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Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track: Specialist of the ancient Mediterranean

The Department of Art History of Tyler School of Art and Architecture invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate rank in the specialization of the arts and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East (ca. 3000 BCE-100 BCE), to complement areas already represented by faculty in the department. We are especially interested in candidates who are working on projects in the digital humanities, who could provide our students with methodological innovation and who are engaged in collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to the archaeology, art and architecture of the region.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in art history or archaeology and have an appropriate level of teaching experience and scholarly research and publication. The candidate should be engaged in object-based research and critical theory, and demonstrate professional accomplishments in the discipline. The candidate should demonstrate familiarity with best teaching practices and with innovative instructional design and technologies. More advanced candidates should have experience with departmental and college-wide service.

Tyler’s Department of Art History has a faculty of 10 full-time members, who specialize in periods ranging from the Roman world to Global Contemporary. Art History at Temple University is part of the highly-ranked Tyler School of Art and Architecture; there is dynamic synergy among the programs in the School and across the University. The department is located on Temple University’s Philadelphia Main Campus and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility. The department has important connections to the Department of Greek and Roman Classics, in the College of Liberal Arts. Temple offers the resources of a research-one doctoral institution, in a culturally rich city and region.

The letter of application should include a statement describing research and teaching interests, philosophy and experience. Candidates are encouraged to address the ways in which they could contribute to Temple’s institutional mission and commitment to excellence and diversity, and to Tyler’s engagement of interdisciplinarity. In addition, the application should include a CV, names and contact information of three references and a writing sample of up to 35 pages. Semi-finalists will be asked to provide three letters of reference on letterhead and course syllabi. Finalists will be expected to supply official degree transcripts, and student evaluations of courses taught.

The successful applicant will begin teaching classes in the fall of 2020; the course load is 2-2. Each member of the department teaches General Education or a writing class, upper-level undergraduate classes (including Art History majors, studio majors, and non-majors), one graduate seminar; and teaches and advises MA, MFA, MEd, and PhD students. The successful applicant will also be expected to accomplish research commensurate with a doctoral research-extensive university tenure track position.

Please send all materials electronically by December 15, 2019. To apply, please visit to set up an account and upload your application materials. If you need assistance during the upload, email

Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusivity in both its community and its curricula. Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

Address further inquiries to Ashley West, associate professor and search committee chair at

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM, Tenure Track Appointment

Tyler School of Art and Architecture invites applications for a tenure track appointment in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Program to start fall, 2020. The successful candidate will serve as Program Head of the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Program. The Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Program encompasses a wide range of philosophies and practices ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, emphasizing digital modeling and fabrication and traditional bench techniques and addressing industrial design and sculpture. The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of crafts materials and processes, including 3-D modeling and digital fabrication and have demonstrated the ability to position jewelry within contemporary art and craft discourses. We seek a candidate who is active and influential in shaping the future of the field. Candidates whose vision expands beyond the traditional canon of jewelry and metals to include broader social, political, cultural or artistic contexts are particularly desirable. A professional exhibition record is required. In addition to being an accomplished artist, the successful candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching, as well as evidence of successful experience with administration and program management. The position requires teaching a variety of jewelry and metals courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Responsibilities include teaching and instruction; administrative and program management; and service to the program, department and college.

Since 1935, Tyler School of Art and Architecture has offered students instruction from a world-renowned faculty combined with the resources of Temple University, a large, urban research institution. Tyler’s programs encompass a wide range of areas in the study of art, design, art history, art education and architecture. In each program, students work in small learning communities, while also benefiting from state-of-the-art facilities, a rigorous curriculum and a large, diverse campus community.

Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor 

Qualifications: Must have an MFA, professional exhibition record, demonstrated teaching excellence, a record of successful program administration and management, and an ability to communicate and work effectively, collegially, and collaboratively with students, faculty and administrators. A minimum of three years of full time college-level teaching experience, or the equivalent, is preferred.

Tyler School of Art and Architecture is an affirmative action/equal-opportunity employer committed to increasing and sustaining its diverse academic community.

How to apply: Please visit to create an account and upload the following materials:

  • Cover letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Artist Statement
  • 20 examples of your work
  • 20 examples of student work
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Two sample syllabi
  • Three references with contact information: address, phone number and email address*

* Finalists must also be prepared to submit course evaluations, official academic transcripts and three signed letters of recommendation on letterhead. No letters are required in the initial application.

If you need assistance during the uploading process, please email:

Review of applications begins immediately and applications received by January 15, 2020 will receive priority review. Position remains open until filled.