JOB: Assistant/Associate Professor of American Art History @ University of Maryland

The Department of Art History & Archaeology at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in American art history, with a specialization or sub-specialization in African American art history.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin in the fall of 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates should be able to teach courses in the field of American art history and visual culture, and African American art history, and should demonstrate high scholarly potential.  Candidates’ specialization may fall within any field of American art history inclusively defined, from the Colonial through the modern eras, including the arts of the Atlantic world.  This appointee will actively collaborate with the programming and research initiatives of the University’s David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora.  Interest in cross-disciplinary teaching and research with faculty in other fields at the University, as well as collaboration with curators at area museums, will be welcome.  A Ph.D. in Art History or a related field is required for appointment.

Faculty are expected to make significant contributions to knowledge through innovative research and publication, to teach and advise with excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels,  including students from underrepresented groups, and to fulfill reasonable service obligations to the academic and local communities. We are looking for outstanding scholars with an interest in the broad context of the history of American and African American art who are committed to contributing diverse perspectives to the Department, the University, and the community.

Applications should include a letter of application (with a brief statement of teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, two writing samples, and the email address of three reference providers. (Writing samples might be scholarly articles or dissertation chapters. If including one or two dissertation chapters, please also include the dissertation’s introduction with one of these files.) Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by July 31, 2018. Questions may be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Steven Mansbach, at To assure full consideration, please submit all materials by November 13, 2017 through Where possible, we will conduct preliminary interviews at the annual meeting of the CAA in Los Angeles, February 21-24, 2018. This search is contingent upon available funding.

The Department of Art History and Archaeology values diversity. A goal of the search is to increase the diversity of the faculty in the Department of Art History and Archaeology and across the College of Arts and Humanities; and we therefore welcome applicants from groups historically underrepresented in academia, such as black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders, and protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Internal Number: * 103898

Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by July 31, 2018


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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