JOB: Tenure-Track Position in African American Art @ UAlabama

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama seeks to appoint a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of African American art with a sub- or co-specialty in the art of the broader African diaspora. Expertise in African American art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is preferred, with the ability to teach a broad temporal range of material desired. This is a tenure track position. Primary instructional responsibilities include teaching existing and developing new courses in the history of African American art and art of the African diaspora, as well as graduate seminars in area(s) of specialization.

The University of Alabama is home to the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, a nationally renowned collection with a focus on twentieth-century African American art, and the successful candidate will serve a pivotal role in developing and sustaining faculty, student, and community engagement with that collection. Other responsibilities include advising students; participating actively in the graduate program; developing and maintaining a strong record of scholarly research with publications and service to the profession; and engaging in departmental, college, and university service.

Questions about this search should be directed to the Search Chair, Dr. Tanja Jones ( Review of applications will begin on 1/12/15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Details for applying can be found 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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