JOB: Asst Prof African American / African Diaspora Arts @ NYU

Description 

The Department of Art History at New York University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in African American or African Diasporic arts. We invite applicants working in any period and on any area, broadly understood, of visual arts, material cultures, and/or the built environment. Scholars who focus on interhemispheric and global connections are especially welcome to apply. Additionally, evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service will be valued.

The position carries with it an associate appointment at the Institute of Fine Arts. The appointee will teach four courses each academic year: three undergraduate courses in the College of Arts and Science (consisting of a mix of core curriculum courses, departmental surveys, and advanced courses) in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization, and one graduate course at the Institute of Fine Arts. The candidate will supervise undergraduate independent studies and honors theses, and, at the IFA, masters theses and doctoral dissertations.

This position is part of a multi-departmental cluster hire in Black Diaspora Cultural Studies that includes the NYU Arts & Science departments of History and Politics and NYU Gallatin and which may expand to other departments in future years. A primary aim of the cluster is to build a network for scholars working in these areas to collaborate across NYU. More information about this cluster can be found here, along with background about NYU’s broader Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative.

The appointment will begin on September 1, 2022, subject to budgetary and administrative approval.

Qualifications

Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by September 1, 2022. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching. 

Application Instructions

Application deadline is November 30, 2021. To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/96774

and submit a letter of application (addressed to Prof. Prita Meier, Search Committee Chair), CV, statement of research interest and goals, statement of teaching, and a list of three referees. Diversity is an important part of the NYU mission; in your application letter briefly describe how diversity is part of your pedagogy and, if applicable, research. Information about NYU diversity and inclusion statements may be found at  http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity/recruitment/diversity-statements.html.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity.html).

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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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