JOB: Art Historian with non-Euro-American specialty @ Florida Int’l University

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (FIU), MIAMI, FLORIDA

Search for Art Historian (Assistant Professor level) specializing in
art outside of the Euro-American tradition,
such as historical Art of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Middle East

General deadline for receipt of application is Wednesday, February 1, 2012

FIU is a multi-campus public research university located in Miami, a
vibrant, international city. FIU offers more than 180 baccalaureate,
masters, professional, and doctoral degree programs to over 46,000
students. As one of South Florida's anchor institutions, FIU is worlds
ahead in its local and global engagement and is committed to finding
solutions to the most challenging problems of our times. The
Wolfsonian-FIU museum, the Patricia & Philip Frost Museum, and our
Miami Beach Urban Studios Gallery represent our strong commitment to
the visual arts; they provide opportunities for faculty research and
collaborative, interdisciplinary projects.

The Department of Art & Art History at Florida International
University in Miami seeks a full-time, tenure-track art historian at
the Assistant Professor level who specializes in art outside of the
Euro-American tradition (such as historical Art of the Americas,
Africa, Asia, and Middle East). Candidates should have teaching and
research interests in both historical and contemporary issues in their
area of expertise. Interaction with MFA and BFA candidates, including
participation in critiques and studio visits, is expected.

Applicants should have a Ph. D. in hand at the time of application (no
applications from ABD's please). Salary is commensurate with
experience; competitive benefits package is offered. The successful
candidate will have a commitment to interdisciplinary research,
experience teaching beyond the GTA level, and evidence of a developing
publication record in both peer-reviewed journals as well as museum
catalogues and/or magazines. Experience in working with organizing
exhibitions is a plus.

Please submit letter of application (2 pages only); statement of
teaching philosophy (1 page); curriculum vitae; a separate list of
publications; graduate transcript(s) (unofficial); three letters of
support (to be sent under separate cover by the recommender); and a
separate list of contact information for your recommenders to:
Professor Alpesh K. Patel, Chair of Art History Search Committee,
Department of Art & Art History, VH 216 Modesto Maidique Campus,
Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. In addition to this
hard copy, applicants must submit an electronic version of the
application via FIU’s HR website:
http://hr.fiu.edu/index.php?name=career_opportunities

Official transcripts and writing samples will be requested only from
those short-listed; please do not send any of the latter at this
point. Any questions or clarifications about the position can be sent
to Professor Patel via email: alpesh.patel@fiu.edu. Representatives
from the search committee will be available at the College Art
Association conference in Los Angeles for informal discussions about
the job posting. General deadline for receipt of application is,
Wednesday, February 1, 2012. On-campus interviews for finalists will
be scheduled in early March.

Florida International University is a member of the State University
System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal
Access/Affirmative Action Employer.
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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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