Savannah College of Art and Design: Professor of Art History
SCAD Atlanta seeks a full-time, experienced professor of art history to work with a team of more than 40 art history professors across the university’s global locations.
In this position, you will provide students with the expertise needed to investigate and explain the complex relationships between context and cultural production. Working with this community of diverse and highly credentialed art history faculty, you will motivate students to think creatively and critically in an active and engaging learning environment. Under your guidance and instruction, students will navigate historical and contemporary expressive practices through critical encounters with art, artifacts, and other forms of cultural production. In art history coursework, students gain a curiosity for creative inquiry, invention, critical thinking, and visual analysis. These skills propel them into major-specific disciplines where they go on to write Emmy Award-winning sitcoms, design products and services recognized by Red Dot Awards, and create written work honored by the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.
As a professor, you and your students will have access to the nation’s largest physical library holdings among art, design, and music schools in the nation, including rare, valuable, and significant works, as well as exclusive entrée to objects of study at the SCAD Museum of Art, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, and the Lacoste History Museum. Enriching lecture series, symposia, and events invite visiting scholars and artists from across the globe to engage in creative discourse. Guests have included Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alfredo Jaar, Carrie Mae Weems, Philippe de Montebello, Jerry Saltz, and Louis Menand. This global network of libraries, museums, galleries, signature events, and more provides unparalleled opportunities for students to explore the emergence of innovative forms of expression and engage in scholarly research.
The ideal candidate specializes in African art with secondary areas of interest in photography, art criticism, visual culture, or film. In addition to teaching in their area of specialization, successful candidates must also be committed to teaching general survey courses.
One of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., Atlanta provides professionals an ideal environment in which to live, work, and play. Located in the heart of Midtown, SCAD Atlanta is home to a dynamic cultural landscape that includes theaters, museums, fine art galleries, bustling shops, and countless green spaces, including Piedmont Park and Atlanta’s famed BeltLine. The capital of the New South, Atlanta provides both Southern charm and the ebb and flow of an alpha city.
– Ph.D. in art history or a related field
– University-level teaching experience
– Availability for occasional summer teaching
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University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant Professor, Arts of Africa & the African Diaspora
The Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora, to start July 1, 2022. We seek a scholar whose work emphasizes methodological innovation as well as connections between multiple geographies, and who is interested in cross-field collaboration within the department and the university. Ph.D. required. We especially welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
Please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample publication, statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and names and contact information for three referees online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06807.
For more information, contact Prof. Miwon Kwon, Chair, Search Committee (email@example.com). Application deadline: November 1.
Wits School of Arts: Art History, Curatorial and Heritage Studies Senior Lecturer (100% post)
The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for the full time post of Senior Lecturer in the Department of History of Art in the Wits School of Arts. The department offers a history of art undergraduate degree and three postgraduate degrees in History of Art, Contemporary Curatorial Practice and Heritage Studies. The successful candidate will join a passionate team of academics, artists and curators in the department as well as colleagues from the different disciplines of WSOA, comprising Fine Arts, Theatre and Performance, Music, Film and Television, Digital Arts, Drama for Life, and Cultural Policy and Management.
We invite academics and practitioners with dynamic, innovative and critical academic and creative research and teaching experience to apply. Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence within the faculty, staff and student body, the University of the Witwatersrand especially encourages South Africans from designated groups to apply (see link to policy below*)
For appointment at the Senior Lecturer level, a PhD and a recognised teaching and research profile are required.
- Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and curriculum development, in one or more of the following areas of art historical, curatorial and/or heritage studies: historical and contemporary genres; colonialism, decolonization and post-colonialism; South African and African contexts and networks; disciplinary methods and methodologies; and, multidisciplinary and multimodal approaches.
- Postgraduate supervision
- Excellent track record of conventional and creative research outcomes in the discipline and/or its allied fields in the humanities
Skills and Attributes:
- Some experience with project management would be beneficial
- An interest in transformative pedagogies, curriculum development, and transformation within the humanities.
- Developing, teaching and coordinating courses in the undergraduate and postgraduate programme
- Supervising postgraduate students at Honours, Masters and PhD level
- Contributing to the developlement and management of the research fieldwork programme
- Contributing to the work of the Department and the School as a whole, such as actively engaging in committee work
- Contributing to fundraising strategies for the Department
The position is available immediately. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on published WITS pay scales.
Submit a letter motivating your appointment and the level at which you wish to be considered, a portfolio of creative and scholarly work, a detailed CV with names and contact details (including e-mail addresses) of 3 academic referees and certified copies of identity document and qualifications to:
Margaret Deyi, Humanities Human Resource Office, Private bag 3, WITS 2050
- • Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 1414 Fax: +27 (0) 11 717 4052. firstname.lastname@example.org closing date: 30 September 2021
*The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the under-represented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. Designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended, means black people, women and people with disabilities. The University reserves the right to verify all information provided by candidates and to verify credit standing. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise. WITS Employment Equity Policy
Wesleyan University: Assistant Professor in the Arts and Material Culture of Africa, tenure-track position
The Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan University seeks candidates for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the arts and material culture of Africa, beginning July 1, 2022. The research focus and period of specialization are open; candidates who can teach across historical periods, including before 1900, and who can offer one or more courses on the arts of the African diaspora are welcome to apply. We define African arts broadly and will give full consideration to candidates focusing on visual and material culture who are trained in the disciplines of Art History, History, Architecture and Urban History, Archaeology, African Studies, or Anthropology.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Art History, History, Architecture, Archaeology, African Studies, Anthropology, or a related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. within one year of hire.
Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college; the teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying out a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.
To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/8097. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, one or two course syllabi, and student evaluations. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.
Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/8097. Applications completed by December 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. If you have questions about the application process please contact Esther Moran, at email@example.com or 1-860-685-2682.
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.
Carleton College: Art and Art History Tenure-Track Position for Printmaking/Drawing
Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in printmaking and drawing to begin September 1, 2022. This position will typically include teaching five courses per year over three 10-week terms.
About the Position:
We seek a colleague who will lead our course offerings in various printmaking processes and teach drawing courses from introductory to upper-levels. The successful candidate should have experience in multiple printmaking techniques, which may include intaglio, relief, silkscreen, and/or lithography, and also display a facility with integrating those traditional analog approaches with photography, digital media, and other innovative image-making technologies. Candidates should be conversant in contemporary art discourses as the position will also be expected to teach practicums for junior and senior Studio Art majors on a rotating basis with other studio faculty.
The ideal candidate will be able to clearly articulate connections between theory and practice and will embrace links between printmaking, drawing, and other disciplines. Candidates must be dedicated to teaching in a small, liberal arts college; committed to working closely with colleagues in the combined Art and Art History Department; and intent on forging collaborative relationships across disciplines.
Candidates are expected to maintain an active artistic or research agenda that buttresses their teaching in productive ways.
It is expected that candidates will hold a terminal degree in their field. We seek individuals with a demonstrated ability to work with students from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. Two years of teaching beyond completion of the MFA is strongly preferred. Additionally, we welcome candidates whose professional work—in the classroom, in the studio, or in their service to the field—aligns with our commitment to examining systems of privilege and oppression.
About the Department of Art and Art History:
The Art and Art History Department at Carleton offers two separate majors (in Studio Art and Art History) as well as one minor (in Art History). The core mission of the Studio Art program is to introduce students to tools and processes of artmaking, and help them develop their own creative abilities. We share a commitment to the value of traditional manual skills while encouraging experimentation and an expansive and expanding idea about art’s role in the broader culture. The Department is housed in Boliou Memorial Hall and features studios devoted to photography, ceramics, metalsmithing, painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and woodworking. The department also maintains studio space in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton’s state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary center for the arts, which also houses the Perlman Teaching Museum and multiple uniquely flexible work and performance spaces. The mission of the Weitz is to serve as a working laboratory for creativity not only within the arts, but across the entire curriculum. Studio Art faculty and students often collaborate with the staff and tools found in the Makerspace in the new Evelyn Anderson Science Center.
