JOB: Asst. Prof., African American Art @ Santa Clara University

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY, a Jesuit, Catholic university located in the Silicon Valley area of California, seeks candidates to fill the position of Assistant Professor, a tenure-track faculty position in African American art, secondary expertise in the arts of Africa or the greater African Diaspora desirable. The Department of Art and Art History has a commitment to recruit faculty from under-represented groups, contributing to our continuation to meet our diversity and inclusion goals and actions, both in the classroom and in the larger Department community. Courses to be taught include a two-quarter Culture and Ideas 1 & 2 sequence, possibly one course for Culture and Ideas 3, an introductory course in African American, African diaspora, or African art, and upper division courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Cultures and Ideas courses will be broadly grounded in the applicant’s specialty with a strong interdisciplinary approach to the field; see http://www.scu.edu/provost/ugst/core2009/faculty.cfm for more information. Ability to teach African American art as part of a broader global perspective is thus highly desirable. Ph.D. required by time of appointment, as well as publications and teaching experience beyond the level of teaching assistant. The Department of Art and Art History is situated in a recently-built facility, equipped with custom designed art history classrooms. The department offers majors and minors in Art History as part of well-rounded liberal arts education. We are seeking teaching scholars who will develop and present their scholarship at a national and international level while maintaining a successful learning environment for students.

This position is part of a cluster hire in Race, Inequality, and Social Justice. The six participating departments are Art and Art History, English, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, and Religious Studies. The 2022 cohort includes faculty in Anthropology, Child Studies, Classics, Communication, History, and Religious Studies. The purpose of the cluster hire is to recruit talented, accomplished, diverse faculty members who will advance knowledge and understanding in this area through their scholarship and teaching. Once hired, the faculty in the cluster will meet regularly as a cohort to network with a variety of colleagues in the College and University involved in scholarship and teaching related to the theme of the cluster.

Santa Clara University is an educational institution that highly values ethics, social justice, and global engagement. The ability to involve undergraduate students in your scholarship is strongly desirable, as well as the potential for engagement with one of our three Centers of Distinction (Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics). Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Benefits package includes registered domestic partners, housing subsidy program, pre-tenure research leave, and internal grant program.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/scu/scu/job/Assistant-Professor–African-American-Art-African-or-African-Diaspora_R2619

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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