FEL: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Caribbean Studies @ Rutgers University

Repeating Islands

Thanks to Kelly Baker Josephs (Small Axe) at The Caribbean Commons for announcing this great opportunity for recent graduates: the Rutgers University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Caribbean Studies. The applications deadline is Friday, January 12, 2013.

Description and Guidelines (excerpts): Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers, in collaboration with the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies is pleased to announce a one-year competitive postdoctoral fellowship for a scholar pursuing research in Caribbean Studies. Scholars working on comparative cultural studies especially the Dutch or the French Caribbean, with focus on transnationalism, migration and/or queer feminist studies are encouraged to apply, but we welcome applications from all scholars who feel that their work would benefit from affiliation with Rutgers. The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $65,000 as well as an annual research allocation of $3,000 and Rutgers University health benefits. The successful applicant must have the doctorate…

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JOB: Tenure-Track Art History Position @ Grinnell College


GRINNELL COLLEGE.  Tenure-track position in the Department of Art: 18th-19th-Century European Art History, starting Fall 2013.  Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible.  Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college.  Art history and studio art form a combined program emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches.  Important teaching resources include the college’s art collection, its gallery, and a print and drawing study room.  Applicant’s area should be 18th-19th century European, with strong secondary emphasis on non-European, non-western, or colonial/postcolonial art.  The College’s curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major.  The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters in the first year will include three courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization and two sections of the thematic and cross-cultural introduction to art history.  In subsequent years there will be the expectation of teaching (in rotation with other art history faculty) the exhibition seminar and the senior seminar.  Every few years one course will be a Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor’s choice).

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction.  They also should discuss what they can contribute to efforts to cultivate a wide diversity of people and perspectives, a core value of Grinnell College.  To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by December 1, 2012.

Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu.  Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), sample of scholarly writing, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Jenny Anger, at [ArtSearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-4262.

Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, religion, creed, disability or veteran status. For further information about Grinnell College, see our website at http://www.grinnell.edu

JOB: Art Historian with non-Euro-American specialty @ Florida Int’l University


Search for Art Historian (Assistant Professor level) specializing in
art outside of the Euro-American tradition,
such as historical Art of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Middle East

General deadline for receipt of application is Wednesday, February 1, 2012

FIU is a multi-campus public research university located in Miami, a
vibrant, international city. FIU offers more than 180 baccalaureate,
masters, professional, and doctoral degree programs to over 46,000
students. As one of South Florida's anchor institutions, FIU is worlds
ahead in its local and global engagement and is committed to finding
solutions to the most challenging problems of our times. The
Wolfsonian-FIU museum, the Patricia & Philip Frost Museum, and our
Miami Beach Urban Studios Gallery represent our strong commitment to
the visual arts; they provide opportunities for faculty research and
collaborative, interdisciplinary projects.

The Department of Art & Art History at Florida International
University in Miami seeks a full-time, tenure-track art historian at
the Assistant Professor level who specializes in art outside of the
Euro-American tradition (such as historical Art of the Americas,
Africa, Asia, and Middle East). Candidates should have teaching and
research interests in both historical and contemporary issues in their
area of expertise. Interaction with MFA and BFA candidates, including
participation in critiques and studio visits, is expected.

Applicants should have a Ph. D. in hand at the time of application (no
applications from ABD's please). Salary is commensurate with
experience; competitive benefits package is offered. The successful
candidate will have a commitment to interdisciplinary research,
experience teaching beyond the GTA level, and evidence of a developing
publication record in both peer-reviewed journals as well as museum
catalogues and/or magazines. Experience in working with organizing
exhibitions is a plus.

Please submit letter of application (2 pages only); statement of
teaching philosophy (1 page); curriculum vitae; a separate list of
publications; graduate transcript(s) (unofficial); three letters of
support (to be sent under separate cover by the recommender); and a
separate list of contact information for your recommenders to:
Professor Alpesh K. Patel, Chair of Art History Search Committee,
Department of Art & Art History, VH 216 Modesto Maidique Campus,
Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. In addition to this
hard copy, applicants must submit an electronic version of the
application via FIU’s HR website:

Official transcripts and writing samples will be requested only from
those short-listed; please do not send any of the latter at this
point. Any questions or clarifications about the position can be sent
to Professor Patel via email: alpesh.patel@fiu.edu. Representatives
from the search committee will be available at the College Art
Association conference in Los Angeles for informal discussions about
the job posting. General deadline for receipt of application is,
Wednesday, February 1, 2012. On-campus interviews for finalists will
be scheduled in early March.

