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Assistant Professor of Early Modern Global Art History

Texas Christian University
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Early Modern Global Art History

School of Art

College of Fine Arts

Texas Christian University


Position: We seek a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Early Modern Global Art History (pre-1700). We are particularly interested in a candidate whose research engages with global connections during the early modern era. The position comes with research funding. The candidate will be expected to actively participate in TCU’s close relationship with museums in the area, in particular the Kimbell Art Museum, but also the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and museums in Dallas.

Date of Appointment: August 2022

Duties: Teach five courses per year, including general surveys and lecture and seminar based courses in area of specialization; maintain active research agenda; contribute to departmental and university service; advise graduate and undergraduate students.

Qualifications Required: Ph.D. in Art History or a closely related field, ABD candidates who will have their PhD completed by the start of the appointment will also be considered. We seek a scholar with an ambitious research agenda, strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and demonstrated engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion. To learn more about TCU’s commitment to inclusive excellence, visit

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor; salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The School: TCU’s School of Art is a NASAD-accredited program that offers the B.A. and M.A. in Art History, as well as the B.A., B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Studio Art and the B.F.A. in Art Education. The “museum experience” makes the TCU Art History program distinctive. The art history faculty maintains a close working relationship with the art museums in the area, especially the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Dallas Museum of Art, and Sid Richardson Museum. Centering on the art object, the program allows students to expand their knowledge of the historical, stylistic, and theoretical dimensions of the visual arts, while having the invaluable experience of engaging directly with art objects.

The University: TCU is dedicated to an inclusive learning community and actively seeks applications from diverse candidates with the mission to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. TCU is a progressive, independent non-sectarian university that strongly supports freedom of expression and critical inquiry. TCU is a Category I Independent institution with a stable enrollment of approximately 11,000 students. The university offers over 100 undergraduate areas of study, 58 master’s level programs, and 25 areas of doctoral study. TCU employs 588 full-time faculty and approximately 90% hold the highest degree in their discipline. TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas (the 12th largest city in the US with a population of more than 900,000), a city of rich cultural endowments including world-class museums and performing arts facilities. The city is part of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex of 6.7 million people and is served by the DFW international airport. For the past 8 consecutive years, TCU has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For”.

Application Process: Only online applications will be accepted. Applications must include a letter of application addressing the responsibilities and qualifications outlined above; a current curriculum vita (CV); a one-page statement that details the applicant’s engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a list of 3 references and their current contact information. Only electronic materials will be accepted. Application review will begin November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.


TCU encourages applications from diverse candidates and is dedicated to an inclusive learning community. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender Identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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