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Visiting Assistant Professor, Modern Art and Architecture

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor, Modern Art and Architecture

Job no: 533716

Work type: Faculty - Other

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Architecture/Art/Design, Arts/Theater/Museum, History

Department: College of Design
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins

May 7, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a Cover Letter and current CV along with the online application.

Department Summary

The Department of the History of Art & Architecture (“HAA”) offers undergraduate, Master's, and PhD programs in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, and visual culture. It is also home to the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The UO's beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with outstanding cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, a well-connected regional airport, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

Position Summary

The Department of the History of Art and Architecture is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Art and Architecture for the 2024-2025 academic year. The successful candidate will teach seven classes (2/3/2), including the third part of our “Baroque to Contemporary” survey (ARH 206) and/or ARH353 Modern Art, 1880-1950, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in modern art (roughly from mid-19th to mid-20th centuries) in a global context, engaging critically with both canonical and alternative histories of modernity. We welcome applicants specializing in any geographical area of modern art. Related interest in design, urbanism, or museum studies is also welcome.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Art and/or Architectural History or other related field required prior to appointment; ABD may also be considered.
  • Visiting faculty must hold a like or relevant position at another institution or have recently obtained a terminal degree.

    Professional Competencies

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively and facilitate student learning.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with diverse faculty and student populations.
  • Ability to conduct independent, high-quality scholarship or creative practice.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent record of scholarly, creative, or other professional accomplishment in relevant field.
  • Prior college or university-level teaching experience.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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