JOB: Asst Prof, Global Contemporary Visual Culture @ Case Western Reserve University

 The Department of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University is seeking a qualified candidate in the field of Global Contemporary Visual Culture. The preferred primary geographical areas of specialization include Asian, Southeast Asian, African, African Diaspora, Latin American, and/or Indigenous North American. Interdisciplinary and transregional expertise are especially welcomed. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

PhD or ABD if the PhD will be in hand by August 2023, in the field of Global Contemporary Visual Culture, broadly defined, with a promising research trajectory. Teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Must be eligible to work in the USA. 

Candidates should exemplify excellence and innovation in research, scholarship, and teaching, with a demonstrated interest in engaging with museum and curatorial work. Given the long history of collaboration between the CWRU Department of Art History & Art and the renowned Cleveland Museum of Art, candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to object-based pedagogy. Candidates would also be encouraged to take advantage of the vibrant contemporary arts community in the greater Cleveland area. Teaching duties include two courses each semester, comprising introductory and area survey classes for undergraduates, upper-level courses in the successful applicant’s area of specialization and graduate seminars. Candidates should be prepared to supervise M.A. and PhD students, and fully participate in departmental and university service. Visit our website at: http://arthistory.case.edu 

Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and email addresses of three references. Applications received by January 15, 2023 will be given full consideration. Questions should be directed to Elizabeth Bolman, Chair and Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts: esb87@case.edu. 

About the College of Arts and Sciences, CWRU 

The College of Arts and Sciences houses educational and research programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and biological sciences, and mathematics. Students in the college can choose a major or minor from almost 60 undergraduate programs, design their own courses of study, or enroll in integrated bachelor’s/master’s degree programs. In addition, the college offers graduate programs in several fields where small size and special expertise allow it to make a distinctive contribution to advanced education and research. 

The college is organized into 21 academic departments and several interdisciplinary programs and centers, including Childhood Studies, International Studies, Evolutionary Biology, History and Philosophy of Science, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Undergraduates as well as graduate students are encouraged to conduct independent research, in their chosen fields or 

related ones, within the college, in other units of the university, or in nearby medical and cultural institutions. The academic experience can extend into the community in the form of service-learning projects as well as internships in research institutions, businesses, cultural institutions, and governmental agencies. 

The college’s curricular offerings are enhanced by its affiliations with other University Circle institutions, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Cleveland Play House. The college itself offers many arts presentations, lecture series and symposia. It also provides abundant opportunities for students to participate in musical, theater and dance performances. 

As a recipient of the national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for the past nine years, CWRU has been recognized nationally as a leader in advancing equity and inclusivity. The university and the College of Arts & Sciences at CWRU are committed to creating an inclusive community where all are welcome, valued and heard. 

CAS Diversity Statement 

The College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is committed to advancing an inclusive community in which everyone is welcome, respected, valued and heard. Along with colleagues across the university, our faculty, staff and students are engaged in continued and meaningful dialogue about issues of systemic racism, and we are determined to implement measures to end discriminatory practices on our campus and enhance our contributions to the communities around us. 

Members of our faculty lend their expertise, research, and insights to ongoing national and international conversations about racial justice and equity. As a liberal arts college, we educate leaders and innovators whose knowledge, creativity and appreciation for multiple perspectives enable them to carry on the work of building a more hopeful future for all. 

As our society grapples with the history, legacy and persistence of entrenched racism and its impact on communities of color, we reaffirm our mission to expand opportunities for underrepresented groups; provide a multifaceted education for our students; foster a culture of diversity, pluralism and recognition of individual difference; and realize our ideals within the university and in the larger world. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

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JOB: Professor, Contemporary @ University of Pennsylvania

Katherine Stein Sachs CW’69 and Keith L. Sachs W’67 Professor of Contemporary Art
University of Pennsylvania: School of Arts and Sciences: School of Arts and Sciences – History of Art

The Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the Katherine Stein Sachs CW’69 and Keith L. Sachs W’67 Professor of Contemporary Art, at the level of tenured associate or full professor.

We seek a colleague who is making a major methodological contribution to the discourses of contemporary art and whose expertise enhances the cultural, geographic, and intellectual diversity of the field of contemporary art broadly conceived. The successful candidate will be eager to engage with the contemporary arts community on campus, in the City of Philadelphia, and at the national and international levels. They will have experience with and interest in department, school, and university service; supervising doctoral dissertations; teaching at all levels; working with alumni; and actively participating in the life of the department.

