JOB: Adjunct, African or African American @ Brandeis—Waltham-Campus/Lecturer-in-Fine-Arts_R0005037

Brandeis University invites applications for an Adjunct Instructor to teach one introductory survey course in History of African Art or History of African American Art in the Spring 2022 (Jan – May). Either course serves majors in Fine Arts, Art History, and African and African American Studies, as well as students at all levels from across all disciplines in the university. Though offered in the past, we encourage the instructor to design the course as they see fit. Course meets for three hours a week and can be offered remotely. There is some flexibility to the schedule. Applicants should be ABD or PhD in Art History or Black Studies with expertise in African/African American art.

Candidates must submit a letter of interest (2 pages maximum), curriculum vitae, one page teaching statement, sample syllabus for an introductory level History of African Art/African American Art course, and contact information for three references.

Duties and Responsibilities

Adjunct Faculty duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules

2. encouraging and maintaining an environment which emphasizes learning, encouraging free discussion of ideas and critical thinking

3. evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and grading student work

4. meeting with students during office hours maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics

5. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter areas

6. maintaining accurate academic records

7. fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member

8. maintaining accurate academic records

9. performing other related duties as assigned

This appointment is to a position that is in a collective bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 509.

Closing Statement

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.


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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: