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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Call for Applications from Recent MFAs and PhDs: Future Faculty Program at RIT (Deadline: May 15, 2019)

The Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP) is currently accepting applications for the class of 2019. This program is design for historically underrepresented minority scholars to explore potential faculty careers.

Participants will:

network with faculty, chairs, deans, and administration;

hold a job talk presentation on their research; and

learn more about the culture and values of the institution straight from RIT’s diverse faculty and students; and so much more.

The application deadline is Wed, May 15, 2019.

Please remember that you will need to upload four documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Cover letter that includes your diversity statement
  • Research statement (MFA scholars submit an artistic statement)
  • Teaching statement

The Future Faculty Career Exploration Program provides an opportunity to find out what it is like to be a faculty member at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This all-expenses paid program is an opportunity for historically underrepresented minority scholars, artists, and researchers to visit RIT for a prospective look at a faculty career. The program will take place September 25-28, 2019.

RIT has seen nearly 300 scholars participate in the program since its inception 15 years ago.  The feedback is amazing – the program helped to prepare them for the rigors of the job search, and also enlightened them to opportunities at RIT.

To learn more about the program and to apply click here.

 

Medieval Studies: Definitions, Debates, and the Parameters of the Field

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Image by Mikel Jaso. Published in New York Times, May 5, 2019, here.

 

Yesterday’s front-page article in the print edition of New York Times bore the headline “Symbols of Past Used by Right Upset Scholars.” That the online version’s header is “Medieval Scholars Joust with White Nationalists. And One Another” is a rhetorical shift worth questioning.

The article’s many directions are equally fascinating:

*the culture of the International Congress on Medieval Studies;

*demographics of the field of European Medievalism;

*narratives of the Anglo-Saxon race—roots, routes, and modernity—in Europe and the US;

*critical theory, feminist critique of power and patriarchy, and decolonizing a field;

*apolitical scholarship as an ideal;

*the Medievalists of Color group;

*white privilege and white fragility;

*Facebook fights and the resource of social media;

*white nationalism and white chauvinism—past and present;

*overhauling the academic conference submission process;

*the Belle da Costa Greene Award (est. 2018) and passing for white.

The Times reporter Jennifer Schuessler runs through these topics differently. She conveys the complexity of terrain in some passages and displays her amusement with the debates in others. “A field increasingly torn by vitriolic spats and racial politics”—anchorage text on the jump page in the print edition—sadly demonstrates the limited way in which Schuessler and the editor who worked with her on this piece see things.

There’s nothing easy about change in twenty-first century academia: it’s well- communicated in the letters accompanying the article—634 of them at present count. They’re worth a look.

This year’s International Congress on Medieval Studies Conference opens in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Thurs., May 9. The next day, May 10, is the anniversary of Greene’s death.

 

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Belle da Costa Greene. Photo by Clarence White. Published on Pinterest.

Da Costa Greene (born Dec. 13, 1879/1883 in Alexandria Virginia; died May 10, 1950 in New York) was elected of fellow of the Medieval Academy of America in 1939. A librarian at Princeton and later for J. P. Morgan, Greene was the director of the Pierpont Morgan Library from 1924 to 1928.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellow in African and African Diaspora Art History–Brandeis University (Applications due Jan. 15, 2019)

Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship at the rank of Lecturer in African and African Diaspora Art, beginning in the Fall 2019. We welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on African and African Diaspora Art History. The fellow will pursue their own research and writing and teach two courses (one per semester) while participating in and contributing to the rich intellectual life of the Brandeis community, in affiliation with the departments of African and Afro-American Studies and Fine Arts. The fellowship includes a salary of $58,000, plus benefits, with moving expenses (approximately $1,500), and a research fund of $4,000 per year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by the commencement of the fellowship, preferably received within the past six years.

Applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12822

Please include the following: a letter of interest outlining a research project and possible course offerings, sample syllabi, a CV, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and three letters of recommendation. First consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 15, 2019.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Questions about the position can be directed to:

Kay Fellow Search c/o Jennifer Stern jstern@brandeis.edu

 

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • sample syllabi
  • writing sample of no more than 25 pages
  • Three Reference Letters [Applicants need to add all their writers on their standard Coversheet and instruct the system to email the letter request notifications to the writers. The writers can’t login or submit letters without such an email.]
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:

 
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, 18/19th Century European Art, UCLA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, 18th/19th CENTURY EUROPEAN ART
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES – LOS ANGELES, CA
The Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications
for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the arts of 18/19th century Europe, to start July 1, 2019.