About Carleton College:
Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college that is home to a close-knit community of teacher/scholars devoted to the teaching and mentoring of approximately 2,000 highly motivated students chosen from a diverse pool of national and international applicants. The College is located in Northfield, Minnesota, a historic town 45 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, a vibrant cultural center containing world-class artistic and educational institutions.
Carleton College is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of groups historically underrepresented in academia are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.
How to Apply:
To apply, please visit the Carleton College Web site at https://careers.carleton.edu and submit an online application, including: a letter of application; CV; a statement outlining your philosophy of teaching visual art in a liberal arts environment; and statement outlining your artistic or research agenda. Please provide a PDF file with up to 20 representative samples of your creative work as well as identifying information including title, medium, year completed, and dimensions. Additional files in other formats (video, for instance) may be uploaded to the “optional creative work” fields if necessary.
You should also provide contact information for three letters of reference written specifically for this position.
DEADLINE: Applications will be evaluated starting November 15, 2021.
Portland State University: DePreist Visiting Professor in Art History / Assistant Professor of Practice
Portland State University College of the Arts and the School of Art + Design invite applications for the James DePreist Visiting Professorship. One of the first African-American conductors on the world stage, James DePreist helmed orchestras from Amsterdam to Tokyo and is credited with building the Oregon Symphony into one worthy of international acclaim. A National Medal of Arts winner, poet and educator, Mr. DePreist demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the power of arts education and the importance of equal access. This Professorship seeks to perpetuate his exemplary spirit by supporting inclusive experiences and diverse, non-western perspectives in art and design education. The teaching focus of each new Professorship is determined by the current needs of the School of Art + Design in concert with the interests and expertise of the successful candidate. For the 2022-2024 position we seek a scholar with expertise in African-American, African Diaspora or Native American/Indigenous art history of any time period, including contemporary. This is a 1.0 FTE, two-year position, renewable for a maximum total of four years. The position begins September 16, 2022.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Typically, a Full-time Fixed Term position teaches 36 credits during the three-quarter academic year. However, this position involves an instructional workload reduction of 12 credits for funded DEI community-engagement and outreach.
• The successful candidate will have an active scholarly research agenda; a commitment to teaching lower and upper-division courses in the area of his/her/their expertise; and an interest in the possibility of engaging local collections of pertinent material, for example the Native American holdings of the Portland Art Museum.
• Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
• Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
• Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
• Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
Required / Minimum Qualifications
• Ph.D. in art history or related field strongly preferred; ABD candidates and/or candidates with an MA in art history and relevant experience will also be considered.
• Applicants must possess knowledge of current technologies relative to instructional tasks and an interest in their creative use.
• A record of accomplishment, such as art historical publications and/or curatorial achievements.
• College-level teaching experience.
• Demonstrated interest in contributing to a contemporary interdisciplinary setting in an atmosphere of close faculty-student mentoring.
• Two years of teaching experience at the college/university level beyond a teaching assistantship.
• Experience teaching one or more of the following: Critical Race theory, Diaspora studies, indigenous studies, post-colonial theory, decolonization theory, Ethnic studies, feminist theory, African-American art, African Diaspora arts, Indigenous arts/Visual arts by indigenous peoples of the Americas, and/or theory from a non-eurocentric perspective.
• An interest in developing community-based courses.
• A record of community outreach activities.
• Experience in curriculum development.
The starting annual salary rate for this position will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR. PSU’s excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.
To Apply Please submit:
• A letter of interest.
• A CV.
• A statement of teaching philosophy.
• A statement of research interests.
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
• Writing sample(s).
• Full contact information for three references (including phone numbers and email addresses).
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and will continue until the finalists are identified. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. For further information, please contact Professor Alberto McKelligan Hern ndez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 725-3366.
