The Art, Art History, and Film Department of Boston College seeks to appoint a distinguished art historian of Islamic Art and Architecture (open specialization and time period) to the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship in Islamic and Asian Art. The appointment will be made at the rank of full Professor, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2019.
Candidates should have an outstanding publication record and an active research agenda, and should be committed to teaching in an undergraduate department at a Liberal Arts university. They should also demonstrate engagement in the field through participation in national and international conferences and other scholarly activities.
The appointee will teach introductory courses in Islamic art and architecture, and upper-level courses and research seminars in his or her areas of specialization, with the opportunity to teach graduate students from other departments. In addition, the appointee will have the opportunity to collaborate with the McMullen Museum of Art and the interdisciplinary program of Islamic Civilization and Societies, which has faculty in History, Language, Literature, Music, Political Science, Sociology, and Theology, and offers an MA degree.
The salary will be commensurate with experience, and the Professorship includes a generous annual research fund. The University also has an unusually rich collection of books on Islamic art, thanks to the generosity of Norma Jean and Stanford Calderwood. Boston College’s location facilitates opportunities for scholarly collaboration and exchange. Boston is an active center for research on Islamic art and architecture, with Aga Khan Programs for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and MIT and extensive collections of Islamic art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Harvard Art Museums.