Description: RTS@Spelman, which includes Art & Art History, Drama and Dance, Music, the Digital Moving Image Salon, and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, are currently in the exciting process of re-conceptualizing the academic curriculum to best meet the needs of a 21st century liberal arts institution. Likewise, we are planning the future renovation of the arts facilities. The Department of Art & Art History and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art are collaborating to create a course of study that prepares the next generation of African American art historians and curators. This two-year appointment is partially supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Department of Art & Art History invites applications for a two-year Visiting Professor in American art with sub-specialties in African American, women in art and curatorial studies beginning Fall 2015. Candidates must demonstrate innovative approaches to teaching art history, possess a strong commitment to undergraduate research, and have an established record of scholarly excellence and curatorial leadership. Candidates with experience teaching the following courses are strongly encouraged to apply: Understanding Visual Art / African American Art / Introduction to Curatorial Studies / Issues in Women’s Art: Mining the Museum / History of Art I
Qualifications: Preference is given to candidates with a Ph.D. in art history and a minimum of three to five years teaching experience. Candidates must have a proven track record of scholarship and be able to demonstrate interdisciplinary and creative approaches in teaching art history. Candidates should also have curatorial experience and be prepared to incorporate object-based learning from the Spelman College permanent collection, special exhibitions, and neighboring arts institutions.