College of Fine and Applied Arts: Lecturer (African Art History) - School of Art + Design (143988)
University of Illinois

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Lecturer (African Art History)
School of Art + Design
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The Art History Program in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications to fill one or more open-rank, non-tenure-track faculty appointments (up to 100% time for up to 9 months).

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit


We seek scholars with an area of specialization in African or Middle Eastern art and visual cultures from any historical period. The ability to teach at least one course in the History of Architecture, Urban Planning, the Built Environment or Design is desirable but not required. Those whose research and teaching demonstrate interdisciplinary or comparative transcultural approaches are especially welcome. A Ph.D. in Art History by the start of the appointment is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of successful teaching experience.


Teaching responsibilities to include an introductory course, an advanced undergraduate art history seminar, and/ or a graduate seminar. Existing courses are viewable at the following website:


The Art History Program consists of seven full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members, plus adjuncts and affiliated faculty. Degrees offered include the B.A. and B.F.A, as well as the M.A. and Ph.D. Art History graduate courses also support graduate minors in Museum Studies and Medieval Studies. The University Library is the largest among publicly supported educational institutions and one of the largest university libraries in the country. There are two university museums, the Krannert Art Museum and the Spurlock Museum.

University of Illinois

As a part of the College of Fine + Applied Arts at Illinois, the School of Art + Design offers ready opportunity for collaborations with Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for Performing Arts, and with active departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Dance, Theater, and Music. The University of Illinois is strongly international, and recognized for excellence in the Sciences, Engineering, Humanities and the Arts. Champaign-Urbana is located in East Central Illinois, within short driving distance to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. For more information, please visit: for the University, for the college, and for the School.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and percentage of appointment.

Proposed Starting Dates:

  • 9-month appointments: August 16, 2021
  • Fall-semester appointments: August 16, 2021
  • Spring-semester appointments: January 1, 2022

Application Procedures:

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by April 30, 2021. Interviews may take place and offers may be made prior to the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position. Please create your candidate profile at (Job ID 143988). Complete submissions must include the following:
  • A letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Scholarly writing sample
  • List of three references - online application will require names and contact information for three references.

  • Please clearly title all files using your last name and the contents ("lastname_curriculum_vitae" or "lastname_syllabi").

    For additional information regarding the position, please contact:

    Professor Terri Weissman
    School of Art + Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    408 East Peabody Drive
    Champaign, IL 61820 USA

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