JOB: Asst Prof, African American Art, tenure-track @ Georgia State University

The Welch School of Art & Design invites applications for a tenure-track position in African American Art History at the rank of assistant professor. This is a full-time appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2023. We welcome candidates working in any period of the Black Diaspora in North America. Scholars whose research includes intersectional, interdisciplinary, and/or interregional approaches are especially encouraged.

The successful candidate will join an Art History program with existing strengths in the art histories of Africa, Latin America, Western Europe, and the United States. They will be part of the Welch School of Art & Design’s growing faculty and will play a significant role in the College of the Art’s contribution to Georgia State University’s strategic goals of highlighting the arts and
media as vital to the quality of all major cities, demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates.

The College of the Arts is hiring scholars and creative practitioners across the fields of Music, Art & Design, and Film and Media Studies. This cluster hire is designed to leverage relationships across and within the College’s academic units and solidify its efforts to foreground the histories of underrepresented groups in the Arts.

An enterprising R-1 university in Atlanta, Georgia State University is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. In 2023, U.S. News & World Report
ranked Georgia State as #2 in Most Innovative Schools, #7 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, #9 in Learning Communities, #6 in First-Year Experiences, and #21 in Top Performers on Social Mobility among national universities.

Responsibilities
The appointee will teach a section of the Western art survey II, upper level/graduate level courses in their area of expertise, and methodology seminars on a rotating basis. They will be responsible for maintaining an active research agenda, mentoring undergraduate and MA students, and participating in service at the school, college, and/or university levels. The successful candidate may have opportunities to establish affiliations with Georgia State
University’s Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora (CAD) and research and community connections with institutions in the Atlanta Metro area including the High Museum of Art, Atlanta University Center Consortium, the APEX museum, and the Atlanta History Center. Opportunities for support include intramural research grants, Welch Faculty Fellowships, summer research fellowships, teaching release time, graduate research assistants, travel funds, and assistance in pursuing external funding.

The successful candidate must have their PhD in hand by August 1, 2023

Salary Range: $65,000-70,000

To Apply
Submit three separate PDFs for this job application to wsadrecruiting@gsu.edu either through email or through direct download (such as WeTransfer). Complete applications will include PDF documents in this order:
A cover letter including past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research activity, teaching, and service
Curriculum Vitae
A writing sample of approx. 30 pages (published or unpublished)
A statement of teaching interest
Names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and titles of at least three professional references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, submit all materials by January 9, 2023. Questions about the position can be directed to the search committee chair at wsadrecruiting@gsu.edu. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring underrepresented minorities.

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JOB: Asst/Assoc Prof, African American/African Diaspora @ University of Arkansas

The Art History Program in the School of Art, in Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, invites applications for a tenure-track Endowed Assistant or Associate Professor in Art History, focusing on African American and/or African Diasporic arts. Interdisciplinary, intersectional, transnational, transregional, decolonial, community-based, and social justice approaches centering on overlooked or marginalized histories, such as Afro-Latinx traditions, are particularly welcome. The position is open in terms of chronological focus. This is a nine-month faculty appointment, with a standard workload of 40% research, 40% teaching (2 courses per semester), and 20% service. Expected start date is August 14, 2023.

Scholars with a passion for collaboration, program-building, and partnership-development are also encouraged to apply. Applications are also encouraged from those invested in making art history accessible and compelling to first-generation students and students from communities underrepresented in U.S. arts institutions. The Art History Program in the School of Art is actively committed to diversifying art historical knowledge and approaches, embracing new methodologies, and educating students in a multivocal and inclusive art history. This effort is reinforced by several new initiatives within the School of Art, including the Bridge Program, which provides structural support to all new faculty, especially those historically underrepresented in academia and their chosen fields, and a new student mentoring program.

