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Assistant Professor, Early Modern Studies Program

Assistant Professor, Early Modern Studies Program

The Early Modern Studies Program (EMSP) at the University of King’s College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in early modern art history, commencing July 1, 2020. Candidates must have a PhD or be ABD.

Candidates should have scholarly expertise in some area of early modern European art history and visual culture (fifteenth to early nineteenth centuries), and an ability to teach undergraduate courses on aesthetic theory and related topics across the early modern period. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and administering an interdisciplinary study-abroad course, currently being offered in Florence. Candidates should also have a capacity to offer lectures and tutor in the Foundation Year Program.

The EMSP is especially interested in candidates who could help enhance its ongoing curricular diversity initiatives. Specialization or teaching competence in the area of encounters between European and Indigenous/non-European cultures in early modern art and visual culture would be a particular asset.

The University of King’s College is a small teaching-intensive liberal arts university with a lively academic community. Thus, while the successful candidate will be expected to engage actively in research and scholarship, demonstrated teaching excellence as well as a willingness to take on administrative duties at the program and faculty levels are essential. The position will also include regular supervision and acting as reader of EMSP undergraduate theses. For more information on the EMSP and King’s, please visit the program web page.

A complete application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief teaching dossier (including relevant teaching evaluations), one sample of scholarly work of no more than 15-20 pages, and three letters of reference. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

To Apply

Applications (hard copy only) should be sent to: Dr. Simon Kow (Director), c/o Sharon Brown, Early Modern Studies Program, University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax NS, B3H 2A1. For inquiries, email: sharon.brown@ukings.ca.

The deadline for applications is Monday, December 2, 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by January.

The University of King’s College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We encourage and welcome those who would contribute to the diversification of our staff and faculty including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.