Department of History of Art, Ohio State University

Position ID:OSU-HistoryofArt-POSTDOC [#7081]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Art History / pre-modern Islamic art or architectural history
Appl Deadline:2016/06/01 finished (posted 2016/02/23, listed until 2016/06/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The History of Art Department at The Ohio State University invites applications for an ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in the history of pre-modern Islamic art and architecture. Specialists in all periods, from approximately 700 to 1700 AD, and geographic regions (including Central, and South Asia) are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will carry out research on pre-modern Islamic art or architectural history; teach one course per semester for four semesters, the exact classes to be determined in accordance with the candidate’s area of expertise and departmental needs; and deliver one public lecture and one formal presentation of research to the department and wider university community during the two-year term of appointment.

Diverse in terms of its temporal and geographic coverage, the faculty of the History of Art Department at OSU is particularly interested in questions of historiography and critical theory; in cross-cultural exchange and the negotiation of artistic, cultural, and political boundaries; in art’s role in mediating social action; and in issues of representation and the affective engagement of the image. Applications from scholars whose work relates to one or more of these areas of inquiry are especially welcome.


PhD and experience teaching in a university setting.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference. Inquiries may be directed to Lisa Florman ( Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2016, and we encourage submission before that date. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Ohio State is an NSF Advance Institution.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
174 W. 18th
5036 Smith Lab
Columbus, OH 43210

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