JOB: Asst Professor, Pacific Art History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa invites applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track, full-time assistant professorship, to begin Fall 2023, pending availability of funds. Seeking candidates whose historical and/or historically informed teaching and research will focus on Oceania’s visual, performance and material cultures. Especially interested in a colleague who engages an awareness of the evolving discipline, and who is attuned to decolonial/Indigenous approaches to art/visual/material culture practices. The ideal colleague will take an active role in shaping the future of the Art History Area’s graduate program and its special focus on the arts and cultures of Asia and the Pacific in ways that contribute to UHM’s strategic plan of “embracing kuleana to Hawaiians and Hawai‘i” as part of a Pacific context.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in Pacific art history, visual studies, or related field from a college or university of recognized standing; (ABDs will be considered, all requirements for degree must be completed by August 2023); Demonstrated ability in teaching; Evidence of potential or established record of scholarly activity in the field; Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Extensive knowledge and research experience in the Pacific Islands region and in diaspora; Publicly-engaged research that is deeply embedded in and attentive to the communities served by the applicant; College-level teaching experience; Ability to teach courses in a range of Pacific visual cultures, including those of Hawai‘i; Fluency in a Pacific language; Record of peer-reviewed publication.

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2023, until the position is filled.
More details and to apply, please follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/mwza269y

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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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