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JOB: Asst Prof, Contemporary @ Fordham University

Description

The department of Art History and Music at Fordham University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of global contemporary art history, to begin in Fall 2023. We welcome candidates who examine contemporary art since 1945 from a global and transnational perspective and understand the effects of globalization, migration, and racism on contemporary artistic practices. We anticipate that our new colleague will further strengthen course offerings on non-Western art in our department and develop elements of our curriculum focused on curatorial studies, a key area of students’ interest. Commitment to anti-racist pedagogy, diversity, equity, and inclusion in a classroom setting is required. 

The successful candidate will teach introductory art history survey courses as well as upper-level electives, primarily at our Lincoln Center campus. She/he/they will be strongly encouraged to work closely with other departments and programs such as American Studies, African and African American Studies, the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute, and Middle East Studies at Fordham, and to take advantage of access to cultural institutions located in New York City. Candidates should hold a PhD in art history by June 1, 2023, have a dynamic research agenda, and be able to demonstrate effectiveness as a classroom teacher.

Cultural and intellectual pluralism are essential to the excellence of our program. We strive to foster and contribute to an academic culture and a campus community that attract and support the development of stellar and diverse faculty, reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As such, we are especially interested in candidates whose specialties could lead to collaborations with faculty within the department and across the university, and with organizations in the larger metropolitan area.

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition, committed to excellence through diversity. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer, and we especially encourage women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Qualifications

Candidates should hold a PhD in art history by June 1, 2023, have a dynamic research agenda, and be able to demonstrate effectiveness as a classroom teacher.

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (with references listed), and a writing sample to Interfolio. Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly via Interfolio. The application is considered complete only when all three recommendation letters have been received. Application deadline: October 7, 2022

https://apply.interfolio.com/110003

JOB: Asst Prof, Medieval/Early Modern @ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignt

The Art History Program in the School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Art History (Medieval and/or Early Modern) beginning August 16, 2023. 

Qualifications

The qualified candidate will demonstrate research expertise in the art and visual cultures in any of the periods from the early medieval through the late seventeenth century (circa 400-1700). The geographic areas of specialization are open, with a preference for global approaches. The University of Illinois is committed to supporting research projects and teaching practices that support just, equitable, and sustainable communities. A Ph.D. in Art History or a related discipline by the start of the appointment is required. 

Responsibilities

The qualified candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty and contribute to our curriculum by developing both general and specialized undergraduate courses for majors and non-majors, as well as research-area focused seminars for graduate students. Teaching responsibilities include a 2/2 teaching load across two semesters. These typically include at least one introductory course, one advanced undergraduate seminar, and a graduate seminar. Existing courses are viewable at the following website: http://catalog.illinois.edu/courses-of-instruction/arth/.

The successful candidate will mentor students at all levels, supervise Ph.D. and M.A. dissertation/thesis work, while contributing to the overall vitality of the program, school and university through active outreach with other campus units, and participation in various committees.

The Art History Program

The Art History Program consists of six full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members, plus lecturers and affiliated faculty. Degrees offered at the undergraduate level are the B.A. in Art History and the B.F.A. in Art and Art History. The program offers an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History at the graduate level. Graduate courses in Art History also support graduate minors in Museum Studies and Medieval Studies. The University Library is the largest among publicly supported educational institutions in the country. There are two university museums, the Krannert Art Museum(kam.illinois.edu) and the Spurlock Museum (spurlock.illinois.edu).  Faculty of the Art History Program actively collaborate with other university units such as the Illinois Global Institute. This institute houses the Center for African Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for Global Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for South Asian and Middle East Studies, European Union Center, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, the Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Center, among other cross-disciplinary area studies units. Faculty also engage with Gender and Woman’s Studies, the Humanities Research Institute, and the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory. Additional information about the Art History Program and other faculty areas can be found at: https://art.illinois.edu/programs-and-applying/doctoral-programs/phd-art-history/ . 

University of Illinois

As a part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois, the School of Art & Design offers ready opportunity for collaborations with Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for Performing Arts, and with active departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Dance, Theater, and Music.

