Monday, November 7, 2011

Position: History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University

The Department of the History of Art invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin fall semester 2012. We are searching in two areas and plan to conduct interviews at the College Art Association for candidates in both fields. Comparative and interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. The PhD must be completed by Fall 2012. We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis until November 21st. The first area is Ancient and/or Colonial Latin American Visual Culture with emphasis on the visual arts of South America and the Caribbean. Ideally, the successful candidate would teach courses in both time periods. The chronological frame is flexible. We are especially interested in applicants with broad theoretical knowledge and interest in issues of indigeneity. The second area is the Visual Culture of Byzantium in the Mediterranean World, 500-1200 A.D. The department seeks a specialist in the visual culture of Byzantium with broad-ranging interdisciplinary and comparative interests, with a desired chronological spectrum of specialization from 500-1200 A.D. We are particularly interested in candidates who consider Byzantium and its culture in relation to the Islamic world, and/or to the 'Catholic West,' and who possess the linguistic portfolio to carry out in-depth research in the area of comparison. Priority will be given to those applications received by Nov. 15th. Electronic applications are required. All required elements of the application may be uploaded to the online site. Cornell is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.