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This page is for Art History searches taking place during 2008-2009, for jobs with start dates in fall 2009. See also the pages for last year and next year.

The categories here correspond to those on the CAA Job Database page.

There is room for discussion on the talk page.

To the person who keeps deleting useful information from this page -- HELLO? Is that really the kind of person you want to be? Go ahead and move irrelevant material to the talk page, but silently deleting useful comments with no explanation is the mark of the kind of twisted, parasitic soul that we all hope grad school doesn't make us into. Let's hope it's not too late for you, and try some self-examination to see if this really makes you feel good about yourself and the kind of person you are.

The Wiki Bandit is back again. 4/23 What does Wiki Bandit mean?????

  • Could those people who are lucky enough to be accepting new jobs please NOT erase all the previous information when the job is accepted? Next year, when people are freaking out about why a search is taking so long, it would be very helpful to review the glacial speed at which many searches are conducted as well as information learned during this year's searches.

PLEASE be considerate and DO NOT post info here about a first choice candidate rejecting an offer. Anyone who makes it to the campus interview stage, frankly even to CAA interviews, is talented and qualified. Many people who will end up with the jobs listed here may not have been the first choice of search committees. But it's not helpful for them to know that and it kind of undermines the whole search process. Please don't spoil the joy and relief of a candidate who gets a job offer by revealing here that they were not the school's first choice. They may figure that out on their own but this is NOT the place to publicize that information.

  • Please do NOT erase information even when the job is filled. It is a useful record of timetables and such.

African Art (sub-Saharan) Edit

University of Chicago Edit

North Africa, the Sahara, the Near and Middle East, Central Asia, South Asian, Southeast Asia

See listing under South/Southeast Asia below

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Edit

Contemporary Art (international or cross-cultural networks and exchanges)

See listing under Contemporary Art below.

African Diaspora Edit

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Contemporary Art (international or cross-cultural networks and exchanges) Edit

See listing under 'Contemporary Art' below.

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Edit

African American or African Art History Position—Open Level

  • Application Deadline: 5 January 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: Not interviewing at CAA
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 2/18 via phone
  • Offer Made: Offer has been made (4/21)
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Tulane University, New Orleans (Visiting) Edit

Visiting Assistant Professor in the history of the visual arts of Africa and/or the African Diaspora

  • Application Deadline: 10 January 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made: has been accepted
  • Offer Accepted by ...

University of Massachusetts Amherst Edit

Assistant Professor in the art of Sub-Saharan Africa and/or the African Diaspora, including African American

  • Letter received 12/3 - searched failed due to budget constraints

Any Edit

Adelphi University, New York Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 February 2009

Has anyone heard anything beyond ack of application?

  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: email request for interview 2/3
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: e-mail on March 30; nice rejection email 4/1 -- where you one of the 5 finalists?
  • Offer Made: 5/11 and accepted
  • Offer Accepted by ...are down to 5 candidates.

American Academy in Rome Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 November 2008

Interview for pre-doc scheduled (1/6).

pretty sure offers were extended and accepted before CAA

American Council of Learned Societies Ryskamp Fellowship Edit

  • Application Deadline 17 October

Acceptance letter received (2/5)

ACLS/ Luce Dissertation Fellowship for American Art Edit

  • Application Deadline 12 November 2008

Any idea about how the process works? Do we all find out mid-April? (3/21) In previous years those rejected have been notified via mail mid-April. Not sure about those accepted (because I have YET to get one of those letters. Perhaps third time is a charm?)

I am a Pre-Doc fellow from 2007-08; got an acceptance via email by April 1. Good luck!

(3/31) Any news, anyone?

(4/6) (new poster) Anyone? I'd love to cross this one off the list of things to be thinking about if offers have gone out.

(4/7) Rejection...letter in mail

CASVA Edit

  • Application Deadline: 15 October 2008

Deliberations concluded; rejection letter received (1/4/2009) - for what fellowship? didn't know there was more than one; the residential 1-year post-doc

Interview for pre-doc scheduled (1/21). Any news post-interview? Should hear this week (week of 2/9). Acceptance via phone yesterday (2/9). Notice of alternate status received via e-mail (2/13). Rejection letter by email. (2/13)

POST-DOC, application deadline 3/13/09: [3/26: anyone out there hear anything?]

Interviews for the postdoc are being scheduled for April 29th (4/9)

Columbia University Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Edit

  • Application Deadline: 2 February 2009

CAA interview/s scheduled: 2/20

E-mail confirmation that application received and that they have "begun the review process" (2/25) x3 (hmm odd to send out when they're interviewing at CAA) FWIW, last year they did not interview at CAA. Applicants received invitations to on-campus interviews, which I believe took place in late March.

E-mail confirmation of application received + note that they were missing one reference letter, so request to have it re-sent (2/26) x2

  • On-campus visit scheduled: 3/17 [Is this for real? Sorry for being a bit jaded after the claim of CAA interviews last month! Anyone else hear anything? Thanks.] 3/19 Original campus-visit poster here. It does appear to be for real - or else I'm out airfare to NYC! The interviews are, remarkably, only 30 minutes long with 15 minutes for HR stuff. Maybe I should have said "on-campus interview"? Anyway, I have no idea what that CAA bit is about up there. Hope this helps.
  • Yes, that does help. Thank you and good luck!
  • Thanks! I'd be curious if anyone else knows more about this process, i.e., how many they interview, how they select, etc.
  • last year they interviewed three i believe, in early april, for only one position. how they select, god knows!
  • does somebody know something about the other open position at Columbia, the Director of MA studies in Critical and Curatorial Studies? Why is it not on this list?
  • re: non tenure Columbia Director MA Program, interviews set up in early April (to accommodate the Columbia Renaissance search). Anyone know how many candidates, pretty please? There are three candidates, interviews start this coming week (4/5)
  • yes, first interview and talk will be on the 7th of april, and the last on april 16th.
  • 4/15: Any post-doc post-interview news? 4/15 (later): None here. I'm still not over the fact that the visit was so short! 4/15 none here, either, but I can only imagine that this is because they have made offers to other people. Still, you'd think that they would send a rejection letter in a more timely way.
  • 4/22: Any post-doc post-interview news, yet? 4/25: Nope, nothing. 4/28 I was sadly not among the chosen, but I do know that at least one candidate has been contacted and given a contract.
  • 4/23: Any word on Columbia Director MA Program? Was the last interview really last week? Why oh why are these two searches running so late?
  • 5/3: non tenure Columbia MA Director position offered to and accepted by outgoing Columbia Post-doc.
  • 5/5: Kaira Cabañas, Craig Peariso, or other?

Getty Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 November 2008

Rejection letter by snail mail 6 Feb (west coast)

Predoc or postdoc? Predoc

Any news on the postdoc? I heard that postdoc offers went out; can anybody confirm this?

Yes, confirmed. Received phonecall and accepted offer for postdoc.

I spoke with them today (5/14/09) and they said "No decision has been made on your application yet." This was for a postdoc.

Getty Villa Postdoctoral Fellowships Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 November 2008


Institute for Advanced Study Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 November 2008

Rejection letter dated 1/27/09 received (2/3/09)


Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas at Austin Edit

  • Application Deadline: 15 January 2009


Metropolitan Museum of Art, Predoctoral Fellowships Edit

  • Application Deadline: 7 November 2008

Notified of receipt of Fellowship, 2/20


National Humanities Center Edit

  • Application Deadline: 15 October 2008

Rejection letter received (2/19) 475 applications for 30 fellowships (ugh!)

Newberry Library Long-term Fellowship Edit

  • Application Deadline: 12 January 2009
  • Any news yet?
  • nope (3/9/09)

Rejection via e-mail (3/13/2009) -- "record number of applications" Notified 3/30 listed as an alternate, but their first pick had accepted the award.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Edit

Mellon Post-Doc, Modern/Contemporary

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2009
  • Interview Scheduled: Interviews conducted first days of April, search apparently will conclude by approx. May 1
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

I had an on-site interview on 5/5/09, still haven't had word (but did get the check for my plane ticket :))

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 October 2008
  • Rejection e-mail received (3/10/09) 853 applications


Stanford Humanities Center, External Faculty Fellowship Edit

  • Application Deadline: 15 October 2008

Received a rejection letter via email 3/13. The letter was very considerate. 700 applicants for 6 positions.

Architectural History/Historic Preservation Edit

why is no one updating these jobs? is it just that nothing is happening? please share if you have any info...

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Historic Preservation, open rank Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 November, 2008
  • Search has been canceled--was notified by snail mail (Feb 14th).

Savannah College of Art and Design Edit

  • Application Deadline: ? (posted to CAA 1 August, 2008)
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 2/20x2
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

University of California, Santa Cruz Edit

  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2008

application acknowledgement 12/15

  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: Yes & yes (2/17)

When was your phone interview? No phone interview--campus visit only

anyone hear any updates on this? has an offer been made?

  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted

Michigan Technological University Edit

Assistant/Associate Prof of Architectural History/Historic Preservation/Public History

  • Application Deadline: March 23, 2009
  • Email ack (3/23). No word since. Anyone heard anything? Rejection Email 5/3
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:

The School of Architecture, University of Kentucky, College of Design Edit

has anybody heard anything from them?? rejection ltr 03/13

  • Application Deadline: January 16, 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Smith College Edit

Where did they advertise this job? It never showed up in the listings I saw... It was on SAH in Oct/Nov. I think it is a design and history position It was on CAA (as 19th/early 20th). (Sorry but I really hate this Wiki format-- I didn't think this was the same job as the one I applied for.)

