JOB: Visiting Professor @ Hampshire College

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is accepting
applications for a full-time, three-year visiting professor of art history with expertise in
the art and/or visual culture of the Americas.
Applications will be particularly welcome from scholars who can bring a variety of
perspectives to teaching the arts of the Americas, with expertise in one or more of the
following areas: African American and African diaspora, Latin American, Asian
American and/or Native American, or Euro-American arts in a global context. We seek
candidates who can teach a wide range of time periods, from ancient to contemporary,
with a preference for candidates who can expand our offerings in pre-1900. Ph.D.
required by the time of appointment.
We are especially interested in scholars who are committed to contemporary discourses
and theoretical perspectives within and beyond the field of art history, including museum
and curatorial studies. A successful candidate will be deeply interdisciplinary and
pedagogically innovative. Two courses per semester taught at all levels of instruction,
with significant responsibilities in student advising, and in directing senior theses.
Hampshire College is a member of the Five College consortium (Amherst College, Smith
College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts), with rich
opportunities for collaboration in art history and related fields.
Hampshire College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with
diversity—in the curriculum, in people, and in the college’s intellectual, social, and
cultural endeavors. Hampshire recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully
engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. We encourage applicants
who will contribute to the College’s commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse
academic community.
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is
filled. Applicants should submit the following to our website at
1) letter of application, including an explanation of your interests, and your teaching expertise;
2) curriculum vita;
3) teaching statement with descriptions of potential courses and/or sample syllabi;
4) research statement with your own research plans and ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration with other faculty and students;
5) writing sample;
and 6) three letters from professional referees.
Preliminary interviews will take place via SKYPE.
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to cultural diversity
and inclusion in education and employment.

 

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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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