Applicants should apply online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/116626. Please provide a cover letter of no more than three pages, a recently published article or book chapter, and a current CV. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 12, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of the History of Art is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see:    http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html The University of  Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

JOB: Asst Prof, Modern/Contemporary @ Providence College

Providence College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Art and Art History at the assistant professor level, beginning August 1, 2023. We seek an interdisciplinary teacher-scholar who specializes in the chronological era from c.1800 to the present. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in Modern and Contemporary Art, participation in a team-taught Survey, advanced undergraduate seminars, and Methods and Senior Thesis courses on a rotating basis. We welcome research and courses that center intersectional approaches to Modern and Contemporary art and media and also may be cross-listed with Women’s and Gender Studies, Black Studies, American Studies, Global Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, Asian Studies, Communication, and other departments such as Theater, Dance, and Film; English; Political Science, etc, depending on the expertise and interests of the person hired. Cooperation and coordination with our thriving PC Galleries’ exhibitions and programming is also desired. Collegial interaction and engagement with students in our Studio Art program is also important to the position.

Preference will be given to applicants who possess a Ph.D. from an accredited institution and demonstrate a strong commitment to innovative teaching, use of technology, interdisciplinary art historical scholarship, and demonstrated broad methodological interests within the field(s) of expertise. The position includes competitive salary and benefits, as well as research support including travel funds, library resources, and grant writing assistance.

Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission. We believe that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of our academic program and strive to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As our student body grows increasingly diverse, experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of economic, social and cultural backgrounds is preferred. An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color. A Key pillar of Providence College’s Strategic Plan is “intentionally recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are drawn to, and supportive of, the mission of the College, and who have demonstrated a commitment to the human flourishing of each member of the campus community.” To review the strategic plan, please visit https://strategic-plan.providence.edu/.

Providence College is located in the city of Providence—the capital city of Rhode Island situated between New York City and Boston—and home to a vibrant arts scene comprising world-class museums, galleries, universities, theatres, and a philharmonic.

Candidates should submit the following documents online: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of past and/or prospective future contributions to the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the names and email addresses of three reference providers who will be prompted to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. Application instructions are available on the College website at: https://careers.providence.edu/postings/7477 .
For additional information or questions, please contact Paul Crenshaw, chair, Department of Art & Art History, at paul.crenshaw@providence.edu.

Review of applications begins December 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Intersecting Photographies — Symposium at Howard University, Oct. 13-15, 2022

Register now!

The symposium, “Intersecting Photographies,” will be held at Howard University in Washington, DC, from October 13-15, 2022. Among the presentations and conversations that will be fostered there are an artist conversation between LaToya Ruby Frazier and Leslie Ureña, a keynote lecture by Tina Campt, a pecha kucha featuring lightning talks, and six panels presenting more in-depth research questions. To view the complete schedule online, which also includes an awards ceremony, receptions, and Saturday workshops hosted at DC-area institutions by local experts, please view our Symposium page

You must be a Photography Network Member to register for the symposium, with annual dues beginning as low as $20. Click on the registration button and follow the instructions to register for the In-Person ($50) or Online ($20) experience. We apologize that our website does not offer the capability of joining or renewing your membership and registering for the symposium in a single transaction. 

Photography Network is a 501(C)3 and College Art Association Affiliated Society whose purpose is to foster discussion, research, and new approaches to the study and practice of photography in its relation to art, culture, society, and history. Through a range of programming, Photography Network (PN) cultivates a spirit of community and exchange with the aim of advancing innovation in the field.

We encourage you to register early for the symposium. We do not have a registration cap, but availability is limited at the three DC-area hotels with whom we have made arrangements for discounted rates. Additionally, three of the four optional Saturday workshops will be collections-focused at area institutions including the Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art, and National Museum of American History, where space is necessarily limited; the fourth, with the National Museum of the American Indian, will be held over Zoom to accommodate those participating in the symposium remotely. 

If you encounter any problems during the registration process, please reach out to us at photographynetworksymposium@gmail.com. We thank the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation for their generous support of this program.

