JOB: Visiting Associate Professor or Visiting Professor @ Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Institute of Art



Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Institute of Art are pleased to announce a joint recruitment effort to fill the Champney Family Professorship in Art at the level of Visiting Associate Professor or Visiting Professor. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years.

Neighbors located in University Circle, a square-mile park comprised of world-class cultural, educational, and medical institutions, CWRU and CIA are seeking a dynamic visual artist of national/international reputation able to make a substantial contribution to the studio and art history programs at both institutions and to build new connections between them.  We envision this as a unique opportunity to demonstrate leadership in the visual arts. Specialties might include, but are not limited to, digital media, film, installation art, painting, sculpture, and video. Applicants, who may hold the MFA and/or MA/PhD, will be judged according to the following criteria:

1)   A strong commitment to working with students at the college/university level.

2)   A distinguished record of creativity as an artist.

3)   Knowledge in a related field of art history, especially recent theories and practices of art.  Preference given to candidates with recognized scholarly activity as an art historian, critic, and/or curator. Interest in non-Western, interdisciplinary, and cross-cultural art forms, as well as global issues is welcome.

4)   The ability to teach introductory and advanced studio courses to art students in a four-year professional program, as well as a range of courses to university undergraduates and to graduate students enrolled in Art History. CWRU’s MA and PhD programs in Art History are designed to train curators, scholars, and museum professionals and are offered in cooperation with the Cleveland Museum of Art.

5)   Professional commitment to fostering collegial learning environments and creative collaborations between and within the CWRU and CIA communities.

6)   Candidates must be in full-time residence for the duration of the appointment.

7)   Candidates at the visiting associate level will demonstrate broad professional recognition; candidates for appointment to visiting professor will require a significant artistic professional presence on the national or international level. Rank commensurate with experience.

Applications should include a letter of interest detailing qualifications and proposed contributions to each institution, CV/resume, and the names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three references. Candidates must also provide a portfolio of works created since 2005. The maximum file size of the complete application cannot exceed 12 mb. Alternatively, candidates may provide a direct URL link to the requested visual material, but the letter of application and CV/resume must be sent electronically.

For full consideration, send the completed application with the subject line “Champney Search” by January 11, 2013 to Associate Dean Molly W. Berger at

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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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