We seek a scholar whose work emphasizes methodological innovation as well as connections between Europe and other geographies, and who is interested in cross-field collaboration within the department and the university. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment required. We especially welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to
diversity and excellence.
Please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample publication, statement of
contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and names and contact information for three referees online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04046

 

For more information, contact: Prof. Saloni Mathur (mathur@humnet.ucla.edu), Chair, Search Committee.

Application deadline: November 30, 2018.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy
(http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Art History of Africa and/or of the Americas and their Diasporas (Early Modern to the Contemporary), School of Art, San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University, School of Art seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in art history with a specialization in the visual culture of African and/or the Americas (South, Central, the Caribbean, and Mexico) and their diasporas in any era from the early modern period (c. 1500) to the present.

Position begins August 2019. The mission of San Francisco State University is to create an environment for learning that promotes appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region, state, the nation, and the world. Ph.D. required. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Position description available at: http://art.sfsu.edu/content/faculty-positions.

Application review begins December 1, 2018 and continues until filled. Send letter of intent, a current CV, a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the School of Art to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; writing sample; statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi; names and contact information of three references.

Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Applications should be submitted as a single PDF, labeled as follows:  Last Name_First Name_Application. Submit all materials online to: https://sfsu.submittable.com/submit by December 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Please email artsrch@sfsu.edu with any questions.

Academic Position: Assistant Professor, Arts of the Americas (Modern and Contemporary)–Submission Deadline Nov. 1, 2018

Assistant Professor: Arts of the Americas (Modern and Contemporary)

University of Michigan

The Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in the Arts of the Americas, modern and contemporary, beginning in September 2019. This is a university year appointment. A PhD is required prior to appointment. Broadly conceived, the position may be filled by persons working in any of the following fields: African-American, African Diaspora, Latin American, and/or Native American art; possible methodological lenses include, but are not limited to, critical race studies, gender theory, performance studies, and/or critical museum studies. The successful applicant will be asked to develop a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, to supervise doctoral dissertations, and to participate actively in the life of the department. The appointee will be welcomed into a large university community that encourages interdisciplinary dialogue and is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample. These materials and three letters of reference should be uploaded via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/53831). If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Jessica Pattison (Executive Secretary, U-M Department of the History of Art) at (734) 615-8453 or histart-execsec@umich.edu. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2018. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates and scholars demonstrably committed to working with diverse student populations are encouraged to apply.

A PhD is required prior to appointment.

NOTES:
Employer will assist with relocation costs.

About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Two Academic Posts at University of Minnesota — App. Deadline Nov. 15, 2018

Descriptions here.

Joan Tisch Teaching Fellowships @ Whitney Museum of American Art

JOAN TISCH TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM

APPLICATION 2018

The Teaching Fellows Program offers graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in art history and related fields the unique opportunity to work directly with the Whitney Museum’s collection and audiences within a community of academic support. Participants in the program design specialized tours and lecture to museum visitors, public program audiences, and senior audiences. Fellows meet for periodic workshops for feedback and support on scholarly work and for training in teaching, communication and presentation skills or other specialized topics. More advanced Teaching Fellows may also be invited to develop special lectures and multi-session courses for special members groups and the public.

This selective program offers an invaluable opportunity for students to develop skills for public speaking without notes, communicating sophisticated ideas in a clear and organized fashion, and finding their own authentic voice. Alumni of the program, who have gone on to a range of prestigious positions in museums and academia, often reference how these skills benefited them throughout their careers.

Candidates must be graduate students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program, finishing their coursework or working toward the completion of their dissertation.  We are seeking diverse perspectives on American Art of the 20th and 21st Century. Specializing in areas covered by the Museum’s collection is helpful, but is not a prerequisite for selection. Fellowships are ideally for a period of three years, with a minimum commitment of two years. During this period, Fellows are expected to live in or near New York City. Fellows are paid $125 per hour for private and specialized tours; $100 for public tours; $75 for workshop participation; and have the potential for further pay for multi-week courses, colloquia and other projects.

We are currently interviewing for a position to start in the fall of 2018.

To apply, please send the following to TischTeachingFellows@Whitney.org:

1) a statement of purpose, describing why you are interested in the program and how you see your skills and experience contributing to what we do

2) a CV

3) a letter of reference or contact information of a reference

The Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art is supported by a generous gift from Steven Tisch.

Debating Cultural Appropriation in the Art History Classroom

I am always looking for activities that make art history relevant to my students as well as disturb the problematic ways in which our discipline has been framed. Students respond enthusiastically when they are allowed to delve into current events that connect with art’s histories. In order to facilitate what can be heated conversations I…

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