'The Department of Art History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey seeks candidates for the position of' advanced tenure-track Assistant /tenured Associate Professor and Director of Rutgers’ Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS) within the Department of Art History. Description

CHAPS is a vigorous and expanding program offering a Certificate Program, MA Degree and Ph.D. Concentration in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, as well as a joint MA/JD degree with Rutgers Law School. It is interdisciplinary and global in focus, holding a Memorandum of Understanding with UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Through this position, the department seeks to continue to expand its commitment to global engagement and to trans-disciplinary teaching, scholarship and research.


The successful candidate will serve as Director of CHAPS on a renewable basis and be actively engaged in the Department of Art History. He or she will teach courses within the CHAPS curriculum as well as within the Department of Art History on his or her particular area of expertise. He or she will also participate in recruitment and advising of CHAPS and Art History graduate students and in the planning and realization of CHAPS initiatives, including annual conferences. Participation in departmental and University committees and assistance in undergraduate and graduate curriculum development is expected.


Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge and engagement with the field of cultural heritage as discipline and profession. A multi-disciplinary and global perspective in teaching and scholarship is considered an asset.  The department welcomes applications from candidates whose scholarship focuses on the Asian Pacific, Australasia, Central and South Asia, the Middle-East or the Americas, among others. Ph.D. in a subject area relevant for the position or a foreign degree corresponding to a Ph.D. in a subject area relevant for the position required. Applicants should have a record of effective teaching and an ambitious research program including experience in fieldwork and publications.


Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at, addressed to Chair, CHAPS Search Committee, Department of Art History, Voorhees Hall, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1248. Information on the Department of Art History and The Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies can be found at: and DEADLINE: 1 November 2015.

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