Florida International University is a member of the State University
System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal
Access/Affirmative Action Employer.

“Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching” Summer Institute @ NYU

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University is convening an NEH Summer Institute from July 9-28, 2012, entitled “Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching.” The Summer Institute for twenty-five college and university teachers will deepen participants’ understanding of pivotal developments and critical issues in Asian American art history and visual culture studies, while providing access to specialized archives and collections that will enhance their research and teaching in the humanities.

Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University
41-51 E. 11th Street, Floor 7
New York, NY 10003
Website: http://www.apa.nyu.edu/arts_research/NEH


Alexandra Chang, Summer Institute Co-director
Email: apa.neh@nyu.edu

JOB: Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies @ Whitman College

Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies
Location: Walla Walla, Washington
Employer: Whitman College
Type: Full Time – Academic-Assistant Professor
Categories: Art History-Any, Art History-Art of the United States, Art History-Native American
Required Education: PhD

Art History and Visual Culture Studies: Tenure-track position in Ethnic American Visual Culture, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2012. Ph.D. in an appropriate disciplinary or interdisciplinary field by the time of appointment. Area of specialization open. We seek an individual with a critical approach to the impact of visual culture on issues of race and ethnicity in the United States. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year including “Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture Studies” and courses in area of specialization. The position will also have teaching responsibilities in the Race and Ethnic Studies Program. Other responsibilities will include advising majors and pre-majors, administering senior oral exams and overseeing senior theses. Dedication to an undergraduate liberal arts education is essential.

Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College’s general education offerings as well as engaging in cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship. To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies.” The online position description includes specific instructions on submission of the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; course syllabi; writing sample; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.

Deadline: January 10, 2012. Prearranged interviews will be conducted at the CAA meeting in Los Angeles.

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. Whitman College, is a small, selective liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students. The College provides generous professional development support for both research and teaching. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.

NOTES: Employer will assist with relocation costs

JOB: Murphy Professor of Art History @ U Kansas

Kress Foundation Department of Art History
Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor in Art History

(Open specialization)

Nominations and applications are invited for this endowed chair.  The Murphy Professor will join a large and diversified department with an established PhD program and rich undergraduate curriculum.  The University of Kansas, with more than 27,000 students and 1,500 faculty on the Lawrence campus, is the major educational and research institution in the state.  The university has a full complement of 15 art and architectural historians in Asian and Western art.  Endowments support active visiting lecturer programs, teaching initiatives, and research travel for faculty and doctoral candidates.  The department is located in the Spencer Museum of Art, the collections and exhibitions of which provide a foundation for introductory and graduate course work.  The Murphy Library of Art and Architecture, with holdings of over 170,000 volumes, and a large visual resources collection offer essential support of research and instruction.

The Murphy Professor will exercise leadership in research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervise theses and dissertations.  S/he is expected to promote interaction among scholars in related fields and to provide service to the department, the university and the profession.  The position will be awarded with tenure and is endowed with substantial research support; a reduced teaching load is expected to yield substantial and continuing research productivity.
The search is open to any art historical specialization. Candidates should have a distinguished international reputation for research and publication in their area of specialization. They should be significantly engaged in other professional activities and provide evidence of outstanding teaching abilities.  It is expected that candidates should be tenured professors or have equivalent credentials.  Women, minorities, and candidates who will contribute to the climate of diversity in the university, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and (4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities. See http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/ for more information.

Salary: Commensurate with experience; substantial research support.

