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.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

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.

https: http://www.cuny.edu/employment/

JOB: Modern/contemporary @ Rochester Institute of Technology

The School of Art in the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology welcomes applications for a tenure-track position in modern or contemporary art history within a global context, with expertise in one or more of the following geographic or cultural areas: African American art; African diasporic art; African art; Native North American art; Asian art; or Asian diasporic art. Engagement with innovative pedagogy is encouraged, and we are especially interested in candidates whose work could foster interdisciplinarity or collaboration with RIT colleagues and/or with communities or organizations across the larger Rochester area. For more information, visit https://www.rit.edu/artdesign/jobs

JOB: Asst Prof African American / African Diaspora Arts @ NYU

Description 

The Department of Art History at New York University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in African American or African Diasporic arts. We invite applicants working in any period and on any area, broadly understood, of visual arts, material cultures, and/or the built environment. Scholars who focus on interhemispheric and global connections are especially welcome to apply. Additionally, evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service will be valued.

The position carries with it an associate appointment at the Institute of Fine Arts. The appointee will teach four courses each academic year: three undergraduate courses in the College of Arts and Science (consisting of a mix of core curriculum courses, departmental surveys, and advanced courses) in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization, and one graduate course at the Institute of Fine Arts. The candidate will supervise undergraduate independent studies and honors theses, and, at the IFA, masters theses and doctoral dissertations.

This position is part of a multi-departmental cluster hire in Black Diaspora Cultural Studies that includes the NYU Arts & Science departments of History and Politics and NYU Gallatin and which may expand to other departments in future years. A primary aim of the cluster is to build a network for scholars working in these areas to collaborate across NYU. More information about this cluster can be found here, along with background about NYU’s broader Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative.

The appointment will begin on September 1, 2022, subject to budgetary and administrative approval.

Qualifications

Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by September 1, 2022. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching. 

Application Instructions

Application deadline is November 30, 2021. To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/96774

and submit a letter of application (addressed to Prof. Prita Meier, Search Committee Chair), CV, statement of research interest and goals, statement of teaching, and a list of three referees. Diversity is an important part of the NYU mission; in your application letter briefly describe how diversity is part of your pedagogy and, if applicable, research. Information about NYU diversity and inclusion statements may be found at  http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity/recruitment/diversity-statements.html.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity.html).

EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.  

JOB: Adjunct, African or African American @ Brandeis

https://brandeis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Jobs/job/Brandeis—Waltham-Campus/Lecturer-in-Fine-Arts_R0005037

Brandeis University invites applications for an Adjunct Instructor to teach one introductory survey course in History of African Art or History of African American Art in the Spring 2022 (Jan – May). Either course serves majors in Fine Arts, Art History, and African and African American Studies, as well as students at all levels from across all disciplines in the university. Though offered in the past, we encourage the instructor to design the course as they see fit. Course meets for three hours a week and can be offered remotely. There is some flexibility to the schedule. Applicants should be ABD or PhD in Art History or Black Studies with expertise in African/African American art.

Candidates must submit a letter of interest (2 pages maximum), curriculum vitae, one page teaching statement, sample syllabus for an introductory level History of African Art/African American Art course, and contact information for three references.

Duties and Responsibilities

Adjunct Faculty duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules

2. encouraging and maintaining an environment which emphasizes learning, encouraging free discussion of ideas and critical thinking

3. evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and grading student work

4. meeting with students during office hours maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics

5. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter areas

6. maintaining accurate academic records

7. fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member

8. maintaining accurate academic records

9. performing other related duties as assigned

This appointment is to a position that is in a collective bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 509.

Closing Statement

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.

JOB: Chair/African/African American/African Diasporic Art @ UPittsburgh

Andrew W. Mellon Chair (History of Art and Architecture Department)

The Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA) in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to appoint an accomplished historian of modern or contemporary African, African American, or African Diasporic art to the Andrew W. Mellon Chair, with a start date of September 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure. This endowed position provides an opportunity for its holder to undertake significant scholarly initiatives at the departmental, university, and extra-institutional level. It carries substantial research funds and a teaching load of three courses per year. Applicants are expected to have an accomplished record of research and teaching. The successful applicant will be asked to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise doctoral students, undertake service, and participate actively in the life of the department and university. We seek a colleague whose teaching, research, mentorship, and leadership will contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to departmental and university initiatives.

