JOB: Asst Prof, Art History @ Winston Salem State University

Winston Salem State University and the Department of Art + Visual Studies

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), a historically Black, regional, comprehensive, liberal arts university is one of the 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont Triad, the university enrolls over 6,000 students, employs more than 400 full-time faculty members, and offers more than 40 undergraduate programs, eleven graduate programs and one doctoral program.

The Department of Art + Visual Studies offers a major in Art, with two concentrations: Studio Art, and Computer Graphics. Art majors culminate their study with a Senior Thesis Exhibition held annually in the spring in Diggs Gallery. A minor in Art is also offered. In addition to the courses taken by majors and minors, the department also serves a wide variety of students through the university’s General Education curriculum. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, computer graphics and art history are offered, as are innovative Liberal Learning seminars.

Title: Seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Art History (Position #6084-0000-0000-132). This is a 9 month, tenure-track position.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses; assist with curriculum and program development; advise students; mentor students through internships; participate in the professional and academic work of the department and university; committee service to the department, college and university; maintain a high level of scholarly activity. 

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Art History from a regionally accredited institution. Candidates must be qualified to teach undergraduate Art History Survey and Art Appreciation courses; experience teaching Non-Western and/or Contemporary Art is a plus but not necessary. Experience in developing new courses is desirable; successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop curriculum in their area of specialty.Proficiency with current classroom technology is essential.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate potential for high-quality research as well as excellent teaching. A publication record and promise of scholarly accomplishment is expected. College teaching experience required. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills and must be able to work well with a diverse student body, faculty, staff and the community.

Starting Date:   15 August 2013

Application Closing Date:  31 December 2012

Application Procedure:

No paper applications will be accepted. Candidates must apply online at

Submit electronically:

1-Letter of Application

2-Current Curriculum Vitae, including the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three (3) references

3-Teaching Philosophy

4-Sample Syllabi of courses taught

5-Samples of Scholarly research and/or publications

6-Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Official transcripts are required before job offers can be made.

Inquiries and materials that cannot be submitted online should be sent to the following address.

Send self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials.

Mr. Leo Morrissey, Art History Search Committee Chair, Department of Art + Visual Studies, Winston-Salem State University, 229 Fine Arts Building, 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27110.

Winston Salem State University and the Department of Art + Visual Studies is dedicated to providing equal opportunity in admissions and employment based on merit, and without discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veterans status, according to state and federal laws.


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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