MCAD Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Liberal Arts
Full-Time Visiting Faculty in Art History
The Liberal Arts Department of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) invites applications for a full-time visiting faculty position with a one-year contract, annually renewable up to three years, in Art History or a related discipline. Special consideration will be given to scholars with expertise in Asian, African, Islamic, Latin American, Native American, or Oceanic art history. Special consideration will also be given to candidates with expertise in curatorial studies. Candidates must have previous teaching experience in foundation art history classes or a sufficient background to successfully teach such courses along with an enthusiasm for engaging in a curriculum that touches on a wide range of humanities and studio art disciplines. The successful candidate will be committed to differentiated instruction to reach all learners. The department strongly encourages candidates with an ability to inspire and motivate a diverse student population of artists, designers, and makers and who can demonstrate success meeting the needs of underrepresented student populations and/or engagement with diverse communities to apply.
The position begins August 2021. Full-time faculty are required to teach three courses each semester or the equivalent and participate in committee work and other departmental and college activities required of ranked faculty while maintaining an active scholarly agenda. This position is benefits eligible. This position reports to the chair of the Liberal Arts Department. Deadline: Priority will be given to those who respond by February 1st, 2021.
Founded in 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit teaching institution which educates individuals to be professional artists and designers, creative thinkers, cultural leaders, and engaged global citizens. Located in the Twin Cities, MCAD is an independent, accredited institution with 14 undergraduate degree programs, with BFAs in Fine Arts, Media Arts, Design, and BS in Entrepreneurial Studies, and an established MFA program and two online MA degrees. MCAD also offers six minors anchored in the Liberal Arts, Arts Entrepreneurship, and Fine Arts departments. Dedicated to the creative and professional success of its students, MCAD is also an important participant in the Twin Cities’ thriving cultural community. The state of Minnesota has long enjoyed and valued a rich cultural life that is furthered by the generous support of numerous private foundations. Ranked as the 16th largest metropolitan area in the nation, the area hosts 18 Fortune 500 Companies and seven of the largest private companies in the country. In 2014, CBRE rated Minneapolis as the greenest city in the nation. Notable cultural institutions include the Walker Art Center, the Guthrie Theater, the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Weisman Art Museum. In addition, the Twin Cities are well known for the quality of their live theater, musical venues, galleries, art film houses and festivals, as well as a full array of professional sports teams.
MCAD’s community of staff and faculty enjoy a dynamic, creative, and inclusive work environment. MCAD offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: medical, dental, 403(b) retirement plan, commuter benefits, as well as generous time off plans. In addition, after six months of service, full-time employees and their eligible dependents can receive free tuition at MCAD, as well as the potential to receive reduced tuition at more than 600 colleges nationwide. MCAD faculty are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
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- One year of post-secondary teaching experience
- Terminal degree in related liberal arts or arts field
- Evidence of an active scholarly agenda or engagement and/or critical practice in their field.
Applications should include:
- Cover letter that describes teaching experience and professional work including a reflection on the candidate’s potential to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, research, and/or service
- Curriculum vitae
- A writing sample
- A teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy
- Complete information for three professional references: names, institutional affiliations, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers
- Transcript of degree, showing coursework appropriate to position (copies are acceptable); official transcript required prior to employment.
To apply, go to: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/397856
Deadline: Priority will be given to those who respond by February 1st, 2021.
To ensure full consideration, complete application materials must be received by 2/1/21. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Google Meet. A background check will be made prior to employment.
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.”
The Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Decolonial Art History and Museology
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all three levels of the curriculum (undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students), to supervise graduate students, to engage in ongoing research and publication activities, and to contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.
Affiliated with the Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques, the successful candidate will perform half of his or her task in the faculty program of museology, including teaching.
- Ph.D. in Art History, Museum Studies or a related discipline
- Strong record of publications in Decolonial
- Demonstrated ability to provide high-quality university teaching.
- An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.
How to submit your application
The complete application can be sent until January 14th to the department chair and must contain the following documents in electronic form (PDF):
- A cover letter
- Applications must include in the cover letter one of the following statements: “I am a citizen / permanent resident of Canada.” or “I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.”