We are a vibrant and growing program. This position is considered fundamental to the implementation of our new MA program in the arts of the Americas, developed in partnership with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and its contemporary arts satellite, the Momentary. For this and future hires, we seek creative thinkers who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the intellectual community in the School of Art, Crystal Bridges, and the growing arts ecosystem of Northwest Arkansas. Endowed positions come with a significant annual research budget of up to $60,000 to support scholarship, the expectation of a research record appropriate to the prominence of the appointment, and the requirement of at least one community outreach effort per year.

The successful candidate will teach courses at the masters and undergraduate level, play an active role in implementing the new MA program in arts of the Americas (expected launch date of Fall 2023), participate in and help to guide future faculty and student recruitment, and regularly collaborate with staff at Crystal Bridges and the Momentary. Candidates may also teach in the Honors College and at the university’s Rome Center, and co-design courses with colleagues in Studio and other units. Art history faculty have ties to African and African American Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, and the Indigenous Studies Program, among other departments and initiatives. Additional resources include the University of Arkansas Museum, the Fine Arts Center Gallery, the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, and the many museums in the region, including the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City, OK, the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, OK, the Dallas Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, MO.

Application info: https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/job/Fayetteville/Endowed-Assistant-Associate-Professor-in-Art-History_R0026548-1?hiringCompany=720b21cbdf24015efc5c0f59c4017506&hiringCompany=720b21cbdf2401cb01cefd58c4012d06&hiringCompany=720b21cbdf2401538abb1f59c401b706&hiringCompany=720b21cbdf24013005600659c4015106&hiringCompany=720b21cbdf2401d8bfff0b59c4016906?source=HigherEdJobs

SYMP: Present Coordinates @ Boston University

Boston University’s Department of the History of Art & Architecture is pleased to invite the Boston-area community to African American Art History: Present Coordinates, a symposium of research conducted by emerging scholars in the field of African American art history and architecture. Five advanced doctoral students from across the nation will present their research on BU’s Charles River Campus, on November 11th and 12th, 2022. Dr. Melanee C. Harvey (GRS ’17), Associate Professor of Art History, Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts, Howard University, will give the keynote lecture on Friday, November 11th. More information about this event can be found on the official webpage: https://www.bu.edu/haa/news-events/present-coordinates2022/

JOB: Asst Prof, African/African Diaspora @ George Washington University

Corcoran Art History Program at The George Washington University
Job Posting

Position: Assistant Professor of Art History
Tenure: Tenure Track
Specialty: African and/or African diaspora
Start Date: Fall 2023
Position Link: www.gwu.jobs/postings/96084

Position Description:
The George Washington University’s Art History Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art History, specializing in the art and/or visual culture of Africa and/or the African diaspora, to begin in Fall 2023. The research focus and period of specialization are open. Candidates whose range of interests and teaching extend across historical periods and address transcontinental exchanges are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will build on the art history program’s expanding of its geographical and conceptual scope by developing new directions in course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In the wider context of GWU, candidates may engage through teaching or scholarship with a number of resources, including the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, the Africana Studies Program, the Institute for African Studies, and other programs at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. In the larger community of Washington, DC, the candidate may draw upon the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, OAS Museum of the Americas, Library of Congress, and the National Gallery of Art.

About the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University prepares its graduates to be the next generation of global creative leaders with more than 20 degree programs in the fields of Art History, Studio Arts, Design, Theatre and Dance, Music, Museum Studies, and Interior Architecture. Part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the school functions as an incubator for artists, designers, and scholars, who learn from internationally renowned faculty at the intersection of creativity and social innovation. We are a community of civically engaged artists and practitioners, aiming to impact the world through creative change. Our students are poised not just to join the field of their choice, but to define it for themselves as they become well versed in both practice and research. As part of the George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, we embody and exemplify the College’s Engaged Liberal Arts credo, which strives to link disparate fields and better prepare our graduates for rich, multidimensional careers in the evolving world we live in. The challenges society faces are diverse, requiring different modes of thought, and we prepare our students by encouraging inquiry and collaboration.

