JOB: Assistant Professor, American Art @ Colby College

Historian of American Art

Colby College Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2013, in the history of American art of all periods. We welcome applicants with scholarly and teaching interest in one or more of the following areas: African-American art, Native-American art, Asian-American art, Latino-American art, or Diaspora Studies. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand and with at least two years of college-level teaching experience preferred.

The successful candidate would develop a body of courses ranging from individual and collaborative surveys to topical courses and seminars based on his or her research interests. Ideal candidates would enrich the college’s interdisciplinary networks and engage with the Colby College Museum of Art.

Please submit the following items electronically to cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and representative sample of current scholarship, e.g., reprints of recently published work. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 11; interviews will be conducted at the College Art Association annual meeting in New York City in mid-February.

Colby College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, or age in employment or in our educational programs. For more information about the College, please visit our website:


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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