The University of Illinois is strongly international, and recognized for excellence in the Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, and the Arts. Champaign‐Urbana is in East Central Illinois, within short driving distance to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. For more information, please visit: www.illinois.edu for the University, https://faa.illinois.edu for the College, and https://art.illinois.edu for the School.

SalaryCommensurate with experience.

Application Procedures

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 21, 2022. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however, no decision will be made until after that date.  Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu (Job ID: 1012249). For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. Complete submissions must include the following:

1.       A letter of application

2.       Curriculum vitae

3.       Scholarly writing sample 

4.       List of three references – online application will require names and contact information for three references.

Please clearly title all files using your last name and the contents (“lastname_curriculum_vitae” or “lastname_ltr_of_applic”)

For additional information regarding the position, please contact:

Professor Oscar E. Vázquez

School of Art & Design

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

408 East Peabody Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-0855

oscarv@illinois.edu

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

JOB: Asst Prof, Art of the Americas @ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Art History Program in the School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Art History (Americas) beginning August 16, 2023. 

Qualifications

The qualified candidate will demonstrate research expertise in the art and visual cultures of the Americas from any period, with a preference for someone who can teach both contemporary art and a course on the Americas that includes material before 1800. 

Applications from candidates whose research intersects with one or more of the following will be especially welcomed: Native American, Black, Latinx, or Asian American visual cultures, gender, or queer theory. The University of Illinois is committed to supporting research projects and teaching practices that support just, equitable, and sustainable communities. A Ph.D. in Art History or a related discipline by the start of the appointment is required. 

Responsibilities

The qualified candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty and contribute to our curriculum by developing both general and specialized undergraduate courses for majors and non-majors, as well as research-area focused seminars for graduate students. Teaching responsibilities include a 2/2 teaching load across two semesters. These typically include at least one introductory course, one advance undergraduate art history seminar, and a graduate seminar. Existing courses are viewable at the following website: http://catalog.illinois.edu/courses-of-instruction/arth/.

The successful candidate will mentor students at all levels, supervise Ph.D. and M.A. dissertation/thesis work, while contributing to the overall vitality of the program, school and university through active outreach with other campus units, and participation in various committees.

The Art History Program

The Art History Program consists of six full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members, plus lecturers and affiliated faculty. Degrees offered at the undergraduate level are the B.A. in Art History and the B.F.A. in Art and Art History. The program offers an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History at the graduate level. Graduate courses in Art History also support graduate minors in Museum Studies and Medieval Studies. The University Library is the largest among publicly supported educational institutions in the country. There are two university museums, the Krannert Art Museum(kam.illinois.edu) and the Spurlock Museum (spurlock.illinois.edu).  Faculty of the Art History Program actively collaborate with other university units such as the Illinois Global Institute. This institute houses the Center for African Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for Global Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for South Asian and Middle East Studies, European Union Center, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, the Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Center, among other cross-disciplinary area studies units. Faculty also engage with Gender and Woman’s Studies, the Humanities Research Institute, and the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory. Additional information about the Art History Program and other faculty areas can be found at: https://art.illinois.edu/programs-and-applying/doctoral-programs/phd-art-history/.

University of Illinois

As a part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois, the School of Art & Design offers ready opportunity for collaborations with Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for Performing Arts, and with active departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Dance, Theater, and Music.

The University of Illinois is strongly international, and recognized for excellence in the Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, and the Arts. Champaign‐Urbana is in East Central Illinois, within short driving distance to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. For more information, please visit: www.illinois.edu for the University, https://faa.illinois.edu for the College, and https://art.illinois.edu for the School.

SalaryCommensurate with experience.

Application Procedures

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 21, 2022. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however, no decision will be made until after that date.  Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu (Job ID: 1012239). For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. Complete submissions must include the following:

1.      A letter of application

2.      Curriculum vitae

3.      Scholarly writing sample 

4.      List of three references – online application will require names and contact information for three references.

Please clearly title all files using your last name and the contents (“lastname_curriculum_vitae” or “lastname_ltr_of_applic”)

For additional information regarding the position, please contact:

Professor David O’Brien

School of Art & Design

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

408 East Peabody Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-0855

obrien1@illinois.edu

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

FEL: Metropolitan Museum of Art

2023-2024 Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of the history of art and visual culture, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, as well as those in other disciplines whose projects relate to objects in The Met’s collection. Each year, The Met creates a closely knit community of scholars whose individual interests collectively illuminate the Museum’s collection of artworks spanning 5,000 years of human creativity. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to curatorial and conservation departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.