For additional information about this position please view the job posting at: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/35164
Visiting Professorship in African Art History
The University of Iowa’s School of Art and Art History seeks applications for a 50% Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History for the 2021-22 academic year. The position receives full benefits. The successful candidate will teach two courses each semester: a large survey course of African art supported by teaching assistants and a small upper-division course. The University of Iowa’s Stanley Museum of Art holds one of the country’s finest and most well-respected collections of African art, making it one of the best teaching and research collections of African art in the world.
Required qualifications: Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in Art History with a specialty in African art by August 20, 2021.
Desirable Qualifications: A specialty in sub-Saharan African art, the ability to teach broadly in the field of African art and prior university-level teaching experience.
Submission: Candidates should submit applications online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu . Search requisition #74161. Review of applications will begin on June 7th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications must include:
- Letter of interest
- C.V. including phone number, e-mail, and mailing address
- Names, affiliations, and contact information for 3 professional references
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.
Professor of Live Art/Art as Social Practice – Continuing Contract (Open Rank)
NYU Abu Dhabi
The Division of Arts and Humanities at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for an open rank, full-time contract faculty position in the Theater Program. We seek an educator whose work is located in both practice and scholarship to develop our BA curriculum in the area of Live Arts/Arts as Social Practice. The ideal candidate would have teaching experience, a terminal degree and a demonstrable focus on Performance and Theater as a Social Practice. Such a person should bring into conversation – politics, activism, aesthetics, community and social structures. We seek a colleague who will lead our students in investigations and art making projects that intertwine art practices and scholarly disciplines. All courses will be geared to students with multiple academic and creative interests, activating not only Theater Program students, but also students enrolled in majors across the university. We are seeking a faculty member who will use this new position to open and expand our student’s engagement with theater, performance and citizenship.
The NYU Abu Dhabi Theater Program is an academic and artistic laboratory dedicated to theater research, scholarship and practice. Reflecting the cosmopolitan vision of NYUAD, a global liberal arts university with students gathered from 115 countries, we provide a rigorous approach to artist training, a solid scholarly foundation in theater history, theory and criticism, and exposure to a variety of transnational cultural practices through the study of theater and performance. For NYUAD theater majors, making and thinking – creating and articulating culture – are inseparable tasks. Our aim is to develop artist-citizens whose theatrical contributions will expand the limits of the field and make a difference in the world. We expect NYUAD Theater graduates to collaborate eagerly with other artists, scientists and scholars across disciplines and invent new and hybrid cultural practices that will come to define what theater will be in the 21st century.
NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university’s commitment to excellence. Our faculty are the engines that sustain our inclusive environment; NYUAD students come from more than 115 countries, with no single one nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Our modern campus is home to over 320 faculty who represent more than 45 different nationalities, all of whom bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. Research is advanced by over 400 highly qualified research staff, who are likewise drawn from all over the world.
This is an open-rank search and a renewable arts contract position, which includes: a course load of 3-4 courses per year; serving as an academic advisor; serving as a faculty advisor for student projects and interest groups; collaborations with faculty, instructors, and staff in ongoing program and curriculum development; initiating growth within the program and division and support for research endeavors.
About NYU Abu Dhabi
Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has assembled over the past decade a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE’s capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture while establishing a new model of higher education for today’s complex world.
NYUAD is animated by inspiring, diverse faculty, students, and staff working together in an exciting and dynamic city. As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students and providing an intellectually rich environment.
Students are drawn from among the world’s best. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to building a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, understanding, and care. The NYUAD undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the university and the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade.
NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE). For more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values create fundamental to our mission please visit https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/inclusion-diversity-belonging-and-equity.html
Working for NYUAD
A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it’s your home. In order for faculty to thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. This starts with a generous relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by a competitive salary, housing, and transportation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services, plus more. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic career trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world-class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. Support for dual-career families is a priority.
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This position requires at least a Master’s Degree or equivalent experience. An MFA or PhD is preferred.
To apply for this position, please submit the following items:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Research Statement
- Professional Portfolio
- Teaching Statement
- List of Courses Taught
- Relevant Syllabi
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in Spring and/or Summer 2021. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2021-2022, though the start date is flexible.
NYUAD is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University.
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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.