JOB: Africa/African Diaspora @ Courtauld

The Courtauld Institute of Art seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the arts of Africa and/or the African diaspora, within the broad period from c. 1800 to the present. This appointment offers an exciting opportunity to transform The Courtauld’s teaching and research, and to provide academic leadership in fields of critical importance to the discipline, within and beyond the institute. It is one of two new posts in this broad field, the other being a Professorship.

We invite applications from early and mid-career scholars with a profile in research and teaching commensurate with their career stage.

These posts are part of The Courtauld’s commitment to a more inclusive and diverse curriculum. They are generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Application is online. You will also need to include a CV and a supporting statement of no more than 1500 words. You should also give the names of 3 referees.

The supporting statement should set out how you meet the criteria of this position, and include a brief statement about your research profile. This should include your current and future research plans, your teaching plans and experience, your administrative experience, and potential to contribute to the research profile and impact of The Courtauld. Please address the criteria set out in the Person Specification when preparing your statement.

Interviews for the position will take place on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December 2019.

If you would like an informal conversation about the roles please contact Dr Jo Applin, Head of Art History. jo.applin@courtauld.ac.uk

https://jobs.courtauld.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=323

 

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JOB: Assoc. Curator, American Art @ Harvard Art Museums

Please use this link to apply: Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Associate Curator of American Art

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Associate Curator of American Art
Harvard Art Museums

Duties & Responsibilities
The Harvard Art Museums seeks a rising intellectual authority on pre-1900 American art. Tasked with organizing innovative exhibition and scholarly projects, the Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Associate Curator of American Art will work with a range of partners and collaborators. Engaging with scholarly and public debate on the Harvard University campus and beyond, the curator will help to complicate the art-historical narrative and propose fresh perspectives on the definition of American art for the 21st century.

The Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Associate Curator of American Art will assume the full range of curatorial responsibilities for the important collection of American art pre-1900 at the Museums, including crafting an ambitious exhibition, research, and publication program, and working closely with students and faculty to foster significant and sustained curricular use of the collection for both undergraduate and graduate teaching. The curator functions successfully within a team environment and promotes dialogue, engagement, and collaboration with colleagues within the division and with curatorial departments that have overlapping collections holdings and expertise, as well as the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Study. The curator will also collaborate on selected projects, acquisitions, and displays of the collection with relevant curators of works-on-paper collections and European paintings in the Division of European and American Art, as well as with colleagues in the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art.

The curator works to promote and strengthen the presence of American art at the Museums and in the wider world, and works closely with fellows, interns, and junior staff towards this end. The curator recommends purchases and solicits gifts for the collection, works to diversify the collection, and assumes an active role in soliciting funds for museum purposes, including acquisitions, exhibitions, and publications, from individuals, foundations, federal agencies, and other sources.

The Collection:

Areas of recent growth in the pre-1900 American art collection include still life paintings by William Michael Harnett and members of the Peale family, as well as the acquisition of a rare portrait by Julien Hudson, a nineteenth-century painter of African descent working in New Orleans, and the purchase of an early stoneware jar by Dave Drake. Shown in galleries that mix media and schools of art from Europe and America, the American art collection at Harvard is both justly-celebrated in its own right and understood as part of a larger story of artistic expression in the west and beyond. Harvard University began acquiring American art in the seventeenth century, and the Museums contain nearly 3,000 paintings, sculptures, and works of decorative arts made in the Americas. The collection of late-seventeenth-century Boston silver is particularly significant, and the Museums represent almost every phase in John Singleton Copley’s painting career. Some of these works are part of the 1,300-strong University Portrait Collection, now overseen by curators at the Harvard Art Museums. The bequest of Grenville Winthrop in 1943 added a group of major works by nineteenth-century artists including Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler. The wider Harvard Art Museums hold strengths in nineteenth-century portrait photography, and American modernism, abstract expressionism, and color-field painting. While the Curator of American Art does not directly oversee these last areas, they may advise from the point of view of these objects’ relationship to the story of art-making in America. Works by indigenous artists from the Americas are held by Harvard’s Peabody Museum, and offer the potential for curatorial collaboration between the two institutions.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

Ph.D. in art history or related field; minimum of three years’ progressively responsible curatorial experience, teaching, or field-related experience. [All candidates who may be interested in the Stebbins curatorial position in American art and AT LEAST meet the basic qualifications should consider submitting an application.]

Additional Qualifications
Demonstrated record of scholarship and achievement in the field of American art pre-1900, and commitment to collaborating and playing an active role in a lively and rigorous university setting.

Demonstrated record of teaching, working with students, and/or mentoring preferred.

Demonstrated record of successfully working with donors, collectors, and museum patrons preferred.

Commitment to equity and inclusion in museum practice and to engaging with a wide range of audiences and constituencies.

Additional Information
The Associate-level position is a 5-year term position with the possibility of extension and promotion.

