History of Art and Architecture

Position Available: Assistant Professor

Position Description:

The Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to hire an assistant professor in the tenure stream who specializes in the arts of premodern China and its cultural relationships within and beyond East Asia. The starting date is September 1, 2017. This appointment will maintain and enhance Pitt’s internationally recognized strengths in East Asian studies and support our department’s commitment to advancing global understanding and cross-cultural awareness in the histories of art, architecture and material culture.  The successful candidate will be able to draw on resources in the Asian Studies Center, the Global Studies Center, the World History Center and the Humanities Center.

We are particularly interested in attracting applicants with innovative conceptual approaches to their field, whatever their sub-field may be, and who are able to connect their area of specialty to larger intellectual and methodological frameworks that cut across fields and disciplines.  Please consult Constellations on our webpage to explore how we have restructured our department with this goal in mind.

The department is strongly committed to outstanding instruction at both graduate and undergraduate levels.  Applicants should therefore also be interested in teaching as an intellectual enterprise in its own right, and able to teach outside their immediate specialization.

PhD and teaching experience are required.  Applications are due no later than February 6, 2017 and should be sent electronically as a single PDF file to Corrin Trombley (cot12@pitt.edu). The file should have a cover letter and a research statement, your cv, a brief teaching portfolio (max 20 pages), and a writing sample or publication. Three letters of reference are also required and should be sent separately to Corrin Trombley.  Questions may be addressed to Prof. Kirk Savage, Acting Chair (ksa@pitt.edu). 


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