- A curriculum vitae
- Copies of three recent publications or research papers
- A teaching philosophy (maximum one page)
- A research statement (maximum two pages)
- Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department chair by the referees
Additional information about the position
FAS 11-20 /16
Until January 14, 2021 inclusively
Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits
On or after June 1st, 2021.
Application and letters of recommendation must be sent by email to: Suzanne Paquet, chair, Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques, c/o Laurence Labor Palaniaye
Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate in Art History (African, American, African Diaspora and/or Black-Indigenous Art)
The Department of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a “Bridge to the Faculty” postdoctoral Research Associate in the arts of Africa and/or its global diasporas, to begin on August 16, 2021.
The Bridge to the Faculty program is funded by the Chancellor’s Office and administered by the Office of the Provost. It has been designed to diversify the faculty by attracting and retaining promising scholars from groups that have been historically underrepresented in Art History. Successful postdoctoral associates with department approval will have the opportunity to transition to faculty starting in the 2023-2024 academic year. In addition to mentorship within Art History, the research associate will participate in a cohort-based mentoring experience through the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, where they will have the opportunity to meet other Bridge to the Faculty Scholars.
This postdoctoral position will bolster a critical and self-reflexive understanding of the discipline of Art History as a product of colonial modernity. Research specialization is open to any time period, but the department is particularly interested in scholars who are committed to recent methodological perspectives and critical engagement with current debates within and beyond the discipline of art history. We are particularly interested in applicants who demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary dialogue, theoretical fluency, and research interests that enlarge current faculty strengths. Interest in and capacity to contribute to the department’s program in museum studies is also encouraged.
The successful candidate will be expected to be able to teach one or more survey courses related to the arts of Africa and its global diasporas, such as African Art and Architecture, African American Art, Arts of the Black Atlantic, or other topics of similar breadth, as well as more focused seminars for advanced undergraduate and graduate students on topics related to their specific research interests. The postdoctoral associate will only teach one course per year during an initial two-year term, after which period there is the possibility of transitioning into a tenure-track faculty position with a teaching load of two courses per semester.
Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities for art and architecture in the United States, UIC is a comprehensive public urban research university with an exceptionally diverse student body and a strong tradition of support for difference and equality. UIC’s College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts and its School of Art and Art History are committed to engaged scholarship, social justice initiatives, and digital humanities.
Applicants are expected to have completed their PhD no later than August 16, 2021 (the start date of this position), and no earlier than August 16, 2017. All application materials must be received by January 29, 2021. Submit the following to the UIC job board at jobs.uic.edu:
- Cover letter describing their current and future research plans as well as teaching experience and aims
- A one-page statement of contributions to diversity
- Curriculum vita (CV)
- A writing sample (a dissertation chapter plus abstract and/or a related publication)
- Contact information for three academic references
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History – The Art and Art History Department at Lake Forest College
The Art and Art History Department at Lake Forest College invites applications for a VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in Modern/Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture from a Global Perspective to begin August 2021 for one year. Our curriculum is a combined Art and Art History program, with majors in both Studio Art and Art History, and requires coverage of modern and contemporary Art History in a global context. Beyond our introductory courses in Art History, our new colleague will teach a range of courses to cover the Global Modern and Contemporary fields, as well as two or three upper-level courses relevant to the candidate’s interests.
Successful applicants will hold a Ph.D. by start date in Art History, Visual Culture or a related field (for example, American or African American Studies) with demonstrated teaching experience. Applicants should expect to teach three undergraduate courses per semester. Classes are small (typically 15-30 students). Candidates should highlight their background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.
A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Candidates should submit 1) a cover letter that addresses your teaching philosophy, research interests, and how a liberal arts environment dedicated to diversity and inclusion aligns with your teaching philosophy; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) three references no later than January 4, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org for priority consideration. Selected candidates will be asked to provide additional materials. Review of candidates will continue until positions are filled. We will be interviewing via Zoom.