JOB: Asst Prof, Contemporary @ Fordham University

Description

The department of Art History and Music at Fordham University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of global contemporary art history, to begin in Fall 2023. We welcome candidates who examine contemporary art since 1945 from a global and transnational perspective and understand the effects of globalization, migration, and racism on contemporary artistic practices. We anticipate that our new colleague will further strengthen course offerings on non-Western art in our department and develop elements of our curriculum focused on curatorial studies, a key area of students’ interest. Commitment to anti-racist pedagogy, diversity, equity, and inclusion in a classroom setting is required. 

The successful candidate will teach introductory art history survey courses as well as upper-level electives, primarily at our Lincoln Center campus. She/he/they will be strongly encouraged to work closely with other departments and programs such as American Studies, African and African American Studies, the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute, and Middle East Studies at Fordham, and to take advantage of access to cultural institutions located in New York City. Candidates should hold a PhD in art history by June 1, 2023, have a dynamic research agenda, and be able to demonstrate effectiveness as a classroom teacher.

Cultural and intellectual pluralism are essential to the excellence of our program. We strive to foster and contribute to an academic culture and a campus community that attract and support the development of stellar and diverse faculty, reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As such, we are especially interested in candidates whose specialties could lead to collaborations with faculty within the department and across the university, and with organizations in the larger metropolitan area.

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition, committed to excellence through diversity. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer, and we especially encourage women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Qualifications

Candidates should hold a PhD in art history by June 1, 2023, have a dynamic research agenda, and be able to demonstrate effectiveness as a classroom teacher.

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (with references listed), and a writing sample to Interfolio. Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly via Interfolio. The application is considered complete only when all three recommendation letters have been received. Application deadline: October 7, 2022

https://apply.interfolio.com/110003

JOB: Curator/Director @ Univ. of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut has opened a search for a Curator and Director of the Contemporary Art Galleries, who would also serve as an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Art + Art History. We are especially interested in candidates whose curatorial activities, research, and teaching actively confront the dehumanizing legacies of racism and colonialism in relation to the arts and visual culture.

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21031

Inquiries can be directed to Emily Larned (Search Chair, emily.larned@uconn.edu), or Charlene Haukom (Department Administrator, charlene.haukom@uconn.edu). 

JOB: Asst Prof, Modern and Contemporary art @ Cleveland Institute of Art

The Liberal Arts Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in modern and contemporary art history, beginning in July 2022. The successful candidate will teach three courses each semester, maintain an active record of scholarship and other professional activity, and contribute to departmental and institutional service. Teaching assignments will include introductory courses in Visual Culture and Art History, covering themes from ancient times to the present day, and elective courses in the history of modern and contemporary art, craft, design, and/or media arts.

We seek candidates whose teaching and scholarship focuses on modern and contemporary art and includes expertise in critical theory and the study of visual culture. An ideal candidate will also have familiarity with cross-cultural perspectives, non-western art history, and one or more of the following:

  • Design as a cross-disciplinary, contemporary practice;
  • Moving image and interactive digital media, such as video, gaming, and animation;
  • Performance art, conceptual art, or socially-engaged practice; or
  • Issues of ecology and sustainability in modern and contemporary art.

We especially welcome candidates whose instructional approaches extend beyond Eurocentric models and engage with contemporary issues in art, craft, and media arts. The position offers competitive salary and benefits. Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in Art History or a closely related field, an active record of publication, experience teaching at the college level, and a record of supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and professional practice.

Applications received by Dec 29, 2021 will be given full consideration. To apply for the position, please visit https://www.cia.edu/about-us/careers-at-cia. Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, sample of scholarly work, and contact information for three references. Semi-finalist candidates will be interviewed by phone or video conference. Three letters of recommendation will be required for candidates who progress. Finalists will be interviewed in spring 2022 through video conferences and/or campus visits. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States on or before July 1, 2022. 

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, CIA complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.

ABOUT CIA

The Cleveland Institute of Art is a nationally recognized four-year accredited college of art and design. An educational cornerstone in Cleveland since 1882, CIA is an independent college committed to leadership and vision in all forms of visual arts education. CIA wins widespread acclaim for the quality of its programs and the achievements of its alumni. Groundbreaking artwork from graduates and faculty can be found in the permanent collections of prestigious museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The college’s design and entertainment arts alumni are sought-after innovators at corporations that include Proctor & Gamble, Ford, GM, Nissan, Motor, Hasbro, Disney, Nickelodeon, Sony and Electronic Arts.

