JOB: Asst Prof, Africa/African Diaspora @ Corcoran/George Washington University

The George Washington University’s Art History Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art History, specializing in the art and/or visual culture of Africa and/or the African diaspora, to begin in Fall 2022. The research focus and period of specialization are open. Candidates whose range of interests and teaching extend across historical periods and address transcontinental exchanges are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will build on the art history program’s expanding of its geographical and conceptual scope by developing new directions in course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In the wider context of GWU, candidates may engage through teaching or scholarship with a number of resources, including the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, the Africana Studies Program, and the Institute for African Studies. In the larger community of Washington, DC, the candidate may draw upon the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, OAS Museum of the Americas, Library of Congress, and the National Gallery of Art.

About Corcoran Art History & GWU
GW values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits. The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design offers a diverse range of programs, including Art History, Studio Arts, Design, Theatre and Dance, Music, Museum Studies, and Interior Architecture. Part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, CSAD faculty work across disciplines to prepare our graduates for multidimensional careers as creative artists and scholars.

Duties & Responsibilities
The teaching load for this position is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying out a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the school and university level. Three-year renewal of contract is based on scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and reasonable progress towards a book-length publication. Tenure and promotion will be evaluated in the sixth year, considering the candidate’s record of teaching, service and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. or equivalent international degree (the candidate must have completed the requirements for the degree at the time of appointment). This degree must be in Art History or a related field of study (such as Anthropology, History).

Salary
Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure
To be considered, please complete the online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/88334 and upload a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interest; sample of scholarship (approx. 30 pages, published or unpublished). Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

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The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

The university and school have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply. The program is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to the area, please visit: https://facultyaffairs.gwu.edu/relocation-and-moving-allowance-new-faculty

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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Contact Information:
Corcoran Art History Program
801 22nd Street, NW, Smith Hall of Art, Washington, DC 20052
cahist@gwu.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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