art and design opportunities

The Art History Program in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for one full-time, nine-month, Lecturer position. This appointment requires service for one nine-month academic year. The service dates are August 16, 2017 thru May 15, 2018.

A Ph.D. in Art History by the start of the appointment is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of successful teaching experience. We seek scholars of historical and/or modern and contemporary African visual cultures who are able to teach introductory and advanced courses in African visual cultures across a range of periods and media, as well as other art history courses that support our curriculum. Those whose research and teaching demonstrate interdisciplinary, comparative transcultural approaches are especially welcome.
Teaching responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load: three courses each in fall and spring semesters. This includes introductory and advanced undergraduate art history courses, as well as a graduate seminar. Existing courses are viewable at the following website:
The Art History Program consists of nine full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members, plus adjuncts and affiliated faculty. Degrees offered include the B.A. and B.F.A, as well as the M.A. and Ph.D. Art History graduate courses also support graduate minors in Museum Studies and Medieval Studies. The University Library is the largest among publicly supported educational institutions and one of the largest university libraries in the country. There are two university museums, the Krannert Art Museum and the Spurlock Museum. Additional information about the program and faculty areas can be found at:

University of Illinois
As a part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois, the School of Art + Design offers ready opportunity for collaborations with Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for Performing Arts, and with active departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Dance, Theater, and Music.

The University of Illinois is strongly international, and recognized for excellence in the Sciences, Engineering, Humanities and the Arts. Champaign‐ Urbana is located in East Central Illinois, within short driving distance to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. For more information, please visit: for the University, for the college, and for the School.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and offers an excellent benefits package.
Application Procedures
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 29, 2017. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however no decision will be made until after that date. Please create your candidate profile at Complete submissions must include the following:
1. A letter of application
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Scholarly writing sample
4. Two sample course syllabi. One of these should be for “Introduction to African Art,” a large-enrollment course that fulfills the University General Education criteria for non-Western cultures. At the University of Illinois students enrolled in this course attend lectures 3 times a week plus 1 weekly section meeting taught by a Teaching Assistant.
5. List of three references – online application will require names and contact information for three references.
Please clearly title all files using your last name and the contents (“lastname_curriculum_vitae” or “lastname_syllabi”)

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For additional information regarding the position, please contact:

Associate Professor Lisa Rosenthal
School of Art + Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
408 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820 USA
+1 217 265 5236 (phone)
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