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Professor in Global Modern Art (1700–1945)

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Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Humanities & Sciences

Professor in Global Modern Art (1700–1945)

The Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University announces an open-rank search for a scholar of modern art extending across national boundaries and cultural traditions. We are looking for candidates whose work demonstrates the global dimensions and transcontinental movement of art, ideas, and artists in the 18th, 19th, and/or early 20th centuries. We understand modern art to encompass multiple histories, both canonical and underknown, and to include painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, film, and print culture. Candidates whose work addresses visual cultures of empire and colonialism are especially encouraged to apply.

A completed Ph.D. is required, as is teaching experience at both the introductory and advanced levels. We encourage applications from scholars whose research and teaching centers feminist, queer, decolonial and anti-racist approaches to the history of art. The ideal candidate will engage with both traditional and alternative histories of modernity across cultures and nations and contribute to the Department’s ongoing commitment to diversity.

The successful candidate will develop a cycle of introductory level and topical courses for undergraduates and, on the basis of their specific research interests, graduate-level courses and seminars. The ideal applicant would also bring to Stanford a program of current or future research in art history that should attract graduate students of the highest caliber.

The appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2023.  

Interested candidates should submit a letter detailing the direction of their current research and teaching objectives, a CV, and one recent writing sample. Assistant-level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted; currently tenured applicants should submit the names of three references. No hard copy applications will be accepted. The deadline for receiving applications is September 1, 2022.

The Department of Art and Art history, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.

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