Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Ancient Visual Culture
The Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Department of Classics at the University of Georgia invite applications for a tenure-track, joint appointment of an assistant professor specializing in ancient visual culture and the reception of the classical tradition and skilled at integrating imaging technologies within his/her scholarship and teaching. Candidates should hold the Ph.D. in art history and present evidence of successful research and teaching in digital humanities. This appointment is part of an ongoing effort by the University of Georgia to build a significant digital humanities infrastructure involving faculty and facilities housed in various departments and collaborating with the Willson Center for the Humanities.
The successful candidate will be asked to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ancient visual culture that are interdisciplinary in approach and that incorporate digital technology, allowing students to visualize the natural and built landscapes of the ancient past and study how that physical context impacted art, literature, philosophy, and other cultural endeavors. These courses will be cross-listed in both departments. The candidate must be committed to scholarship and demonstrate potential achievement in the discipline commensurate with the university's research mission. S/He must have excellent communication skills and participate in committee work and other service to the undergraduate and graduate programs.
The Lamar Dodd School of Art, housed in a new, state-of-the-art building, has 55 full-time faculty members, including 8 art historians, and enjoys a close working relationship with the nearby Georgia Museum of Art. The classics faculty numbers 13, with specialties in Greek, Latin, classical archaeology, ancient history, late antiquity, linguistics, and the classical tradition. Both units are part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
This position will be available August 2011. The final application deadline for full consideration is January 31, 2010. Applicants should submit a detailed letter summarizing their qualifications, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, an example of scholarship, and other supporting materials.