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The Politics of Love in If Beale Street Could Talk — Media Diversified

In his review D. H. Alves demonstrates that both Barry Jenkins and James Baldwin articulate love as a political force, placing it at the centre of their work, be it in the format of the novel, or its cinematographic adaptation. Moreover, the review examines the theological nature of Baldwin’s work and how Jenkins, while having a […]

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FEL: Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program @ UPittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA), beginning August 1, 2019.

HAA is an innovative and adventurous department with a Ph.D. program and several undergraduate programs including museum studies. HAA also oversees the University Art Gallery (UAG), which is fully integrated into the research and teaching of the Department. In 2015, HAA founded a consortium of local museums, galleries, and archives, Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh, to strengthen connections between the university and the diverse collections of the city.

The fellow will have the opportunity to pursue their own research and curatorial projects in a dynamic intellectual environment and accrue experience teaching and working within the UAG and the museum studies program. The fellow will be asked to curate an exhibition at UAG in the second year, with the assistance of graduate and undergraduate students, either as part of the museum studies exhibition seminar or as a standalone project. The fellow will also have the opportunity to participate as desired in a strategic planning process for the museum studies program that will foreground issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity.

The teaching load of the fellowship is one course per semester, at the graduate or undergraduate level, or its equivalent. Course equivalencies might include curatorial work, structured mentoring of students, internship supervision, and service work. The successful applicant and the department will jointly devise a work plan to fit the needs of the fellow with the opportunities of the department and UAG.

They will also devise together a mentoring plan for the fellow that best utilizes the resources of HAA and the larger Pitt community. We aim to integrate the fellow into the life of the department and the university, and to foster connections among the fellow, the university, and the city that might include, to name only some, the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, Center for Race and Social Problems, Humanities Center, Center for African American Poetry & Poetics, the University Library System (ULS), Pitt’s new Community Engagement Centers, and CKP.

We encourage applicants with diverse academic profiles and backgrounds. The essential requirements are completion of the Ph.D. in art history, museum studies, or an allied field; some prior background and interest in museum or curatorial work; and strong engagement with issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including any oral defense, by March 1, 2019. Individuals who completed all such requirements before January 1, 2017 are ineligible. For more information about the fellowship program and to apply, click here.

To be considered, please submit by February 22, 2019 via https://pats.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTMx: curriculum vitae; dissertation table of contents; two- page statement of research and curatorial interests outlining your goals for the term of the fellowship; two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy; one-to-two-page diversity statement, discussing 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; one writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices; one course proposal and syllabus for a 15-week course directed towards advanced undergraduate or graduate students; and email contacts for three recommenders. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In either case, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions for uploading letters to our system by March 1, 2019.

The University of Pittsburgh and HAA are strongly committed to fostering equity, inclusion, and diversity at all levels, in institutional culture, curriculum, programming, and student and faculty recruitment. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

New resource about artist Maud Sulter (1960-2008)

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Maud Sulter. Les Bijoux (The Jewels), 2002. Large-format, colour Polaroid photograph. Source here and discussed here.
There is a newly published website about the late, Scottish-Ghanaian artist and writer Maud Sulter:
The publishers of the site make this request:
“Please have a look round the site, there are lots of embedded links leading to more information on Maud’s exhibitions, publications and what’s happened in the past few years.
We need your help in circulating the website.  Please click, like and share the link with everyone who would be interested.”

Curators searching for Lois Mailou Jones painting for Alma Thomas retrospective

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

As some of you may know, Seth Feman, Curator of Exhibitions & Curator of Photography at the Chrysler Museum of Art, and I are co-curating a large traveling retrospective on Alma Woodsey Thomas, to open at the Chrysler summer 2021. You can learn more about the project here: https://www.culturetype.com/2018/04/14/locating-alma-thomas-forthcoming-retrospective-will-explore-artists-creative-life-and-hometown-connections/

Alma Thomas: A Creative Life is a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort to examine the many ways that creativity manifested in Thomas’s life, including (but not limited to) self-fashioning, theater, teaching, and gardening. We are excited to have turned up many works by Thomas—and some of her contemporaries and students—that are little known or unpublished. That said, there are always objects that will really change our understanding of the artist—except in some instances we can’t find them (or haven’t found them—yet!). I’m writing about just such a case: we are DESPERATELY seeking the following watercolor, which we believe was, at one time, in or associated with the Barnett-Aden Collection or shown at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum in the 1970s.

Loïs Mailou Jones (American, 1905–1998)
Alma’s Backyard Garden,undated
Watercolor, dimensions unknown
Unlocated

An image may be viewed by following this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jum6ZG5on77pocVr3U8mrnea7DlCeWju

If anyone has any leads, we would be incredibly grateful to know about current ownership and whereabouts. We would also appreciate knowing about any Thomas works in institutional or private collections that we may have missed in the initial casting of our net. Please email either or both of us with information or suggestions:

sfeman@chrysler.org or jwalz@columbusmuseum.com

We thank you in advance for any assistance you may provide. Happy New Year from Western Georgia!

