Archaeology – Roman, Art History - Greek and Roman
Position Description: Tenure-track Assistant Professor. Morris Russell and Josephine Chidsey Williams Assistant Professor. The Department of History of Art seeks an exciting and innovative scholar-teacher with wide-ranging interests and field work in Roman architecture and urbanism who will complement existing departmental strengths, and make broad use of the region’s rich cultural resources. Teaching load is 2 courses per semester, including upper-level lectures and seminars in specialty, plus participation in survey courses as well as first-year and methods seminars. The Williams Assistant Professor will play an important role in the graduate groups in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World, Ancient History, and the Department of Classical Studies. The department also has close ties with the School of Design and the Penn Museum. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to appointment.
Submit applications online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1200. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, two sample syllabi, and a teaching statement that includes discussion of potential uses of the Penn Museum’s permanent collection and digital resources. Provide contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website. Review of applications will begin on September 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of History of Art is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
1. Cover Letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Teaching Statement
Welcome to one of the country's leading programs for the History of Art and one of the most active organizations on the Penn campus. At home in the Jaffe History of Art Building, we are located at both a physical and a virtual crossroads for Penn's vibrant community of students and teachers.
We offer a wide variety of undergraduate instruction to satisfy the curiosity and pique the interest of ...students. General liberal arts majors and specialists are provided for equally. Our courses regularly transport students to Philadelphia's museums, galleries and historic sites, and we offer seminars in collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Arthur Ross Gallery, in which students devise and organize exhibitions. The department is home to the Visual Studies program and is a significant contributor to the new major in Cinema Studies.
Our renowned graduate program is sustained by the Faculty of the Graduate Group in the History of Art, whose collegial appointments drawn from elsewhere in the University enriches the scope and expands the size of the department. The department also hosts the Graduate Group in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World, underscoring the breadth of our interests.
We are proud that our faculty have received all of the University's teaching awards (the Abrams, College Alumni Society, and Lindback prizes), and that faculty scholarship has won the major prizes of the College Art Association and the Society of Architectural Historians. History of Art faculty are also recipients of the major fellowships that support scholarly work: Guggenheim, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Humanities Center, Woodrow Wilson Center, etc.