JOB: Visiting Professor in American Art @ Spelman College

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.


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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