UT Dallas is looking for a distinguished scholar in the history of modern and contemporary art


It is with great pleasure that I bring to your attention a call for applications for

Edith O’Donnell Distinguished Chair of Modern and Contemporary Art and Aesthetics

This is the fourth of five new distinguished chairs in art history in our new EODIAH Institute for Art History. We

have just filled the chair in Islamic Studies and there are offers out for the Chair in Conservation Science.
If you would like to learn more privately, feel free to contact me.  The new EODIAH center will be opening its premises

in the Art and Technology building- we are looking forward to the synergies between the Institute for Art History

and the new School for Art, Technology and Emerging Media ( for which a search for Dean is being launched)

Roger Malina



Edith O’Donnell Distinguished Chair of Modern and Contemporary Art and Aesthetics (paf150505) – UT Dallas Faculty Jobs – The University of Texas at Dallas

The School of Arts and Humanities

Edith O’Donnell Distinguished Chair of Modern and Contemporary Art and Aesthetics (paf150505)




Applications and nominations are solicited for the Edith O’Donnell Distinguished Chair of Modern and Contemporary Art and Aesthetics at The University of Texas at Dallas. This position is one of five chaired professorships endowed in the newly created Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History. In addition to the five faculty positions, the Institute endowment includes support for ten distinguished graduate student fellowships and generous support for research and outreach.

The appointee to this Distinguished Chair will have a leadership role in all dimensions of the new Institute. In this context, the appointee should have an internationally recognized record of scholarship, with research and publications that link the practice, theory, and history of “Modern” and “Contemporary” art, together with insights into Philosophical Aesthetics as they pertain to the visual arts. One of the goals of the Institute is the education of the next generation of leading scholars of art history and it is desired that the Distinguished Chair have experience and significant achievements in the realm of arts education at all levels. The agenda of the O’Donnell Institute also includes close and synergistic collaborations with the art museums, galleries, and collectors in the greater Dallas area, in particular with the Dallas Museum of Art. As such, it is desired that the appointee have an established record of achievements in these domains as well.

The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the leading public universities in Texas, with outstanding students and a faculty distinguished for their research accomplishments. Our university most recently was recognized in the Times Higher Education “Top 50 under 50” ranking of universities created worldwide during the last fifty years as one of the three U.S. universities in the top twenty, along with the Universities of California at Irvine and Santa Cruz. The Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area is experiencing dynamic economic growth and its vibrant cultural life features an array of prominent museums of art.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application. Interested scholars may request additional information by contacting Vice Provost Richard Brettell, Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair and Founding Director of The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, via email at brettell@utdallas.edu.

Applicants should provide the following information: curriculum vitae, statement of vision, and full contact information for five or more professional references via the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM available below.

Posted on: May 05, 2015



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