The Department of Art History and Archaeology is pleased to invite applications for the inaugural Mark S. Weil Endowed Chair in Early Modern European Art, 1400-1750.
This appointment, to be made at the rank of Advanced Associate Professor or Full Professor, will begin in fall 2019 or later. We seek a candidate with wide interests in the histories, theories, and methodologies of art history. We invite concentration in any area that complements the current strengths of our faculty which lie in the field of Italian Renaissance art and architecture. Possible fields of specialization include (but are not limited to) Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, German, French, and British art, and Italian Baroque. There is no limit to what a secondary field of interest might be.
Applications are especially encouraged from candidates who work broadly within the time frame of 1400 to 1750, and/or across national and geographic borders to address large questions of cultural formation, artistic identity and practice, European and/or global networks of exchange, and the social, religious, political and philosophical significance of the visual arts in the early modern period in Europe.
This Department, one of the oldest masters and doctoral programs in art history in the Midwest, has a distinguished tradition of teaching in this area. Our small but excellent program benefits from strong institutional support and substantial resources, and we serve some hundred undergraduate majors and minors, and about twenty-five MA and PhD students. Faculty in this area profit from intellectual collaborations with our Departments of Romance Languages and Literatures, English, History, German, and Classics; a newly established graduate certificate in Early Modern Studies facilitates interdisciplinary exchange for faculty and graduate students alike. We also have access to outstanding museum resources in this field, and collaborate actively with curatorial colleagues both at the Saint Louis Art Museum, and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and the Special Collections division in the newly expanded Olin Library on campus.
Duties include teaching two courses a semester in areas of specialization at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching in large gateway courses is a possibility, according to interest and experience. Other responsibilities include conducting research, writing for scholarly publication, advising students at all levels, participating actively in department governance, and in university service. A PhD in the History of Art and/or Visual Culture, or a closely related field, is required.
Applications received by November 2, 2018 will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee. Applicants should submit a letter of application that includes a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, one writing sample and other relevant materials. All items should be emailed to the Weil Chair Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should request one letter of reference at the time of application. It should be emailed to the Weil Chair Search Committee at email@example.com or sent in hard copy to the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Campus Box 1189, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130. (Additional writing samples, three additional letters of recommendation, and additional support materials will be requested from selected applicants at a later date.)
Books submitted as writing samples should also be sent to this mailing address care of Sarah Weinman; they will eventually be returned. Questions about this process may be directed to Sarah Weinman at 314-935-5270 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity.
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