Applications for the 2023–2024 season are open. Please visit http://www.metmuseum.org/fellowships for more information. Questions may be sent to
Academic.Programs@metmuseum.org.

Deadlines for all application materials (including letters of recommendation):

History of Art and Visual Culture Fellowships – November 4, 2022
Interdisciplinary Fellowships – November 4, 2022
Curatorial Research Fellowship – November 4, 2022
Eugene V. Thaw Fellowship for Collections Cataloguing – – November 4, 2022
Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art – November 4, 2022
Conservation Fellowships and Scientific Research Fellowships – December 2, 2022
There will also be two 45-minute online information sessions to learn more about the 2023-2024 Met Fellowship Program and application process. We recommend prospective applicants review The Met Fellowship Program page and application form prior to the session. Bring your questions!

Free, though advance registration is required.

Session 1: Friday, October 7th at 2pm EST – Register Now: https://metmuseum.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QO4xYBxJSuOZf-q8q0ZhTQ
History of Art and Visual Culture Fellowships, Interdisciplinary Fellowships, Curatorial Research Fellowship, Eugene V. Thaw Fellowship for Collections Cataloguing, Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art

Session 2: Friday, October 28th at 2pm EST – Register Now: https://metmuseum.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YN4RRxN6RfStei7snFw2TA
Conservation Fellowships and Scientific Research Fellowships

JOB: Curator of Fine Arts Galleries @ Bowling Green State University

Curator of Fine Arts Center Galleries
School of Art

Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”

The Curator of Fine Arts Center Galleries is responsible for all aspects of the administrative and physical operation of the Fine Arts Center Galleries, the Medici Collection, and the Fine Arts Center Permanent Collection. The position performs many functions, including, but not limited to: planning, policies and procedures, operating (including running tours), marketing, budgeting, emergencies, complaints, and development for the three art galleries and the programs and exhibitions that take place within them. The position holder directs, curates exhibitions, creates the financial plan, writes grant proposals, writes and edits catalogues, educates the public, registers new art into the Galleries, heads public relations for the programs, fabricates exhibitions, trains, schedules and manages employees and volunteers, controls the budget and is responsible for the development and implementation of 10-12 exhibitions and accompanying programming each year.  Deadline to apply:   October 18, 2022

Full-time, twelve-month Administrative Staff position available. For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources. BGSU.AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

JOB: Asst Prof in Africana Art and Visual Culture @ Davidson College

The Africana Studies Department at Davidson College seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in Africana Art and Visual Culture.

https://employment.davidson.edu/en-us/job/494254/assistant-professor-in-africana-art-and-visual-culture

Scholars whose work addresses larger art and visual cultures and interdisciplinary questions that the study of Africa and the African diaspora prompt are especially welcome to apply.

Our Africana Studies curriculum reflects the great ethnic, racial, and religious diversity within the category of “blackness,” and explores the artistic, historical, literary, and theoretical expressions of the various African and African Diaspora cultures.

Because Davidson College is committed to diversity and inclusion, we especially welcome candidates who have benefited from, contributed to, or created programs directed toward these important values. As a result of the College’s fundraising efforts, the new colleague in this position will belong to a cohort stemming from three tenure-track searches the Africana Studies Department is conducting this year.

The candidate must be able to teach introductory and upper-level courses in their field of expertise in Africana Arts and Visual Culture. Courses should engage themes and topics in Africana art and visual culture, informed by critical, theoretical, and/or disciplinary perspectives. The successful candidate will teach Africana 101 and the Senior capstone in a rotation with other Africana colleagues.

Candidates are expected to engage actively in research or creative activity related to Africana Art and Visual Culture. Success in the position will require continued scholarly activities through conference presentations, publications, and professional accomplishments within the field.

Digital media literacy is highly desired but not required.

Additional responsibilities include advising of undergraduates, participation in college committees and departmental tasks, and directing student research.

