JOB OPPORTUNITY

by Webmaster on January 20, 2014

The University of Georgia’s Cortona Studies Abroad Program, based in Cortona, Italy, is hiring an instructor in Art History for a minimum of three semesters: Fall 2014 and Spring and Summer 2015. This studio art program has been in operation for forty-four years. The successful candidate will be responsible for a middle-level survey of Italian Renaissance Art (ARHI3020), which is taught on site in Naples, Rome, Florence, Venice, at weekly field trip sites, and on the campus of the Cortona Studies Abroad Program in Cortona. The candidate will also teach an upper-level course for advanced students and graduate students on a topic reflecting the expertise of the instructor, relative to the location and travel schedule.  For information on the program, the schedule of courses and tours, and the modern facilities operated by Cortona Studies Abroad, see the websiteSalary is based on qualifications and experience. Besides a base salary, the Cortona program is able to underwrite the instructor’s expenses for airline tickets (at least one round trip), a stipend for lodging, and some meals with the students and faculty at a fine local restaurant. Minimum requirements include a PhD in Art History with a demonstrated proficiency in teaching survey curricula. Candidate should possess strong communication skills, especially within group and communal environments. The candidate should also be prepared to reside in Cortona, a small, historic, and close knit Tuscan hill town.  The application should include a CV, a statement explaining the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for teaching in Italy, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which should address the candidate’s knowledge of the Italian language and Italy). Review of applications will begin on February 7, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  The UGA Cortona Studies Abroad Program intends to interview likely candidates in attendance at the CAA Conference in Chicago. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive.  Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Completed applications should be sent to:
Chris Robinson, Director
UGA Studies Abroad, Cortona
Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Road
Athens, GA 30602

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