Assistant Professor of Global Early Modern Art / Architecture
University of California Santa Barbara Department of History of Art and Architecture
United States

Assistant Professor in Global Early Modern Art and/or Architecture

Job #JPF01552
  • College of Letters & Science - Humanities and Fine Arts - History of Art and Architecture

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 27th, 2019
Last review date: Monday, Jan 6, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of California Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Global Early Modern Art and/or Architecture beginning July 1, 2020.

We seek a colleague with a research specialization in Early Modern Art and/or Architecture (ca. 1400-1750) whose work examines, from both a historical and theoretical perspective, the artistic responses that arose from interactions among societies and cultures. We encourage applications from candidates whose research and teaching complement the current expertise in the department.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in art history, architectural history or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment. The ability to teach courses ranging from introductory survey courses to advanced graduate seminars is required, and the ability to teach about a diverse range of media is desirable. The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate a strong theoretical/methodological grounding in their research. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the potential to make contributions to departmental clusters of expertise in Art and Architecture of the Americas; Art and Architecture of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds; Art and Architecture of the Early-Modern World; and/or Global Art, Architecture and Visual Culture; as well as to the undergraduate emphases in Museum Studies and/or Architecture and Environment. UC Santa Barbara encourages interdisciplinary research and teaching. There will be opportunities for engaging with departments and programs such as the Departments of Black Studies, English, Global Studies, History, Latin American Studies, and Religious Studies, as well as the Mellichamp Cluster for Global and International Studies, the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies; and the Early Modern Center.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

TO APPLY: Please create an account and complete the online application (UC Recruit). The online application will require: (1) a cover letter, (2) a statement of research, (3) a statement of teaching interests, (4) a curriculum vitae with full contact information, (5) two publications or other writing samples, and (6) for the applicant to arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted by referees through UC Recruit via:

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For primary consideration, submit all application materials by December 14, 2019. The position is open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • (Optional)
  • Publication or Writing Sample
  • Publication or Writing Sample
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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