Requirements:

Doctoral Degree (PhD. or equivalent) or terminal degree in related field (with publication record) by July 1, 2023.
Evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching.
Record of scholarship at the intersection of Africana Studies, Art and Visual Culture.
Materials:

Review of completed applications and supporting materials at employment.davidson.edu will start on October 31, 2022.
The following materials are required of all applicants:

Concise cover letter,
C.V.,
Unofficial graduate transcript,
Statement of research interests,
Statement of interest in teaching at a liberal arts college with a diverse student body, outlining how their teaching and research might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion,
One 25 to 35-page writing sample of relevant work,
Contact information for three references, one of which is to address the candidate’s engagement with Africana Studies specifically. Letters will be requested after initial screening of applications.
Davidson College is searching for three tenure track faculty in Africana Studies and three in visual and performing arts to join a community committed to expanding offerings in African, African Diaspora, Latin American and Latinx, and Asian studies. Read more about this initiative.

New employees with a start date on or later than March 1, 2022 must be fully vaccinated when they first report to work at Davidson College. Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.

Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC that is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty members enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and outstanding facilities. A collegial, respectful atmosphere honors academic achievement and integrity, upholds educational excellence, encourages student-faculty collaborative research, and prioritizes inclusive pedagogy.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

JOB: Visiting Lecturer in Museum Studies @ University of Pittsburgh

Visiting Lecturer in Museum Studies (History of Art and Architecture Department)
The Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA) at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time Visiting Lecturer in Museum Studies for Spring 2023 through Spring 2025 (January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2025). This position, which is outside the tenure stream, may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Salary and benefits are competitive. Candidates must be able to demonstrate college-level teaching experience in museum studies, curatorial practice, service learning, or a closely related field. We seek a colleague whose teaching, mentorship, and service will contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to departmental and university initiatives.
The Visiting Lecturer (VL) will teach introductory classroom and practice-based courses equivalent to 9 credits every semester in the undergraduate museum studies program at our Pittsburgh campus. These courses will include:
• Museums: Society and Inclusion
• Exhibition Presentation (offered every Fall, this class is the culmination of a two-part
practicum sequence for which students create an exhibition for the University Art Gallery
(UAG))
• A new Collections Management course and laboratory, collaborating with the UAG Director
to train students in the cataloging, management, and care of the UAG’s collection
• Museum Studies Internship preparation class (working with the department’s Academic
Curator to assist with placement and mentorship)
The VL will also be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students beyond the classroom, including students considering museum careers, and contribute to department strategic initiatives and public-facing projects.
This position is open to scholars with expertise in all subfields of and methodological approaches to museum and curatorial studies, history of art, architecture, and related fields. Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching experience, hands-on experience working with museums and exhibition production, and a teaching, research, or curatorial profile that would enhance our museum studies offerings across diverse cultures and regions.
Applications should include:

  1. Cover letter of 1-2 pages, addressed to Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Department Chair.
  2. Current CV
  3. Dossier (12 pages max) which includes a statement of teaching effectiveness and/or
    professional practices, project management, and/or community programming.
  4. Diversity Statement of 1-2 pages, in which you share how your past, planned, or
    potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will
    advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
  5. Two confidential professional letters of recommendation addressed and emailed to
    Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Department Chair, mrr55@pitt.edu, and copied to Karoline Swiontek, Administrative Officer, karoline@pitt.edu.

To apply, visit join.pitt.edu. The requisition number for this position is 22007898.
The review of applications will begin on October 24, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Karoline Swiontek, Administrative Officer, karoline@pitt.edu.
Duties:
• Teach the equivalent of 3 classes in the History of Art and Architecture Department per semester, encompassing one museum studies classroom course, new UAG collections management course/laboratory, and museum studies internship preparation.
• Assist the Director of the University Art Gallery to engage students in the description, management, and care of the collection, and support access that furthers the teaching mission of the University.
• Steward existing relations and develop new alliances with partner institutions who host interns.
• Meet with undergraduate and graduate students beyond the classroom as may be appropriate to their educational needs.
Minimum Requirements:
• MA in Museum Studies OR comparable professional experience (defined as 5-year appointment with relevant responsibilities in an art gallery, museum, university or public arts organization)
• Some college-level teaching experience in museum studies, the history of art, architecture, or a closely related field, OR equivalent experience (5-years) in museum education, public outreach, or professional training.
• Commitment to the values of equity, inclusion, accessibility and diversity.
Preferred Requirements:
• M.A. or Ph.D. in the history of art, architecture, or a closely related field, in hand by January 1. 2023.
• Experience as the instructor of record for a college-level course in museum studies or the history of art or architecture.
• Curatorial experience and/or experience directing service-learning or community engagement programs for undergraduate students.
• Experience in managing art and /or archival collections, exhibition installation, or other skills related to museum/ art gallery management.
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.