Starting Date: expected to begin as early as 18 August 2012

First consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 17, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

Go to https://jobs.ku.edu, search for position 00003119, and complete the application. Upload cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three references. Nominations and inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Linda Stone-Ferrier, Chair, Murphy Search Committee, Kress Foundation Department of Art History, Spencer Museum of Art #209, University of Kansas, 1301 Mississippi Street, Lawrence, KS 66045. Email: LSF@ku.edu. EO/AA Employer.


JOB: Postdoctoral Fellowship In Asian-American Studies @ Wellesley

Wellesley College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian-American studies, to begin Fall 2012.  Candidates should have received the Ph.D. within the past three years (ABD considered). Preference will be given to the fields of history, ethnic studies, American Studies, anthropology, and sociology.The Fellow will be in residence at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities the first year and will be expected to take an active role in its intellectual community. In the first year year, the Fellow will teach one course, and in the second year one course each semester, including an introductory course in Asian American Studies.  The Fellow will also be expected to advise students and participate in programming for American Studies.  The fellowship includes support for research and travel.

Please submit only in electronic form the following: a letter of application, a c.v., a graduate school transcript, three letters of recommendation,(The online application will request names/email address so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.)a brief statement of teaching experience and research interests, and a writing sample to https://career.wellesley.edu.  Applications must be received by October 15,2011. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our on line application system, please email us at working@wellesley.edu.

Wellesley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.


JOB: Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies @ York University

J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry

York University

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University invites applications for the J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry to commence July 1, 2012. J. Richard Shiff QC, an alumnus of Osgoode Hall Law School, was a prominent businessman, teacher and philanthropist. Founded in 1997 by a generous donation from the Shiff family, the Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry was established to support excellence in teaching and research in Jewish Canadian Studies, and to act as a liaison between the academic world and the rest of the community in order to promote greater recognition of the importance of the Jewish experience in the larger Canadian context.

The Faculty seeks a scholar of international stature in an area of Canadian Jewish Studies, who will be responsible for teaching two full-year courses (or their equivalent) and the delivery of annual academic and public lectures. The holder of the Chair will join the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies as well as an appropriate academic department within the Faculty. The Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies is world renowned for excellence in Jewish education, modern Jewish studies, Jewish history, philosophy, sociology, languages, literature and religion. The Shiff Chair is a position at the rank of Full Professor or Associate Professor. Applicants should have demonstrated strengths in research in one of the Centre’s areas of strength, evidenced by a strong record of publication and research. A PhD is required at the time of appointment and preference will be given to applicants with experience supervising graduate students. We seek an individual who will pursue a vigorous research program in an interdisciplinary environment and can demonstrate a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful candidate must be eligible for immediate appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests and selected publications, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly, by October 31, 2011, to: Patricia Burke Wood, Associate Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, S-949 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416.736.5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


JOB: Assistant Professor, American Studies Program @ Smith College

The American Studies Program at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  This position will be housed in the American Studies Program; its occupant will contribute two of four yearly courses to the Department of History. Candidates must be well prepared to teach the range of theoretical and methodological questions, both established and emerging, central to American Studies scholarship, and they should be prepared to teach an Early American survey in the History department. We seek a candidate who will not replicate our current strengths in 19th and early 20th century history; we are particularly interested in candidates who work with Native American materials and/or cross-cultural encounters in early America.

Located in the Connecticut River Valley in Massachusetts, Smith is especially well suited for such work. Founded in the early 1960s, the American Studies Program at Smith is one of the oldest and most highly regarded among undergraduate institutions. The College’s membership in the Five College Consortium (with Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst) makes available various modes of interaction and engagement with colleagues and students beyond Smith as well. We especially value intellectual versatility, a commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship, ability to work across periods, and alertness to the transnational and comparative perspectives that have reshaped American Studies work in recent years. Ph.D. in hand and prior teaching experience preferred.

Submit application at http://jobs.smith.edu with letter of application and curriculum vitae. Questions regarding the search should be directed to Professor Michael Thurston, Director of the American Studies Program (mthursto@smith.edu).  Review of applications will begin August 20, 2011. Interviews with semifinalists will be held at the American Studies Association meeting in Baltimore, MD (October 20-22), or, if necessary, by telephone. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.