JOB: Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora – Tenure-Track @ Wellesley College

The Art Department at Wellesley College seeks candidates for a full-time tenure-track position in the Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and a demonstrated record of scholarly excellence. The position demands an interest in teaching at all levels of the curriculum, as well as active participation in the department’s team-taught introductory course. The teaching load is four courses per year. Collegiality and service on both departmental and college-wide committees, and a strong connection to the Africana Studies Department, is expected. Candidates should have received the Ph.D. by July 1, 2013.

Wellesley is a women’s college and one of the leading undergraduate liberal arts colleges in the United States.  The Art Department includes majors in Art History, Architecture, Studio Arts, Media Arts and Sciences, is closely allied with Cinema and Media Studies, and it enjoys exchange programs with MIT, Brandeis University, and the Olin College of Engineering.

Wellesley College is an EO/AA educational institution and employer.  The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum.  Candidates who believe they will contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send, electronically, a letter of application that describes their teaching and research interests, a CV, and a pdf of a publication or writing sample to: We ask for three letters of recommendation (The online application will request names/email address so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.)  The application must be received by December 14, 2012. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our on-line application system, please email us at


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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