Job Posting: Program Coordinator, US Latinx Art Forum (application reviews begin May 1, 2021)

The U.S. Latinx Art Forum seeks a paid program coordinator to join our team and oversee the day-to-day administration of a fellowship program. 

USLAF Program Coordinator 

The Program Coordinator reports to the USLAF Director of Programs and serves as the day-to-day administrator for a fellowship program slated to launch in June 2021. The USLAF Program Coordinator serves as the main point of contact between the USLAF Director of Programs, institutional partners, fellows, and funders. 

This position is flexible and remote, with an anticipated start date of June 1, 2021. 

Required Qualifications: 

● Demonstrated knowledge of and expertise in Latinx art 

● Strong written communication skills 

● Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills 

● Prior experience working in the arts sector, cultural institutions, or non-profit organizations 

● Experience with public programming in remote and in-person contexts

● Ability to manage multiple projects and communicate effectively and tactfully with a wide range of stakeholders and participants 

● Proficiency with web content management systems and digital platforms 

Desired Qualifications: 

● Proficiency in one or more languages of the Latinx diaspora in addition to English 

Responsibilities: 

● Ensures efficient and courteous correspondence on behalf of USLAF pertaining to the fellowship program 

● Maintains documentation and file structure for all activities related to the fellowship program 

● Conducts research in support of the fellowship program 

● Consults with institutional partners to develop opportunities for public and inward-facing programming related to the fellowship program 

● Coordinates programming schedules in keeping with project budget 

● Ensures alignment on deliverables, implementation strategies, and reporting schedules for the fellowships 

● Responds to and liaises with communications teams as requested 

● Drafts interim and final reports and budgets related to the fellowship program

● Manages day-to-day communications, scheduling, and logistics related to the fellowship program 

● Maintains web and social media presence for activities related to fellowship program

● Collaborates to shape objectives of annual convening and oversees its implementation

● Coordinates travel plans for fellows and institutional partners 

● Compiles information for monthly digest of program updates 

Compensation: Salary range $35,000-45,000 plus funds to offset the cost of benefits 

To Apply: Send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references to admin@uslaf.org by May 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2021 until the position has been filled. 

About the U.S. Latinx Art Forum: USLAF is a national organization of over 450 members that amplifies and advances demands for equitable representation within cultural institutions and academia. USLAF achieves these aims through data collection initiatives that track the representation of Latinx art; resource lists featuring Latinx artists, art organizations, and digital platforms; meetings with stakeholders to understand the broad structural obstacles they face as artists, curators, educators, and cultural workers at multiple career stages; the Mazorca Initiative COVID-19 artist relief programs for USLAF members; and a membership portal that facilitates community building for Latinx artists and advocates 

USLAF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

JOB: Visiting Asst Prof of Premodern Art & Architectural History @ Kenyon

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year position in Art History at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in July 2021.

Description

The successful candidate will specialize in the art and architecture of the pre-modern or early modern world (before c. 1800). Specialists in art and architectural traditions outside of Europe are particularly encouraged to apply. We are interested in teacher-scholars who can offer ways to engage with the Department’s Visual Resources Center, our Study Collection, and regional art museums in Columbus and Cleveland. The successful applicant will be able to teach broadly in their field, as well as one or more of the following areas: Pre-Columbian, Latin American, Native American, Oceanic, Ancient Near Eastern, or African art. The selected candidate will teach five total classes. In addition to teaching ARHS 110 Introduction to Western Art: Ancient to Medieval, and ARHS 113 Survey of Architecture in the fall semester, the selected candidate will teach three spring courses that emphasize their research and teaching specialties. Applicants should complement, not duplicate, current expertise of the department.

Application Process

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at:

http://careers.kenyon.edu

Applications must include: 1) a cover letter describing teaching experience, research interests, teaching philosophy, and information on ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial graduate transcript(s), 4) a list of three references with detailed contact information, including email address (at least one reference must speak to the candidate’s teaching experience). Note: references will only be contacted for those candidates who advance to the latter stages of the search.

Review of applications will begin May 3 and will continue until the position is filled.

Direct questions to Austin Porter, Assistant Professor of Art History and American Studies, at portera[at]kenyon.edu

JOB: Visiting Prof @ Portland State University

Portland State University College of the Arts and the School of Art + Design invite applications for the James DePreist Visiting Professorship. One of the first African-American conductors on the world stage, James DePreist helmed orchestras from Amsterdam to Tokyo and is credited with building the Oregon Symphony into one worthy of international acclaim. A National Medal of Arts winner, poet and educator, Mr. DePreist demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the power of arts education and the importance of equal access. This Professorship seeks to perpetuate his exemplary spirit by supporting inclusive experiences and diverse, non-western perspectives in art and design education.

The teaching focus of each new Professorship is determined by the current needs of the School of Art + Design in concert with the interests and expertise of the successful candidate. For the 2021-2023 position we seek a scholar with an active record and expertise in African Diaspora or Native American/Indigenous art history of any time period, including contemporary.

