Corcoran Art History Program at The George Washington University: Assistant Professor of Art History (Tenure-track)
The George Washington University’s Art History Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art History, specializing in the art and/or visual culture of Africa and/or the African diaspora, to begin in Fall 2023. The research focus and period of specialization are open. Candidates whose range of interests and teaching extend across historical periods and address transcontinental exchanges are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will build on the art history program’s expanding of its geographical and conceptual scope by developing new directions in course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In the wider context of GWU, candidates may engage through teaching or scholarship with a number of resources, including the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, the Africana Studies Program, the Institute for African Studies, and other programs at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. In the larger community of Washington, DC, the candidate may draw upon the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, OAS Museum of the Americas, Library of Congress, and the National Gallery of Art.
About the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design:
The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University prepares its graduates to be the next generation of global creative leaders with more than 20 degree programs in the fields of Art History, Studio Arts, Design, Theatre and Dance, Music, Museum Studies, and Interior Architecture. Part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the school functions as an incubator for artists, designers, and scholars, who learn from internationally renowned faculty at the intersection of creativity and social innovation. We are a community of civically engaged artists and practitioners, aiming to impact the world through creative change. Our students are poised not just to join the field of their choice, but to define it for themselves as they become well versed in both practice and research. As part of the George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, we embody and exemplify the College’s Engaged Liberal Arts credo, which strives to link disparate fields and better prepare our graduates for rich, multidimensional careers in the evolving world we live in. The challenges society faces are diverse, requiring different modes of thought, and we prepare our students by encouraging inquiry and collaboration.
The Corcoran School’s home in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. means that our students tap into both a vibrant, historied local city and a nerve center of international culture and government. We have a strong track record of students initiating new creative ventures and placing with top-ranked employers after graduation, with students working and studying at some of D.C.’s most prestigious companies, galleries, museums and design firms.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The teaching load for this position is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying out a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the school and university level. Three-year renewal of contract is based on scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and reasonable progress towards a book-length publication. Tenure and promotion will be evaluated in the sixth year, considering the candidate’s record of teaching, service and scholarship.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in Art History or a related field of study (e.g. Anthropology, History, Africana Studies) at the time of appointment.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
To be considered, please complete the online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/96084 and upload a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interest; sample of scholarship (approx. 30 pages, published or unpublished); and three reference letters. Please have references send their letters directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
Corcoran Art History Program
801 22nd Street, NW, Smith Hall of Art, Washington, DC 20052
University of Illinois at Ubrana-Champaign: Assistant Professor in Art History (Tenure-Track)
The Art History Program in the School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Art History (Medieval and/or Early Modern) beginning August 16, 2023.
Qualifications: The qualified candidate will demonstrate research expertise in the art and visual cultures in any of the periods from the early medieval through the late seventeenth century (circa 400-1700). The geographic areas of specialization are open, with a preference for global approaches. The University of Illinois is committed to supporting research projects and teaching practices that support just, equitable, and sustainable communities. A Ph.D. in Art History or a related discipline by the start of the appointment is required.
Responsibilities: The qualified candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty and contribute to our curriculum by developing both general and specialized undergraduate courses for majors and non-majors, as well as research-area focused seminars for graduate students. Teaching responsibilities include a 2/2 teaching load across two semesters. These typically include at least one introductory course, one advanced undergraduate seminar, and a graduate seminar. Existing courses are viewable at the following website: http://catalog.illinois.edu/courses-of-instruction/arth/. The successful candidate will mentor students at all levels, supervise Ph.D. and M.A. dissertation/thesis work, while contributing to the overall vitality of the program, school and university through active outreach with other campus units, and participation in various committees.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 4, 2022. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however, no decision will be made until after that date. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu (Job ID: 1012249). For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. 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_ltr_of_applic”)
Job advertisement linked here.
For additional information regarding the position, please contact:
Professor Oscar E. Vázquez
The Ohio State University: Assistant Professor in African and/or African Diaspora Art History and Visual Culture
The Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in African and/or African Diaspora art history and visual culture. The historical period and geographic area of the position are open, and could include scholars working on Africa, the Caribbean, South or Central America, or the United States (as well as other global Black communities) in the premodern or contemporary world.
This hire in the History of Art Department is part of a cluster hiring collaboration with the Department of African American and African Studies and the Department of Dance, which will each hire an Assistant Professor under the same research cluster entitled “Global Black Arts.” The three scholars hired in this cluster will be supported through funding for research and collaboration, connections with other units at the university working on related topics, and extensive mentoring. These hires are part of the university’s RAISE initiative, a broad hiring plan to attract new faculty to the university working on issues of Race, Inclusion, and Social Equity.
Through the Race, Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) initiative, Ohio State is enhancing our world-class research program on race, inclusion, and social equity. Over the next decade, the university will add at least 50 tenure-track faculty members to existing scholars whose research can help to narrow social disparities in educational attainment, health outcomes, rates of incarceration, political representation, environmental impacts, and economic well-being. Adding scholars in focused areas will enhance the University’s outstanding faculty and inform solutions to intractable issues. RAISE is part of Ohio State’s larger initiative to expand the size and impact of Ohio State’s faculty over the coming decade, while also enhancing academic and personal resources to support Ohio State scholars, educators, and practitioners through all phases of their careers.
The Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University is an inclusive community of scholars who seek to advance new research and methodologies in the field, to inspire our students to think critically and creatively about the role of the visual in mediating cultural and political histories, and to engage diverse publics through outreach and curatorial work. All faculty work closely with students in both the BA and the MA/PhD programs. The Department of History of Art is located in historic Pomerene Hall, a beautifully renovated building on Ohio State’s main campus with ample space for our instructors and students to work and collaborate.
Applicants should hold a PhD in Art History or a related field by the time of appointment and should have an active agenda of research and publication and a track record of engaging collaboratively with students and scholars of diverse backgrounds. ABD applicants are encouraged to apply.
Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22408. A complete application consists of a cover letter addressing your research and teaching agenda, a curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, a writing sample, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Karl Whittington, at Whittington.email@example.com.
The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.