Position Openings

Assistant Professor, 19th-century European and American Art

The Art, Art History, and Film Department of Boston College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of 19th-century European and American art and architectural history, to begin July 1, 2019.

The department seeks candidates with robust and innovative research agendas and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. The appointee will teach five courses per academic year: an introduction to art history from Renaissance to Modern and upper-level courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. We are particularly interested in candidates who are also able to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: theory and methods of art history; material and artistic exchange with cultures throughout the world; and museum history, theory, and practice.

The department encourages teaching in the University Core Curriculum, interdisciplinary teaching, teaching with objects in area collections, and exhibition projects at the McMullen Museum of Art.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of recent scholarship, course syllabi, and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2018. PhD expected by start date. The cover letter should specify whether the candidate will attend the College Art Association Annual Conference in 2019. All materials must be submitted to Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/53600


Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship in Islamic and Asian Art

The Art, Art History, and Film Department of Boston College seeks to appoint a distinguished art historian of Islamic Art and Architecture (open specialization and time period) to the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship in Islamic and Asian Art. The appointment will be made at the rank of full Professor, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2019.

Candidates should have an outstanding publication record and an active research agenda, and should be committed to teaching in an undergraduate department at a Liberal Arts university. They should also demonstrate engagement in the field through participation in national and international conferences and other scholarly activities.

The appointee will teach introductory courses in Islamic art and architecture, and upper-level courses and research seminars in his or her areas of specialization, with the opportunity to teach graduate students from other departments. In addition, the appointee will have the opportunity to collaborate with the McMullen Museum of Art and the interdisciplinary program of Islamic Civilization and Societies, which has faculty in History, Language, Literature, Music, Political Science, Sociology, and Theology, and offers an MA degree.

The salary will be commensurate with experience, and the Professorship includes a generous annual research fund. The University also has an unusually rich collection of books on Islamic art, thanks to the generosity of Norma Jean and Stanford Calderwood. Boston College’s location facilitates opportunities for scholarly collaboration and exchange. Boston is an active center for research on Islamic art and architecture, with Aga Khan Programs for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and MIT and extensive collections of Islamic art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Harvard Art Museums.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of recent scholarship, course syllabi, and the names and contact information for three references by November 15, 2018. Letters of recommendation will be requested later. The cover letter should specify whether the candidate will attend the College Art Association Annual Conference in 2019. All materials must be submitted to Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/53626

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity.