JOB: Adjunct Faculty in Liberal Arts-Art History @ Cleveland Institute of Art

The Cleveland Institute of Art seeks qualified applicants for Adjunct Faculty positions in Liberal Arts – Art History for the following courses:

Critical Issues in Visual Culture 

This discussion-style course will introduce students to the following: critical theories and methods of analysis for interpreting modern and contemporary visual art and cultured major themes in visual culture, including trends and issues specific to design.

Themes and Movements in Art and Design History

This course examines significant developments and themes in art and design history from the pre-modern through modern periods.  While selected movements, chronologies, and works from standard surveys of art history will be touched upon where pertinent, the course will take varied approaches to overarching debates, narratives, and theories: e.g., the persistence of classicism and its continued symbolic meaning in art, architecture, and the city; and the representation of the body since antiquity; and social and political identity and visual expression. 

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in art history or a related field or equivalent professional experience. Adjunct faculty are not eligible for benefits. Adjunct faculty are limited to a maximum of four teaching assignments per academic year. In-person teaching is required for the spring semester.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest summarizing qualifications, CV, and a list of 3 references.

The positions will begin in January 2022. Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Background check authorizations will be required for finalists.

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, CIA complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.

ABOUT CIA

The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation’s leading accredited independent colleges of art and design. Since 1882, the College has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, producing graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, photographers, contemporary craftsmen, and educators.

With approximately 600 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 15 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers—recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 10 prettiest communities in the country.

To apply go to https://www.cia.edu/about-us/careers-at-cia

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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