This is a 1.0 FTE, two-year position, renewable for a maximum total of four years. The position begins September 16, 2021.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Full-time Fixed Term position teaches 9 classes (36 credits) during the three-quarter academic year. Instructional workload reduction may be made to accommodate recruitment and outreach activities, advising and mentoring students, committee work, curriculum or special program development.

The successful candidate will have an active scholarly research agenda; a commitment to teaching the introductory art history survey as well as upper-division courses in the area of his/her/their expertise; and an interest in the possibility of engaging local collections of pertinent material, for example the Native American holdings of the Portland Art Museum.

To apply, please submit:

A letter of interest. 
A CV.
A statement of teaching philosophy.
A statement of research interests.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
Writing sample(s).
Full contact information for three references (including phone numbers and email addresses).

Review of applications will begin April 12th, 2021 and will continue until the finalists are identified. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For further information, please contact Professor Alberto McKelligan Hernández at alberto6@pdx.edu or (503) 725-3366.

https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/34365

JOB: Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Educational Technologist @ St. Francis College

St. Francis College, Brooklyn (the “College”) is embarking on an ambitious plan to revitalize even as it remains true to its core mission: private, independent, co-educational, urban college whose Franciscan and Catholic traditions underpin its commitment to academic excellence, spiritual and moral values, social responsibility, justice and life-long learning. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we serve one of the most diverse student populations in New York City and the country. Candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought.

Position Summary: The College is seeking to build new digital projects into the curriculum. Accordingly, the Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Educational Technologist requires thinking imaginatively about how the College can create a vibrant interdisciplinary, inclusive digital learning and research space. To that end, the position will work with a diverse student body and faculty to develop new digital projects, identify digital tools to support specific research and curriculum needs, work to eliminate barriers and increase equity, and provide project development support. In addition, the successful candidate will design and facilitate digital literacy workshops for students and faculty and will stay current on the latest technologies and platforms, consult with the appropriate specialists when necessary, and consult about the acquisition of hardware, software, web hosting, data preservation and access, and security matters.

The College is therefore seeking a highly motivated educator who will teach two courses per semester in their area of specialization and/or an Introduction to Digital Humanities course, and will also serve as educational technologist for the College. This position will work in collaboration with the College’s new Center for Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development and will work with faculty across the disciplines to design and implement digital learning and research initiatives that ensure equity and access for our students and community. We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to undergraduate interdisciplinary education in a diverse and vibrant community.

Commensurate with a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level, the successful candidate will also be expected to conduct research, mentor students, and participate in College-wide and departmental service. In addition, St. Francis College places special emphasis on providing students research and internship opportunities.

Anticipated Start Date: Fall Semester 2021

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a humanities field. ABD candidates will be considered if degree will be completed by August 2021.
  • Two years’ experience working in digital humanities and building digital projects.
  • Two years’ teaching experience.
  • Ability/willingness to teach interdisciplinary courses.
  • Culturally sensitive, caring and friendly with a deep understanding and appreciation of an inclusivecollege community and the Franciscan traditions of St. Francis College.
  • Ability to work with a diverse student, faculty and staff population.
  • Understanding and support of the mission of St. Francis College.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with digital pedagogy, geospatial humanities, digital publishing, digital archiving, and data visualization.
  • Experience with Adobe Suite with a focus in InDesign and Adobe Premiere.
  • Experience working in teams.
  • Experience working to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

Review of applicants will begin in March 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted interviews via Zoom. After initial review, applicants may be asked to provide additional materials. Women and candidates and persons from underrepresented diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

About St. Francis College: For 160 years, St. Francis has been driven by dreams-powered by big ideas, bold ambitions, and the courage to bring them to life. Located on a dynamic campus at a global crossroads, St. Francis College invites students to learn in the heart of Brooklyn, an exhilarating mix of cultures and neighborhoods, home to innovative starts, storied organizations, and the city’s largest concentration of college students. The College strives to offer ample opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the intellectual, cultural and professional opportunities afforded by New York City, and to serve the needs of the local community in which they live and study.We educate the whole person for a full, relational life, developing the students’ talents and abilities to form confident alumni well prepared for graduate study, for meaningful, fulfilling careers, as well as for collaborative, service-oriented leadership.St. Francis College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and we are strongly committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, students, and the curriculum. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants can apply by clicking here.

JOB: Managing Editor, American Art

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is accepting applications for managing editor of American Art, the peer-reviewed journal co-published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the University of Chicago Press. The position entails support to SAAM’s Research and Scholars Center, including management of rights and reproductions, peer-review, fact-checking, copyediting, proofing, and prize administration. The closing date is March 30, 2021.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/595128400
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/595128100
Additionally, interested applicants are encouraged to submit bids for the interim managing editor contract. The length of contract will depend on the timing for the permanent hire. To receive the Request for Quotes, Statement of Work, and instructions for submitting the bid, write to AmericanArtJournal@si.edu with the header “Interim Managing Editor.” The closing date for the interim contract is March 26, 2021.

JOB: Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University is looking for a specialist in Indigenous North or South American Art, Latin American Art, or Art of Africa/African Diaspora.

https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/27429

Part-time Fellowship (1-year) at Frick Art Reference Library (application due Apr. 30, 2021)

Part-time Fellowship

One-year part-time fellowship. The term of the award will begin in September 2021 and conclude in May 2022.

