The Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field Architecture and Art of the Islamic World. The geographical area of specialization is open, including the Iberian Peninsula, the wider Mediterranean World, North Africa, the Middle East, and South and South East Asia. The department is searching for a candidate who specializes in a period or periods, other than contemporary and modern, that is medieval or early modern. The candidate will be versed in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field and have competency in the languages the specialization requires.
UBC, one of the largest and most distinguished universities in Canada, has excellent resources for scholarly research. The Art History program offers a MA and a PhD, and partners with strong Visual Art and Critical and Curatorial Studies programs (www.ahva.ubc.ca). This position in Art History also presents an opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary group of scholars within the larger academic community, including the Department of Asian Studies, the Asian Library, and Institute of Asian Research, the Department of History, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the Department of Classical Near Eastern and Religious Studies, the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, as well as the Museum of Anthropology and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Persian, Classical Arabic, and Urdu are taught at UBC.
The candidate must have a PhD (or have successfully defended their dissertation) by the position start date. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and in undergraduate and graduate teaching. He or she will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.
Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website:http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/18991 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae; statement of research and teaching philosophies; a sample syllabus; a sample book chapter or scholarly paper, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to: Professor Scott Watson, Chair, Art History Search Committee, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, 403-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2, Canada. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2015.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Deadline: Applications and all supporting materials must be received by October 15, 2014.