  • Application Deadline: Review of Applications began November 20, 2008.

Asked for letters and syllabi in mid-December. They're putting together a short list for CAA or phone interviews.

  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: scheduled 1/26 x2

(3/6: Has anyone heard anything? 3 campus visits are supposed to all happen _next_week_!) Unless they changed the dates, I'm guessing we didn't make the cut--bummer, since it would have been a fantastic job.

Three candidates for the 19th century art history position have already interviewed but the three candidates for the architecture position have yet to visit campus.

  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 3/3
  • Offer Made: (yes, very courteous rejection letter received naming the lucky winner, 4/20)
  • Offer Accepted by ...Laura Kalba (USC)

is this offer for the 19th or the architecture position? - The letter says "position in modern European art and architecture" (4/21)

Franklin & Marshall College Edit

  • Application Deadline: January 2, 2009
  • Application Deadline: ? (posted to CAA 1 August, 2008)
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 2/12x3
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: Campus visit scheduled 3/20x3
  • Offer Made: 4/29
  • Offer Accepted by Kostis Kourelis

Have they made an offer? Has the search concluded? No-- it is still in process. Any sense of their time table? It should be concluded soon. Has an offer been made? (4/29) Yes. And has it been/will it be accepted? (5/5)

Oberlin College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Architectural History Edit

  • Offer Made:3/12
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Woodbury University, History and Theory of ArchitectureEdit

Has anyone heard anything? contacted them 3/16 and they said 'search committee has not yet made any decisions on candidates'?!?!

  • Application Deadline: 1/16
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Art of the Middle East/North Africa Edit

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Contemporary Art (international or cross-cultural networks and exchanges) Edit

See listing under 'Contemporary Art' below.

University of Chicago: North Africa, the Sahara, the Near and Middle East, Central Asia, South Asian, Southeast Asia Edit

See listing under 'South/Southeast Asia' below

Art of the United States Edit

Colby College: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art (2-year appointment) Edit

  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: ** has anyone heard re CAA?

Interview scheduled for CAA (2/10)

  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
    Any news re: campus visits? I haven't heard anything (3/17). I still haven't heard anything about this. Did anyone get rejection letters? Other news? (3/28)
    Campus visits have been scheduled...
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Oklahoma State: American/Native American Edit

  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2009

Application ack (mail) EOE form 1/13

  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 2/2 (x2)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: Campus Visits complete
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ... Louise Siddons (VAP Michigan State)

University of Arkansas: Visiting Assistant Professor of American Art Edit

  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2009 or until filled
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Edit

  • Application Deadline:November 21
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: (any news? surely they have contacted their short list?)
  • A: Yes, phone interviews were conducted before the holidays. Thanks! Good luck to all.
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: Not interviewing at CAA.
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: Yes, campus visits have been scheduled. (1/19)
  • Offer Made: Offer made and accepted (2/22)

I didn't receive a letter acknowledging my application, nor a rejection letter (though I suppose it's a bit early for that). Did anyone else?
Rejection letter received, by mail, (3/11)

  • Offer Accepted by ...

Any news about who?

Rumor is that position went to a well qualified junior candidate--a good match for the UNC program.

Any more substantive news?

University of North Florida Edit

American Modernism

  • Application Deadline: January 26, 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: 2/18
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: no
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 3/4
  • Offer Made: yes
  • Offer Accepted: yes

University of Oklahoma Edit

  • Application Deadline: open until filled
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: will conclude last week of April (Rejection letter 5/17)
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Yale University: Art Historian, African American Art Edit

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Terra Foundation for American Art: 2 year Postdoc at the Courtauld, London Edit

  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2008
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Has anyone heard anything about this? The decisions were supposed to be made mid-March, but I have yet to receive a rejection letter (3/30)

Received rejection letter (4/4)

5/2: any word on who got this? See their website: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/news/index.shtml

Chinese Art Edit

    • SEE NOTE AT TOP OF THE PAGE ABOUT POSTING INFO ABOUT CANDIDATES DECLINING OFFERS, pls. don't (If a search has failed because NO candidates accepted offers, then obviously please share that info so people know what happened.)

University of Minnesota: open rank, East Asian Edit

  • Application Deadline: 15 October, 2008

Search canceled because of cuts like their Medieval search? Anyone know? It's still alive. They just began application review process. (12/19/2008)

They may not be looking for Chinese art historians.

  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:1/8 (by phone)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: yes They have already interviewed someone in Chinese art from Princeton, and have a second candidate in Japanese art history (from Harvard) coming later in the month---you can get details from the department's on-line newsletter.
  • Offer Made:

Offer Accepted by ...

it appears as though they did not make a hire for the fall. anyone with more info willing to share?

Yes, the search failed. As far as I know, an offer was made to one candidate who did not accept it.

Denison University, East Asian Art Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 November 2008
  • Phone Interviews Scheduled:

phone interviews conducted week of 15-19 December (no CAA interviews planned)

  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 1/14 (email) x2 (good luck to us both) Have they set dates for these yet? (good luck!) Yes, early to mid Feb (pre-CAA).
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted By:

4/22 - received letter that the TT search for this year has been closed without a hire. They will do a new TT search for next year (2010-11). Meanwhile, they are currently searching for someone to take a one year VAP position for 2009-10.

one year position offer was accepted by a ABD working on 20/21 century chinese art.

Florida State University, East Asian Art Edit

  • Application Deadline: 14 November 2008

did anyone apply for this or hear how their search is progressing? FSU has been under a full hiring freeze since November 2008.



DePauw University, East Asian Art Edit

  • Application Deadline: 20 November 2008
  • Phone Interviews Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 12/18 (via email) Does anyone know how many people they interviewed at CAA?
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:Did anyone get an on campus interview? If you do, can you tell what your area is?
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted By: Pauline Ota
  • I interviewed at CAA and they claimed they would be doing campus interviews the week of March 9. Since that's next week, I would say that those of us who don't hear anything by end of day tomorrow (3/6), can perhaps think we didn't make it to the campus interview. I really liked these people and felt my interview went well, so did two others who interviewed there. Perhaps they're just kind and engaged people. With any luck, with so many available positions, schools wont all invite the same 3 candidates for campus interviews. Good luck to all as we wait for news.

Same here. Heard nothing from them (3/6). They were really nice people -- but that's all.

Yet, perhaps their decisions and setting up interviews is taking longer than they anticipated . . . wouldn't be the first time a search didn't run like clockwork. Still hoping for some good news.

Thanks for the information. I did not hear from them either (3/7). I dont think their decisions on setting up interviews takes longer. I went to their department webpage and saw that they already put three interview events on their academic calendars......

Thanks for spotting the info on their calendar. Oh well. At least it's good to know to cross this one off my list.


The offer is accepted, does any one know what got it? thanks.

Northwestern University, East Asian Art Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 December 2008

(Canceled now because of successful senior Near Eastern hire? Anyone know?) No. Ancient Near Eastern hire resulted in the appointment of Professor Ann Gunter. A completely separate line/position. See http://www.wcas.northwestern.edu/arthistory/faculty/gunter.htm Just FYI, Sarah Teasley in Japanese Art appears to now be at Royal College of Art and not Northwestern (per her CAA presentation). This might suggest they are looking for a Japan-oriented person, just speculation. Anyone with local info?

your are probably right, I am in Chinese art and received the rejected letter (3/1).

  • For what it's worth, Sarah Teasley is definitely now on staff at the RCA (in their design program).
  • Phone Interviews Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: They have been bringing in some people alredy.
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted By:

Any more news on this? Anyone willing to share the Asian areas of campus visitors?

An offer is being made to a senior scholar of Tibetan art.

The Department of Art History is happy to announce that Professor Rob Linrothe will join us January 1 2010 as Associate Professor of Art History.

Vassar College, East Asian Art Edit

  • Application Deadline: 8 December 2008

email request for writing sample (12/17)

  • Phone Interviews Scheduled: n/a
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:email request (Feb 8) x2
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: happening 4th week of March
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted By: Karen Hwang


are they interested in traditional or modern era?

3/3 course load with 2 courses per year teaching recitation sections of survey class that is mostly Western art.

is campus interview scheduled?

(3/28) Haven't heard anything since CAA interview. Does above "happening" mean that campus visits have started?

yes, three candidates were scheduled for campus interviews week of 3/23, one candidate did not end up coming for interview

Thanks! Good to know this.

Lafayette College, Asian Art Edit

  • Application Deadline: 27 December 2008
  • Phone Interviews Scheduled: n/a
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 1/22 (via email)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted By: Ingrid Furniss


Anyone interview with these folks? Care to share your impressions or any info on when they're planning campus interviews?

CAA interview seemed to go well, interviewers shared info about dept, said campus interviews would be in March. Did anyone else who interviewed at CAA receive a followup yet (good or bad)?

just received rejection letter. (3/14) x2

anyone know if they hired anyone for the fall?

looks like this went to Ingrid Furniss (formerly in TT position at Univ of TX, Arlington; PhD from Princeton in 2005), she is listed as teaching the Asian art courses on registrar's website

Ohio State University, Asian Art Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 January 2009

I heard a rumor that the search has been cancelled -- is this true? Sadly, yes; there's effectively a hiring freeze at the university.


University of Toronto Scarborough (Modern Middle East or Asian Arts)Edit

Campus visists scheduled in Jan. (candidates respectively covering Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Chinese arts)

Campus visits ongoing (Feb.) Any news? (3/15)

Offer has been accepted by a recent PhD working on 20th century Chinese art.

