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November 13, 2015

Art Historian, Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance or Baroque periods, with additional specialization in Museum Studies and History of Collections

American University of Beirut
Profiles: Collecting Art in Lebanon. Installation view, AUB Art Gallery, 2013. Photo: Octavian Esanu and Hasan Nisr.

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor specialized in the art history of the Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance or Baroque periods, with additional specialization in Museum Studies and History of Collections.

The successful applicant will contribute towards pre-20th-century art history offerings both at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the department. The applicant must demonstrate evidence of promising scholarly research, with a clear interest and expertise in the history of museums, collections and curatorial practices. The ability to teach survey courses in more than one of the chronological time periods is required.

The successful applicant will also work with members of the department towards strengthening the nascent MA program in Art History and Curating. S/he will develop courses and work closely towards integrating the teaching curriculum with AUB Art Galleries.

The teaching load at the American University of Beirut is five courses per year. The language of instruction is English.

The applicant must hold a PhD in Art History or a related field. ABDs (whose degrees will be conferred before August 2016) will be considered. Successful teaching at the college level is desirable.

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 applicants should submit the following: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) two sample syllabi, (5) a writing sample (no more than 25 pages) and (6) 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
USA
or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

 

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: [email protected]
For more information on this position, please visit www.aub.edu.lb

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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