Assistant Professor In East Asian Art History

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University of California, Riverside

The Department of the History of Art at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the History of East Asian Art and Architecture of any geographic area or historical period from the early modern to the present day. We are looking for outstanding scholars with broad interests and a strong commitment to research and teaching in the history of East Asian art, architecture, and visual/material culture. Those whose work brings cross-cultural approaches and diverse perspectives are especially welcome. The successful candidate will build upon the popular East Asian component of our B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs; teach courses spanning the field and ranging from undergraduate surveys to graduate seminars; and advise students in a methodologically diverse department on a campus with strong interdisciplinary interests in Asian art and culture.

UCR is located 60 miles east of Los Angeles and is part Southern California's rich cultural milieu, including UCRArts, the Riverside Art Museum, the Getty Center and The Huntington, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and numerous other museums, galleries and institutions. We are a member of the Getty Consortium of art history departments and participate in the annual graduate seminar offered by the Getty Research Institute.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Required qualifications include: Ph.D. degree at time of appointment, evidence of excellence in teaching commensurate with experience, and a promising record of research and publication. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Position begins July 1, 2020.

To apply submit materials electronically via url: Candidates must submit a cover letter of application, a research statement, curriculum vitae, writing sample (30 pages maximum), evidence of teaching, a statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation. Review of completed applications will begin December 13, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact the East Asian Art History Search Committee at

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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