Jonathan Frederick Walz, Ph.D.
Director of Curatorial Affairs
& Curator of American Art
The Columbus Museum
1251 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA  31906
(706) 748.2562 x3200ßnote new extension number
jwalz@columbusmuseum.com

Postdoctoral Fellow in African and African Diaspora Art History–Brandeis University (Applications due Jan. 15, 2019)

Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship at the rank of Lecturer in African and African Diaspora Art, beginning in the Fall 2019. We welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on African and African Diaspora Art History. The fellow will pursue their own research and writing and teach two courses (one per semester) while participating in and contributing to the rich intellectual life of the Brandeis community, in affiliation with the departments of African and Afro-American Studies and Fine Arts. The fellowship includes a salary of $58,000, plus benefits, with moving expenses (approximately $1,500), and a research fund of $4,000 per year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by the commencement of the fellowship, preferably received within the past six years.

Applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12822

Please include the following: a letter of interest outlining a research project and possible course offerings, sample syllabi, a CV, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and three letters of recommendation. First consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 15, 2019.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Questions about the position can be directed to:

Kay Fellow Search c/o Jennifer Stern jstern@brandeis.edu

 

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • sample syllabi
  • writing sample of no more than 25 pages
  • Three Reference Letters [Applicants need to add all their writers on their standard Coversheet and instruct the system to email the letter request notifications to the writers. The writers can’t login or submit letters without such an email.]
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:

 
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

JOB: Asst Prof, Photo @ Spelman

The Department of Art & Visual Culture at Spelman College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Photography to begin August 2019.

The appointment requires a 3/3 teaching load, including introductory and advanced level of photography courses. Applicants should demonstrate skills in digital imaging/print-related technologies as well as the ability to teach Digital 2D Foundations (Adobe Creative Suite). The ideal candidate should have the ability to teach History of Photography as a part of the new Atlanta University Center Collective for Art History & Curatorial Studies and assist with building the new Photography program.

Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in both the art and photography program, maintaining a well-articulated creative research/scholarship, service to the department and the college, and contributions to the overall mission of Spelman College.

The Department of Art & Visual Culture is part of ARTS@Spelman, which also includes the departments of Theater & Performance, Dance Performance & Choreography, Music, the Digital Moving Image Salon, the Museum of Fine Art and the Spelman College Innovation Lab. The College is planning a new innovation and arts building, which will be an interdisciplinary environment that supports and advances experimentation, collaboration, active play, research and the imaginative use of digital technologies.

https://spelman.peopleadmin.com/postings/1980

JOB: Visiting Assoc. Prof, Modern Art @ Spelman

The Department of Art & Visual Culture at Spelman College invites applications for a Visiting Associate Professor specializing in Modern Art History (late eighteenth century to early twentieth century) to start August 1, 2019. The position is for one year, renewable up to three years.

The department seeks an innovative scholar whose pedagogical approach to European Modernism employs interdisciplinary methods that intersect comparatively with African, Caribbean and African American art histories. The ideal candidate brings global ideas, both historical and contemporary, into dialogue with the aforementioned art histories as well as American modernisms. Applicants are expected to be well versed in teaching critical theories and methodologies in Art History, such as critical race theory, gender and sexuality theory, post-colonial theory, and de-colonial strategies. Object-based pedagogies utilizing permanent collections and special exhibitions at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, the Robert W. Woodruff Library, and neighboring arts institutions are preferred as is research that intersects with the Innovation Lab. The appointment requires a 2/2 teaching load, including introductory and advanced level art history or curatorial studies courses. Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in art history, maintaining a well-articulated research and publication agenda, service to the department and the college, and contributions to the overall mission of the Atlanta University Center. The application deadline is midnight (EST) on January 3, 2019.

The Department of Art & Visual Culture offers majors and minors in art, documentary filmmaking and photography, a minor in art history and a curatorial studies program. Beginning fall 2019, art history will be offered as a major and curatorial studies as a minor. The initiative, established with a $5.4 million dollar grant from the Walton Family Foundation will position the Atlanta University Center as a leading incubator of African-American museum professionals in the United States.

The Department of Art & Visual Culture is part of ARTS@Spelman, which also includes the departments of Theater & Performance, Dance Performance & Choreography, Music, the Digital Moving Image Salon, the Museum of Fine Art and the Spelman College Innovation Lab. The College is planning a new innovation and arts building, which will be an interdisciplinary environment that supports and advances experimentation, collaboration, active play, research and the imaginative use of digital technologies.

https://spelman.peopleadmin.com/postings/1981

JOB: Open Rank, Art of Africa/African Diaspora @Tyler School of Art, Temple University

The Department of Art History at Tyler School of Art of Temple University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank in the specialization of the arts and visual culture of Africa and the African Diaspora, to commence Fall 2019. Though the chronological parameters of research are flexible, the ideal candidate should be engaged in methods of teaching and scholarship that study cross-cultural encounters and exchanges, examining the ways in which art is produced and circulates through networks of trade and immigration, and how its discourse is formed by the dynamics of race, colonialism, post-colonialism, and globalization.