University website lists Gu Yi (PhD Brown) as new assistant professor.

University of Utah, Asian Art Edit

  • Application Deadline: 7 January 2009
  • Phone Interviews Scheduled: n/a
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 2/13 (via email) x2
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 3/9 (via email)
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted By:

Those of you who got interviews with U. Utah, may I ask what your areas are- modern or contemporary Asia. I hear that is what they are looking for. Good luck!

I interviewed with them at CAA, most of the conversation was about research approaches. Clearly the ability to teach mod/cont Asian art would be a plus, but they seem to be interviewing people across a wide range of research foci (pre-modern as well as more mod/cont). Both interviewers falrly new to the dept so this decision might take a while as other faculty chime in with their thoughts in post-CAA meetings.

Heard they made offer to candidate who did not accept.  They have listed same position for 2010-11.

Could we please know what period the person who declined was working in?  Was it contemporary or pre-modern?

Case Western Reserve University, Asian Art Edit

  • Application Deadline: 15 January 2009
  • Phone Interviews Scheduled n/a
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 1/30 (via email)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 3/6 (via email)
  • Offer Made: yes
  • Offer Accepted By: Noelle Giuffrida


those who got interviewed, could you share some insights? positive or negative about the interviewers?

Great interview, nice people, all fairly senior members of the dept. Again, this job is drawing not only recent PhDs but those already ensconced in good TT jobs looking to move to Case Western. The CMA collection is the obvious draw for most of us. Pre-modern emphasis including the ablity to teach China, Japan, Korea, India seems important here. Ability to produce a book for tenure is also of paramount importance as at all research schools. Decisions on campus interview invites might be going out this week (ending 3/6) since they are off on Spring break next week. Fingers crossed for everyone, good luck.

CMA won't open until 2012, any expectation in working with curators at the Museum?

is anyone getting the campus interview? if don't mind sharing. (see above)

Three candidates were scheduled to campus interviews--1st week and 3rd week of April. All the candidates are very junior, recently graduated.

Campus Interviews for this actually began the 3rd week of MARCH, just to clarify.

John Carroll University, traditional art of Asia Edit

  • Application Deadline: 15 January 2009
  • Phone Interviews Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 2/13 (via phone) x2
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: end of March, early April
  • Offer Made: offer was made for sure 4/29
  • Offer Accepted By: Bo Liu

How was your interview experience with the A.H. dep't at JCU? I thought the guys were friendly, but Linda was a bit distant and uninterested.

I thought this opening is for African or Pre-Columbia? They advertised for "traditional art of Asia, Sub-saharan Africa, or Ancient Americas"

Course load is 3/3, with 2 courses per semester teaching survey of world art. Survey of Western art, I think.

Has anyone heard anything from these guys after CAA?

Not me. Will they do campus interviews?

report that job was accepted by Sherin Lee Hwang, specialist in modern Chinese painting (this is not correct)

Just a question: what is meant by "traditional art of Asia"? I thought that perhaps it meant "classical" art, as in the Sherman Lee survey. Weird and stodgy, but never mind. However, now that I learn they've hired somebody doing modern Chinese painting I'm completely confused. What the hell were they looking for--and did they find it? Or did they, rather, change their minds along the way?

Who is Sherin Lee Hwang? I can tell you for certain that she did not get the job.

This seems to be true. A professor by the name of Liu is listed as instructor for the general art history and asian art surveys for the Fall semester.

seems like this went to Bo Liu (PhD, Univ of Michigan)

Washington University, Postdoc Lecturer Fellowship (Japanese, Chinese [Song to present], Indian, or SE Asian) Edit

  • Application Deadline: 15 January 2009
  • Phone Interviews Scheduled: n/a
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 2/4 (via email) x2

Several candidates interviewed at CAA, 2/25-28

  • Campus Visit Scheduled: n/a

Committee at CAA said they are planning to have extended phone conversations with smaller number of candidates after their spring break (Mar 16 and after).

  • Offer Made: 1
  • Offer Accepted By: specialist in Indian art from UCLA (Melia Belli)

Syracuse University, Chinese and/or Japanese art "with secondary interest" Edit

  • Application Deadline: 31 January 2009
  • Phone Interviews Scheduled: n/a
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 2/13 (via email)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 3/3 (via phone)
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted By: Jee-Hee Hong - I believe she will finish her postdoc at Dartmouth and begin at Syracuse in the fall of 2010


anyone know what happened with this job? fall schedule shows same part-time faculty member teaching Asian art that has been there for years. did they not end up hiring anyone?

Oberlin College, 1-yr visiting position, joint appointment in Art History and East Asian studies Edit

Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2009

  • Phone Interviews Scheduled: first week of March
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: N/A
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted By:

any news on this? did it survive the cuts?

position was filled in late march. ABD hired, specialist in chinese painting.

anyone knows who? or from where (the university)?

my friend got the job but i should really ask him before putting his name here. he works in 18c painting under the qianlong reign

Is he from Univ. of Chicago? they granted one from Univ. of Chicago without a search two years ago, he was a classmate of Bonnie Chang.

Michele Matteini (NYU IFA)

College of William and Mary, 2-yr. Freeman postdoc in Asian Art History Edit

Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2009

  • Phone Interviews Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted By:

any news on this? did it survive the cuts? I applied for it, never heard anything from them. Me either. They could at least send out a rejection letter! Ask and ye shall receive-- rejection letter (4/13)

I just got the rej- letter today. They mentioned the title of my dissertation. This was nice.

looks like this went to recent Penn PhD in Himalayan art (listed as teaching Arts of India in Fall 2009) - Reply: I wouldn't make this assumption based on a single course in the book.

Lei Xue (Chinese art, Columbia)

Reed College, 1-yr visiting position, East Asian, Southeast Asian, or South Asian Edit

Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2009

  • Phone Interviews Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted By:

anyone interview for this?

I am a S. Asian specialist and I interviewed with them at CAA. The 2 interviewers were nice enough, but very aloof and even a bit cocky- even commented on how many outstanding applications they'd received. Thanks! Also mentioned that it would be quite a while before candidates would hear from them, and that the position hinged upon funds. They want to fill a Western a.h. visiting position first.

Penn State, 2-yr non-tenure track position, East Asian art Edit

Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2009

  • Phone Interviews Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted By: Wen-chien Cheng (PhD, Univ of Michigan)
  • did this position survive the cuts? is anyone interviewed by this school? it is not a good place to work. They search this position every two years in past 7-8 years, and this is the first time that they made it as 2 year position. Just imagine that they hired someone who only stayed there for 2 years, whether by choice or not.
  • NOTE: This is a new position, in fact.

University of Mass-Darmouth, modern/contemporary Asian art Edit

Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2009

  • Phone Interviews Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted By:

any news, anyone?



College of Charleston: Chinese Language/China studies (including Art History) Edit

see discussion page for details

  • Application Deadline: 'Screening begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled'
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • (no CAA interview)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: (taking place early March; mostly Chinese literature candidates)
  • Offer Made and accepted by a recent PhD from Purdue University.

Contemporary Art Edit

It's pretty quiet in the land of Contemporary...

University of Denver (1-year position) Edit

  • Offer made (3/28)

USC: Mellon Postdoc in Modern and Contemporary ArtEdit

Writing sample requested via email on 3/9. -- I missed this call entirely! Where was this job posted? Thx. - It was posted on CAA but under "Other " and "internship /fellowship" categories. I stumbled across it right before the March 1 deadline.

4/9 Any news on this yet--offers or rejections?

5/1 and still no news? Anyone heard anything?

5/7 received rejection letter

6/18 Did it go to Ryan Holmberg?

Florida International University (Contemporary) Edit

  • Application Deadline: March 1
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: by phone (2/21)
  • 4/13 - position cancelled by e-mail: "We regret to inform you that, due to budgetary constraints, this position will not be filled." ¡Qué lástima!
  • Wow. That is really disappointing. Uggh.

Boise State University (Modern and Contemporary) Edit

  • Application Deadline: Open until filled; February 22 for CAA interview consideration (email applications accepted)
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: by phone 2/23
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: by email 3/16
  • Offer Made and accepted.

Franklin & Marshall (Visiting) Edit

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 2nd
  • Any word from here? (1/27) Received affirmative action postcard to fill out a week or so ago.
  • Still no news? (2/16)
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: via phone (2/17) x3
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: e-mail from search committee says " campus visits won't be scheduled until April, when we expect to receive administrative approval for the visits" (3/16) - To the two that received e-mails requesting writing samples, did you interview at CAA or over the phone? (3/17)
  • Contacted by phone for campus visit: 4/7
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Hampshire College (One-Year Visiting in Contemporary World Art History) Edit

  • Application Deadline: Review begins Jan. 9th

E-mail request for additional materials (1/12) x 2

  • Phone Interview Scheduled: 2/16
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 3/6
  • Campus visits through April 1 at least
  • Received query for more materials (5/4). Keep hope alive!
  • Accepted by Lorne Falk?

Hollins University Edit

  • Offer Accepted by ...Ruth Epstein (inside candidate)

Institute of Fine Arts, New York University Edit

  • Application Deadline: December 1st
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: this month (march). all candidates are supposedly recently tenured/very advanced asst profs. the first candidate was recently tenured at her institution.
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...
  • anyone known whether
  • a decision already be made for this job?

second candidate coming to give talk on april 16

third candidate coming 4/23

candidate #4 coming to give talk 4/30

June 29 -- Never even got a rejection letter; No hire yet? I must still be a contender.

Faculty are really divided, no clear front-runner, apparently will bring in 2 candidates back...this is taking forever (7/14)

Manhattan College Edit

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1st
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: 2/4
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 2/27
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Edit

  • Offer Accepted by ... The offer's been made and accepted as of 3/23/09

Middlebury College Edit

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5th
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: Emailed for CAA interview on 1/30
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: Any news here? I haven't heard anything (3/17). I interviewed at CAA and have heard nothing, if that makes you feel better! (3/19).
  • Offer Made: I heard that they made an offer to someone. Surprised that the finalists didn't mark their progress on this site./ Once at the campus interview stage the site probably isn't as useful to those still in the running! Congrats to whoever received an offer! (3/28) I suppose that's true, but the rest of us would welcome any news. Do unto others, after all. Yes, congratulations are in order.(3/29) I have to say it is strange that all communication with candidates (those who interviewed) halted abruptly after CAA. They were very communicative up to that point. (3/31) Is anyone else thinking there might have been an inside candidate? (4/1) I admit to being blindsided in the interview. The focus of the position, as described to me in the interview, was MUCH more narrow than the original posting led me to believe. Also, at no point did they ask me about teaching. That surprised me. (4/2) I agree with the last post - much more narrow than I thought too. (4/2) Thanks. It makes me feel better to know I was not the only one to feel this way. (4/3) Did anyone here interview with Wheaton? I thought there might have been an inside candidate there. Posted a question about it under the Wheaton entry. I wouldn't be able to tell if there was an inside candidate for Middlebury. Although the narrowness of the position's focus could be explained that way. (4/3)

Received a nice letter of rejection today (I interviewed at CAA). I will be curious to see who was hired. (4/16)

  • Offer Accepted by: Offer has been made and accepted by an outside junior scholar.

Edward Vazquez?

Millersville University Edit

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 12th
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: Called for phone interview 1/30 (x2); interviewed on 2/5 (2x)
    * Campus Visit Scheduled:3/5 (2x) They invited 4 people altogether to campus. Taught a class and gave a lecture on research. I was surprised that they were up front about salary. Is this a usual practice? (3/18) Millersville is part of the unionized state system in Pennsylvania. All faculty salaries are charted out by steps in the state employee contract which is publicly available. (3/23) Makes sense. Thanks. (4/2)
  • Offer Accepted: 4/16

Notre DameEdit

  • Jan 15 deadline
  • Any news? - Crickets chirp, mournfully. Oh my, has ND been hit too?
  • Jeepers, the deadline was only 3 1/2 weeks ago - I'm still waiting to hear from folks with deadlines the beginning of Dec.! Don't give up hope - you could be an early modern European History applicant like my husband- they lost about 50% of their searches this year.
  • Request for CAA interview: 2/11
  • Campus visit scheduled: Any update on this one? I haven't heard anything (3/17).
  • Campus visits are happening now./ Bummer. I really enjoyed the interview at CAA--nice people. Good luck and congrats to the remaining candidates. (3/28)
  • Has an offer gone out? rejection letter received 4/25, indicating position has been offered to someone. congrats to the selected candidate!
  • Offer made:
  • Offer accepted by Gabrielle Gopinath?

Pratt Institute Edit

There are 5 (!) finalists for this position

Has anyone heard anything? (4/14) No, nothing! (4/16)

Same question! (4/29) - any news? An offer has been made to Eva Diaz.

  • Application Deadline:
  • Preliminary Campus Interview Scheduled: 1/20
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 2/11
  • Campus visits through April 2 at least, so no decision before then.
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Ramapo College of New Jersey (Modern or Contemporary Non-Western) Edit

  • Application Deadline:
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: Conducting phone interviews, not interviewing at CAA (email query 2/3)
  • Has anyone heard anything from Ramapo? Interview? Rejection letter? I'm getting antsy (4/2).

I have heard nothing since the email of 2/3 mentioned above (4/5). I thought I was the only one who was getting impatient with this one. It seems odd that there hasn't been movement on this. (4/8) I just checked Ramapo's online job listings, and they're still posting this position. But I can't imagine why we haven't heard anything? (4/9) Rejection email received 4/21/09.

  • Campus Visit Scheduled: campus visits are happening this week and/or next week.
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Sam Houston State University Edit

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15th
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 2/19
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 3/11 ; final candidate on site - 4/20-22
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Edit

Contemporary Art, open rank with a preference for scholars working on international or cross-cultural networks and exchanges

For information and job posting, see the listing at the Dept. of Art History website

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • has anyone been contacted yet for an interview? yes
  • postcard acknowledgement says apps reviewed by Feb 1 for semi-finalists phone interviews
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: yes
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: yes (x 6) into mid april; 2 positions
  • Offer Made: two offers made
  • Offer Accepted: two offers accepted

University of Alberta Edit

Assistant Professor - History of Art, Design and Visual Culture: Contemporary Art & Theory

Listing at Dept. of Art and Design website

Is this the same job that was posted (again?) on CAA on 1/22? Anyone know what's up with this? No, that's the Alberta College of Art and Design. Different school.

  • Deadline: Dec. 1

Phone interview scheduled: 1/6
Campus Visit Scheduled: 1/16

Received request for three letters of recommendation on Nov. 25th

Taken by Amanda Boetzkes?

University of Colorado Denver Edit

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5th

please see listing below under 20th-century art.

University of Indiana, Bloomington - Modern and Contemporary American Art Edit

  • deadline November 15, 2008

Any information on this one?? (2/16) Nothing here, anybody in Bloomington want to comment on the health of the search?

There are CAA interviews scheduled. When? Today? Last month...? Very cordial rejection letter (4/10) Hearty congrats to the selected candidate. Dawna Schuld?

University of Massachusetts - Boston Edit

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 16th

Is this search still going ahead or canceled due to the financial crisis? Rumors are flying. - I received an acknowledgment letter dated 1/9/09 saying that the search committee is reviewing applications and will be in touch by February 9th at the latest - I'm not sure if only UMass-Amherst has a hiring freeze or if it's the entire UMass system (1/27) The search is still on because they are scheduling interviews.

  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 1/30 (x5)

Any idea what the situation is for those applicants not attending CAA? That is, anyone not attending CAA receive an interview invite? Just curious how this works for those of us not going to CAA in general for any job (if there is any general rule of thumb, that is). They usually schedule phone interviews after CAA for those not attending.

  • Doom sealed by rejection letter, 2/6 (x4)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: Any word on campus interviews here-- Anyone know their timeline? --No, still no news! (x2) [was the search cancelled? I've heard nothing.) I wrote them an email (3/24) and they said I would "be hearing from them" in 2-3 weeks./ I have reason to believe that they have/are moving forward with their search, but I do not know the current status. (4/17)
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Is this the same position that has just been posted on CAA today? What happened?

you mean 10/2009? Yes, I want to know also

Wheaton College Edit

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5th
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: Jan 28 (x5)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: March 3
  • Did anyone suspect an inside candidate for this one? I only ask because I had a strange feeling about it in the interview (4/3) No, there is no inside candidate for this position. But, I can tell you that an offer has been made. (4/5) And accepted. (4/17)
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by Ellen McBreen?

Wesleyan University (2-Year Visiting Fellow) Edit

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 8th

Application review to begin in early March with interviews to be scheduled thereafter; final decisions won't be made until early May (2/5)

  • Will not be interviewing at CAA (2/5)
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: 3/9
  • Email rejections sent 3/26
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 4/13

Any news since campus visits?

  • Offer Made:5/15
  • Offer Accepted by Mari Dumett?

Oberlin College (Visiting) Edit

  • Application Deadline: 2/25
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: 3/11
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: n/a
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: any update here? see listing above? candidate on campus 4/10
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...


Decorative Arts/Textiles/Design History Edit

Parsons, New School Edit

T/T, Design Studies/Visual Culture rejection rec'd Feb 15


I will ask again (STOP DELETING STUFF!) Any idea what's up with this? I didn't get a rejection, but I also haven't heard anything since submitting my app.

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...


Cleveland Institute of Art Edit

T/T, Design History

  • Application Deadline: review begins immediately
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Getty Edit

Asst Curator, early modern sculpture/dec arts

  • posted in November
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...


Frick Edit

Curator of Decorative Arts

  • Application Deadline:
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Walters: Asst/Assoc Curator, 18th/19th Dec ArtsEdit

  • Application Deadline: (reposted at end of summer)
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: November 2009
  • Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: On-site second round interviews in December
  • Offer Made: Offer made and accepted
  • Offer Accepted by ...I heard that it was Alicia Weisberg-Roberts, currently at the Yale Center for British Art.


Early Medieval/Romanesque/Gothic Art Edit

Manhattan College: Medieval Edit

  • Does anyone have any information on the search posted on CAA website earlier in the term for a Medieval Art Historian position at Manhattan College? There was no deadline listed, and I never heard anything one way or the other from the dept. When I emailed the chair to ask if he had received my application, he never responded. Any insight? (2/11)

University of Minnesota: open rank Edit

  • Application Deadline: 15 October, 2008

—Received letter dated 2 December 2008 that the search had been "frozen" for budgetary reasons.(x2) Me too- God help anyone on the market this year.

Vanderbilt University: Early Medieval/Romanesque/GothicEdit

  • Offer Accepted by ... Elizabeth Moodey (1/15/09) [inside hire]

McGill University: Early Modern (before 1600)/Renaissance or Medieval art and visual culture Edit

  • Application Deadline: 31 October 2008

--Rejection letter received: Dec 09 (x2) First round of cuts notified by letter. Approximately 70 candidates. Good luck to those of you who've gotten to the next stage! [12/11/08]

  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: (will they hold them there?)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: See posting in Renaissance section.
  • Offer Made: Yes
  • Offer Accepted by Cecily Hilsdale

The Walters Art Museum: Assistant/Associate Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books Edit

  • Application Deadline: 31 October 2008

-- review of applications has begun --

  • Phone Interview Scheduled: Scheduled for late JAN
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Indiana University (Bloomington): Associate/Full Professor in Medieval Mediterranean Art and Architecture Edit

Supposedly they have campus interviews going on now. Can anybody confirm this? --I heard several weeks ago that they were interviewing, and were skewing towards more senior candidates (i.e., with more than one book). 1/28/09 This is not a surprise, didn't they ask for a full professor, or at least only that tenured professors need apply? (1/29/09) -- yes, they are having campus interviews, for senior candidates, I am not aware of any names (1/29/09)

  • Application Deadline: 17 October 2008
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ... Any word on this? . Bassett

Bard Graduate Center (New York): Open rank position in Medieval European Material Culture Edit

Trinity University (San Antonio): Assistant Professor, Medieval Edit

--Received letter acknowledging receipt of my application. They will contact short-listed candidates in early February for possible interviews at CAA.

  • Application Deadline: 16 January 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: invitations sent (02/04) <--Was this via snail mail or email? Did you receive one? Or are you at Trinity and just letting candidates know on here? I received an email (I am currently abroad), others received phone calls (02/07). Can I ask what your area of expertise is, and if you are ABD or already have your PhD? Thanks, just trying to get some perspective here on my situation (ABD). I am like you & Western Medieval. (02/14) fyi, I have PhD and, even though they chased down one of my missing letters, I was not invited to interview.
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 3/4 (phone)
  • Offer made & accepted (4/9): Douglas Brine, Ph.D. Courtauld 2006

to whom?

i'm not at liberty to say but he works on netherlandish material.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (Rochester, NY): Assistant Professor, Ancient or Medieval Art History Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 December 2008 receipt of application arrived 12/22
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:

-- invitation by phone for a CAA interview (1/17/09) -- anyone care to share her/his specialization? 1/21 I meant, anyone care to share if s/he is ancient or medieval? -- the above post about an interview does both, did you get an interview? 1/21 OP here: thanks for the info. No interview for me, and I'm just ancient. Good luck to you!

I had a CAA interview - they told me that they would not be meeting to discuss campus visits for at least another few weeks. We will all have to be patient. (3/6/09)

Any news? (3/24/09)

No news yet for me (3/25/09)

They have decided on their three finalists (I am not one), good luck (3/25/09)

Campus Visit Scheduled:

  • Offer Made: yes
  • Offer Accepted by: Sarah Thompson

congratulations!

General Art History Edit

Angelo State University (Texas) - Assistant Professor of Art & Art History Edit

  • Application Deadline: November 14, 2008 (Position open until filled)
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Edit

  • Offer Made and Accepted (4-2)

Central College [Pella, IA] Edit

  • Offer made and accepted (3/25)

Central Michigan University Edit

  • Offer Accepted by ...Rachel Barron-Duncan (via rejection letter 4/17)

Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA) Edit

  • Offer Made and accepted: 3/27
  • Emailed rejection says offer accepted by Andrea Kann 3/29

Humboldt State, - Non Western (2-year lecturer) Edit

  • Application Deadline: March 9
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State Univ.Edit

  • Application Deadline: Review started in . . . July? (I'd thought it was an emergency search for fall 08) (02/14) Emergency? I will be surprised if they hire. I had a campus interview in 05 and they advertised again in 06. Good luck. Hmm...hope it's not a repeat, since it's been very quiet here...I was interviewed at CAA and haven't heard ANYTHING...any word from anyone else?
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 2-9-09 (surprise!) x 2
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: good friend had a campus visit...
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...was an offer made to anyone? Just received a somewhat cryptic letter from HR dept that was 3 sentences--thanks for interest, search closed, good luck in future. Hope someone got the gig, and it's not a repeat of '05 as per above...

Georgia College & State University-- Medieval, Renaissance, or Baroque ArtEdit

  • Application Deadline: review begins Jan. 15th
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: Phone interview held 02/23.
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Millsaps College -- 1-Year Teaching Fellowship Edit

  • Offer Made: (offer made and accepted according to rejection email 3/13)
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Misericordia University Edit

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1st
  • Phone Interview Scheduled for 1/28 (1/22) Deliberations for finalists in February, Campus Visits March and April
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Rejection letter received - no indication that an offer had been made. (3/4)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Missouri State University (any area of Western a.h., 500 CE to 1900 CE)Edit

  • Application Deadline: 30 November 2008
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: Held week of Feb. 2
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: March 4/5 via e-mail/phone
  • Offer Made(April 30 or so) and Accepted (May 15 or so) ... yes.

New York City College of Technology Edit

Just one phone interview? Did they hire someone? (2/13) [not everyone who is looking for a job knows about/posts to the wiki. . .] New poster: is this the same job that went up on the CUNY jobs website on 2/20? This ad says review of applications to begin 3/6, yes it's been revised...they're looking for a Graphic Arts/Photography person who can possibly teach Asian--is their Asianist leaving? New post: have they started interviewing? (4/6) Word via email that the position has been filled. (5/21)

  • Application Deadline: Reviews of apps begin Nov. 18 (posted on CUNY website)
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: phone interview x 1
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Pacific University Edit

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6th (any news from the school?)

SEARCH CANCELLED (just received a letter). ARGH!

Salem State Edit

  • Offer Made and accepted, according to rejection e-mail (4/3)
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Southeast Missouri State University Edit

  • Offer Accepted formally on 4/4 - by Dr. Rebecca Martin (per rejection letter, 4/13)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Pre-Modern) Edit

  • Offer accepted by Katherine Poole (VAP at Kenyon College) per rejection letter (3/23)

University of California, Merced - Global Arts Studies Program (GASP) Edit

  • Application Deadline: December 31
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: Search cancelled for the year (does that make it last-GASP?)

University of Idaho (1-year position)Edit

* phone interview 3/10, indication that references would be contacted the following week, a recommendation would be made to the dean ASAP, and offer would be extended. No campus visits. No news since phone interview (4/4)

* Phone call from search chair announcing that the position has been filled. (4/23)

University of Northern Iowa -- Speciality in any area, Renaissance or afterEdit

  • Application Deadline: Feb. 2

Unfortunately, this one too has been cancelled. Just talked to the department chair. 3/16

University of Texas at El Paso -- Medieval, Renaissance, and/or Baroque periods Edit

  • Application Deadline: ongoing
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: By phone 2-17 (x3) (anyone heard anything about this one? (3-25))
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ... Max Grossman 5-09

Western Carolina University Edit

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: phone interviews in Dec. Does anyone know anything about htis search?
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ... rejection e-mail received April 8.

Western Oregon University (Monmouth, OR)Edit

  • Application Deadline: Reviews of apps begin Nov. 10
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: phone interview x 3 (an insane teaching load! 3 per quarter!)
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:Yes already scheduled for late Jan
  • Letter sent indicating selection of a winner. Huzzahs to you, Sir/Madam!
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Greek/Roman Edit

Appalachian State - Early Mediterranean Edit

  • Application Deadline: 5 January 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • AIA/APA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: Jan. 16 (phone); Feb. 24 (email)
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by:

I interviewed for this job last year at CAA when it was posted as an adjunct only. I asked at the time if the job could be upgraded to tenure track. They said yes. They have since hired an adjunct before listing it this year as a tenure track position. To anyone applying please be advised that you may be up against an inside track candidate who's already worked there this year as an adjunct.

Anyone would tell you that being an adjunct is much more of a disadvantage than an advantage when the position is "upgraded" to a tenure-track position!!

Feb 3rd - Fair warning, though a risk worth taking! FWIW, I interviewed for the temp position last year, too, and found the folks at App State congenial and professional.

True they appear so. It is just that their administration is terrible. Feb 10-They are searching for a Chair this year again? Anybody knows about this?

2/17 : Don't know about their admin/chair situation, but I am wondering about the search. What's that "Jan. 16 (phone)" about? I didn't interview with them until February. Anybody hear anything new?

4/15: Any word on this, other finalists? I assume this ship has sailed, but I wouldn't be surprised by an administrative hold-up, either.

