JOB: Visiting Asst Prof @ Univ of Pittsburgh

The History of Art and Architecture (HAA) Department at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor for academic year 2023–24 (September 1, 2023–April 30, 2024). This position, which is outside the tenure stream, may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. This position is open to candidates with expertise in all subjects and methodologies of the history of art, architecture and related fields. We seek a colleague who will help us advance our commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the discipline by strengthening and expanding our department’s curricular offerings.

The Visiting Assistant Professor will teach two courses per semester, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses will be assigned based on the Visiting Assistant Professor’s expertise and departmental teaching needs. They will include introductory-level courses and courses that are required for our degree programs in Architectural Studies, History of Art and Architecture, and/or Museum Studies. Beyond their teaching duties, the Visiting Assistant Professor will be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students outside the classroom as appropriate to their educational needs. They may also be asked to perform departmental service. We seek a colleague whose teaching, mentorship, and service will contribute to our DEIA-forward department. 


  1. Teach 2 (3-credit) courses per semester
  2. Meet with undergraduate and graduate students outside the classroom as appropriate to their educational needs
  3. Perform departmental service

Minimum Requirements 

  1. ABD in the history of art, architecture, or a closely related field by September 1, 2023
  2. Teaching experience in the history of art, architecture, or a closely related field
  3. Capacity to teach an introductory-level course in the history of art, history of architecture, or museum studies
  4. Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility 

Preferred Requirements

  1. Ph.D. in the history of art, architecture, or a closely related field by September 1, 2023
  2. Experience teaching a stand-alone, undergraduate-level course in the history of art or architecture in at least one research area or approach that would strengthen and expand the department’s curricular offerings

Applications should include: 

  1. Cover letter of 1–2 pages, addressed to Prof. Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Department Chair. Include a description of your teaching experience.
  2. Current CV. Include a list of courses taught.
  3. Teaching Portfolio (20 pages max.) Include sample syllabi for two courses, one of which should be introductory level. Also include evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations.
  4. Diversity statement of 1–2 pages, in which you share how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
  5. Contact information (full name, title, and email) for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation. We do not need the letters themselves at this time, only the contact information.

To apply, visit The requisition number for this position is 23002609. 

Review of applications will begin on May 8, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Karoline Swiontek, Administrative Officer, HAA Department ( 

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

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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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