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Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts)
Department of Art History
Position F18250

Full-time, tenure eligible faculty position begins August 16, 2020

Application deadline: Review of applications begins December 16, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications are due by December 16, 2019.

The Opportunity:

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts), Department of Art History, invites applications from distinguished, highly collaborative, interdisciplinary scholars for the Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art. The Endowed Chair position is a 9-month, tenure eligible position with an open-rank. Full consideration will be given to applicants at any stage of their scholarly career. Scholars in Islamic art from any time period or geographic area are invited to apply. Prominent scholars whose research focuses on contemporary Islamic art will be strongly considered. The Endowed Chair will be based on Virginia Commonwealth University’s community-oriented home campus located in Richmond, Virginia. The faculty member will be expected to reside in the Richmond area and contribute to the broader mission and initiatives of the department and School, while maintaining close association and collaboration with the Art History Program at VCUarts Qatar, with its distinctive focus on Islamic art in its global context. The Endowed Chair position includes generous support for research.


• PhD in art history.
• The faculty member will have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department.
• University teaching experience.
• Ability to attract high-caliber graduate students.
• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
To apply, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs at Only electronic applications submitted via eJobs will be accepted.

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