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, 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.