JOB: Two Positions in Art History @ Emory University

The Emory University Art History Department announces two positions, beginning Fall 2013:

Art History – African Art – Tenure Track

Assistant Professor. The Art History Department seeks a specialist in African art, late 19th century to the present, with ability to teach introductory courses in African art of earlier periods. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision of B.A. and Ph.D. theses, and participation in the interdisciplinary African Studies program. Ph.D. required. Teaching experience preferred. Send letter of application, vita, and three letters of reference to Angie Brewer, Art History Department, Carlos Hall, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Emory University, Atlanta, GA30322. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY ONLINE FOR THIS POSITION. Application deadline, January 3, 2013. Emory University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for this position.

Art History – Generalist (with American Specialty) – Lecture Track

The Art History department seeks a full-time Lecturer in Art History, beginning in the Fall of 2013.  We are seeking a generalist to coordinate our two-semester Introduction to the History of Art survey, to supervise the training of graduate student instructors for that course, and to teach courses in an area of expertise, preferably American art of the 19th and 20th centuries.  Ph.D. required.  Applicants should have at least two years’ teaching experience and be prepared to engage in the life of the department, College and University through service and academic committees. The appointment will be at the level of Lecturer with a track for possible promotion to Senior Lecturer and Professor of Pedagogy.  For details on Emory’s lecture track opportunities please see: Application deadline, January 3.  A letter of application stating qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation should be sent to Angie Brewer, Art History Department, Emory University, Carlos Hall, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta GA, 30322.  PLEASE DO NOT APPLY ONLINE FOR THIS POSITION.  Emory is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.


JOB: Assistant Professor of Art History, Africa & Diaspora @ Rollins College

Rollins College, Art and Art History Department
Assistant Professor of Art History

Institution Type:      College / University
Location:      Florida, United States
Position:      Assistant Professor

The Department of Art and Art History seeks an Assistant Professor of Art History, tenure track, to teach the visual culture of Africa and the Diaspora, in any geographical and chronological periods. Ph.D. and teaching experience required; scholarly productivity expected.

Primary area of expertise may be in either Africa or the Diaspora, but the successful candidate must be able to teach in both areas. Especially welcome are applicants with interests in interdisciplinary teaching, the development of courses addressing cross-cultural themes, and international experiences.

Preference will be given to applicants with a background in internationalization, community engagement, and/or digital humanities. Opportunities exist for participation with the college’s Cornell Fine Arts Museum, The Africa/African-American Studies Program, and nearby Eatonville.

Rollins supports teaching and scholarship that addresses developing countries. Duties include curriculum development, advising, and other service to the department and to the college.

Please include cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and CV listing at least 3 references. Finalists will be contacted about submitting letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 28, 2012 and will continue until position is filled.

Professor Kimberly Dennis
Department of Art and Art History
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue 2676
Winter Park, FL 32789

Primary Category:    Art and Art History
Secondary Categories:    African American History / Studies
Posting Date:    11/09/2012
Closing Date    01/28/2013

JOB: Asst Prof, Art History @ Winston Salem State University

Winston Salem State University and the Department of Art + Visual Studies

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), a historically Black, regional, comprehensive, liberal arts university is one of the 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont Triad, the university enrolls over 6,000 students, employs more than 400 full-time faculty members, and offers more than 40 undergraduate programs, eleven graduate programs and one doctoral program.

The Department of Art + Visual Studies offers a major in Art, with two concentrations: Studio Art, and Computer Graphics. Art majors culminate their study with a Senior Thesis Exhibition held annually in the spring in Diggs Gallery. A minor in Art is also offered. In addition to the courses taken by majors and minors, the department also serves a wide variety of students through the university’s General Education curriculum. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, computer graphics and art history are offered, as are innovative Liberal Learning seminars.

Title: Seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Art History (Position #6084-0000-0000-132). This is a 9 month, tenure-track position.

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JOB: Art Historian, North American Art @ School of Art Institute of Chicago

The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism seeks a historian of North American art, 1865-1945, with expertise in diverse cultures and methodologies to begin August 2013. Open rank.

The successful candidate will contribute to the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism’s MA and undergraduate programs in Art History, providing undergraduate courses, graduate seminars, and master’s thesis supervision. The appointee will also be an active participant in the education of studio artists, architects, and arts professionals at the MFA, MA and BFA levels, and will contribute to the vibrant and creative culture of a prestigious art school. Faculty are expected to maintain active professional practices and also participate in departmental and school-wide committees and service.

By December 1, 2012 please submit complete application materials at You will be asked to create an account, then complete the application which is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. Complete the fields for contact information, educational background, and professional references. Required files to upload include: letter of introduction stating your interests and qualifications; résumé, and writing samples (PDF files recommended).

JOB: Full-Time Faculty Art History/American Art @ FIT, NYC

Job Description:

We seek a specialist in American art who can also teach and develop courses in African-American art and/or contemporary Latin American art. Candidates should also be able to teach basic surveys of Western art. S/he will be expected to contribute to the department, school, and college beyond the classroom by developing innovative curricula, participating in committees and college-wide events, engaging in scholarly activity through conference presentations and/or publications, and advising students in the Art History and Museum Professions major and History of Art minor. S/he will receive appropriate mentoring by working with the Chairperson and with other department faculty teaching in related fields and will liaise with the Center for Excellence in Teaching, which anchors a faculty development program, for appropriate training with online learning systems and for other pedagogical guidance.


Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and at least three years of teaching experience in a college or university, demonstrating familiarity with best-teaching practices and pedagogical initiative. Strong preference for candidates with museum experience and teaching experience that incorporates new technologies.

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  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 [] 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

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: 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


Alexandra Chang, Summer Institute Co-director

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, 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 and

NOTES: Employer will assist with relocation costs

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