As an open rank position, the successful candidate will hold the PhD and demonstrate an appropriate level of teaching experience, scholarly research and publication. Candidates should demonstrate familiarity with best teaching practices and with innovative instructional design and technologies. Candidates should also have experience with department and college-wide service and demonstrate professional accomplishments in the discipline. The position involves teaching at the undergraduate level (including Art History majors, studio majors, and non-majors), and teaching and advising at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels (including MFAs and Masters of Art Education). Tyler’s Department of Art History has a faculty of 10 full-time members who specialize in areas ranging from the ancient world to Global Contemporary. Art History at Temple is part of the highly-ranked Tyler School of Art and there is dynamic synergy among the programs in the school including six modern and contemporary specialists. The department is located on Temple University’s main Philadelphia campus and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility. Temple offers the resources of a major university in a culturally rich city and region.

The letter of application should include a statement describing research and teaching interests, philosophy, and experience. Candidates are encouraged to address the ways in which they could contribute to Temple’s institutional mission and commitment to excellence and diversity and to Tyler’s engagement in interdisciplinarity. In addition, the application should include a CV, name and contact information for three references, two sample syllabi for courses, and a writing sample. Finalists will be expected to supply official degree transcripts and evaluations for courses taught.

Please send all materials electronically by December 31, 2018. To apply, please visit temple.slideroom.com to set up an account and upload your application materials to Slideroom: https://temple.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/46514. If you need assistance during the upload, email: support@slideroom.com. Tyler School of Art is an affirmative action/equalopportunity employer committed to increasing and sustaining its diverse academic community

Address further inquiries to Prof. Jane DeRose Evans, Search Committee Chair (AHjob17@temple.edu).

Job Opportunity: Lecturer, Art History, Texas Christian University (apply now)

Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
Full-Time Faculty
College of Fine Arts, Fine and Applied Arts, Department: School of Art, Art History
Position Number: 2018-F139 advertised at HigherEd Jobs
Position Description

Position: One-year Lecturer appointment in the field of American art and visual culture (colonial to contemporary), beginning August, 2019. Candidates with an emphasis in African American, Latinx, Native American, or Asian American art history are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Candidates should be prepared to teach three courses per semester, including one section of the Introduction to Art History survey, specialized undergraduate classes, and/or a graduate seminar in the applicant’s field of expertise.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The School: TCU’s School of Art is a NASAD-accredited program that offers the B.A. and M.A. in Art History. TCU maintains a close working relationship with the art museums in the area, especially the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Sid Richardson Museum.

The University: TCU is dedicated to an inclusive learning community and actively seeks applications from diverse candidates with the mission to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. TCU is a progressive, independent non-sectarian university that strongly supports freedom of expression and critical inquiry. TCU is a Category I Independent institution with a stable enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. The university offers over 100 undergraduate areas of study, 58 master’s level programs, and 25 areas of doctoral study. TCU employs 588 full-time faculty and approximately 90% hold the highest degree in their discipline. TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas (the 15th largest city in the US with a population of approximately 854,000), a city of rich cultural endowments including world-class museums and performing arts facilities. The city is part of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex of 6.7 million people and is served by the DFW international airport. For the past 8 consecutive years, TCU has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 “Great Colleges to Work For”.

Position Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or A.B.D. in Art History; or American Studies, African American Studies, Africana Studies, Latin American Studies, or Asian American Studies with an emphasis in visual culture.
  • Ability to support the University’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching experience.

Application Process

Applications should include a cover letter; a one-page teaching philosophy that details a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a c.v; and three letters of recommendation, which can be emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu.

Apply online.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019, and the position will remain open until filled.

TCU encourages applications from diverse candidates and is dedicated to an inclusive learning community. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender Identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Posted:
11/06/2018

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, 18/19th Century European Art, UCLA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, 18th/19th CENTURY EUROPEAN ART
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES – LOS ANGELES, CA
The Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications
for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the arts of 18/19th century Europe, to start July 1, 2019.

We seek a scholar whose work emphasizes methodological innovation as well as connections between Europe and other geographies, and who is interested in cross-field collaboration within the department and the university. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment required. We especially welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to
diversity and excellence.
Please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample publication, statement of
contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and names and contact information for three referees online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04046

 

For more information, contact: Prof. Saloni Mathur (mathur@humnet.ucla.edu), Chair, Search Committee.

Application deadline: November 30, 2018.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy
(http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).