Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Department of Art History and Art

The Department of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in either the field of Islamic art and/or architecture before 1500, or the field of Global Contemporary visual culture. For the Islamic field, the geographical area of specialization may be the Mediterranean world or the Middle East (including Central Asia). The ability to teach contemporary art from the Muslim world is desirable. The primary area of specialization for the Global Contemporary field should be anywhere except the United States and Western Europe.

A Ph.D. and demonstrated scholarly potential are required at the time of appointment. Candidates should exemplify excellence and innovation in research and teaching. Interdisciplinary and transregional research are especially welcomed. A strong commitment to object-based teaching/mentoring and engagement with object-centered learning are essential. The renowned collections and library of the Cleveland Museum of Art are available for teaching and research, as part of a fifty-year-old collaboration between the CWRU Department of Art History and Art and the CMA. Teaching duties include two courses each semester, comprising graduate seminars, upper level courses in the successful applicant’s area of specialization, introductory and area survey classes for undergraduates, and participation in CWRU’s seminar approach to undergraduate education. Candidates should be prepared to supervise M.A. and PhD students, and fully participate in departmental activities and relevant university service. Visit our website at:

Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and email addresses of three references to Deborah Tenenbaum: Applications received by November 20, 2017 will be given full consideration. Questions should be directed to Elizabeth Bolman, Chair and Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts:

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.