JOB: Tenure-track position in Photo History @ CA College of the Arts

Full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of photographic history, theory, and criticism. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in art history or visual culture, with a specialty, publication record, and research program in any area of the history of photography. We seek a candidate with experience teaching global, historical surveys of the medium, as well as seminars on contemporary photography. Demonstrated interest in issues of race, gender, ethnicity, or other categories of difference will be privileged in the selection process.

Course load is 5 courses per academic year (typically 2/3); active participation in program assessment/development and committee service is required. Instructors in the Visual Studies program participate in the teaching of the program’s required and elective courses, including introductory historical surveys, 200-level electives, and 300-level seminars. Successful candidates will also have the interest in teaching at the graduate level.

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Kenyon College, 1-Year Position, American Art History (African-American, Latin American, Chicano/a Art History)

American Art History

Subfield:  African-American, Latin American, or Chicano/a Art History


Kenyon College seeks to fill a one-year visiting position in American Art History. 

The successful candidate will teach five courses during the school year beginning in August 2013:  Two Surveys of Art, Part II (Renaissance to Modern), two intermediate classes, one of which must cover any facet of Modern European Art (1750-the present); and an upper-level seminar in an area of expertise. 

Ability and interest in teaching African-American, Latin American, or Chicano/a Art History would be most welcome. 

Ph.D. preferred, but willing to consider ABD. 

Commitment to scholarship and evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level are required. 

Applicants must include a cover letter, a C. V., unofficial transcript, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference (at least one of which must speak to the candidate’s teaching.) 

Only electronic applications will be accepted. 

The candidate must submit his/her application by January 2, 2013 to ensure that it will be reviewed in time for interviews at CAA in New York (February 13-16, 2013). 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon welcomes diversity and encourages the applications of women and minority candidates.  Applications must be made at: Kenyon College, Art History Department, One-Year Visiting Position



Lubaina Himid, Thin Black Line(s): Moments and Connections During the 1980s for the Women Artists (2011)

The exhibition Thin Black Line(s) closed at Tate Britain in March, but the exhibition catalog is an invaluable record of the show’s commemoration of “Black British art” in the 1980s. The catalog reproduces the work of Sutapa Biswas, Sonia Boyce, Lubaina Himid, Claudette Johnson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan, and Maud Sulter; it also includes archival material documenting that decade of creative and progressive political alliances among these artists of African, Asian, and Caribbean descent. ISBN 978-0-9571579-0-3

Martin Berger talks about his 2011 book, SEEING THROUGH RACE

Professor Berger’s lecture at the California College of the Arts (San Francisco campus), November 17, 2011.

Professor Berger’s lecture at the California College of the Arts (San Francisco campus), November 17, 2011.

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