Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, Modern and Contemporary Arts of the Americas, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan. Applications due by Nov. 1, 2021

Job Description:


The Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in the arts of the Americas, modern and contemporary, beginning in September 2022. Scholars working in American art and/or visual and material cultures, with an area of specialization in African American, African Diaspora, Latinx, Asian American, and/or Indigenous cultures are especially welcome. We seek to complement current departmental strengths with a candidate committed to race and gender theory, museum studies, decolonization, and/or settler colonial studies.

The successful applicant will be asked to develop a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, to supervise doctoral dissertations, and to participate actively in the life of the department. The appointee will be welcomed into a large university community that encourages interdisciplinary dialogue and is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, personal statement demonstrating engagement with issues of equity (described in greater detail below), evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample.

The personal statement and diversity commitment should include your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your research proposal and teaching statements (1-3 pages).

Application materials, personal statement and diversity commitment, and three letters of reference should be uploaded via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/89267). The deadline for submission is November 1, 2021. A PhD is required prior to beginning this university year appointment. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Audra Wilson (Executive Secretary, U-M Department of the History of Art) at histart-execsec@umich.edu.

The University of Michigan, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates and scholars demonstrably committed to working with diverse student populations are encouraged to apply.

We acknowledge that the University of Michigan, named for Michigami, the world’s largest freshwater system, sits on land stewarded by Niswi Ishkodewan Anishinaabeg–the Three Fires People, who are the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi–along with their neighbors the Seneca, Delaware, Shawnee, and Wyandot nations. 

Author: Jacqueline Francis

Writer, educator, curator, arts consultant, and occasional artist in San Francisco, California. Follow me on Twitter @JackieFrancisSF and Instagram--jackiefrancissf

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