JOB: Tenure-Track Art Historian with a Specialty in the Americas (Era/Period Open) @ Cal State, Stanislaus

The Department of Art invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor. The person appointed to this position will teach in the area of Pre-Columbian and/or Latin American Art. Duties include teaching a variety of lower-division courses, such as Art History Survey: Non-WesternArt History Survey: AncientArt History Survey: Modern, Art AppreciationLooking at Art, and Introduction to the Fine ArtsUpper-division courses could include, depending on the successful candidate’s specialty: African ArtArt, Museums and SocietyGlobal ModernismsMissions of CaliforniaPre-Columbian ArtWomen and Gender in Art History; and/or Senior Seminar. As a new area in the Art History Program, candidates should expect to develop new courses in their area(s) of expertise to enrich the curriculum (2 or more new courses). Other responsibilities include participation in professional activities and research, departmental and university activities, committee work, curriculum development and long-range planning, advising, recruitment, and mentorship. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity, and service to the University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure. This position is contingent upon the availability of authorized funding. This is an academic year appointment.

A Ph.D. in Art History at the time of hire and evidence of effective university-level teaching are required.

Emphasis in Pre-Columbian Art with a minor field in Latin American Art, emphasis in Latin American Art with a minor field in Pre-Columbian Art, and/or research interest in Afro-Latinidad or in other diasporic communities of Latin America. A potential candidate’s consideration will be enhanced by providing evidence of scholarly  accomplishment, university teaching experience beyond teaching assistantships, and outstanding teaching evaluations.

A complete application must include: an application cover letter specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; examples of scholarly activity; a statement of teaching philosophy; 2 sample syllabi of a lower- and upper-division course related to the candidate’s subfield; unofficial copies of graduate transcripts; copies of teaching evaluations; a curriculum vitae including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers and email addresses of three references. An application must also include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above. Official transcripts will be required at  the time of hire.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is January 26, 2022 (extended to Feb. 2 and accepting applications afterward); however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled. This appointment begins on August 17, 2022.

To apply for this position, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Scheiwiller, Director of the Art History Program
Department of Art
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle Turlock, CA
email: sscheiwiller@csustan.edu
Phone: +1 209 667-3497

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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