Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Art History and Archaeology University of Maryland) — Deadline November 21, 2014

The Department of Art History & Archaeology at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the art history and archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall of 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates should be able to teach courses in the field of eastern Mediterranean art history, architecture, and archaeology and should demonstrate high scholarly potential. (Candidates’ specialization may fall in any geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean and in any time period from the Iron Age to Late Antiquity.) Interest in cross-disciplinary teaching and research with faculty in other fields at the University of Maryland, as well as collaboration with curators at area museums, will be welcome. Candidates should have an interdisciplinary specialization in the art, archaeology, and sociocultural history of the eastern Mediterranean. A Ph.D. in Art History or a related field is required for appointment.

Faculty are expected to make significant contributions to knowledge through innovative research and publication, to teach and advise with excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to fulfill reasonable service obligations to the academic and local communities. We are looking for outstanding scholars with an interest in the broad context of the history of art and architecture in the eastern Mediterranean and who are committed to contributing diverse perspectives to the department, the university, and the community.

Applications should include a letter of application (with a brief statement of teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, two writing samples, and the email address of 3 reference providers. (Writing samples might be scholarly articles or dissertation chapters. If including one or two dissertation chapters, please also include the dissertation’s introduction with one of these files.) Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by July 31, 2015. Questions may be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Renée Ater, at rater@umd.edu. To assure full consideration, please submit all materials by November 21, 2014 through https://ejobs.umd.edu/.   Where possible, we will conduct preliminary interviews at the annual meeting of the AIA/SCS in New Orleans, LA, January 8-11, 2015.  This search is contingent upon available funding.

The University of Maryland, College Park actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity or expression.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.