Job Opening – Associate to Full Professor in Visual Studies (08/2012)

2012 August 8

University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California

The History of Art and Visual Culture Department (, at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a senior tenured faculty position (Associate to Full Professor) in Visual Studies. The department seeks a scholar of distinction who will join us in shaping our undergraduate major and visual studies doctoral program. We are open to specialists of any time period, geographic area, culture, or media, whether such expertise augments current strengths of the department or provides added breadth. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

We seek an interdisciplinary scholar who has demonstrated the ability to work beyond the confines of art history, possesses a distinguished publication record, teaching excellence and, ideally, experience mentoring graduate students. The position comes with a competitive salary and generous start-up package to fund equipment and research expenses.

We have a strong undergraduate major and a young, dynamic Ph.D. program. Under the leadership of a new dean, our division is enjoying faculty growth, significant fundraising successes, new research centers, and is planning for a new Museum of the Arts and the Sciences, which is one of the top four initiatives in the university’s comprehensive campaign.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. (or equivalent professional degree/experience) in a relevant field, distinguished research profile, demonstrated commitment to and talent for teaching and mentoring, and evidence of aptitude for and willingness to share in administrative work.

To apply and for full job posting: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: 1) a letter of application outlining scholarly background as well as current and future research plans, and 2) curriculum vitae. The university welcomes applicants’ submission of a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through their research, service, and/or teaching. All requested materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/14.

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