CFP: Full Bleed journal

www.full-bleed.org/submit

Full Bleed, an annual journal exploring the intersection of the visual and literary arts, seeks submissions for its sixth issue, forthcoming in Spring 2023.

We publish criticism, belle lettres, visual art, illustration, poetry, fiction, and graphic essays. We are always happy to feature collaborations between writers and artists; ekphrastic creations; and groundbreaking critical essays.

For Issue Six, we are especially interested in submissions on the theme of materials—their unique aesthetic qualities, social histories, means of production, environmental costs, and layered meanings. Send us work that contemplates the virtues, potential, or politics of ink, paper, oil paint, dye, textiles, charcoal, lead, soil, wood, etc.

This call is open to all with the exception of current students at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), which publishes Full Bleed.

All submissions should be sent between September 1, 2022 and January 15, 2023. Those interested in first sharing essay proposals may do so by November 15 (also through our Submittable page). Note that acceptance of proposals does not guarantee publication in the issue. Also, you need not have sent a proposal to submit completed work.

Final selections for the issue will be made by the journal’s editor and board members in close consultation with participants in Publishing Culture, an upper-level, spring-semester course at MICA. Each contributor will receive a modest honorarium and a complimentary copy of the issue.

For more details, please visit:
www.full-bleed.org/submit

We are excited to review your work and thank you in advance for sharing it with Full Bleed.

CFA: The Tyson Scholars of American Art @ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The Tyson Scholars of American Art Program encourages and supports full-time, interdisciplinary scholarship that seeks to expand boundaries and traditional categories of investigation into American art and visual and material culture from the any time period. The program was established in 2012 through a $5 million commitment from the Tyson family and Tyson Foods, Inc. Since its inception, the Tyson Scholars Program has supported the work of 66 scholars, attracting academic professionals in a variety of disciplines nationally and internationally.

Crystal Bridges and the Tyson Scholars Program invites PhD candidates (or equivalent), post-doctoral researchers, and senior scholars from any field who are researching American art to apply. Scholars may be focused on architecture, craft, material culture, performance art, and new media. We also invite applications from scholars approaching US art transregionally and looking at the broader geographical context of the Americas, especially including Latinx and Indigenous art. Applications will be evaluated on the originality and quality of the proposed research project and its contribution to a more equitable and inclusive history of American art.

The Tyson Scholars Program looks for research projects that will intersect meaningfully with the museum’s collections, library resources, architecture, grounds, curatorial expertise, programs and exhibitions; and/or the University of Arkansas faculty broadly; and applicants should speak to why residence in Northwest Arkansas and the surrounding areas will advance their work. The applicant’s academic standing, scholarly qualifications, and experience will be considered, as it informs the ability of the applicant to complete the proposed project. Letters of support are strongest when they demonstrate the applicant’s excellence, promise, originality, track record, and productivity as a scholar, not when the letter contains a commentary on the project.

Crystal Bridges is dedicated to an equitable, inclusive, and diverse cohort of fellows. We seek applicants who bring a critical perspective and understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in American art, and welcome applications from qualified persons of color; who are Indigenous; with disabilities; who are LGBTQ+; first-generation college graduates; from low-income households; and who are veterans.