Hunter College, CUNY Edit

  • Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin 15 March for f/t, t/t job beginning 1 September 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: "applications under review" and cannot say anything about schedule (May 4); i heard (May 4) that they interviewed 2 people last week.
  • AIA/APA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 4 total finalists. 2 campus visits on May 5th, and 2 campus visits the previous week. (5/6)
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by: Job Accepted by Hendrik Dey (Michigan/Aarhus (5/18)

Ithaca College (Ancient or Medieval, one-year)Edit

  • Application Deadline: Posted 2/5/09 "Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the College Art Association conference in Los Angeles, CA, beginning on February 25, 2009."
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: (x1)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: (ANY NEWS?) *No, nothing here. I guess you were another interview at CAA?*
    • campus interview scheduled 3/11 by phone**
  • Offer Made: and accepted 4/24
  • Offer Accepted by:

Knox College Edit

  • 2 yr appointment - looking for a "pre-modern generalist" (ancient through Renaissance)
  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 2/12 via email
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: (any news?) none here 3/12; (I haven't heard anything either. 3/13); 3/14: campus visit scheduling has begun
  • Offer Made: Yes (4/28)
  • Received rejection letter (5/21)
  • Offer Accepted by:Sherry C.M. Lindquist

New York University: Roman Art and Architecture Edit

  • Application Deadline: 30 November, 2008
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • AIA/APA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: Jan. 16 (phone)
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by: I believe that this search has been concluded. According to a friend who works there (not in ARH), interviews took place at AIA, campus visits happened (three scholars) and an offer was made. Word is that XXXXX accepted the position, but I cannot solidly confirm this. -- That's odd, I heard it went to XXXXX!? But I also cannot solidly confirm. (3/14) Neither rumor is accurate. (3/15) Do you know who got it? XXXXX was not even among the three who came to campus. (3/18) Who were the three campus visits? The search is ongoing and calls for discretion, out of fairness to the finalists. (5/4) An adjunct will teach Roman art in the fall (5/14) Is this the Gallatin School job? That one has been settled (offered-accepted), but I'm not sure if this post is about something else.

Reed College Edit

(any news?)

  • Application Deadline: 15 January 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • Interview Scheduled: @ CAA (x4)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 03/06 by email
  • Offer Made: Any news? An offer was made and accepted.
  • Offer Accepted by:

I have a CAA interview, so I guess its on. (Any news RE campus visits?) No news form here.

Tampa Museum of Art (Curator of Greek and Roman Art)Edit

  • email ack. receipt of application
  • anyone heard anything more about this?
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • Interview Scheduled:
  • Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by:

University of Chicago: Ancient Mediterranean Edit

Commentary transferred to discussion page

  • Application Deadline: 17 October, 2008
  • (Request for letters of recommendation sent to recommenders, 9OCT08)
  • 4/10 Rumor from the clerical grapevine: Expect your rejection emails to start arriving next week if you haven't already started to receive them.
  • 4/27 search is still in progress.
  • 5/13: Rejection letter received
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: (none conducted)
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: (none conducted)
  • Campus Visits: yes, conducted early spring.
  • Offer Made: none to date......?
  • Offer Accepted by ...........?

Wells College (Ancient, Medieval or Renaissance) Edit

  • Offer Accepted by Kate Dimitrova (myself; NB - I did not erase previous history from this entry).

Japanese/Korean Art Edit

University of Oregon, Japanese Art, assistant of Associate ProfessorEdit

Application deadline: Jan 1, 2009

CAA interviews took place for this: how many of you had these?

Campus interviews scheduled: next couple of weeks

Offer made: YES

Offer accepted: YES: Akiko Walley (PhD Harvard)



3-28 Any news on this? Did campus interviews conclude? (4/8) offer made and accepted

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Contemporary Art (international or cross-cultural networks and exchanges) Edit

See listing under 'Contemporary Art' above.

University of Minnesota: open rank, East Asian Edit

See listing under 'Chinese Art' above.

Denison University, East Asian Art Edit

See listing under 'Chinese Art' above.

Florida State University, East Asian Art Edit

See listing under 'Chinese Art' above.

DePauw University, East Asian Art Edit

See listing under 'Chinese Art' above.

Northwestern University, East Asian Art Edit

See listing under 'Chinese Art' above.

Vassar College, East Asian Art Edit

See listing under 'Chinese Art' above.

Ohio State University, Asian Art Edit

See listing under 'Chinese Art' above.

Case Western Reserve University, Asian Art Edit

See listing under 'Chinese Art' above.

University of Utah, Asian Art Edit

See listing under 'Chinese Art' above.

Washington University, Postdoc Lecturer Fellowship (Japanese, Chinese [Song to present], Indian, or SE Asian) Edit

See listing under 'Chinese Art' above.

Latin American/Caribbean Art Edit

University of Chicago: Latin American Edit

Any news on this job?

  • Application Deadline: 17 October, 2008
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: (none conducted)
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: (none conducted)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 12/1/08 ? [not really a serious one to tel you the god's honest truth...]
  • Offer Made: .......................?
  • Offer Accepted by .......................?

People, don't believe everything you read here. I don't know who it is who claims to know "the god's honest truth," but they are wrong. (Fine. Back it up with information. Can you? Has anyone been offered a position? Until otherwise proven, it looks at least two of these were fake searches. And by the way, thank you to whomever shared their experience on their campus visit.)


The details of an ongoing search are obviously confidential, but I can assure you that whoever posted the purported experience did not have a campus visit.


Departments don't do searches for fun. Perhaps budget cuts and the financial situation dramatically changed the nature of the searches that were already in progress?


Offer made and accepted.

Nineteenth-Century Art Edit

Smith College, Modern Art Edit

U of Oregon, Modern Art Edit

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5
  • Received email request for Affirmative Action info 2/2/09.
  • Additional receipt of application ack (mail) (2/13)x 2
  • Spirited e-mail/privacy debate moved to talk page.
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 3/16
  • Offer Made: offer made (heard from offeree last week)
  • Offer Accepted by ...

any news on this one?

Uh... why did someone erase news that someone had a CAA interview? Is the Wiki Bandit at it again this year? Does the wiki bandit look like the Hamburgler? Because that is how I am picturing him/her. Rejection letter received 3/18--yes, and I thought it was a very nice letter. I haven't received it -- did it say that an offer had been made?


still under negotiation but offer is out to u.chicago ABD

(who's now been hired). Joyce Cheng? Looks like finalists included Ellen McBreen (now at Wheaton), Ting Chang (of Carnegie Mellon), and Sonal Khullar (Berkeley PhD candidate). Heavy non-Western / sculpture emphasis here.

University of Chicago Harper and Schmidt Fellow Edit

four-year postdoctoral teaching appointment in modern art, 1800 to the present, including architecture

  • Application Deadline: review begins Jan 25
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 2/18
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: Has anyone heard anything? Would be great to know.
  • Campus visits completed.
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...


Non-Western Art Edit

American University - Non-Western (any) Edit

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:They interviewed at CAA but I don't know how many people.
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Renaissance/Baroque Art Edit

Lots of recent changes mysteriously vanished (3/4/09) Oh no! Haven't checked here in over a week and hoping it would provide some news : ( 3/8) Some of them seem to be back, but not much going on out there.... (3/8/09)

What is up with the wiki??? It keeps registering changes, yet nothing is different..... Don't tease us so!

California State University, Los Angeles: European Art History, with emphasis in Renaissance, Baroque and Romanticism Edit

  • Application Deadline: 19 January 2009
  • Ack of application asking for missing letters (2/6)
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: invite (2/17) x 4 !!!!!
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: invitation for campus visit received by e-mail (3/5/09). Apparently, campus visits (four candidates were invited) were completed on 4/7 and the committee made its decision on 4/22. The committee's choice has to be approved by the dean and the Office of Diversity and Equity, so it could be several more weeks before an offer is made.
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Any more news on this position??

An offer has been made and accepted (info. from department via email). Many, many congrats to the new hire!

Columbia University: Italian Renaissance Art Edit

FYI: I'm a CU student and have received emails about job talks scheduled for this post in the upcoming weeks. All are senior level profs elsewhere. (2/25)

  • Thanks for the update. Care to tell who's coming?
  • Not a student at CU, but sometimes you can tell by checking upcoming lectures and events on the department's website.

Received acknowledgment of application 12/20

  • Application Deadline: 15 December 2008
  • Offer Made: Week of May 11th. Offer has not been accepted yet, so I can't say to whom it was made. (5/13) Offer was made to Michael Cole.
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Dickinson College: 1 yr sabbatical replacement, Italian Renaissance Art Edit

(4/10) campus visits are finished and offer has been accepted

Ithaca College: 1 yr, Renaissance & Baroque Art Edit

  • Application Deadline: ASAP
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 2/19 via email (x2)
  • Rejection e-mail received, though they are holding the dossier in case they feel the need to interview after CAA (2/24) (haven't received one but expect one since I'm ABD)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: campus visit scheduling began as of 3/11
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

LaSalle University: European 1500-1800/Chairperson Edit

CANCELED DUE TO readjustment of hiring priorities (by letter 1/26)

Macalester College: 2 yr Mellon post-doctoral fellowship, Ren/Baroque Edit

  • Application Deadline: 30 January 2009
  • ack of receipt of application (2/9 x3); (2/10 x1)(2/11 x1)
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 2/11 by email
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 3/11 - they will be contacting finalists in the next 2 weeks
  • Rejection letter (3/23)--apparently somebody got it! Not quite yet - 2 finalists have campus visits. one came last week and other comes this week (3/29)
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by Kristin Huffman Lanzoni

McGill University: Early Modern (before 1600)/Renaissance or Medieval art and visual culture Edit

  • Application Deadline: 31 October 2008

First round of cuts notified by letter. Approximately 70 candidates. Good luck to those of you who've gotten to the next stage! [12/11/08]

  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: Took place first two weeks of December.
  • Offer Made: Late December? Offer made and presumably accepted.
  • Offer Accepted by ...any news? (01/10) A Byzantinist got the job (5/4) can you disclose the name of the Byzantinist? On their website, they have Cecily Hilsdale teaching in winter 2010...that's because she got the job (7/1) Yes. (7/19)

Miami University, Oxford, OH: Renaissance/Baroque Art, 1400-1750 Edit

  • Offer Accepted by inside candidate

New Mexico State University: Renaissance (plus one other area in earlier Western a.h.) Edit

  • Application Deadline: 5 January 2009
  • ack of receipt of application + AA sheet (2/9) IS THIS SEARCH STILL ON???? I received a personal letter from the search chair, and the job is still listed on the NMS human resources website. If they have cancelled the search, they did it this week. (2/13)
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: yes (2/13)
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...Margaret Goehring (5/27)

Old Dominion University: 1400-1600 Edit

This department appears to have a Visiting Assistant Professor who teaches Italian Renaissance... likely an internal applicant.

