November 27, 2015

Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship

American University of Beirut
Installation view of Al-Musawwirun: Artists before Art, Rose and Shaheen Saleeby Museum, 2015. Photo: Octavian Esanu.

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the 2016–17 Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship to begin August 15, 2016.

The Whittlesey Visiting Professorship is a one-year non-renewable position that is intended to expand our curricular offerings in areas not normally covered in the department.  Suitable candidates include:

—Historian/theoretician of media art and digital aesthetics
—Historian/theoretician of Sub-Saharan African art
—Historian/theoretician of Chinese, East Asian or South Asian art
—Performance artist

Applicants should hold a terminal degree (MFA in Fine Arts or a related field, and/or a PhD in Art History or a related field).

The Department offers both major and minor degrees in Art History and Studio Arts and minor degrees in Theatre and Music. The successful applicant will be expected to teach two to three courses per semester depending on academic rank, and contribute to the development of the department. The language of instruction is English.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please note that initial interviews will take place by telephone, Skype and in person at the College Art Association conference in Washington, D.C.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae, 10–15 work samples for studio artists, two writing samples for Art History and Theory applicants, as well as three letters of reference to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to [email protected]
For more information on this position, please visit

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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