The School of Art and Design at Eastern Michigan University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in the field of Ancient or Medieval art history, at the rank of assistant professor, starting in September 2021. Teaching load is four courses per semester, typically including one or more sections of an ancient-to-medieval survey course. Additional teaching responsibilities will involve regularly scheduled upper-level courses on Classical and Medieval art as well as other more specialized courses in the applicants area(s) of focus, along with undergraduate advising in art history. The primary region of specialization is open: applicants specializing in any subfields or regions relevant to the broad scope of such a curriculum, including but not limited to the ancient/medieval Mediterranean, Near East, and Europe, are encouraged to apply. We welcome candidates with the ability to develop courses in areas not covered by existing faculty, and with interests in areas of cultural exchange and interaction, critical race studies, the digital humanities, or museum studies.
The appointee will be welcomed into an interdisciplinary unit that encourages collaborative engagement and dialogue and values diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school.
Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.
Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.
Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.
Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.
Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.
Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.
Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.
Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.
Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.
Perform related Departmental duties as required.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in ancient or medieval art history or a related field, with evidence of scholarly potential and a demonstrated commitment to teaching. Enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching, pedagogical creativity and flexibility, and a commitment to working with students from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds are essential.
Internal Number: 12447
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.