeks a specialist in Italian Renaissance art history to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in various aspects of Renaissance art such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, architecture, theory and criticism as well as issues of patronage. The candidate must be well versed in the broader contexts of the development of Renaissance humanism and the intellectual, cultural, political, and scientific revolutions it brought about throughout Europe that shaped the modern world.
Course load is 2/2 with flexibility of course offerings, small class size for upper division classes and seminars and occasional teaching of the second half of the Western Art History survey class (Renaissance to Modern Art). Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in art history, service and contributions to the overall mission of the School of Art & Art History.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Art History. Successful university level teaching experience; demonstrated potential for outstanding research and publications.

Desirable Qualifications: Ability to teach early modern European art, particularly the Baroque era.

How to apply

Candidates should submit applications online at Search requisition number is 70371. Screening of applications will begin on February 2nd, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a list of the name, address, e-mail, and phone number of three references. Letters of recommendation are required as part of the application. Recommenders should submit letters of reference directly to the online application site.

Questions should be directed to

The University of Iowa is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City in southeast Iowa, on the Iowa River near the intersection of U.S. Interstate Highways 80 and 380. Iowa is composed of 11 colleges, the largest of which is the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, enrolling most of Iowa's undergraduates.