Assistant or Associate Professor | Specialist of the ancient Mediterranean

The Department of Art History of Tyler School of Art and Architecture invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate rank in the specialization of the arts and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East (ca. 3000 BCE-100 BCE), to complement areas already represented by faculty in the department. We are especially interested in candidates who are working on projects in the digital humanities, who could provide our students with methodological innovation and who are engaged in collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to the archaeology, art and architecture of the region.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in art history or archaeology and have an appropriate level of teaching experience and scholarly research and publication. The candidate should be engaged in object-based research and critical theory, and demonstrate professional accomplishments in the discipline. The candidate should demonstrate familiarity with best teaching practices and with innovative instructional design and technologies. More advanced candidates should have experience with departmental and college-wide service.

Tyler’s Department of Art History has a faculty of 10 full-time members, who specialize in periods ranging from the Roman world to Global Contemporary. Art History at Temple University is part of the highly-ranked Tyler School of Art and Architecture; there is dynamic synergy among the programs in the School and across the University. The department is located on Temple University’s main Philadelphia campus, and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility. The department has important connections to the Department of Greek and Roman Classics, in the College of Liberal Arts. Temple offers the resources of a research-one doctoral institution, in a culturally rich city and region.

The letter of application should include a statement describing research and teaching interests, philosophy and experience. Candidates are encouraged to address the ways in which they could contribute to Temple’s institutional mission and commitment to excellence and diversity, and to Tyler’s engagement of interdisciplinarity. In addition, the application should include a CV, names and contact information of three references, and a writing sample, of up to 35 pages. Semi-finalists will be asked to provide three letters of reference on letterhead and course syllabi. Finalists will be expected to supply official degree transcripts, and student evaluations of courses taught.

The successful applicant will begin teaching classes in the fall of 2020; the course load is 2-2. Each member of the department teaches General Education or a writing class, upper-level undergraduate classes (including Art History majors, studio majors, and non-majors), one graduate seminar; and teaches and advises MA, MFA, MEd, and PhD students. The successful applicant will also be expected to accomplish research commensurate with a doctoral research-extensive university tenure track position.

Please send all materials electronically by December 15, 2019. To apply, please visit temple.slideroom.com to set up an account and upload your application materials. If you need assistance during the upload, email support@slideroom.com.

Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusivity in both its community and its curricula. Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

Address further inquiries to Dr. Ashley West, search committee chair (AHjob17@temple.edu).