University of Michigan — Ilene H. Forsyth Assistant or Associate Professor of Western Medieval Art

The Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time position in western medieval art to begin September 2022. This is a university-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with tenure. The position may be filled by persons working in any field of western medieval art pursuing any methodological approach/es. The successful applicant will be asked to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise doctoral students, undertake service appropriate to the rank, and participate actively in the events of the department. The appointee will be welcomed into a large university community that encourages interdisciplinary dialogue and is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample (35-40 pages maximum).

Applicants should include a personal statement and diversity commitment that includes your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your research proposal and teaching statements (1-3 pages).

Application materials, personal statement and diversity commitment, and three letters of reference for candidates at the assistant professor level or a list of names of potential reviewers for candidates at the associate professor level should be uploaded to Interfolio ( If you have questions, please contact Audra Wilson (Executive Secretary, U-M Department of the History of Art) at The deadline for submission is October 4, 2021.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates and scholars demonstrably committed to working with diverse student populations are encouraged to apply.