University of Connecticut, Art and Art History

Position ID:UConn-Art and Art History-2019232 [#12962]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Early Modern European Art History
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Art and Art History
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/12/10, finished 2019/06/03, listed until 2019/06/10)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Art & Art History in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the History of Early Modern European Art (ca. 1400-1700). We are particularly interested in candidates who situate early modern art, architecture, and/or visual culture within broader transregional and transcultural contexts, such as European cultural exchanges with North Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean, and/or Asia. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2019.

We seek a scholar-teacher who is committed to innovative research, scholarly engagement, and pedagogical practices.  In addition to teaching a range of courses in their field, the successful candidate will participate in our introductory survey, may contribute to the department’s foreign study program in Florence, Italy, and will act as a member of the University of Connecticut graduate faculty. A Ph.D. in Art History or related field is required at the time of hire. A strong record of research and teaching is highly desirable, commensurate with the University of Connecticut’s status as a public, Research 1 institution.

The University of Connecticut is experiencing a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Department of Art & Art History.

The Art History program, located on UConn’s main Storrs campus, features a strong interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary and historical roles that the visual arts play in a range of artistic, cultural and social contexts. Our courses address chronological breadth as well as issues of gender, identity, class, race and ethnicity, human rights, digital media and digital culture. Enriching the program’s interdisciplinary reach, members of the Art History faculty are affiliated with programs in Africana Studies, American Studies, Arts Administration, Asian-Asian American Studies, European Studies, Human Rights Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding, high quality publications, conference presentations, grants, fellowships, and national recognition as demonstrated through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. Candidates will also be expected to participate in departmental and university service to support curricular and program development and advise undergraduate and graduate students in the department.

The University of Connecticut is a comprehensive, public, Research 1 institution. The Storrs campus is located in a beautiful area of New England, with a moderate cost of living and proximity to major cultural, recreational, and urban centers of the Northeast. The University community provides residents with a rich diversity of cultural, artistic, athletic, and historic experiences, and the surrounding area offers affordable quality housing and top schools for faculty and families.


  • Teach undergraduate-level courses in Art History, including an introductory art history survey.
  • Produce a significant record of research and publications in the candidate’s primary field of study.
  • Establish a national presence in professional organizations and amongst peers in academic and professional art history, architectural history, and/or visual culture studies communities.
  • Advise/mentor undergraduate students in Art History.
  • Collaborate to build curricula and develop courses.
  • Attend faculty functions and meetings as required and engage actively with institutional governance by serving on Art an Art History Departmental, SFA, and University committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A completed terminal degree in applicable field such as Art History (Ph.D.), Early Modern Studies (Ph.D.), or History of Architecture (Ph.D.). Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  • A demonstrated potential for establishing a successful research and scholarship profile.
  • A demonstrated potential for establishing a national presence in professional organizations and amongst peers in academic and professional communities.
  • A demonstrated potential for and commitment to effective teaching.


  • A record of publications in the candidate’s primary field of study, preferably in peer-review contexts.
  • Teaching experience beyond the Teaching Assistant level.
  • A commitment to, and record of, interdisciplinarity in research and teaching.
  • A commitment to contribute through research, scholarship, and teaching to promoting diversity in the learning experience.
  • A commitment to bringing transregional, transcultural, and global perspectives to research and teaching.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2019. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses or online as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Research and scholarship statement.
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.) and copies of course syllabi.
  • Diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
  • Up to three sample publications (e.g. scholarly articles, book chapters, dissertation chapters).
  • Names and contact information of three academic referees.

Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2019, and applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than February 10, 2019.

Please contact Charlene Haukom (, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Art & Art History with any questions. For more information regarding the Department of Art & Art History, please visit the department website at

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019232)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
Department of Art & Art History
University of Connecticut
830 Bolton Road, Unit 1099
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1099

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