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Current Teaching Opportunities
Program Leader for Art History (Full Time)
Program Leader for Art History (Full time)
The American University of Rome invites applications for the position of Associate Professor and Program Leader for Art History. The position is full time for two years, beginning in September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Art History, will demonstrate international excellence in research, and will have a strong commitment to teaching Art History at undergraduate level across a range of areas from Medieval to Modern. A specialization in Renaissance or Baroque art may be an advantage. Recent experience within the American university system may also be an advantage.
The successful candidate will coordinate the Art History program and lead in the development of the curriculum and extra-curricular activities in Art History. S/he will teach an average of three courses per semester, advise and monitor the progress of students and carry out the full range of duties required to manage and develop the program, including ensuring high quality outcomes assessment procedures. The Program Leader will play an important role in the recruitment of students to Art History and in promoting the program and will also serve the University through membership of committees and other functions as directed by the Dean of Undergraduate Programs, the Provost or President. The person appointed will report to the Provost.
This young program currently consists of a BA in Art History, with a Concentration in the Business of Art, and the person appointed will contribute to its continued development by raising its academic profile through an active program of scholarship and building upon a reputation for excellence in teaching.
Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a CV, and three reference letters to email@example.com (Ref. PROV 1/2013 and candidate’s full name in the subject field). The letter of application should include a reasoned statement of why the candidate wishes to be in Rome. Applications without this statement will not be considered.
Salary: €40,000 – €45,000 depending on qualifications and experience.
Start Date: September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Teach six courses per academic year, including undergraduate upper level courses in the area of specialization and lower-level courses on the broader span of western art;
Carry out the duties associated with the position of Program Leader;
Maintain and pursue an active research agenda;
Ensure high quality outcomes assessment for the program;
Advise up to fifteen students;
Provide institutional service through, for example, service on university-wide committees;
Assist with recruitment and promotion of Art History;
Such other duties as may be assigned.
Review of applications will begin immediately.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 30th April 2013.
Candidates on the long shortlist will be interviewed by phone or skype.
Shortlisted candidates will be called to interview in Rome in Spring 2013. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit samples of their recent work (in English, not more than 10,000 words).
(Last Update: November 18th, 2012)
Current Staff Opportunities
There are no opportunities at this time.
(Last Update: February 15th, 2012)
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