True, but he's a recent PhD with no publications - don't give up hope just yet!

  • Application Deadline: 15 April 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled for 5/18 and 5/19 (I estimate 8 candidates). Short list for campus interviews to be decided within about a week. (5/18)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: campus visits scheduled for period between 6/19 and 6/25. Does anyone know if the VAP (Anthony Lichi) got another job?
  • Offer Made: and accepted (7/8 - per e-mail) I suspect by the internal candidate, but don't have confirmation. They did everything in their power to mask his status and make the search seem open during my visit. Really nice folks - what a bummer.
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Portland State University: Renaissance & Baroque Art/General Studies Edit

Wondering if anyone received an akn. letter of appl.? Yes, email received during 1st week of January.

  • Application Deadline: Jan.1, 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled via phone call (1/23 x 3). Phone interviews conducted 2/13. No CAA interview. Campus visits X 3 should be decided within two weeks.
  • Campus Visit Scheduled via phone call (2/24 x2)
  • Offer Made (3/31)
  • Offer Accepted by Jesse Locker (JHU PhD)

Princeton University: Early Modern European Art Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 January 2009

Received acknowledgment of application, dated 1/15/09 (2/3/09)

  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: the 4 finalists are visiting campus between 3/5 and 3/12
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Any idea who the finalists are? Senior scholars with extensive publications

According to a second-hand but reliable source, the position was offered to Ulrich Pfisterer.

Providence College, Providence, RI: Renaissance and Baroque Art (1400-1750) Edit

  • Application Deadline: 30 November 2008
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: by email (2/4/2009 x4) Interview held at CAA (2/25) x3
  • Interview held in Providence (2/19)

Rejection e-mail upon query. A pool of candidates has been selected -- you lucky ones should be hearing from them soon. (3/12; not soon enough! SC told me that she would be calling references this week, so maybe she is still doing that for the selected pool (3/13); decided to get rid of that weird scroll box, and still no word.... (3/18) Me, either. Either their timeline is slowing down or none of the five of us get to write a mash note to the Dominicans, and that's statistically unlikely. (3-18) I had been told that updates would be given in mid-March or slightly thereafter. (3/21) I am not one of them, but finalists have begun to be contacted. (3/22) How did you get this info? (3/23:) I was asked to write a statement, due ten days ago. I have not heard any updates since. Has anyone else? (3/23) No, but my understanding was that the president and maybe another person would review them. Good luck. (3/23) Thank you. You too! I will be sure to update here if I hear anything, and hope others continue to do the same.

  • Campus Visit Scheduled: early-mid April (3/24 x2)
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...
  • Rejection letter received (4/21)

Roger Williams University: Renaissance and Baroque Art, 1400-1750 Edit

This search has been cancelled due to economic conditions. 1/12/08 [Where did this information come from?}I am the VAP in that position - received an e-mail from the dean. Sorry. Thanks for the news; it is still posted on their website. I hope they keep you on! Ha! I am in a non-renewable contract - they will boot me out the end of this year and fill the position with adjuncts. So sorry to hear it. Good luck!

SCAD-Atlanta: Renaissance Edit

  • Application Deadline: ASAP
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: by phone (2/11/2009)
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: follow up to CAA interview scheduled (by e-mail 3/10/09)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: by e-mail (4/2/2009)
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ... Anne Leader

SCAD-Savannah: Early Modern Edit

  • Application Deadline: ASAP
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: held 2/9
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: held
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:invited for late March/1st week April
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Tulane University: Early Modern Mediterranean World Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 December 2008

contacted by e-mail with request for letters of recommendation (1/10/09)

  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: by email (1/26/09) with request for publications
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: short list selected (by e-mail, 3/2/2009)
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Tyler School of Art/Temple University: Northern Renaissance-Northern Baroque Art, 1400-1750 Edit

Is this search still on? - I heard from the Dean of Tyler that the position has guaranteed funding, even though the rest of the school is on a hiring freeze; however, the faculty have been without a contract for quite sometime and there is a lot of antagonism between the union and the administration (1/27) Sounds fun (1/29)I received a letter today (1/29) stating that the position had been offered and a candidate accepted the offer.

  • Offer Accepted by ...

has anyone heard anything?

UNC Wilmington: Italian Renaissance and Baroque Edit

SEARCH PUT ON HOLD due to budget cuts; hope to move forward with search process next year (rec'd letter 2/16/09)

University of Southern California, Los Angeles: Early Modern Scholar, 1600-1800Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 November 2008
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer accepted by: Alexander Marr

I see that English and History both scheduled campus interviews about two weeks ago. Sounds like they have a final list of candidates already. But did any art historians get a campus interview yet? (1/31)

Heard that at least one Art Historian was brought for campus visit.

Does this information come from a reliable source?

I didn't post the info about the campus visit, but I heard that there was no art historian brought to campus. I'm not sure which source is more reliable.

An art historian was definitely brought to campus.

Any news on this? Just curious... (2 Eighteenth-century scholars and one Italian Baroque specialist--has anyone heard WHO was chosen?)

According to the History wiki, rumor has it that the job went to an advanced asst. art historian.

Accepted by Alexander Marr, currently at University of St Andrews

UC San Diego: Early Modern Art Historian (1600-1900) Edit

Does the ad for a 1-year position mean this search is officially over? (1/27/09) No. The UCSD job web site lists two separate searches - the temporary one is actually part of a search for a pool of lecturers in a variety of fields. The TT job is still listed, as well. (1/27) hmm, has anyone heard anything? Not a peep - I wish these folks (not just UC San Diego, but all the rest) would get on the ball and schedule CAA interviews - I am waiting to buy my plane ticket until I know I will actually have someone to talk to in LA! (2/13)

  • e-mail message from administrator indicating review is still underway, and a short list will be compliled in a week or so. (2/18) Q: Did you ask them about the state of the search or did they send out this email? Thanks. A: I wrote them requesting an update - it was not a BCC e-mail.

So it has been about three weeks since the positing about the email. Any news since? Zippo (3/7) Nothing here either. (3/9)


I checked the website. They are already conducting on-campus interviews. Drat!

Interviews concluded


  • Application Deadline: January 5
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: no CAA interviews, phone only
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: March 2-12
  • Offer Made: offer will be made to Nina Dubin (declined), offer to M. Hyde
  • Offer Accepted by Melissa Hyde

Valparaiso University: Duesenberg Chair in Christianity and the Arts Edit

  • Application Deadline: 5 January 2009

Rejection Letter dated 2/18 received (3/4)

  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Yale Institute of Sacred Music/Yale Divinity School: Christian Art and Architecture Edit

First cut seems to have been made, request for writing samples (2/5/09) x3 [by e-mail]

  • Application Deadline: 15 January 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: any news to report?? Campus interview scheduled How many candidates? Four candidates have been invited.
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by Vasileios Marinis
  • Rejection letter received (4/22)

Villa I Tatti, Harvard Center of Renaissance Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Renaissance StudiesEdit

  • Application deadline: 15 October 2008
  • Notified at least one candidate first week of Feb 2009.
  • Nomination letters sent via e-mail and snail mail. Budget requests must be submitted by 2/16/09. Awaiting offers.
  • Offer made:

South/Southeast Asian Art Edit

University of Chicago: North Africa, the Sahara, the Near and Middle East, Central Asia, South Asian, Southeast Asia Edit

  • Application Deadline: 17 October, 2008

(1/28: Anyone heard anything at all, either decisions or if it is canceled etc.?) I haven't heard anything about this search either--positive or negative. We are one week away from CAA, so perhaps it has been cancelled? <In the past U of C has appeared to conduct simultaneous searches in multiple fields but filled only one line. The Latin American search is further along; perhaps this and the Med. search are being kept in reserve in case no one 'suitable' is found?> Well, at least it makes any rejection more palatable knowing that it wasn't a legitimate search to begin with.

  • Phone Interview Scheduled: (none conducted)
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: (none conducted)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: (none conducted) Not true.
  • Offer Made: none to date
  • Offer Accepted by ..........


Got kind rejection letters (yes, two of them for one application). Can't complain, even if the letters were generic, they were very kindly worded (me too, finally; I wonder if they ever filled any of the three open lines or all 'failed' as that silly phrase goes?) Yep, nice kindly worded letter--the same one they used the year before. I mean, why bother writing a new letter to the thousands of rejects applying for a job that included about half the world in its description?

University of San Diego: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY AND THEORY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART AND VISUAL CULTURE IN SOUTH ASIA OR EAST ASIA Edit

  • Application Deadline: Screening of Applications Begins 15 January, 2009
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: Yes, I received an invite for the CAA interview and I know at least one other a-historian has been invited too.
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

UC Santa Cruz: Asst/Assoc Professor, Asian Visual Culture Edit

  • Application Deadline: Screening of Applications Begins 14 November, 2008
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Please post if this is still open or they found someone (2/05/09). Rejection letter received (3/6/09). No rejection letter yet (3/15/09).