The Corcoran School’s home in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. means that our students tap into both a vibrant, historied local city and a nerve center of international culture and government. We have a strong track record of students initiating new creative ventures and placing with top-ranked employers after graduation, with students working and studying at some of D.C.’s most prestigious companies, galleries, museums and design firms.

Duties & Responsibilities
The teaching load for this position is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying out a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the school and university level. Three-year renewal of contract is based on scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and reasonable progress towards a book-length publication. Tenure and promotion will be evaluated in the sixth year, considering the candidate’s record of teaching, service and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in Art History or a related field of study (e.g. Anthropology, History, Africana Studies) at the time of appointment.

Salary
Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure
To be considered, please complete the online faculty application at www.gwu.jobs/postings/96084 and upload a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interest; sample of scholarship (approx. 30 pages, published or unpublished); and three reference letters. Please have references send their letters directly to cahist@gwu.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

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The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

The university and school have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply. The program is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
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Contact Information:
Corcoran Art History Program
801 22nd Street, NW, Smith Hall of Art, Washington, DC 20052
cahist@gwu.edu

JOB: Asst. Prof., African American Art @ Santa Clara University

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY, a Jesuit, Catholic university located in the Silicon Valley area of California, seeks candidates to fill the position of Assistant Professor, a tenure-track faculty position in African American art, secondary expertise in the arts of Africa or the greater African Diaspora desirable. The Department of Art and Art History has a commitment to recruit faculty from under-represented groups, contributing to our continuation to meet our diversity and inclusion goals and actions, both in the classroom and in the larger Department community. Courses to be taught include a two-quarter Culture and Ideas 1 & 2 sequence, possibly one course for Culture and Ideas 3, an introductory course in African American, African diaspora, or African art, and upper division courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Cultures and Ideas courses will be broadly grounded in the applicant’s specialty with a strong interdisciplinary approach to the field; see http://www.scu.edu/provost/ugst/core2009/faculty.cfm for more information. Ability to teach African American art as part of a broader global perspective is thus highly desirable. Ph.D. required by time of appointment, as well as publications and teaching experience beyond the level of teaching assistant. The Department of Art and Art History is situated in a recently-built facility, equipped with custom designed art history classrooms. The department offers majors and minors in Art History as part of well-rounded liberal arts education. We are seeking teaching scholars who will develop and present their scholarship at a national and international level while maintaining a successful learning environment for students.

This position is part of a cluster hire in Race, Inequality, and Social Justice. The six participating departments are Art and Art History, English, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, and Religious Studies. The 2022 cohort includes faculty in Anthropology, Child Studies, Classics, Communication, History, and Religious Studies. The purpose of the cluster hire is to recruit talented, accomplished, diverse faculty members who will advance knowledge and understanding in this area through their scholarship and teaching. Once hired, the faculty in the cluster will meet regularly as a cohort to network with a variety of colleagues in the College and University involved in scholarship and teaching related to the theme of the cluster.

Santa Clara University is an educational institution that highly values ethics, social justice, and global engagement. The ability to involve undergraduate students in your scholarship is strongly desirable, as well as the potential for engagement with one of our three Centers of Distinction (Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics). Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Benefits package includes registered domestic partners, housing subsidy program, pre-tenure research leave, and internal grant program.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/scu/scu/job/Assistant-Professor–African-American-Art-African-or-African-Diaspora_R2619

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Research Associates at The Center (Washington, DC)—review of applications begins July 1, 2022

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, at the National Gallery of Art, supports outstanding emerging scholars in the field to assist with advanced scholarly research projects and academic programs defined and supervised by the Center’s deans and residential professors.

The Center currently seeks to appoint two postdoctoral research associates. While the area of expertise is open, we are particularly interested in candidates with a specialty in African American, Latin American, LatinX, or Early Modern art, architecture, or visual culture. The research associates also support other activities of the Kress-Beinecke Professor, A. W. Mellon Professor, and Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, such as lectures, event planning, publications, and participation in professional meetings. They may also support the Center’s Howard University Undergraduate Fellowship.