JOB: African/African Diaspora/Latinx or Latin American; Asst Prof @ USC

University of Southern California (CA) – TT Assistant Professor of African and/or African Diasporic and/or Latinx and/or Latin American History of Art, Visual, and/or Material Culture, post-1750

The Department of Art History in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in African and/or African Diasporic and/or Latinx and/or Latin American history of art, visual, and/or material culture, post-1750. Applicants may conduct research in one or more of these areas, and various methodological and theoretical approaches are welcome. We have a particular interest in scholarship that contributes to increasing the diversity of the department’s intellectual life and offerings. This position is expected to begin August 2020.

The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and participate actively in the intellectual life of the department and the university. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and show exceptional scholarly promise. Interested candidates should provide 1) a cover letter that includes a discussion of research and teaching, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) two writing samples, at least one of which should be a chapter from a dissertation or book manuscript, and 4) the names and contact information of three referees who will be contacted in a system-generated email to provide letters. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los- angeles/assistant-professor-of-african-and-or-african-diasporic-and-or-latinx-and-or-latin-american- history/1209/13261319 . For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by November 1, 2019.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

 

JOB: Asst Prof, Modern/Contemporary @ Boston College

The Art, Art History, and Film Department at Boston College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Modern and Contemporary Art of Europe and the Americas to begin July 1, 2020.

The department seeks candidates with robust and innovative research agendas and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. Applicants should specialize in 20th-century art and be able to teach courses that address art of the 21st century. The appointee will teach five courses each academic year, including an introduction to art history from the Renaissance to Modern and upper-level courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Of particular interest are candidates who can teach courses in one or more of the following areas: theory and methods of art history; history of architecture; and museum history, theory, and practice. The department also welcomes candidates whose research and teaching interests may include analysis of gender studies, critical race theory, post-colonial studies, and disability studies.

Faculty members have the opportunity to pursue exhibition projects at the McMullen Museum of Art and to incorporate Boston-area museums in their teaching. The department also encourages interdisciplinary instruction and teaching in the Core Curriculum.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. The University encourages applications from candidates committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, sample of recent scholarship, course syllabi, and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2019. PhD expected by start date. All materials must be submitted to Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/66288.

 

 

Adjunct Positions, Af Am Studies @ New York City College of Technology

African American Studies at New York City College of Technology
Adjunct Faculty Openings – Fall 2019

AFR 1304: African American Art (2 sections available)
This course examines the major concepts and themes central to the study of African American art and the visual culture of the African Diaspora. The African Diaspora refers to subjects of African descent outside of the continent of Africa and the various factors that inform our understanding of this cultural construction. We investigate the production of African Diasporic subjects across various artistic practices including painting, sculpture, photography and installation. The major issues addressed include the Black Atlantic, syncretism, the New Negro, countercultures of modernity, and the limits of visibility. Case studies focus on works that show how the visual generates African American and African Diasporic identities of the past and present.

MEETING DAY(S) AND TIMES
AFR 1304/D832: African American Art
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:30am – 12:45pm

AFR 1304/D833: African American Art
Fridays
11:30am – 2:00pm

JOB: Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History: African-American and/or African Art @ Alfred University

The School of Art and Design within the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking applicants for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Art History to teach African-American Art History. This full-time one-year sabbatical replacement position consists of a 2/2 teaching load plus faculty service.

In addition to African-American Art History, the ideal candidate will also be able to teach an introductory course in the visual culture of Africa and/or its American diasporas (South, Central, the Caribbean, or Mexico) from the early modern period (c. 1500) to the present, to help satisfy our non-Western curricular offerings. Teaching responsibilities include the equivalent of a 2/2 load: an introductory level, half-semester course (to be repeated across Fall and Spring), as well as upper-level courses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

For the service component, we especially seek candidates who would be involved with diversity-related initiatives at AU, in particular the Art Force 5 (AF5), an award-winning applied learning program that offers students the opportunity to use art for social justice. Most recently, the AF5 has been invited to partner with NYS Office of General Services as they prepare their Harlem Art Collection to be returned to public view. The AF5 will serve to educate various communities on the relevance of this collection and organize community events. The hired candidate may assist in optimizing opportunities and preparing Alfred University students for such collaboration. The project is funded by a SUNY grant, which enables students to travel the state while engaging in social practice involving issues of equality, community, and history.

Located in Western NY, Alfred University is the second oldest co-educational college in the United States and one of the earliest to have enrolled African-American and Native American students. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an appreciation of issues that matter to our university community, such as diversity and social justice.

Though open to all undergraduate students at Alfred University, Art History courses primarily serve degree candidates in studio art (BFA), art history and theory (BS), and graduate students (MFA). The Art History curriculum is an integral part of the program at the School of Art and Design. The Division of Art History is one of six divisions in a comprehensive program with a very active faculty and prolific student body who access renowned facilities for artistic and scholarly research.

Qualifications

Required: PhD preferred but ABD considered, in Art History or related field. Teaching experience is preferred. Appointment begins in August 2019.

Alfred University

The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 33 full-time faculty serving approximately 500 students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education, with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University’s community. The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the Inamori School of Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art and Design.

Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position offers full benefits.

Application Process

Email your letter of interest, CV, sample syllabi, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to humanresources@alfred.edu.

Review of applications will begin March 17, 2019. The position is open until filled. For more information, contact humanresources@alfred.edu.

