JOB: Post-doc, Modern & Contemporary at Cleveland Institute of Art

The Liberal Arts Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art seeks qualified applicants to fill a one-year, non-ranked Faculty-in-Residence position teaching art history to begin in the 2020-21 academic year with the possibility for continuation into a full-time ranked faculty position. The committee will consider recent Ph.D graduates, as well as Ph.D (ABD) candidates who have completed their coursework, for this post-doctorate position.

The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is a nonprofit, private college of art and design that offers BFA degrees in Animation, Ceramics, Drawing, Game Design, Glass, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Illustration, Interior Architecture, Jewelry + Metals, Life Sciences Illustration/Biomedical Art, Painting, Printmaking, Photography/Video, Sculpture + Expanded Media, Transportation Design as well as “concentration” study through the Liberal Arts Department in Visual Culture and in Creative Writing.

The successful candidate for Academic Year 2020-2021 will teach a full course load. Teaching assignments will include both traditional and theme-based Art History survey courses covering ancient cultures to present day. The faculty-in-residence will also teach elective courses of their design in the history of modern and contemporary art, craft, design and/or media arts. This position offers a $35,000 stipend and a competitive benefits package, as well as an exemption from institutional service.

We seek candidates whose teaching and/or scholarship focuses on modern and contemporary art and includes critical theory and visual culture studies. An ideal candidate will also have familiarity with cross-cultural perspectives and non-western art history.

Preferred secondary areas of expertise include one or more of the following:

  • Moving image and interactive digital media such as video, gaming, or animation
  • Performance art, conceptual art, or socially-engaged practices
  • Contemporary issues relevant to art and design
  • Approaches to pedagogy and instruction that extend beyond Eurocentric models

Preferred Qualifications:

  • D. (in hand or ABD) in Art History
  • A record of publication in the field of expertise
  • Experience teaching Art History at the college level preferred
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and with colleagues

Applications received by May 22 will be given full consideration.

To apply for the position please send application materials to Rachael Sauber, Office of Academic Affairs, at rasauber@cia.edu.

Please submit the following materials in PDF format:

  1. A Cover Letter of no more than two double spaced pages detailing qualities the applicant brings to this position and outlining teaching and service, creative/scholarly practices, and other relevant experience
  2. A Curriculum Vitae
  3. A Teaching Statement of no more than two double spaced pages outlining pedagogical methods and with specific attention to the candidate’s commitments to diversity and inclusion in the classroom
  4. Contact information for three (3) references

Semi-finalist candidates will be interviewed via phone or teleconference. Three letters of recommendation will be required for candidates who progress. Finalists will be interviewed via teleconference or, if possible, campus visits in June, 2020. Finalists must be eligible to work in the United States on or before July 1, 2020.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation’s leading independent colleges of art and design, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and National Association of Colleges of Art and Design (NASAD), and a proud member of Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). Since 1882, the college has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, and produces graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, contemporary craftspeople, and educators. Instructors across the college embrace both theory and practice and engage with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities. CIA is also home to the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque offering classic, foreign, and independent films 50 weekends of the year in the Peter B. Lewis Theatre, as well as the Reinberger Gallery, which presents exhibitions of internationally recognized artwork and educational opportunities along with literary readings and speaker events. It is centrally located in the heart of University Circle, a growing, vibrant and diverse center for education and the arts that is home to Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Case Western Reserve University.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to building and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, and to the principles that promote inclusion.

CIA is dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. CIA recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. We invite applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and from those who have academic experiences with diverse populations. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification.

Mission: To cultivate creative leaders who inspire people, strengthen communities, and contribute to a thriving and sustainable economy through an innovative education in art and design.

 

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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