College of Arts and Sciences, Visiting Assistant Professor – Early Modern Art

Job Description:
The Art and Art History Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor of Early Modern Art (1300-1700) for a limited, 1-year appointment (sabbatical replacement). The candidate must be able to teach both parts of the Western Art History survey, a variety of upper-level courses (at times mixed undergraduate and graduate) in Renaissance and Baroque Art, as well as in one of the following secondary areas:
• American Art (including African American, Latin American, or Native American)
• Contemporary Art
• African Art
In addition, some graduate and undergraduate advising and service are required.

We are particularly interested in applicants who combine historical methodologies with an interest in larger theoretical frameworks such as postcolonial theory, critical race studies, African American Studies, etc.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have earned their Ph.D. by the start date of August 15, 2021.
College-level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates should have earned their Ph.D. by the start date of August 15, 2021, and should have college-level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships.

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their research background and teaching experience, CV, the names and contact information of three references (letters will be solicited for finalists), a sample publication, and a sample syllabus. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be directed to  Search Committee Chair Dr Cathleen Cummings,

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