JOB: Assistant/Associate Professor, Arts and Visual Culture of Africa and/or its Diaspora @ Queen’s University

The Department of Art History and Art Conservation in the Faculty of Arts and Science, in conjunction with the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (AEAC), at Queen’s University, invites applications for a Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) position at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor with a specialization in the Arts and Visual Culture of Africa and/or its Diaspora (historical or contemporary). This is a tenured or tenure-track position with a preferred start date of July 1, 2018. Further information on the Queen’s National Scholar Program can be found on the website of the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) at: http://queensu.ca/vpr/prizes-awards/queens-national-scholars.

Open to scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, preference will be given to established candidates who have as a primary field African and/or African Diaspora arts and visual culture, and a secondary strength in curatorial or museum studies. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly research and publication; an interest in theoretical or contextual approaches such as Black studies, critical race studies, and/or critical museology; a record of collaborative or community-based scholarship and a demonstrated capacity for experiential teaching and learning; and a record of successful curatorial projects. Appointees will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, participate in graduate supervision at the MA and PhD levels across the university, and fulfill a curatorial role at the AEAC, which holds an outstanding collection of Central and West African art from the late 19th to the mid-20th century. https://agnes.queensu.ca/collections/african/.

This position complements and extends existing research and teaching strengths in the study of art and visual cultures within the Department of Art History and Art Conservation. The successful candidate will establish new, as well as expand current research networks, work collaboratively across departments, and advance the impact of Queen’s research and collections nationally and internationally. At the AEAC, the successful candidate will contribute towards exhibition and collections development, including modern and contemporary arts of Africa and its diaspora, research and programming, and lead student learning experiences including internships, gallery-focused seminars, and practica.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community including the AEAC. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

The Queen’s National Scholar Program expects that the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to all their students, and to develop a research program that aligns well with the University’s priorities. Further information on teaching and research priorities at Queen’s is available in the Queen’s Academic Plan and the Queen’s Strategic Research Plan

http://www.queensu.ca/strategicplanning/academic. http://www.queensu.ca/strategicplanning/research.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
  • three letters of reference to be sent directly by the referees to Professor Joan M. Schwartz, Department Head at the address below.

The deadline for applications is January 8, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Professor Joan M. Schwartz at schwartz@queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Joan M. Schwartz, PhD, FRSC

Professor and Head

Department of Art History and Art Conservation

Ontario Hall 318C

67 University Avenue

Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario

CANADA K7L 3N6

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Diane Platt in The Department of Art History and Art Conservation, at plattd@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Principal. Candidates holding an existing tenure-track or continuing-adjunct appointment at Queen’s will not be considered.

 

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JOB: Assistant Professor, specializing in Film, Media, or Visual Culture in Africana Studies @ University of Delaware

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in film, digital/print media, and/or visual culture.  The area of specialization is open, but ideal candidates should demonstrate a critical engagement with film, media and visual studies from an Africana/ African American Studies perspective and be prepared to undertake rigorous research and innovative teaching in these areas.

The successful candidate will join an Africana Studies department comprised of engaged faculty with a strong research profile and a commitment to student-centered learning and community engagement.

Qualifications:

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in African-American/Africana Studies, or a related field including but not limited to English, Communication, Film Studies, Art, and Art History. They must also demonstrate exceptional promise for excellence in research and scholarship, as well as a commitment to teaching.

Applicants who are ABD will also be considered, but must have their Ph.D. or terminal degree in hand by August 1, 2018.  The start date for this position is September 1, 2018.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, which describes the focus of current research activities, in addition to qualifications, a current curriculum vitae (CV), a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) or other evidence of scholarly/creative productivity (i.e., documentation of exhibitions and/or screenings, or a curated digital portfolio), and three letters of recommendation. Additional application materials may be requested by the committee at a later point. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2017 and will continue until filled. Inquiries may be sent to Professor Tiffany M. Gill, Search Committee Chair, tgill@udel.edu. Application material will not be accepted through personal correspondence with the Chair or other committee members. Application materials will only be accepted through the Interfolio.®

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

To Apply Visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/45491I

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support(http://product-help.interfolio.com/) section or get in touch via e-mail at help@interfolio.com(mail to: help@interfolio.com) or phone at (877) 997-8807.

About the University

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity. The University of Delaware has received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering and has nationally recognized research. With 23 academic departments, 27 interdisciplinary programs and centers, and more than 10,000 students, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college on campus (www.cas.udel.edu).

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups knowing that diversity and inclusion enrich the academic experience and expand the knowledge base for innovation. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. The university encourages applications from minority group members, women, people with disabilities and veterans.

The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. Our notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.

JOB: Assistant Professor, Americas/African American @ Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Department of Art History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is currently seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2018, at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of the Art of the Americas with an emphasis on African-American art, architecture and/or visual culture and new media studies.  Candidates would have the opportunity to engage with the department’s programs in cultural heritage and preservation studies (CHAPS) and/or museum and curatorial studies.

Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Art History, American Studies, or a closely-related field required by the start of the appointment.

Applicants should have an outstanding research program and proven dedication to teaching.  The successful applicant will help to enhance departmental collaboration with other units across the University.  Job duties include research and teaching both in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Art History.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three referees via Interfolio to Professor Erik Thunø, Chair, Department of Art History, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.  Priority given to complete applications on file by November 1, 2017.

Link to apply through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/45081

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and condition of employment.

JOB: Assistant Professor/Provost Fellow- Black Atlantic Art and Architecture @ UChicago

The Department of Art History at the University of Chicago seeks (an) art or architectural historian(s) of the Black Atlantic, specializing in any pertinent historical period and in any territory of Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Iberia, and/or the more ramified Atlantic world. We are also interested in art or architectural historians working more broadly on race, (post)colonialism, and visual culture in the Atlantic world. The ability to work across fields and subfields is highly desirable, as we expect the successful candidate to collaborate with faculty within and beyond our department.

The Department of Art History values diversity. A goal of the search is to increase the diversity of the faculty in the Department of Art History and across the Humanities Division, and we therefore welcome applicants from groups historically underrepresented in academia, such as black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Successful candidates will be appointed either as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, or as a Provost Fellow at the rank of Instructor with an initial two-year faculty appointment. This initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment. Provost Fellows will teach one class/year, receive research support, and participate in programming designed to help support them in their transition to Assistant Professor. Provost Fellows will ordinarily be promoted to Assistant Professor at the end of their 2-year term. Candidates for Provost Fellow appointment must have no more than two years of postdoctoral experience. All candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment, 1 July 2018.

Complete application materials include cover letter (including discussion of research and teaching interests), CV, two scholarly writing samples, names and contact information for three professional references, and a statement describing the applicant’s prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and service. Applicants should send all materials in electronic format (MS Word or PDF) to Caroline Altekruse at caltekruse@uchicago.edu with subject heading “Black Atlantic Art and Architecture Search.” In addition, applicants must upload the CV and cover letter to the Academic Career Opportunities website at http://tinyurl.com/ya6e3sek. No applications received after 20 September 2017 will be accepted. University positions are contingent upon budgetary approval.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

JOB: Assistant Professor, Contemporary Art & Visual Culture @ Texas State University

The Texas State University School of Art and Design is currently seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in contemporary art and visual culture, with the ability to also teach courses from a global perspective related to gender studies, new media, and/or curatorial practices (please see the below description as well as the attached job advertisement). The position, which begins Fall 2014, is a new line generated by the University to expand the art history area within the School of Art and Design. We are very excited about this commitment from the University and believe that it reflects the broadened research and scholarly goals established when the University was recently classified as an Emerging Research Institution. This expanded mission is one that should be of great benefit to the candidate. Texas State, which in 2010 also became a Hispanic Serving Institution, currently enrolls more than 35,000 students. Its main campus in San Marcos, which houses the School of Art and Design, is ideally situated within the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and thus makes it an attractive place in which to live and work. The art history area is one of six programs of study (5 undergraduate and one graduate) within the School, which enrolls over 1200 majors, including a newly expanded media focus within studio art. The candidate would have the opportunity to contribute to existing courses within the School as well as to develop new courses at all levels and to teach within the Honors College. There would also be curatorial opportunities within the University’s galleries as well as teaching and research opportunities with scholars across the School, College, University and in the greater South Texas area, including Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth, which are within four hours of San Marcos.  

LINK: http://facultyrecords.provost.txstate.edu/faculty-employment/faculty-employment/2014-57.html

Position Description
The School of Art and Design at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Art History. The selected candidate will be expected to be a productive scholar and an effective teacher of contemporary art and visual culture, with the ability to also teach courses from a global perspective related to gender studies, new media, and/or curatorial practices. The candidate will be expected to teach 3 courses per semester, including a course on Contemporary Art, a Renaissance to Modern Art survey, and advanced courses in field of specialization. Teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships and a record of research and publications in contemporary art and visual culture is preferred. The selected candidate will also be expected to actively participate in the art history program, to demonstrate potential for a substantive record of professional and peer recognition in the field of contemporary art history, and to engage in service to the school, college, university, and profession.

Qualifications
Required:
• A Ph.D. degree in Art History or a related field completed before September 2014
• A promising research agenda in the fields of contemporary art and visual culture
• Strong critical thinking skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
 
Preferred:
• A record of research and publications in contemporary art and visual culture
• Successful university-level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships
• Experience teaching a Renaissance to Modern survey and/or courses on contemporary art
• Research and/or teaching experience, from a global perspective, related to gender studies, new media, and/or curatorial practices
• Successful funding procurement and grant activity
• Service-related activities in art history or related program(s) and/or professional organization(s)
• A demonstrated commitment to diversity
 
For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1st.