Announcement upcoming CHAPS conference
Shifting Cities: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century
Urbanization is the defining phenomenon of 21st century. For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, an amount that is expected to rise to nearly 70 percent by 2050, with the highest percentage of growth occurring in Asia and Africa. Not only does this growth profoundly affect the physical environment, but it also reveals the rapidly shifting nature of urban populations. The density and diversity of urban encounters and interactions can generate incredible creativity as well as conflict. Within this multidimensional environment, urban heritage can be as dynamic as the city’s population.
This international conference, SHIFTING CITIES: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century, will look specifically at the phenomenon of shifting populations and its effect on urban heritage. Hosted by Rutgers’ Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS), this conference will bring together leading scholars and practitioners from around the world to address the complex and interconnected challenges facing cities and their populations. The overarching goal is to identify new approaches towards working effectively with diverse and dynamic populations as part of current efforts to rethink the meaning and practice of heritageconservation within the “shifting cities” that define urbanism in the 21st century.
More information about this event will appear on the conference webpage.
Art History and CHAPS: Faculty Search Announcement
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.
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 transdisciplinary 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 http://apply.interfolio.com/30954, addressed to:
Chair CHAPS Search Committee
Department of Art History
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
For full vacancy description, download this document.