With approximately 600 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 15 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers – recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten prettiest communities in the country. The CIA experience includes cross-disciplinary studies, opportunities for exploration, development of critical thinking and practical business skills. In addition, every CIA student participates in projects involving real-world challenges and outside clients or partners. CIA’s highly engaged faculty include exhibiting artists, scholars, and award-winning designers who continue to make significant contributions to their fields and win national recognition for their art and scholarship.

JOB: Tenure Track, Arts of the Americas @ U Arkansas

The Art History Program in the School of Art at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track endowed assistant or associate professor in art history, in research areas integral to the arts of the Americas. The position is open in terms of chronological specialization, and we are especially interested in scholars of Indigenous art, Latin American and Latinx modern and contemporary art. Interdisciplinary, intersectional, and transregional approaches centering overlooked or marginalized histories are particularly welcome, such as Afro-Latinx traditions and histories of craft.

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 a partnership with the IDEALS Institute, which offers workshops and opportunities for organizational learning; the Bridges 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.

This position is considered fundamental to the implementation of a 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, 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. 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 15, 2022.

The successful candidates will teach courses at the graduate 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 searches, 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 the Indigenous Studies Program, Latin American and Latino Studies, and African and African American Studies, among other departments and initiatives. Additional resources include the Arkansas Archaeological Survey, 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, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, MO.

Applications due by December 1, 2021. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Further details here: uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Amalia Amaki at the Photography Network Virtual Symposium [October 7-9, 2021]

Artist and scholar Amalia Amaki will be our Keynote for “The Material and the Virtual in Photographic Histories” (October 7-9, 2021). The First Symposium of the Photography Network will be held virtually, jointly hosted by the Photography Network and Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen. We are looking forward to our conversation with her on Thursday, October 7 at 4:00-4:45 pm UTC (12:00–12:45 pm EST) about her impressive art range and her ability to stretch the limits of photography’s materiality. The three-day symposium will pair previously recorded presentations (now available to registered attendees) with live roundtable discussions and Q&A sessions on October 7th, 8th, and 9th.

Registration is open and the presentation videos are live for the First Symposium of the Photography Network (October 7–9, 2021), a virtual event. Register nowRegistration for this free event is now open. Symposium attendees are required to be current Photography Network members in good standing. Annual membership is $20 (student/unaffiliated), $40 (Affiliated), or $100 (Sustaining Member). Please visit the Photography Network’s website for more information on how to join. Once a member, link to the live sessions under the Account feature by clicking “Symposium_live (affiliated).”

CFP: Signs o’ the Times: Music and Politics in Contemporary Art (CAA Chicago, 2022)–proposals accepted through Sept. 16, 2021

Maria Elena Buszek (CU Denver) and Johanna Gosse are co-chairing an in-person session on contemporary art, music, and politics at the 2022 CAA conference in Chicago (February 16-19, 2022). Buszek and Gosse are very open to proposals that expand the conventional scope of “art history” and the panel might expand into two sessions.


To apply, send us a 250-word abstract, a shortened CV (under 2 pgs), and a completed proposal submission form to maria.buszek@ucdenver.edu and johannagosse@gmail.com by September 16. We will notify participants by September 23.

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Signs o’ the Times: Music and Politics in Contemporary Art


Scholar Bernard Gendron has compellingly argued that rock music took over the avant garde in the 1970s, holding “onto its ‘pop’ moorings while becoming ‘art.’” Visual artists like Laurie Anderson and William Pope L. started writing, performing, and recording music, and performers like Grace Jones, DEVO, and Die Tödliche Doris treated their music as performance art, blurring the lines between popular music and visual art in ways that have profoundly affected contemporary art ever since. This seemingly effortless crossing of the era’s art/music and high/low divides was in reality born of struggles that often sprang from the era’s civil rights and liberation movements, which in the ‘70s sought new ways to reach broader audiences and to critique the myopia or elitism of these movements’ earlier iterations. This tendency continues today in the work of contemporary artists who engage with popular music, not just as an index of contemporaneity, but as a rich archive of cultural and political significance, as well as formal and aesthetic inspiration and exchange.
This panel seeks to convene new approaches and perspectives on the intersection of art and popular music since the tail end of the sixties up to the present day. We’re particularly interested in work that examines cultural politics alongside formal concerns, while moving beyond the exhausted modernist preoccupation with policing the high/low divide.
For more information on the conference and how to submit your abstract see: https://caa.confex.com/caa/2022/webprogrampreliminary/meeting.html 

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