JOB May 22, 2024

Senior Academic Position in Arts of Islam/ Arabic Art, Tel Aviv University

Art History Department, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Application deadline: Jun 15, 2024

Tamar Cholcman

The Department of Art History at Tel Aviv University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the Arts of Islam /Arabic Art. The anticipated start date for this position is the 2024-2025 academic year, with flexibility to begin in either the winter semester (October 2024) or the spring semester (February 2025) to accommodate the successful candidate's availability.

The Department welcomes applications from art historians whose expertise reside in the Arts of Islam / Arabic Art. We encourage candidates specializing in the field of Arts of Islam / Arabic Art to submit their applications, spanning from ancient periods to the present, including modern and contemporary art. Applicants may focus on specific periods and territories within this broad spectrum. We especially welcome candidates who thrive in an interdisciplinary environment and whose work is informed by comparative and global perspectives. We encourage submissions by researches specializing in Palestinian Art.
Applicants must have earned a PhD in the History of Art or a related field by the date of appointment with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding research program.

The position includes teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of Arts of Islam / Arabic Art. Regular teaching load consists of 16 academic hours per year (8 per semester), as well as other departmental and faculty responsibilities.

Tel Aviv University's primary language of instruction is Hebrew. However, the possibility of teaching one or more advanced courses in English may be accommodated. Candidates whose Hebrew proficiency is such that they would not be comfortable teaching in Hebrew will be encouraged to sufficiently master the language during the initial five years following their appointment.

Applications should include:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae including a full list of publications
- Research statement (should not exceed three pages and include past research accomplishments, current projects and future research plans).
- Teaching statement
- Three letters of recommendation. Letters should be sent directly by referees to the address below.

Please send your applications to Prof. Tamar Cholcman, Chair of Art History Department, by 15/6/2024. Email address:

Qualified candidates will be invited for a job talk including a research lecture and an interview.
Tel Aviv University is an equal opportunity employer. The academic rank and employment track will be determined according to the skills and experience of the candidate. The University is not committed to fill the position in any given year.

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