JOB: Asst. Professor, American Art (20th/Cont) @ Wesleyan University

The Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan University invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship in 20th century/contemporary American art history.  Ph.D. in Art History must be completed by the time of the appointment (July 1, 2014).  Preference will be given to candidates who focus on 20th century American art (painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, or related topics), and who view American art in relationship to wider international practices. 

The successful candidate should also be prepared to teach courses in earlier American art.  It is expected that one course per year will originate in American Studies.  Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college; teaching load is two courses per semester.

To apply please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, article-length writing sample, and three letters of reference to

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Joseph Siry, Chair, Department of Art and Art History.  Review of applications will begin immediately; applications received by December 1, 2013, are guaranteed consideration. 

Wesleyan University is an equal-opportunity and affirmative-action employer. We welcome applications from women and from members of historically underrepresented minority groups. The university community is persuaded that individual and group differences contribute to the learning environment and to scholarship. Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or age. Any questions regarding Title IX and 504 should be directed to: Marina Melendez, 860-685-2765.


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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