Fellowships are residential and support full-time writing and research for terms that range from six weeks to nine months. While in residence, Tyson Scholars have access to the art and library collections of Crystal Bridges as well as the library and archives at the University of Arkansas in nearby Fayetteville. Stipends vary depending on the duration of residency, position as senior scholar, post-doctoral scholar, or pre-doctoral scholar, and range from $17,000 to $34,000 per semester, plus provided housing. The residency includes $1,500 for relocation, and additional research funds upon application. Scholars are provided workspace in the curatorial wing of the Crystal Bridges Library. The workspace is an enclosed area shared with other Tyson Scholars. Scholars are provided with basic office supplies, desk space, an office chair, space on a bookshelf, and a locking cabinet with key for personal belongings and files. Housing is provided in a fully furnished, shared four-bedroom, four-bathroom apartment within walking distance of the museum. Each scholar will have their own bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shared living room and kitchen.

Further information about the Tyson Scholars Program, application instructions, and application portal can be found at crystalbridges.org/reports-and-research/tyson-scholars/.

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year open September 15, 2022 and close November 15, 2022.

About Crystal Bridges:
As Crystal Bridges and the Momentary, we recognize our role as settlers and guests in the Northwest Arkansas region. We acknowledge the Caddo, Quapaw, and Osage as well as the many Indigenous caretakers of this land and water. We appreciate the enduring influence of the vibrant, diverse, and contemporary cultures of Indigenous peoples. We are conscious of the role in colonization that museums have played. As cultural institutions, we have a responsibility to engage in the dismantling of historical and systemic invisibility of Indigenous peoples past, present, and future. We choose to intentionally hold ourselves accountable to appropriate conversation, representation, connection, and education to facilitate a space of measurable change.

The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Since opening in 2011, the museum has welcomed over six million visitors, with no cost for admission. Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 as a non-profit charitable organization by arts patron and philanthropist, Alice Walton. The collection spans five centuries of American masterworks from early American to current day and is enhanced by temporary exhibitions. The museum is nestled on 120 acres of Ozark landscape and was designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A rare Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house was preserved and relocated to the museum grounds in 2015. Crystal Bridges offers public programs including lectures, performances, classes, and teacher development opportunities. Some 300,000 school children have participated in the Willard and Pat Walker School Visit program, which provides educational experiences for school groups at no cost to the schools. Additional museum amenities include a restaurant, gift store, library, and five miles of art and walking trails. In February 2020, the museum opened a satellite contemporary art space in downtown Bentonville called the Momentary (507 SE E Street).Through the Tyson Scholars of American Art program, Crystal Bridges encourages and supports pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research that seek to expand boundaries of American art.

Crystal Bridges’ collection spans five centuries of American masterworks from early American to current day and is enhanced by temporary exhibitions. The collection development focuses on artwork that expands American art, including artwork by artists with diverse backgrounds, working in a wide range of media. Special interests include craft, Native American art, and art that addresses multiple perspectives and stories. The collection is available online at CrystalBridges.org/art-galleries. Crystal Bridges’ research library consists of approximately 60,000 volumes as well as significant manuscript and ephemera holdings. The Crystal Bridges Library also houses a comprehensive collection of American color-plate books from the nineteenth century.

JOB: Historical Archaeology of the African Diaspora @ Boston University

The Department of Anthropology at Boston University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) with a focus on the historical archaeology of the African Diaspora in the Americas, beginning Fall 2023. We seek specialists in the material culture and history of African diasporic communities in North, Central, or South America, including the Caribbean. Temporal period and technical specialty are open; community and public approaches to archaeology are especially welcome. We will give greater consideration to archaeologists whose scholarship and teaching complement those of current Archaeology faculty and bridge cognate campus programs, including African American Studies, American and New England Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Successful applicants will have evidence of an ongoing research program (field, lab, and/or museum/archival), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and evidence of a commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in academia.

Boston University strives to create environments for learning, working, and living that are enriched by racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. We expect an active record of publication, teaching experience, a willingness to participate actively in undergraduate and graduate student advising, and a commitment to the department’s and university’s institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Application materials should be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22368 by October 10, 2022, and should include a cover letter, current CV, diversity statement, teaching portfolio, and contact information for three references. In the cover letter and teaching portfolio we invite candidates to explain how their teaching and mentorship activities work to increase student awareness of African Diasporic communities of the Americas and contribute to more inclusive intellectual discourse.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

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