Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art

first_imgRequired Qualifications Type of SearchNational Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Posted Salary Number of Months9 Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. Working TitleHamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art School/UnitSchool of the Arts Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal DepartmentArt History Application Deadline Date The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts),Department of Art History, invites applications from distinguished,highly collaborative, interdisciplinary scholars for the Hamad binKhalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art. The Endowed Chair position isa 9-month, tenure eligible position with an open-rank. Fullconsideration will be given to applicants at any stage of theirscholarly career. Scholars in Islamic art from any time period orgeographic area are invited to apply. Prominent scholars whoseresearch focuses on contemporary Islamic art will be stronglyconsidered. The Endowed Chair will be based on VirginiaCommonwealth University’s community-oriented home campus located inRichmond, Virginia. The faculty member will be expected to residein the Richmond area and contribute to the broader mission andinitiatives of the department and School, while maintaining closeassociation and collaboration with the Art History Program atVCUarts Qatar, with its distinctive focus on Islamic art in itsglobal context. The Endowed Chair position includes generoussupport for research.VCUarts:VCUarts (https://arts.vcu.edu/) in Richmond, Virginia offers avariety of graduate and undergraduate degrees in design, fine andperforming arts, art history, and art education, with a uniqueemphasis on creative immersion. Far more than receiving simply aneducation or preparation for a career; students leave VCUarts withthe practical, professional and personal skills needed to make alife in the arts, no matter how they define it. That is whyVCUarts’ programs emphasize both doing and knowing: why themajority of its faculty are working artists, designers, scholars,and performers and why they encourage students to take advantage ofthe many academic and intellectual opportunities that come withbeing part of a research university. Today, VCUarts graduates canbe found throughout the academic and professional fields and havebeen recognized with everything from Emmys to MacArthurFellowships.VCUarts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Artand Design, the National Association of Schools of Dance, theNational Association of Schools of Music, the National Associationof Schools of Theatre, the Virginia Department of Education, theCouncil for Interior Design Accreditation and the National Councilfor Accreditation for Teacher Education.As the #1 ranked public university arts and design graduate schoolin the country by US News and World Report, VCUarts is dedicated tothe goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic facultycommitted to teaching and working in a multicultural and inclusiveenvironment and strongly encourages applications from allracial/ethnic, gender and social identities.Department of Art History:The VCUarts Department of Art History offers undergraduate andgraduate programs with separate tracks from which students selecttheir program of study. The undergraduate program, leading to theBachelor of Arts degree, offers an Art Historical Studies track andhas a current enrollment of 55 major and 75 minor students. Thegraduate program offers Art Historical Studies and Museum Studiestracks, with a current student enrollment of 14.VCUarts Qatar:VCUarts Qatar (www.qatar.vcu.edu), located in Doha, the capitalcity of Qatar, is the international branch campus of VCUarts.Established in 1998 through a partnership with the QatarFoundation, VCUarts Qatar offers students the opportunity to earn aBachelor of Arts degree in art history; a Bachelor of Fine Artsdegree in fashion design, graphic design, interior design andpainting & printmaking; and a Master of Fine Arts degree indesign. VCUarts Qatar is fully accredited by the NationalAssociation of Schools of Art & Design, the SouthernAssociation of Colleges and Schools, and the Council for InteriorDesign Accreditation. The current student body represents a diverserange of nationalities with students coming from 38countries.VCUarts Qatar is dedicated to global outreach and education andprovides students with an environment for cross-cultural exchangethat fosters inquiry, discovery and innovation. Examples of thismission are the two significant international conferences hosted byVCUarts Qatar— the biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on IslamicArt (www.islamicartdoha.org), and the biennial design conference,Tasmeem. VCUarts Qatar attracts globally recognized designers,artists and scholars while fostering partnerships within theregion, and beyond, that enhance the educational, economic andcultural vitality of Qatar. Having established itself as a centerof excellence for education and research, VCUarts Qatar hassubstantial involvement with the influential art and design worldof the Middle East, and is a catalyst for the growth anddevelopment of these fields in the region.VCUarts Qatar has 156 full-time faculty and staff and a studentbody of 325. VCUarts Qatar was the first campus established inEducation City, a unique 2500-acre multiversity campus.VCUarts-Qatar was joined by Georgetown University’s School ofForeign Service, Carnegie-Mellon University, Texas A&MUniversity, Weill Cornell Medical College, Northwestern University,HEC Paris and University College of London.Qatar, with English as the standard second language, is aprogressive country in the Arabian Gulf and remains one of thehealthiest economies in the Gulf region. Doha offers all theconveniences found in a contemporary and cosmopolitan city, whilehonoring a rich tradition that is evident in the old markets andthe city’s Islamic Arab architecture. The Museum of Islamic Art,designed by I.M. Pei opened in November 2008 and the Arab Museum ofModern Art (Mathaf) opened in 2010. The U.S. Embassy considersQatar among the safest countries in the world for Americans.VCU Institute for Contemporary ArtVirginia Commonwealth University Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA ), designed by award-wining architect Steven Holl, is anon-collecting institution that showcases an ever-changing slate ofexhibitions, performances, films, for the VCU community, the Cityof Richmond community and beyond. The ICA is an institutiondedicated to being a showcase and a catalyst for conversation aboutthe positive transformative potential of the arts in our society.The mission of the ICA is to present the art of our time andprovide an open forum for dialogue and collaboration across theregion and throughout the world. Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/94191 Proposed Hire Date08/16/2020 The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts),Department of Art History, invites applications from distinguished,highly collaborative, interdisciplinary scholars for the Hamad binKhalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art. The Endowed Chair position isa 9-month, tenure eligible position with an open-rank. Fullconsideration will be given to applicants at any stage of theirscholarly career. Scholars in Islamic art from any time period orgeographic area are invited to apply. Prominent scholars whoseresearch focuses on contemporary Islamic art will be stronglyconsidered. The Endowed Chair will be based on VirginiaCommonwealth University’s community-oriented home campus located inRichmond, Virginia. The faculty member will be expected to residein the Richmond area and contribute to the broader mission andinitiatives of the department and School, while maintaining closeassociation and collaboration with the Art History Program atVCUarts Qatar, with its distinctive focus on Islamic art in itsglobal context. The Endowed Chair position includes generoussupport for research. Grant funded position?No Application Process/Additional Information Mission or Goal of Unit Preferred Qualifications Date Posted10/07/2019 Diversity Statement Information Position Responsibilities • PhD in art history.• The faculty member will have a well-developed scholarly/researchportfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applicationsappropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in thedepartment.• University teaching experience.• Ability to attract high-caliber graduate students.• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU . Position NumberF18250 RankOpen Open Until FilledYes Tenure StatusTenure Eligible The Endowed Chair will be devoted primarily to teaching andresearching Islamic art and will make significant scholarlycontributions to the study and interpretation of Islamic art.Scholars whose research emphasizes methodological innovation,considers connections between Islamic and other traditions, or whohave demonstrated experience in fostering cross-fieldcollaborations within a school, university, or community, areespecially encouraged to apply.Teaching assignments will be at the undergraduate and graduatelevels in the area of Islamic art, typically three to four coursesper academic year taught on the VCUarts Richmond campus, withperiodic opportunities to present lectures at the VCUarts Qatarcampus. The Endowed Chair will mentor graduate students, fosterinnovative and collaborative curriculum in Islamic art across thearts and broader campus, and generate national and internationalacademic and community partnerships.The Endowed Chair will have demonstrated experience working in andfostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment andwill have experience in developing or the potential to developinitiatives and teaching that makes a meaningful scholarlyeducation accessible to underrepresented or disadvantaged groups.Our colleague will demonstrate through research, teaching, and/orpublic engagement the richness of diversity in the learningexperience and integrate multicultural approaches and perspectivesinto instructional methods and research tools.In addition to research and teaching, the Endowed Chair will steerthe Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium in Islamic Art, a leadinginternational conference on Islamic art and architecture. Thisimportant symposium is co-sponsored by VCUarts, VCUarts Qatar, andthe Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and CommunityDevelopment. The next Symposium will be hosted in Doha, Qatar inNovember 2019. Held biennially since 2004, it has resulted in majorpublications by Yale University Press with proceedings by leadingscholars and curators of Islamic art and architecture and dynamiccontemporary artists from around the world. In guiding theseendeavors, the appointed faculty will work collaboratively with arthistory faculty members at both VCUarts campuses as well as withthe symposium program manager. To apply, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs atwww.vcujobs.com. Only electronic applications submitted via eJobswill be accepted.Application materials should be to the attention of Dr. LisaFreiman, Professor and Chair of the search committee. The followingdocuments should be included:• A Letter of Interest that conveys relevant academic andprofessional experience and describes experiences and/orprofessional service that inform worldviews and/or perspectivesabout minority group status, to include race, ethnicity, gender,sexuality, religion, and disability. Candidates should alsoarticulate their experiences facilitating dialogue among studentsof diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and identities.• Teaching Philosophy• Current CV• A list of three current references including names, addresses,phone numbers, and email addresses (references will not becontacted prior to applicant’s approval).• Portfolio of work, which could include examples of coursesyllabi, evidence of excellence in teaching, examples of publishedresearch, writing, etc.The Letter of Interest + Teaching Philosophy should be submitted asone PDF in the “Cover Letter/Letter of Application” section ineJobs; the CV + list of references should be submitted as one PDFin the “Curriculum Vitae (CV)” section of eJobs; and, due to filesize limitations, the portfolio of work should be submitted in the“Other Document” section of eJobs as an accessible link in a PDFthat points to a website or cloud storage (with accessinstructions) to view work.Review of applications begins December 16, 2019 and continues untilthe position is filled. For full consideration, applications aredue by December 16, 2019.To read more about VCUarts: http://arts.vcu.eduVirginia Commonwealth University is committed to providingaccessible and equitable living, learning and working environmentsfree from discrimination and harassment based on race, color,religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (includingpregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, geneticinformation, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressionor disability. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional Documentslast_img read more