JOB: African Art @ FIT

Dear colleagues,

At the Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC), we unexpectedly need to find an instructor for the African art survey classes we are offering in Spring 2022.  These are in-person courses that run from January 24-May 16:

HA 223 — African Art and Civilization – Mondays @ 12:10-3pm

Surveys cultures of sub-Saharan Africa. Illustrated lectures present art and architecture in relation to history, religion, economic conditions, and social and political structures.

HA 230 — Modern and Contemporary African Art – Tuesdays @ 6:30-9:20pm

An examination of the history of 20th- and 21st-century African art, from decolonialization movements through contemporary themes. Surveys new artistic practices, schools, and workshops within their historical and artistic contexts.

Pay is dependent on experience, but the base rate is $72.08 an hour.  We can recommend step-level increases for teaching experience and for professional activities. A class is three hours for 15 weeks, with an extra week of pay to cover office hours, so 48 hours.  It works out to be about a minimum $3500, if higher steps are awarded then the base rate is higher. Classes are capped at 27, and we expect to have a renegotiated contract by spring, with wages 7% higher. Our adjunct faculty have the opportunity to join our union, the UCE-FIT which provides a variety of benefits.

Please alert your colleagues and send me a CV if you are interested. Thank you!

All the best,

Justine De Young, Chair, History of Art Department, Fashion Institute of Technology
justine_deyoung@fitnyc.edu

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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