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
At the Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC), we unexpectedly need to find an instructor for the African art survey classes we are offering in Spring 2022. These are in-person courses that run from January 24-May 16:
HA 223 — African Art and Civilization – Mondays @ 12:10-3pm
Surveys cultures of sub-Saharan Africa. Illustrated lectures present art and architecture in relation to history, religion, economic conditions, and social and political structures.
HA 230 — Modern and Contemporary African Art – Tuesdays @ 6:30-9:20pm
An examination of the history of 20th- and 21st-century African art, from decolonialization movements through contemporary themes. Surveys new artistic practices, schools, and workshops within their historical and artistic contexts.
Pay is dependent on experience, but the base rate is $72.08 an hour. We can recommend step-level increases for teaching experience and for professional activities. A class is three hours for 15 weeks, with an extra week of pay to cover office hours, so 48 hours. It works out to be about a minimum $3500, if higher steps are awarded then the base rate is higher. Classes are capped at 27, and we expect to have a renegotiated contract by spring, with wages 7% higher. Our adjunct faculty have the opportunity to join our union, the UCE-FIT which provides a variety of benefits.
Please alert your colleagues and send me a CV if you are interested. Thank you!
All the best,
Justine De Young, Chair, History of Art Department, Fashion Institute of Technology
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Karoline Swiontek, Administrative Officer, HAA Department (email@example.com).
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.
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year position in Art History at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in July 2021.
The successful candidate will specialize in the art and architecture of the pre-modern or early modern world (before c. 1800). Specialists in art and architectural traditions outside of Europe are particularly encouraged to apply. We are interested in teacher-scholars who can offer ways to engage with the Department’s Visual Resources Center, our Study Collection, and regional art museums in Columbus and Cleveland. The successful applicant will be able to teach broadly in their field, as well as one or more of the following areas: Pre-Columbian, Latin American, Native American, Oceanic, Ancient Near Eastern, or African art. The selected candidate will teach five total classes. In addition to teaching ARHS 110 Introduction to Western Art: Ancient to Medieval, and ARHS 113 Survey of Architecture in the fall semester, the selected candidate will teach three spring courses that emphasize their research and teaching specialties. Applicants should complement, not duplicate, current expertise of the department.
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at:
Applications must include: 1) a cover letter describing teaching experience, research interests, teaching philosophy, and information on ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial graduate transcript(s), 4) a list of three references with detailed contact information, including email address (at least one reference must speak to the candidate’s teaching experience). Note: references will only be contacted for those candidates who advance to the latter stages of the search.
Review of applications will begin May 3 and will continue until the position is filled.
Direct questions to Austin Porter, Assistant Professor of Art History and American Studies, at portera[at]kenyon.edu
The Courtauld Institute of Art seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the arts of Africa and/or the African diaspora, within the broad period from c. 1800 to the present. This appointment offers an exciting opportunity to transform The Courtauld’s teaching and research, and to provide academic leadership in fields of critical importance to the discipline, within and beyond the institute. It is one of two new posts in this broad field, the other being a Professorship.
We invite applications from early and mid-career scholars with a profile in research and teaching commensurate with their career stage.
These posts are part of The Courtauld’s commitment to a more inclusive and diverse curriculum. They are generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Application is online. You will also need to include a CV and a supporting statement of no more than 1500 words. You should also give the names of 3 referees.
The supporting statement should set out how you meet the criteria of this position, and include a brief statement about your research profile. This should include your current and future research plans, your teaching plans and experience, your administrative experience, and potential to contribute to the research profile and impact of The Courtauld. Please address the criteria set out in the Person Specification when preparing your statement.
Interviews for the position will take place on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December 2019.
If you would like an informal conversation about the roles please contact Dr Jo Applin, Head of Art History. firstname.lastname@example.org