Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Medieval and Islamic Art History

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Medieval and Islamic Art History


The George Mason University Department of History and Art History invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Medieval and Islamic Art History. The department is home to the award-winning Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and has highly ranked History PhD/MA and Art History MA programs. Faculty members have affiliations with programs across the university including African-American Studies, Cultural Studies, Islamic Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, and Global Affairs. George Mason is a large public university located in the Washington DC suburbs with one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. We take seriously our mission to serve this population through programs in public and digital history and through our commitment to emphasizing the global connections that link different areas of historical study. We support faculty research and excellence in teaching.


George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.



Candidates for this position should have an active scholarly agenda in the field of pre-modern Islamic, Medieval European, or Byzantine art history. We especially welcome candidates whose research demonstrates critical engagements with global, transcultural, and trans-regional conversations in their discipline.


Candidates will have a 2/2 teaching load and will have broad latitude in developing an array of undergraduate and graduate courses. It is expected that the candidate will teach undergraduate courses across geographical areas and chronological periods on arts of the pre-modern Islamic world (Mediterranean, Middle East, or Central Asia), European Medieval, and Byzantine art, as well as Graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates with experience teaching these topics and who can develop new course offerings in related areas are particularly encouraged to apply.


We seek a scholar of the highest caliber who is committed to supporting the diversity of George Mason University’s student population and the national and global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the historical profession, across race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected basis.


Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by August 2020


Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching experience in pre-modern Islamic, European Medieval and/or Byzantine art history


Special Instructions to Applicants      

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position F6543z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application, CV, and a one-page statement in which the applicant describes how he or she will contribute to the university’s mission as a diverse public university. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to Susie Leblanc, at sleblanc@gmu.edu. Review of applications will begin after November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Every applicant that applies by the full consideration date will be considered, including those that might require sponsorship. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Michele Greet, Search Committee Chair, at mgreet@gmu.edu


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.