The History of Art and Architecture Department is based in the Frick Fine Arts Building on the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland campus. We recognize that the University of Pittsburgh occupies the ancestral land of the Adena culture, Hopewell culture, and Monongahela peoples, who were later joined by refugees of other tribes (including the Delaware, Shawnee, and Haudenosaunee), driven here from their homelands by colonizers. 17 full-time faculty members work together to serve the needs of our approximately 30 PhD students; post-baccalaureate Hot Metal Bridge diversity fellows; the 200 majors and minors in our programs in Architectural Studies, the History of Art and Architecture, and Museum Studies; and the hundreds of undergraduate students who enroll in our courses to fulfill General Education requirements. Our faculty includes specialists in the art and architecture of the Americas, East and South Asia, the Islamic Near East, and Europe, across centuries. Our interpretative approaches and lines of inquiry find intersections within our Constellations working groups on Agency, Environment, Identity, Mobility & Exchange, Temporalities, and Visual Knowledge. Our interest in the history of exhibitions and museums finds expression in our research, activities related to the Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh consortium, and our Museum Studies major and minor. The University Art Gallery, Visual Media Workshop, and Fine Arts Library, all of which are housed within the Frick Fine Arts Building, function as situated learning environments for department members. The appointment of a senior scholar of modern or contemporary African, African American, or African Diasporic art will both strengthen and help connect our research and teaching missions at a crucial inflection point within the history of the department, the University, and the discipline.

To apply, visit join.pitt.edu. The requisition number for this position is 21006726. 

Applications should include:• Cover letter addressed to Prof. Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Chair, HAA Department, that discusses the applicant’s approaches to research, teaching, and mentoring (of peers, graduatestudents, and undergraduates).• Current CV. Please include a list of students mentored and courses taught.• 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.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Chair, HAA Department (mrr55@pitt.edu) or Karoline Swiontek, Administrative Officer, HAA Department (karoline@pitt.edu).

Duties• Teach 3 (3-credit) courses (undergraduate and graduate) in the History of Art and Architecture per academic year• Meet with undergraduate and graduate students beyond the classroom as may be appropriate to their educational needs• Direct and serve on PhD committees in the History of Art and Architecture Department• Carry out departmental and university service by way of, for instance, mentoring, participating on committees, and leading select initiatives

Minimum Requirements• PhD in the history of art, architecture, or a closely related field• Record of publications demonstrating original insight and sustained engagement with innovative methodological approaches• An active, forward-looking research agenda in the fields of modern or contemporary African, African American, or African Diasporic art• Demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching in the history of art, architecture, or a closely related field • An openness to innovative pedagogical practices• Commitment to the values of equity, inclusion, accessibility, and diversity• Commitment to departmental and university citizenship

Preferred Requirements• Experience teaching graduate-level courses and directing or serving on PhD committees• Experience mentoring faculty colleagues• Interest in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practice• Record of university and/or disciplinary service• Potential to engage collaboratively on strategic initiatives

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.

Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Histories of African Art, African-American Art, and/or African Diaspora Arts and Visual Cultures, Department of Art History, UC-Berkeley

More info here:

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03107

JOB: Asst. Prof. African American Art @ Emory

Assistant Professor of African American Art and Art History
Department of African American Studies

The Department of African American Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American Studies specializing in Art and Art History.

We are searching for an innovative junior scholar with exceptional promise. The successful candidate will concentrate on African American art and art history and/or visual culture with varied emphases on art practices, theories, historiographies, digital humanities, and/or social movements. Scholars whose work engages African diasporic, intersectional Black Feminist, and Black Queer and Black Trans Studies are especially encouraged to apply, as are those scholars whose research also engages antiblackness, the Movement for Black Lives, structural racism, state surveillance and violence, and the carceral state.

The new hire will teach two courses per semester, including departmental surveys, specialized upper-level undergraduate seminars, and eventually graduate courses as the department expands to offer a Ph.D. in 2022. The new hire will also have the ability to cross-list courses with the Art History Department and also participate in advising graduate and undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work in a diverse city hosting a rich array of cultural institutions. Atlanta is home to the APEX Museum, the High Museum of Art, the Hammonds House Museum, and the Trevor Arnett Art Gallery at Clark-Atlanta University, and Emory University features the Michael C. Carlos Museum, the African American Collection at the Rose Library, and the Arts and Social Justice Fellows Program.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (including discussion of the candidate’s research and teaching interests); CV; a statement about the applicant’s experience mentoring students from diverse backgrounds; and three letters of reference. Application deadline: December 15, 2020. Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. For any questions about the position or the application process, please contact the search committee chair kali.gross@emory.edu.