Summary

The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library is pleased to announce the availability of a one-year part-time fellowship for an outstanding graduate student in art history, the digital humanities, computer science and/or information science. The successful candidate will complete a digital project (preferably Open Access) of their own design that utilizes the rich digital resources of the Library, especially The Frick Digital Collections, the institution’s online archive, and its Art History Research Databases. Ideally, this project would support research for the fellow’s master’s thesis or dissertation; however, projects for course credit and independent initiatives will also be considered. During the tenure of the fellowship, which will be held remotely, the fellow will also be closely involved in all activities and public programming sponsored by the institution’s Digital Art History Lab. At the conclusion of the fellowship, the Fellow will be required to present their project in an online public event scheduled for May 2022.

Qualifications and Application Process

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited graduate program in the United States or Canada. The Fellow will receive a one-time stipend of $15,000. The Fellow will be considered a part-time employee for the duration of their fellowship. The term of the award will begin in September 2021 and conclude in May 2022.

Applications must include the following materials:

·         A cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the fellowship and the Frick Art Reference Library’s digital resources more broadly. The letter must include a home address, phone number, and email address

·         An abstract, not to exceed three typed pages double-spaced, describing the applicant’s proposed project

·         A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications

·         Two letters of recommendation (academic and professional)

Please submit application materials to dahlprograms@frick.org. Letters of recommendation should be sent to this email address directly from recommenders; PDFs of signed letters on university or business stationary are preferred.

The application deadline for the fellowship is April 30, 2021.

Finalists will be interviewed via video conferencing. The Library plans to make the appointment by May 31, 2021.

Benefits of a Fellowship with The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection offers excellent opportunities to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art. All fellows of The Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s museums. The Frick also provides employees, trainees, interns, fellows, and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases.

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at The Collection, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

Museum Specialist—National Museum of African-American History and Culture (Smithsonian Institution) — application deadline Mar. 16, 2021

Americanists and/or contemporary specialists with interest in art made by US artists of African descent are encouraged to apply. Info here:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/593868500

Hot Metal Bridge Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Program at University of Pittsburgh (applications due Apr. 2, 2021)

Barbara McCloskey at the University of Pittsburgh writes:

Dear Colleagues,

I’m writing to spread the word about the Hot Metal Bridge Post-Bac Program (HMB) at the University of Pittsburgh. This 1-year, fully funded post-baccalaureate fellowship program is designed to help talented students from groups traditionally underrepresented in art history and other selected disciplines in the natural and social sciences, including first-generation graduate students and those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.  HMB helps to bridge the gap between an undergraduate degree and a graduate training program. Program eligibility is limited to US citizens or permanent residents. Fellows enjoy financial support (including tuition and stipend) and mentoring by both faculty and graduate students as they prepare themselves for a successful program of doctoral studies. This is a great opportunity for recent college graduates, those who seek to change careers, and other applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree, are highly motivated and show strong academic promise, but are not quite ready to apply to a doctoral program in their field of interest. Of those who have completed the program since 2011, 80% have gone on to graduate studies at Pitt and elsewhere. 

Full details, answers to frequently asked questions, and application instructions are available here: https://www.asgraduate.pitt.edu/hot-metal-bridge-post-bac-program

In the History of Art and Architecture (HAA) Department, Hot Metal Bridge Fellows enroll in graduate seminars, take part in our research constellations, and are integrated into other aspects of university life along with the first-year graduate cohort.  They also receive personalized mentoring on their applications to PhD programs. 

Information on the Graduate Program in History of Art and Architecture is available here: https://www.haa.pitt.edu/graduate

My colleagues and I in HAA and other participating departments at Pitt would be very grateful if you would help us spread the word about this program among your students, colleagues, and broader networks. While the deadline for Fall 2021–Friday, April 2, 2021–is rapidly approaching, we hope you will also keep this program in mind for students who could be ready to apply next year, if not this year. 

Thank you in advance for your help in disseminating this opportunity, and please encourage potential applicants and/or their mentors to get in touch with our Interim Chair, Jennifer Josten (jej40@pitt.edu), or Director of Graduate Studies, Barbara McCloskey (bmcc@pitt.edu), with any questions they may have.


Best wishes,

Barbara McCloskey

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Department of History of Art and Architecture

University of Pittsburgh

Call for Proposals: “24 Views” Submit by Mar. 31, 2021

Tiffany Lin writes:

“24 VIEWS is a longitudinal project that investigates the history of racial classification through US Census data.

Prior to COVID-19 related disruptions, 24 VIEWS was envisioned as an exhibition with public facing activations, I have pivoted away from in-person programming and am now pursuing an expansive curatorial project.
I now invite writers, artists, or anyone so inclined to submit proposals or existing work on past, current, or future implications of racial classification in the United States. I welcome critical essays, manifestos, treatises, poetry, prose, speculative fiction, and visual works of all media. 
I have modest stipends available for 24 works. For now, the project will be web-based but I’m working on the possibility of a print version pending the outcome of other funding opportunities. Details available at 24views.org. Please share far and wide – send me your best!”