The Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP) is currently accepting applications for the class of 2019. This program is design for historically underrepresented minority scholars to explore potential faculty careers.
network with faculty, chairs, deans, and administration;
hold a job talk presentation on their research; and
learn more about the culture and values of the institution straight from RIT’s diverse faculty and students; and so much more.
The application deadline is Wed, May 15, 2019.
Please remember that you will need to upload four documents with your application:
The Future Faculty Career Exploration Program provides an opportunity to find out what it is like to be a faculty member at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This all-expenses paid program is an opportunity for historically underrepresented minority scholars, artists, and researchers to visit RIT for a prospective look at a faculty career. The program will take place September 25-28, 2019.
RIT has seen nearly 300 scholars participate in the program since its inception 15 years ago. The feedback is amazing – the program helped to prepare them for the rigors of the job search, and also enlightened them to opportunities at RIT.
Image by Mikel Jaso. Published in New York Times, May 5, 2019, here.
Yesterday’s front-page article in the print edition of New York Times bore the headline “Symbols of Past Used by Right Upset Scholars.” That the online version’s header is “Medieval Scholars Joust with White Nationalists. And One Another” is a rhetorical shift worth questioning.
The article’s many directions are equally fascinating:
*the culture of the International Congress on Medieval Studies;
*demographics of the field of European Medievalism;
*narratives of the Anglo-Saxon race—roots, routes, and modernity—in Europe and the US;
*critical theory, feminist critique of power and patriarchy, and decolonizing a field;
*apolitical scholarship as an ideal;
*the Medievalists of Color group;
*white privilege and white fragility;
*Facebook fights and the resource of social media;
*white nationalism and white chauvinism—past and present;
*overhauling the academic conference submission process;
*the Belle da Costa Greene Award (est. 2018) and passing for white.
The Times reporter Jennifer Schuessler runs through these topics differently. She conveys the complexity of terrain in some passages and displays her amusement with the debates in others. “A field increasingly torn by vitriolic spats and racial politics”—anchorage text on the jump page in the print edition—sadly demonstrates the limited way in which Schuessler and the editor who worked with her on this piece see things.
There’s nothing easy about change in twenty-first century academia: it’s well- communicated in the letters accompanying the article—634 of them at present count. They’re worth a look.
This year’s International Congress on Medieval Studies Conference opens in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Thurs., May 9. The next day, May 10, is the anniversary of Greene’s death.
Belle da Costa Greene. Photo by Clarence White. Published on Pinterest.
Da Costa Greene (born Dec. 13, 1879/1883 in Alexandria Virginia; died May 10, 1950 in New York) was elected of fellow of the Medieval Academy of America in 1939. A librarian at Princeton and later for J. P. Morgan, Greene was the director of the Pierpont Morgan Library from 1924 to 1928.
If you’re in New York for the College Art Association’s annual conference, check out:
*Wednesday, February 13, 2019 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Title: State of the Art (History): Engaging Difficult Topics In And Out Of the Classroom
Location: New York Hilton Midtown – 3rd Floor – Trianon Ballroom
Chair: Parme P. Giuntini, Otis College of Art and Design:
*Saturday, February 16, 2019/2 PM – 3:30 PM
Title: Faculty Inclusivity: A Way Forward
Location: New York Hilton Midtown – 2nd Floor – Sutton South
Co-chairs: Flora Brooke Anthony, Kennesaw State University; Nicole De Armendi, Converse College
*Saturday, February 16, 2019 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Title: CAA Open Forum on Diversity and Inclusion–
Location: New York Hilton Midtown – Concourse – Concourse B
Panelists: Julie L. McGee, University of Delaware, Roberto J. Tejada, University of Houston, Jim Hopfensperger, Western Michigan University and Hunter O’Hanian, College Art Association
Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship at the rank of Lecturer in African and African Diaspora Art, beginning in the Fall 2019. We welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on African and African Diaspora Art History. The fellow will pursue their own research and writing and teach two courses (one per semester) while participating in and contributing to the rich intellectual life of the Brandeis community, in affiliation with the departments of African and Afro-American Studies and Fine Arts. The fellowship includes a salary of $58,000, plus benefits, with moving expenses (approximately $1,500), and a research fund of $4,000 per year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by the commencement of the fellowship, preferably received within the past six years.
Applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12822
Please include the following: a letter of interest outlining a research project and possible course offerings, sample syllabi, a CV, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and three letters of recommendation. First consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 15, 2019.
Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.
Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Kay Fellow Search c/o Jennifer Stern firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Materials Required:
Position: One-year Lecturer appointment in the field of American art and visual culture (colonial to contemporary), beginning August, 2019. Candidates with an emphasis in African American, Latinx, Native American, or Asian American art history are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: Candidates should be prepared to teach three courses per semester, including one section of the Introduction to Art History survey, specialized undergraduate classes, and/or a graduate seminar in the applicant’s field of expertise.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The School: TCU’s School of Art is a NASAD-accredited program that offers the B.A. and M.A. in Art History. TCU maintains a close working relationship with the art museums in the area, especially the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Sid Richardson Museum.
The University: TCU is dedicated to an inclusive learning community and actively seeks applications from diverse candidates with the mission to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. TCU is a progressive, independent non-sectarian university that strongly supports freedom of expression and critical inquiry. TCU is a Category I Independent institution with a stable enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. The university offers over 100 undergraduate areas of study, 58 master’s level programs, and 25 areas of doctoral study. TCU employs 588 full-time faculty and approximately 90% hold the highest degree in their discipline. TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas (the 15th largest city in the US with a population of approximately 854,000), a city of rich cultural endowments including world-class museums and performing arts facilities. The city is part of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex of 6.7 million people and is served by the DFW international airport. For the past 8 consecutive years, TCU has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 “Great Colleges to Work For”.
Applications should include a cover letter; a one-page teaching philosophy that details a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a c.v; and three letters of recommendation, which can be emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019, and the position will remain open until filled.
TCU encourages applications from diverse candidates and is dedicated to an inclusive learning community. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender Identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, 18th/19th CENTURY EUROPEAN ART
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES – LOS ANGELES, CA
The Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications
for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the arts of 18/19th century Europe, to start July 1, 2019.
We seek a scholar whose work emphasizes methodological innovation as well as connections between Europe and other geographies, and who is interested in cross-field collaboration within the department and the university. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment required. We especially welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to
diversity and excellence.
Please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample publication, statement of
contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and names and contact information for three referees online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04046
For more information, contact: Prof. Saloni Mathur (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Search Committee.
Application deadline: November 30, 2018.
The University of California 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, disability, age or protected veteran status.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy
Founded in 1861 as one of the earliest women’s colleges (and the first to become co-educational in 1969), the College opened its doors with both an art gallery and an observatory, signaling Vassar’s enduring educational philosophy of sending students “to the source.” Today’s Art Center, designed by Cesar Pelli, is an accredited modern museum whose collections originated with a superb acquisition of Hudson River School paintings at the College’s inception. Between then and now the collection has grown to more than 21,000 works, charting the history of art from Ancient Egypt to the present, and featuring important examples of modern and contemporary painting, sculpture and photography as well as Old Master paintings and works on paper. A locus for encounters with original works of art, the museum is an engine for experimentation that inspires student and faculty research projects in and beyond art history, while fostering connections across all academic disciplines from the humanities to the sciences. Its purpose is to elicit the excitement of discovery, to promote critical and creative thinking, to deepen visual literacy, and to foster in students a full sensorium of intellect and emotion in order to expand imagination and openness to the world around them.
As the public face of the Art Center and leader of an excellent staff, the Director represents Vassar and the Art Center to patrons and partners nationally and globally, is responsible for stewarding and strengthening the assets of the Art Center by judiciously acquiring new works and encouraging significant gifts and bequests to the collection, and encourages a working environment that empowers both innovation and collaboration.
San Francisco State University, School of Art seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in art history with a specialization in the visual culture of African and/or the Americas (South, Central, the Caribbean, and Mexico) and their diasporas in any era from the early modern period (c. 1500) to the present.
Position begins August 2019. The mission of San Francisco State University is to create an environment for learning that promotes appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region, state, the nation, and the world. Ph.D. required. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Position description available at: http://art.sfsu.edu/content/faculty-positions.
Application review begins December 1, 2018 and continues until filled. Send letter of intent, a current CV, a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the School of Art to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; writing sample; statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi; names and contact information of three references.
Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.
Applications should be submitted as a single PDF, labeled as follows: Last Name_First Name_Application. Submit all materials online to: https://sfsu.submittable.com/submit by December 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Please email email@example.com with any questions.