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Jeff Craft, Department of the History of Art

110 Tappan Hall, 855 S. University Ave. 
University of Michigan 
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1357

Job Summary

The Department of the History of Art is seeking to hire a part-time Lecturer 1 to teach an 3-credit course, HISTART 201, “Great Monuments from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages,” which has been posted for the Fall Term 2018. This position will be a 33% (or 33.3, or 33.33) appointment effort for teaching one course.

The candidate will provide classroom instruction to undergraduate students. An appropriate set of tests and/or written exercises should be devised to further students’ acquaintance with the material presented in class. Necessary mentoring should take place in scheduled office hours.

Course Description

HISTART 201 introduces students to the disciplinary practices and goals of art history via encounters with selected great monuments of visual culture ranging from magic-charged cave art of prehistory to compelling Christian, Jewish, and Islamic monuments of medieval life, piety, and power down through the fourteenth century CE. Each monument is placed in dialogue with a cluster of thematically associated creations that enrich students’ understanding of how art expresses ideas and elicits meaning in its era of production. Skills also include considering how to ‘read’ a famous monument across time — as its fame may have the power to produce new meanings in new historical contexts.


Lecturers are expected to hold office hours and handle routine matters related to instruction.

Required Qualifications*

The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in teaching an undergraduate survey course treating a broad range of ancient and medieval art historical material.  Experience working with and engaging diverse groups of undergraduate students is essential.  PhD required.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

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.

Selection Process

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan invite applications for a one-term lecturer position for the Fall term, 2018.
The deadline for applications is June 22, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and continue until the position is filled.

Applications will be selected based upon demonstrated subject matter expertise and relevant experience in the classroom.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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