Contemporary Art History with Asia Focus
Department of Art / Department of Art History
University of Oregon

The Department of Art and the Department of Art History at the University of Oregon invite applications for a full-time tenure-track joint appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have a research concentration in a region of Asia (broadly defined as East Asia, South and Southeast Asia, and beyond). Applications from candidates whose research explores cross-cultural and interdisciplinary aspects of contemporary visual culture especially welcomed. Active research and scholarship in the field is expected. The teaching assignment is five courses in an academic year comprising three quarters. Teaching duties include one graduate and one undergraduate contemporary art theory and criticism course in the Department of Art, and three courses in the Department of Art History, ranging from undergraduate surveys to graduate seminars. As a joint appointment, the candidate will be engaged with students and faculty in both departments, with his/her tenure home in Art History.

Art and Art History are located within the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, a dynamic, multidisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, and students that also includes departments and programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, Product Design, and Museum Studies. The UO also houses many programs, initiatives, and resources related to Asian art and culture, such as the Asian Studies Program, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, and the collections of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, as well as programs in Ethnic Studies and Cinema Studies. In addition, the Schnitzer Museum and the White Box Gallery in the UO Portland Center afford potential curatorial opportunities.

Required qualifications: PhD completed by September 15, 2012, evidence of scholarly achievement, and a record of teaching excellence. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds.

Interested persons should apply online to the University of Oregon ART AND ART HISTORY SEARCH at Submit a statement of interest, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and brief descriptions of courses taught or prepared to teach. The review of applicants will begin on January 9, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.