Opening: The Art of Reggae Exhibition — National Gallery of Jamaica Blog

This Tuesday February 12, 2019 the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) will be opening the 25th Art of Reggae Exhibition held by the International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC). At the NGJ, we will have the top 100 designs on view, in addition to the winning 2018 entry by Vinicio Sejas of Bolivia. The posters in […]

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The Politics of Love in If Beale Street Could Talk — Media Diversified

In his review D. H. Alves demonstrates that both Barry Jenkins and James Baldwin articulate love as a political force, placing it at the centre of their work, be it in the format of the novel, or its cinematographic adaptation. Moreover, the review examines the theological nature of Baldwin’s work and how Jenkins, while having a […]

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FEL: Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program @ UPittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA), beginning August 1, 2019.

HAA is an innovative and adventurous department with a Ph.D. program and several undergraduate programs including museum studies. HAA also oversees the University Art Gallery (UAG), which is fully integrated into the research and teaching of the Department. In 2015, HAA founded a consortium of local museums, galleries, and archives, Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh, to strengthen connections between the university and the diverse collections of the city.

The fellow will have the opportunity to pursue their own research and curatorial projects in a dynamic intellectual environment and accrue experience teaching and working within the UAG and the museum studies program. The fellow will be asked to curate an exhibition at UAG in the second year, with the assistance of graduate and undergraduate students, either as part of the museum studies exhibition seminar or as a standalone project. The fellow will also have the opportunity to participate as desired in a strategic planning process for the museum studies program that will foreground issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity.

The teaching load of the fellowship is one course per semester, at the graduate or undergraduate level, or its equivalent. Course equivalencies might include curatorial work, structured mentoring of students, internship supervision, and service work. The successful applicant and the department will jointly devise a work plan to fit the needs of the fellow with the opportunities of the department and UAG.

They will also devise together a mentoring plan for the fellow that best utilizes the resources of HAA and the larger Pitt community. We aim to integrate the fellow into the life of the department and the university, and to foster connections among the fellow, the university, and the city that might include, to name only some, the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, Center for Race and Social Problems, Humanities Center, Center for African American Poetry & Poetics, the University Library System (ULS), Pitt’s new Community Engagement Centers, and CKP.

We encourage applicants with diverse academic profiles and backgrounds. The essential requirements are completion of the Ph.D. in art history, museum studies, or an allied field; some prior background and interest in museum or curatorial work; and strong engagement with issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including any oral defense, by March 1, 2019. Individuals who completed all such requirements before January 1, 2017 are ineligible. For more information about the fellowship program and to apply, click here.

To be considered, please submit by February 22, 2019 via https://pats.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTMx: curriculum vitae; dissertation table of contents; two- page statement of research and curatorial interests outlining your goals for the term of the fellowship; two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy; one-to-two-page diversity statement, discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence; one writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices; one course proposal and syllabus for a 15-week course directed towards advanced undergraduate or graduate students; and email contacts for three recommenders. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In either case, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions for uploading letters to our system by March 1, 2019.

The University of Pittsburgh and HAA are strongly committed to fostering equity, inclusion, and diversity at all levels, in institutional culture, curriculum, programming, and student and faculty recruitment. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Curators searching for Lois Mailou Jones painting for Alma Thomas retrospective

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

As some of you may know, Seth Feman, Curator of Exhibitions & Curator of Photography at the Chrysler Museum of Art, and I are co-curating a large traveling retrospective on Alma Woodsey Thomas, to open at the Chrysler summer 2021. You can learn more about the project here: https://www.culturetype.com/2018/04/14/locating-alma-thomas-forthcoming-retrospective-will-explore-artists-creative-life-and-hometown-connections/

Alma Thomas: A Creative Life is a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort to examine the many ways that creativity manifested in Thomas’s life, including (but not limited to) self-fashioning, theater, teaching, and gardening. We are excited to have turned up many works by Thomas—and some of her contemporaries and students—that are little known or unpublished. That said, there are always objects that will really change our understanding of the artist—except in some instances we can’t find them (or haven’t found them—yet!). I’m writing about just such a case: we are DESPERATELY seeking the following watercolor, which we believe was, at one time, in or associated with the Barnett-Aden Collection or shown at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum in the 1970s.

Loïs Mailou Jones (American, 1905–1998)
Alma’s Backyard Garden,undated
Watercolor, dimensions unknown
Unlocated

An image may be viewed by following this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jum6ZG5on77pocVr3U8mrnea7DlCeWju

If anyone has any leads, we would be incredibly grateful to know about current ownership and whereabouts. We would also appreciate knowing about any Thomas works in institutional or private collections that we may have missed in the initial casting of our net. Please email either or both of us with information or suggestions:

sfeman@chrysler.org or jwalz@columbusmuseum.com

We thank you in advance for any assistance you may provide. Happy New Year from Western Georgia!

Jonathan Frederick Walz, Ph.D.
Director of Curatorial Affairs
& Curator of American Art
The Columbus Museum
1251 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA  31906
(706) 748.2562 x3200ßnote new extension number
jwalz@columbusmuseum.com