JOB: Asst Prof, African American Art, tenure-track @ Georgia State University

The Welch School of Art & Design invites applications for a tenure-track position in African American Art History at the rank of assistant professor. This is a full-time appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2023. We welcome candidates working in any period of the Black Diaspora in North America. Scholars whose research includes intersectional, interdisciplinary, and/or interregional approaches are especially encouraged.

The successful candidate will join an Art History program with existing strengths in the art histories of Africa, Latin America, Western Europe, and the United States. They will be part of the Welch School of Art & Design’s growing faculty and will play a significant role in the College of the Art’s contribution to Georgia State University’s strategic goals of highlighting the arts and
media as vital to the quality of all major cities, demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates.

The College of the Arts is hiring scholars and creative practitioners across the fields of Music, Art & Design, and Film and Media Studies. This cluster hire is designed to leverage relationships across and within the College’s academic units and solidify its efforts to foreground the histories of underrepresented groups in the Arts.

An enterprising R-1 university in Atlanta, Georgia State University is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. In 2023, U.S. News & World Report
ranked Georgia State as #2 in Most Innovative Schools, #7 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, #9 in Learning Communities, #6 in First-Year Experiences, and #21 in Top Performers on Social Mobility among national universities.

Responsibilities
The appointee will teach a section of the Western art survey II, upper level/graduate level courses in their area of expertise, and methodology seminars on a rotating basis. They will be responsible for maintaining an active research agenda, mentoring undergraduate and MA students, and participating in service at the school, college, and/or university levels. The successful candidate may have opportunities to establish affiliations with Georgia State
University’s Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora (CAD) and research and community connections with institutions in the Atlanta Metro area including the High Museum of Art, Atlanta University Center Consortium, the APEX museum, and the Atlanta History Center. Opportunities for support include intramural research grants, Welch Faculty Fellowships, summer research fellowships, teaching release time, graduate research assistants, travel funds, and assistance in pursuing external funding.

The successful candidate must have their PhD in hand by August 1, 2023

Salary Range: $65,000-70,000

To Apply
Submit three separate PDFs for this job application to wsadrecruiting@gsu.edu either through email or through direct download (such as WeTransfer). Complete applications will include PDF documents in this order:
A cover letter including past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research activity, teaching, and service
Curriculum Vitae
A writing sample of approx. 30 pages (published or unpublished)
A statement of teaching interest
Names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and titles of at least three professional references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, submit all materials by January 9, 2023. Questions about the position can be directed to the search committee chair at wsadrecruiting@gsu.edu. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring underrepresented minorities.

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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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