JOB: Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies @ Whitman College

Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies
Location: Walla Walla, Washington
Employer: Whitman College
Type: Full Time – Academic-Assistant Professor
Categories: Art History-Any, Art History-Art of the United States, Art History-Native American
Required Education: PhD

Art History and Visual Culture Studies: Tenure-track position in Ethnic American Visual Culture, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2012. Ph.D. in an appropriate disciplinary or interdisciplinary field by the time of appointment. Area of specialization open. We seek an individual with a critical approach to the impact of visual culture on issues of race and ethnicity in the United States. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year including “Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture Studies” and courses in area of specialization. The position will also have teaching responsibilities in the Race and Ethnic Studies Program. Other responsibilities will include advising majors and pre-majors, administering senior oral exams and overseeing senior theses. Dedication to an undergraduate liberal arts education is essential.

Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College’s general education offerings as well as engaging in cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship. To apply, go to, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies.” The online position description includes specific instructions on submission of the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; course syllabi; writing sample; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.

Deadline: January 10, 2012. Prearranged interviews will be conducted at the CAA meeting in Los Angeles.

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. Whitman College, is a small, selective liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students. The College provides generous professional development support for both research and teaching. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see and

NOTES: Employer will assist with relocation costs


Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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