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Chapman University - TT Assistant Professor of Early Modern European Art

Friday, October 21, 2016   (0 Comments)

Chapman University’s Art Department seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Art History within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, beginning August 2017.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. More information about Chapman University is available at

A Ph.D. is required. We seek applicants with a specialty in early modern European art history (1400–1800) to teach undergraduate courses in a program with two full-time colleagues. The department encourages applications from candidates with a fresh and dynamic perspective on teaching, curricular development, interdisciplinary practices, and a commitment to mentoring students. A secondary area in non-western art history (e.g. Islamic, Asian, Pre-Columbian, African) or contemporary art and theory, and teaching experience are desired.

Teach five courses a year, supervise student theses, and maintain active research and publication agendas. Service is also expected. Teaching responsibilities include the second half of western survey, courses in European art between 1400 and 1800, as well as more specialized courses in area of expertise. Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching and service.

Contact information
Qualified applicants should electronically submit a faculty application (download from, letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, one sample publication (or dissertation chapter), and sample syllabi to: Dr. Justin Walsh, Search Chair, at Please use “Art History Faculty Position” as the email subject line.

Candidates should mail three letters of reference separately to:

Art History Search Committee
Department of Art, Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Application review begins December 1, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. We hope to conduct interviews at CAA in February. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County home buyer assistance program. Chapman University requires background checks for all new employees.

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