The positions are full-time salaried appointments with two-year terms, with an option of renewal for a third year. Postdoctoral Research Associates are employees of the National Gallery of Art and have full use of the National Gallery Library, research facilities, and services. As members of the Center’s scholarly community, they are expected to participate in ongoing meetings and programs at the Center. They are also encouraged to pursue their own scholarly research.

Applicants must have received a PhD in art history or related discipline between September 1, 2018 and September 1, 2022.

Preference is given to applicants who have not already held a regular faculty appointment.

Applicants should send cover letter addressed to Steven Nelson, Dean; curriculum vitae; and names of 2 references, to casvaResearch@nga.gov. The Center does not require letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins July 1, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.

NOTES:
Salary: $55,000 per year

Additional Salary Information: The Center also provides research associates an allowance for travel and research, paid annual and sick leave benefits, eligibility for enrollment in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, and one day per week paid telework to pursue one’s own research.

JOB: Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor in Brazil

 Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor 

Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo, Brazil – in partnership with the University of Campinas (Unicamp), the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp), and the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo.

Applications are invited for a Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professorship for the second semester of 2023 (August to November 2023) at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of Sao Paulo (MAC USP) to teach a seminar course on African American art in the Graduate Program in Aesthetics and Art History of the University of Sao Paulo (Master’s and Doctorate levels).

The Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo (MAC USP, http://www.mac.usp.br) is a research and education public university museum, with a collection of national and international importance of 20th and 21st centuries art. From the 1,691 works received from the former Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM SP), MAC USP has more recently reached the mark of 10,000 works in its collections. MAC USP’s mission is to promote the study and dissemination of the collection as well as its conservation, protection, restoration, expansion and recognition as a Brazilian artistic heritage in Brazil and abroad. In addition, the Museum seeks to develop teaching, research and extension in the fields of Museology, History, Art Theory and Criticism and Education and Art in Museums, encouraging scientific and cultural exchange with similar institutions in Brazil and abroad and promoting contemporary artistic practice. Its curatorial activities are developed from critical reflection grounded in interdisciplinary research in history, theory and criticism of modern and contemporary art, which also defines its collecting policies. Since 2000, MAC USP is the main University department engaged in the Graduate Program in Aesthetics and Art History (see: http://www.pgeha2.webhostusp.sti.usp.br/index.php/en/). The Program has the academic MA and the PhD diplomas for students who are interested in specializing in it, and has an average of one hundred students a year, under supervision and in its seminar courses.

The Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor is a project MAC USP has undertaken with three other major institutions in the state of São Paulo in Brazil: the University of Campinas (Unicamp) and its Graduate Program in History of Art and Culture; the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp) and its Department of Art History; and the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (the second largest collection of art of the state of São Paulo).

The successful candidate must hold a doctorate. She/he/they must have:extensive knowledge of African American art with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries; a research background and/or research potential as an international authority within the specialty; and a level of international publication at a standard that will contribute to and enhance the profile national and international program of the Graduate Program in Aesthetics and Art History. It is necessary to give lectures, and classes at the graduate level.

The Seminar course is composed of 15 classes of 3 hours each, once a week, which will be taught between the months of August and November 2023. Once selected, the candidate will be asked to closely engage with scholars from the three universities involved who specialize in Brazilian and African diasporic art, and with local collections, to further discuss and develop the syllabus.

For application, send a curriculum vitae and a proposed syllabus on African American art with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries [Abstract, topics to be developed and bibliography (10 items)].

The selected candidate will receive a monthly gross salary of $5,000 USD (period August to November 2023). Airfare, accommodation in Brazil and travel insurance will be covered with funds from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

The application starts on Monday, 16 May 2022 and the final deadline is midnight on Monday 15 August 2022. 

