Assistant Professor Term–Contemporary Art History & Theory

University of Louisville

The Department of Fine Arts at the University of Louisville welcomes applications for an Assistant Professor term appointment in the area of Contemporary Art History and Theory beginning August 1, 2019.


The Department of Fine Arts, endowed as the Hite Art Institute, is the most comprehensive Fine Arts program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Majors may earn degrees at the BA, BFA, MA or MFA levels with concentrations in Studio Art, Art History and Curatorial Studies. The Department currently has 19 faculty members, a full-time staff of five, and 350 undergraduate and graduate majors. It operates on-campus and downtown galleries with active exhibition schedules.

Faculty selected for the position will be expected to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in art history, curatorial studies, and fine art. This is an annual appointment with the opportunity for renewal dependent upon performance and availability of funding.


The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Art History, Visual Culture Studies or related field, and provide strong evidence of an emerging scholarly profile. The preferred candidate will present a clear knowledge of theoretical discourses, contemporary practices, and global trends.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply on-line at and attach one document containing: (1) letter of interest; (2) resume / curriculum vita; and (3) a list of three references, with professional titles, mailing addresses and e-mail addresses.

Posted on February 6