All materials to be submitted via apply.interfolio.com/79715.

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

JOB: Assistant Professor of African American Art and Art History

The Department of African American Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American Studies specializing in Art and Art History.

We are searching for an innovative junior scholar with exceptional promise. The successful candidate will concentrate on African American art and art history and/or visual culture with varied emphases on art practices, theories, historiographies, digital humanities, and/or social movements. Scholars whose work engages African diasporic, intersectional Black Feminist, and Black Queer and Black Trans Studies are especially encouraged to apply, as are those scholars whose research also engages antiblackness, the Movement for Black Lives, structural racism, state surveillance and violence, and the carceral state.

The new hire will teach two courses per semester, including departmental surveys, specialized upper-level undergraduate seminars, and eventually graduate courses as the department expands to offer a Ph.D. in 2022. The new hire will also have the ability to cross-list courses with the Art History Department and also participate in advising graduate and undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work in a diverse city hosting a rich array of cultural institutions. Atlanta is home to the APEX Museum, the High Museum of Art, the Hammonds House Museum, and the Trevor Arnett Art Gallery at Clark-Atlanta University, and Emory University features the Michael C. Carlos Museum, the African American Collection at the Rose Library, and the Arts and Social Justice Fellows Program.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (including discussion of the candidate’s research and teaching interests); CV; a statement about the applicant’s experience mentoring students from diverse backgrounds; and three letters of reference. Application deadline: December 15, 2020. Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.

For any questions about the position or the application process, please contact the search committee chair kali.gross@emory.edu. All materials to be submitted via https://apply.interfolio.com/79715.

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Symposium @ Lunder Institute, Colby College

SAVE THE DATE: March 12-13, 2020
Lunder Institute Research Symposium: Art by African Americans
Lunder Institute for American Art, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine

The Lunder Institute is organizing a research symposium in conjunction with its inaugural Research Fellows Program focused on art by African Americans. To kick off this free public event, on the evening of Thursday, March 12, the Lunder Institute and the Colby Museum will host a conversation between renowned artist David C. Driskell and Curlee R. Holton of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park. Presentations by the Lunder Institute Research Fellows, invited speakers, and members of the Colby community will take place throughout the day on Friday, March 13. Fellows will share their research on selected artworks at the Colby Museum, connecting it to important questions in the field regarding African American artists. A roundtable featuring leading academics and curators will comment on the current state and parameters of African American art history and reflect on how and why art by African Americans has been distinguished from the broader field of American art.

Confirmed speakers include: Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Princeton University; Adrienne L. Childs, Harvard University; Tuliza Fleming, National Museum of African American History and Culture; Melanee Harvey, Howard University; Key Jo Lee, Cleveland Museum of Art; Tess Korobkin, University of Maryland, College Park; John Ott, James Madison University; James Smalls, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Diana Tuite, Colby College Museum of Art; Rebecca VanDiver, Vanderbilt University.

For more information on the 2019-2020 Lunder Institute Research Fellows Program, go to www.colby.edu/lunderinstitute/2019/09/11/inaugural-research-fellows-for-2019-2020/. Questions about the symposium should be directed to Tanya Sheehan, Distinguished Scholar and Director of Research, tsheehan@colby.edu.

Adjunct Positions, Af Am Studies @ New York City College of Technology

African American Studies at New York City College of Technology
Adjunct Faculty Openings – Fall 2019

AFR 1304: African American Art (2 sections available)
This course examines the major concepts and themes central to the study of African American art and the visual culture of the African Diaspora. The African Diaspora refers to subjects of African descent outside of the continent of Africa and the various factors that inform our understanding of this cultural construction. We investigate the production of African Diasporic subjects across various artistic practices including painting, sculpture, photography and installation. The major issues addressed include the Black Atlantic, syncretism, the New Negro, countercultures of modernity, and the limits of visibility. Case studies focus on works that show how the visual generates African American and African Diasporic identities of the past and present.

MEETING DAY(S) AND TIMES
AFR 1304/D832: African American Art
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:30am – 12:45pm

AFR 1304/D833: African American Art
Fridays
11:30am – 2:00pm

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