JOB: Asst or Assoc Prof in Arts of the Black Atlantic World @ Duke University

Duke University, Durham North Carolina. Tenure-track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor in the Arts of the Black Atlantic World. The Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, jointly with the Department of African and African American Studies, seeks a scholar who broadly studies African artistic practices, tracing the relationships between, on the one hand, African art and visual culture and, on the other, African-influenced or-associated arts in the Americas and other diasporic locales. Duke University encourages interdisciplinary research and welcomes a variety of methods.

Especially encouraged to apply are specialists in Caribbean or Latin American art, media arts, or the historical and critical examination of race in visual representation. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in art history or a related discipline, demonstrate a strong research concentration in the visual arts, and be conversant with current methodological and theoretical issues.

Letters of application and a curriculum vitae should be submitted by November 1, 2014, to the automated job application service, All applications received by November 1, 2014, will be guaranteed consideration.

The Search Committee will interview at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN (20-23 November 2014).

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


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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