Lecturer (African Art History)
School of Art + Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The Art History Program in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign invites applications to fill one or more open-rank, non-tenure-track faculty appointments (up to 100% time for up to 9 months).
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
We seek scholars with an area of specialization in African or Middle Eastern art and visual cultures from any historical period. The ability to teach at least one course in the History of Architecture, Urban Planning, the Built Environment or Design is desirable but not required. Those whose research and teaching demonstrate interdisciplinary or comparative transcultural approaches are especially welcome. A Ph.D. in Art History by the start of the appointment is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of successful teaching experience.
Teaching responsibilities to include an introductory course, an advanced undergraduate art history seminar, and/ or a graduate seminar. Existing courses are viewable at the following website: http://catalog.illinois.edu/undergraduate/faa/academic-units/school-art-design/history art/
The Art History Program consists of seven full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members, plus adjuncts and affiliated faculty. Degrees offered include the B.A. and B.F.A, as well as the M.A. and Ph.D. Art History graduate courses also support graduate minors in Museum Studies and
Medieval Studies. The University Library is the largest among publicly supported educational institutions and one of the largest university libraries in the country.
There are two university museums, the Krannert Art Museum and the Spurlock Museum. University of Illinois
As a part of the College of Fine + Applied Arts at Illinois, the School of Art + Design offers ready opportunity for collaborations with Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for Performing Arts, and with active departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Dance, Theater, and Music. The University of Illinois is strongly international, and recognized for excellence in the Sciences, Engineering, Humanities and the Arts. Champaign-Urbana is located in East Central Illinois, within short driving distance to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. For more information, please visit: www.illinois.edu for the University, faa.illinois.edu for the college, and art.illinois.edu for the School.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and percentage of appointment Proposed Starting Dates:
• 9-month appointments: August 16, 2021
• Fall-semester appointments: August 16, 2021
• Spring-semester appointments: January 1, 2022
For full consideration, complete applications must be received by April 15, 2021. Interviews may take place and offers may be made prior to the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu (Job ID 143988). Complete submissions must include the following:
1. A letter of application
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Scholarly writing sample
4. List of three references – online application will require names and contact information for three references.
Please clearly title all files using your last name and the contents (“lastname_curriculum_vitae” or “lastname_syllabi”).
For additional information regarding the position, please contact:
Professor Terri Weissman, School of Art + Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 408 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820 USA, tweissma@Illinois.edu
Assistant Professor – Art History, Visual Culture or Related Area
The Art and Visual Culture program at Appalachian State University draws from a number of disciplines to explore the meanings, practices, and processes of looking and imaging across historical periods and diverse cultures. The BA degree in Art and Visual Culture has three concentrations: Art History, Art Management, and Studio Art. All three concentrations provide students with unique opportunities to integrate an in-depth study of art and visual culture with a minor in another discipline and foreign language study. The Art and Visual Culture program also offer General Education courses in the form of art history surveys.
The Art and Visual Culture program has six full-time faculty members and is one of six degree programs in the Department of Art. Students in the program regularly work in gallery positions on campus, study abroad, and complete internships at institutions in North Carolina and beyond.
The Department of Art is NASAD-accredited and has over 40 full-time faculty members, over 700 undergraduate majors and offers BFA degrees in Art Education, Graphic Design, and Studio Art; a BA degree in Art and Visual Culture with concentrations in Art History, Art Management, and Studio Art; and BS degrees in Commercial Photography and Graphic Communications Management. The Department of Art typically offers a range of travel opportunities including trips to the university’s New York Loft and study abroad trips to China, Cuba, Italy, the Netherlands, Scotland, and Spain.
Additional information about the department, the university, and the surrounding area can be found here.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teach three courses per semester (9 hours) including art history surveys, introductory to advanced undergraduate courses in visual culture, and areas of specialization.
Participate in University service, including collaborating with Art and Visual Culture colleagues on curriculum development and student advising.
Sustained scholarly research program in the field of art and visual culture.
A complete application consists of the following:
- Letter of application, including information about how you will contribute to building a culturally diverse educational environment;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Teaching philosophy, including how a commitment to diversity and inclusion informs your teaching;
- Contact information for three references;
- Writing sample;
- Unofficial graduate transcript(s) (official transcripts will be required upon hire); and
- Samples of relevant syllabi (up to three), if available.
Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.
Evaluation of Applications Begins: 04/12/2021
The Africa Institute – Librarian
United Arab Emirates
Academic Librarian will be a people-focused role, requiring individuals to manage learning resources while keeping the library users’ needs in mind. The Librarian will work on establishing a state-of-the-art resource system for the use of faculty and students.
- Determine the selection of the Africa Institute’s collection for use by faculty, students, visiting scholars, researchers, and the public at larger.
- Selecting, developing, cataloguing and classifying library resources.
- Develop and index databases that provide information to library users.
- Recruit, supervise and train the Library team.
- Plan the Library budget and forecast the different personnel and capital requirements.
- Contribute to the design of the Library in the new campus and during the transitional phase.
- Ensure availability of writing resources to students.
- Ensure library is meeting the needs of all groups of users; faculty, postgraduate students, staff, and be attentive to visitors with special needs.
- Plan with the Archivist the strategic directions for archiving materials acquisition
Master of Library Science, Master in Information Management or a related field. Reasonable knowledge of African and African Diaspora studies in relation to information sciences will be preferred.
Required Work Experience:
- Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in higher education institution.
- Experience in developing innovative research services to enhance research and teaching.
- Experience in providing copyright or licensing services in an academic setting.
- Experience in managing and working with diverse staff.
- Excellent leadership and planning skills
- Ability to work collaboratively
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent problem-solving skills.
- Respect to diversity and experience in working in multi-cultural environments
- English and Arabic proficiency is a must with French as a strong asset.
If you are interested, kindly send an email with your CV and a Cover Letter to the following email: email@example.com
Please mention the position you are applying for in the subject line.
Salary and further compensation commensurate with degree and experience. Benefits package includes health insurance, housing and transportation, children school fees allowances subject to coordination of benefits.
“The Africa Institute is committed to fair employment practices and encourages women and men of all national, ethnic and religious backgrounds to apply and join our expanding team. UAE nationals are encouraged to apply.”