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Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow - Pre-Modern Art History

The University of Chicago
Illinois Medical District, IL
Closing date
Sep 20, 2021

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Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Art and Humanities
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Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow - Pre-Modern Art History


The Department of Art History at the University of Chicago invites applications for a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. The selected candidate would be appointed for a term of two years at the rank of Instructor. Following a successful review in the second year, the candidate would be promoted to a first term as Assistant Professor. This position is intended to lead into appointment as Assistant Professor and this search is connected to a concurrent search for an Assistant Professor ( We urge all applicants to submit an application to the Assistant Professor search as well, so that all available options may be considered for the selected candidate.

The Department seeks applicants with innovative approaches to scholarship in art history, visual media or studies, and/or the built environment, an ambitious research agenda, and a commitment to developing pedagogical techniques for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Scholars working in any pre-modern (before ca. 1850) period and any geographic area, with any theoretical or methodological focus are invited to apply. The position is intended to provide substantial time for the selected candidate to advance their scholarship. It thus includes a teaching load of one course per year, with minimal advising and service responsibilities.


All requirements for the PhD in Art History or a related field must be completed by the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions

The following applications materials must be submitted to the posting at
  • Cover letter introducing research, teaching interests, long-term career goals, and detailing progress toward completion of PhD if not in hand
  • Dissertation abstract (2-page maximum)
  • Current CV
  • One article-length text or dissertation chapter

Review will begin on October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled or the posting is closed. Additional materials and reference letters may be requested following initial review of applications.

For more information about the Department of Art History, please visit Please contact with any questions about the position.

Position contingent on final budgetary approval.

EEO Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University's Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Research Associate, Location: Chicago, IL - 60637
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