Contact Email: cursosmac@usp.br

In your application, please refer to Visiting Professor – Terra Foundation

JOB: Assistant/Associate Professor- African American History/ Africana Studies (Tenure Track) @ Rhode Island College

See https://employment.ric.edu/postings/5992 for more details.

CFP: African American Art History Symposium at Boston U

Boston University’s Department of the History of Art & Architecture is hosting a symposium featuring five late-stage doctoral candidates and recent postgraduates (within three years of defending) in the field of African American art history on November 11-12, 2022. The symposium will feature presentations on recent research, networking opportunities, and a concluding roundtable. This program is committed to advancing the connection and collaboration between diverse members of the Boston University community and emerging scholars of African American visual art, material culture, and architecture. The Present Coordinates: African American Art History symposium will provide honoraria and travel expenses for the panelists to travel to Boston.

Early-career scholars are invited to submit proposals for 45-minute research presentations on a topic of their choosing. Proposals may engage the current state of the field of African American art history; consider innovative and interdisciplinary methodologies; or investigate alternative frameworks and unstudied artists. Full details about proposals, which are due May 15, can be found here: https://www.bu.edu/haa/2022/03/31/call-for-papers-african-american-art-history-present-coordinates/

JOB OPPORTUNITY: African American Art History/African Diasporic Art History, Tenure-track, Open Rank Position at Hunter College of the City University of New York

The Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College of the City University of New York is searching for a faculty member specializing in African American Art History and/or the History of the Art of the African Diaspora. The position is tenure track, and the search is open rank.

Faculty Open Rank – African American/African Diasporic Art History

Hunter College, City University of New York

Job ID: 23350

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Department of Art & Art History at Hunter College invites applications for a tenure-track, professorial position (open rank) in the history of African American Art and/or the art of the African Diaspora. We are particularly interested in a scholar and teacher whose primary research is situated in the Black Atlantic, between 1600 and the 1960s. The successful candidate will join an Art History program with existing strengths in the art histories of the global eighteenth century, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin America, Western Europe, and the United States.

The Department of Art & Art History at Hunter offers the BA and MA in Art History, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in Studio Art to an ethnically and economically diverse student body that reflects the population of the city of New York. In addition to a strong record of scholarly achievement appropriate to the level of appointment, we are seeking candidates with a commitment to the public university as a vehicle for educational equity, and a strong record of teaching and student engagement at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department oversees four exhibition spaces, and offers MA and MFA students the opportunity to pursue an Advanced Certificate in Curatorial Studies; thus, experience with exhibition-making as a mode of art historical scholarship and a willingness to teach in conjunction with curatorial initiatives are desirable.

Responsibilities include ongoing scholarly research in the area of specialization; developing a curriculum in the art histories of the African Diasporas, and teaching those courses on the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as other foundational courses integral to our program as needed; advising MA theses and undergraduate honors projects; and service in the department, including, but not limited to, committee work, graduate admissions and examinations, and student recruitment and engagement.

QUALIFICATIONS

We seek a scholar with the Ph.D. in hand, in Art History, Africana Studies, American Studies, or related field, with a significant record of art historical scholarship appropriate to rank, and evidence of ongoing research. Strong preference for at least two years teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships.

COMPENSATION

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website http://www.cuny.edu/employment or https://cuny.jobs/ and following the CUNYfirst Job System Instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account. To search for this vacancy, click on “Search Job Listings,” select “More Options To Search For CUNY Jobs” and enter the Job

Opening ID number 23350.

Click on the “Apply Now” button and follow the application instructions. Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format, and the name of your file should not exceed ten (10) characters. DO NOT USE SYMBOLS or DIACRITICAL MARKS.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please include:

– Cover Letter

– Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

– Statement of scholarship interests,

– Sample of recent publication,

– Undergraduate and graduate syllabi

– Names, position and contact information of 3 current references

Upload all documents as ONE single file– PDF format preferred.

CLOSING DATE

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2022, and will continue until position is filled.

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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