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How to Apply

Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans and museum philosophy and experience, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample. These materials and three letters of reference should be sent to Executive Secretary, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan, 110 Tappan Hall, 855 S. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1357, Phone: (734) 615-8453; email: histart-execsec@umich.edu. The deadline for submission is November 1. Interviews will be conducted by Skype and then on campus until the position is filled. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates and scholars demonstrably committed to working with diverse student populations are encouraged to apply. 

Job Summary

The Department of the History of Art and the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Ancient Art and Visual Culture at the rank of assistant professor/ assistant curator, beginning in September 2018. This is a university year appointment.

Responsibilities*

The successful applicant will be asked to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, to supervise doctoral dissertations (in History of Art and the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology), to curate Kelsey collections, and to participate in museum activities including the exhibition program. The appointee will be welcomed into a large university community that encourages interdisciplinary dialogue and is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Required Qualifications*

A PhD is required prior to appointment. Area of specialization is open within the entire Mediterranean world, including the Near East (Bronze Age to Late Antiquity). Candidates will be expected to bring an art-historical perspective to bear on the analysis of ancient artifacts and to give evidence of commitment to the study of material culture.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.