JOB: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, American Art 1945-Present @ University of Delaware

The Department of Art History at the University of Delaware invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the history of art from 1945 to the present with specialization in American art. We seek candidates who approach the history of American art within a global context. We are committed to hiring a scholar who shows exceptional promise as an intellectual leader. In addition to pursuing an ambitious research agenda, the appointee will teach undergraduate and graduate courses from the mid-twentieth century to the present and supervise masters and doctoral students.

The successful applicant will join a department about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its establishment and its doctoral program. Recognized as a leader in American art and architectural history, the department offers comprehensive training in the historical and geographical scope of the discipline and recently launched a Curatorial Track Ph.D. program. The ideal candidate will enhance these strengths and engage University-wide initiatives in globalism, diversity, public humanities, and/or digital humanities. The University of Delaware offers many opportunities for interdisciplinary outreach, including partnerships with the departments of Art, Art Conservation, Black American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, as well as programs in area studies, design, Museum Studies, and the University Museums. We seek a faculty member who will make the most of these collaborative opportunities.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education and combines tradition and innovation. Please visit our website at The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.

The appointment will begin on September 1, 2015. Ph.D. required. Application deadline: September 12, 2014. Applicants should visit and read “Applicant Instructions” under the “Resources for Applicants” tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single document that includes a cover letter and a c.v. Please also arrange for one writing sample and three letters of recommendation to be sent via e-mail or regular mail by September 12 to Professor Wendy Bellion, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Art History, 318 Old College, 18 East Main Street, Newark, Delaware 19716-2516 ( Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. Application materials will be shared with the faculty of the Department of Art History.


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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