The Department of Art and Design invites applications for The Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History. We are hiring visiting professors for the academic years of 2024-2025 and 2025-2026. The applicant must hold a PhD in art history or relevant field of expertise. We welcome applications from senior scholars who have a significant publication record and strong interdisciplinary research skills in art history and visual studies. We welcome a broad range of applicants from areas including but not limited to American art history, the arts of Ancient Greece and Rome, European art studies from medieval to contemporary, Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Africa-African Diaspora art histories, and Museum Studies.
Responsibilities include teaching one course per semester in the visitor’s area of expertise and presenting a formal lecture to the greater Memphis community in the spring semester of their residency. We encourage visiting scholars to pursue a research goal while in residence and to present their current research to our students in uniquely designed ‘special topics’ courses or in seminars. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits, a travel budget for research and conference attendance, book allowance, and a graduate assistant are also provided.