What's up with these jokers? Anybody know?

U. Washington, Seattle: Asst. Prof. South Asian Art/Architectural History Edit

  • Application Deadline: 1 December. 2008

[Search Frozen?]

(Is the search frozen? The only thing I can find online says they are trying to sidestep the freeze -- and, also raising the bar significantly when it comes to a hire, that is, if they come to it at all. Anybody else, any news?)

  • Phone Interview Scheduled: request via email for phone interview x 6 Q: Did anyone ask if they were doing CAA interviews? has anyone heard anything since the phone interviews? Nothing yet x 4. I am still waiting too...
  • Just heard they made an offer - anybody wanna share?
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ... supposedly offer made and accepted, but why are they keeping it such a big secret? This department has been hostile to South Asia for decades.
  • and who is the lucky winner? Website lists Sonal Khullar (PhD, UC Berkeley)


has anyone heard anything? (4/10)

* apparently the position went to an art history student from UC Berkeley, who works on the modern period.

Washington University, Postdoc Lecturer Fellowship (Japanese, Chinese [Song to present], Indian, or SE Asian) Edit

See listing under 'Chinese Art' above.

Several candidates interviewed at CAA, 2/25-28

Twentieth-Century Art Edit

Carleton College Edit

Post-1945 Western art or architectural history

Job listing on website

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 2; review begins Dec. 15
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: Jan. 13
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 3/6
  • Offer Made: 4/15
  • Offer Accepted by ...
  • Fundamentally polite, though faintly brusque and vaguely dismissive rejection letter received February the second - I guess they told all of us who were rejected that the "committee was impressed with our credentials" (2/2) This is normal, no? Should they tell us all that we are terrible candidates? (2/2) - Ha! I do appreciate the letter, though - it's so much better to hear something rather than the empty silence from all the other schools I applied to (2/3) Ummm...isn't a rejection inherently dismissive?
  • Received an identical rejection letter a month after the first one. I get it. You really, really don't want me! - I know! I just got another rejection letter today in the mail; They are really rubbing salt in the wound (3/9) I was once rejected FOUR times for the same job; one of the letters asked me "to join them in congratulating their new hire." Um, yeah.
  • Ross Elfline?

Columbia College Chicago Edit

  • Although this position wasn't originally tracked on the wiki, it bears mentioning that a couple of days after the standard rejection, I received from them, in a hand-addressed envelope, the original copy of one of my letters of recommendation (?!). Not all that professional, one might think.
  • Application Deadline:
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: February
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 4/9
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted By:

Emory U. Edit

  • Called and spoke with Art History administrator 12/3; this search has been cancelled due to the present economic downturn
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 1

Indiana State University (Terre Haute) Edit

Modern and Contemporary Art Received e-mail stating that "Based upon a review of both current and anticipated needs in the DEPARTMENT OF ART Department, a decision has been made to suspend the search for the Assistant Professor of Modern/Contemporary Art History position" (1/15) How unfortunate indeed.

Lake Forest College Edit

Modern/contemporary

  • Application Deadline: November 7
  • Phone Interview Scheduled: mid-December
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 1/28
  • Has anyone heard anything about this job? Just curious. /// No decision until 3/16 - at the very earliest. Likely a week or 2 later.

- Any word from anyone out there about this one? // No, not a word. It seems that they must have made an offer to someone at this point.... Rejection letter received 4/20 - they are "unable to pursue my candidacy" and they "hope for a rebound in the job market soon." I don't know if this means they've lost the tenure-track line or what. // No word either way yet, as of 4/21, so I assume my letter's in the mail, too. ; // Yes, it was! 4/23 // Tenure-track line wasn't lost, the position was filled, I'm not sure why they worded the letters that way.


I just took it to mean they hoped that we'd all have better luck next year...and that they market rebounds so there might actually be jobs for us all then.

  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

Sewanee Edit

Modern/contemporary

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: (2/6)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 3/9
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...


U. of California - Davis Edit

any aspect of the art history of modern Europe and its colonies

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: interview requested 2/12
  • Doom sealed by rejection letter 3/27
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

rumor is that the search failed.

U. of Colorado - Denver Edit

Modern or contemporary art

Job listing on website

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5
  • Received a lovely postcard as an acknowlegement of my application (Dec. 12). It indicates that semi-finalists will be asked to provide supporting materials in January x 2
  • Received request for additional materials by email (syllabi, teaching statement, writing sample), Jan. 9.
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: Interview requested by email (2/13) x2 (2/17)

Email rejection (2/24)x2

  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 4/3
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

U. of Louisville Edit

modern European art history

Job listing on website

Tried to do their online application (late Dec) but the job wasn't listed. It is still listed on the departmental page. Emailed inquiring about this. That's odd. I wonder if their search has been cancelled? Do let us know what you find out. Very strange - still listed here: http://finearts.academickeys.com/seeker_job_display.php?dothis=display&job[IDX]=16765

  • Jan 27: Still no word on this.
  • Feb. 18: still nothin'?
  • A lone tumbleweed tumbles, ominously, through the bluegrass...
  • This job search has been suspended, apparently due to budgetary issues (2/27). Received letter stating "all tenure-track faculty searches have been temporarily suspended due to budgetary constraints." (3/5)

U. of Missouri - Columbia Edit

modern European art from the later 19th century through the mid-20th century

Job description

  • received e-mail announcing cancellation of search (1/20/09) - awesome, another job canceled - did they say it was due to budgetary issues? (1/20/09) Yes, they did: "cancelled because of the severe impact the current financial crisis has had on our institution’s budget situation." (1/20/09)

Middle Tennessee State Edit

Modern/Contemporary

  • Application Deadline: review begins Oct. 6th
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled:
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

University of Michigan - Dearborn Edit

Modern/Contemporary

  • Application Deadline: review begins Oct. 21st
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: 1/27 (x2)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: Third campus visit scheduled for this week (3/24)
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Edit

3-Year Lecturer in Modern/Contemporary

  • Application Deadline: review begins Jan. 28th
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: via phone 2/6 (x2)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: contacted via email re. availability for visit 3/6 - I got the impression that they weren't going to make any decisions about campus visits until the end of the month; Did you interview at CAA? (3/8) Yes, I did. (3/11) - Contacted via e-mail about availability for on-campus interview (3/11)
  • Offer Made: and accepted (4/17)
  • Offer Accepted by ...Marissa Vigneault (Bryn Mawr)

U. of Oregon Edit

Modern Art

Texas State - San Marcos Edit

Modern/Contemporary

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5th--anyone heard anything from them? I suddenly got their affirmative action questionnaire 3/23, the first sign of life from them, which is odd seeing how it looks like they've scheduled a campus visit for someone else already. And... no sooner did that questionnaire get sent off than the rejection letter came. I have to say, this is the only rejection I've ever gotten that pronounced "you would not be well suited to the particular needs of the Department." Um, so all right, I'm not their favorite candidate, but this makes it sound like I should have known better than to apply in the first place. Did they say this to everyone who shows signs of being serious about their research as well as their teaching? (4/1) They said it to everyone--or all but 3 anyway--the "they" being their administrative temp. Seriously. Yep--and I'll bet I wasn't the only one who got all the letters of rec back from the temp. Does this dept realize how unprofessional and strange it is to have a temp sign and mail hiring-related materials without oversight? A faculty member or permanent staff should be looking over and signing the letters.
  • CAA Interview Scheduled:
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: by email 03/13; by e-mail 4/6 (this late?? when are you scheduled to visit?)
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...

U. of Texas - Arlington Edit

Modern and Contemporary Art

Job Description - page 2 of PDF

  • Deadline October 15
  • Dec. 15 - phone interview scheduled

U. of Vermont Edit

European and American art of the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Rejection via mail (2/11)x 3
  • Nice rejection letter--SC's mention of economic troubles was seemingly heartfelt and much appreciated. It is nice that some SCs seem to understand the unique pressure we are all under this year. Agreed. Very nice rejection letter. I am keeping it on file for when I am on the other side...
  • Is there an inside candidate? Naa; I really don't think so. There is not an inside candidate.
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: CAA interview requested (1/13) and scheduled (1/21) (x3)
  • (note; they are delayed on inviting finalists to campus so schedule has changed....)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: 3 finalists have been contacted
  • Offer Made:
  • Offer Accepted by ...
  • Well, it's been accepted by someone since the UVM Jobs machine just emailed it out.
  • Vigorous debate moved to discussion page
  • These jokers at UVM need a new life that does not include torturing applicants.
  • So was our winner Prof. Kim, incumbent?
  • I don't know, but since given this remark ("I was treated very well at my interview...." posted from Burlington, VT), one would tend to think so. Or some other comcast customer in that location just made up the part about the positive interview. I think that the job description may have been crafted accordingly.

Wake Forest University Edit

1-Year Visiting - 17th to 20th Century

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 30th
  • Phone Interview Scheduled:
  • CAA Interview Scheduled: via e-mail (3/5)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled: n/a
  • Offer Made: Any news? I heard that they didn't meet before spring break, and so no decision would be made before the 16th (3/20) - Received letter that candidate had been decided, or finalists have been decided? I don't know...odd wording (4/7)
  • Offer Accepted by ...

University of Chicago Harper and Schmidt Fellow Edit

four-year postdoctoral teaching appointment in modern art, 1800 to the present, including architecture

See Listing under 19th Century Art

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