Application Deadline - for both Academic Years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 : April 5, 2009
Rank : Visiting Professor

, par Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel

The visiting professorships are hosted by the Ecole Normale Supérieure, the Université de Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense, and the Université François-Rabelais de Tours with a stipend of $20,000. During the academic year 2009-2010, the visiting professor will teach at Université de Paris Ouest-Nanterre. During the academic year 2010-2011, courses will take place at the Ecole Normale Supérieure.

The visiting professor will present a course and a public lecture, work in close collaboration with the academic community, and mentor graduate students. The course will consist of three lectures of two hours each. The timing of lectures and meetings with students over the five weeks of stay will be at the discretion of the professor. In addition to these three lectures, the visiting professor will give a public lecture on a subject not necessarily linked to his or her teaching. The conference will be held at INHA. The visiting professor may be invited to repeat the conference at the Université François Rabelais in Tours. The candidate should be a versatile and dedicated professor who will have a strong presence in the department and on campus. This program should enable young students to engage in research on American art and transatlantic cultural exchanges.

The participating institutions have a long-standing interdisciplinary tradition and the ideal colleague will have the opportunity to contribute actively to the work of the « DHTA » (Département d’Histoire et Théorie des Arts), Ecole Normale Supérieure and of the Département d’Histoire de l’Art et d’Archéologie, Université de Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense , and their Research Centers (such as the « HAR », (Centre de Recherches en Histoire de l’Art et des Représentations), in Paris Ouest), and the « INTRU » (INteractions, Transferts, RUptures), Université François-Rabelais de Tours. An ability to teach in English or French at all levels is required. The Ecole Normale Supérieure is able to provide housing - at the professor’s expense at the Villa Pasteur (, co-managed by the Fondation de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure.

For the academic years 2009-2010 AND 2010-2011, applications received by April 5, 2009 will receive full consideration.

Candidates should send

- a letter of application,

- a CV,

- a statement describing teaching philosophy and research interests

to : Prof. Dr. Thierry Dufrêne, INHA ( ; Prof. Dr. Nadeije Laneyrie-Dagen, Ecole Normale Supérieure (, Prof. Dr. Ségolène Le Men, Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense (, Prof. Dr. Eric de Chassey, Université François-Rabelais de Tours (, and Associate Professor Dr. Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel (



The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences. Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art, the Foundation provides opportunities for interaction and study, beginning with the presentation and growth of its own art collection in Chicago. To further cross-cultural dialogue on American art, the Foundation supports and collaborates on innovative exhibitions, research, and educational programs. Implicit in such activities is the belief that art has the potential both to distinguish cultures and to unite them :