JOB: Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor in Brazil

 Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor 

Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo, Brazil – in partnership with the University of Campinas (Unicamp), the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp), and the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo.

Applications are invited for a Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professorship for the second semester of 2023 (August to November 2023) at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of Sao Paulo (MAC USP) to teach a seminar course on African American art in the Graduate Program in Aesthetics and Art History of the University of Sao Paulo (Master’s and Doctorate levels).

The Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo (MAC USP, http://www.mac.usp.br) is a research and education public university museum, with a collection of national and international importance of 20th and 21st centuries art. From the 1,691 works received from the former Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM SP), MAC USP has more recently reached the mark of 10,000 works in its collections. MAC USP’s mission is to promote the study and dissemination of the collection as well as its conservation, protection, restoration, expansion and recognition as a Brazilian artistic heritage in Brazil and abroad. In addition, the Museum seeks to develop teaching, research and extension in the fields of Museology, History, Art Theory and Criticism and Education and Art in Museums, encouraging scientific and cultural exchange with similar institutions in Brazil and abroad and promoting contemporary artistic practice. Its curatorial activities are developed from critical reflection grounded in interdisciplinary research in history, theory and criticism of modern and contemporary art, which also defines its collecting policies. Since 2000, MAC USP is the main University department engaged in the Graduate Program in Aesthetics and Art History (see: http://www.pgeha2.webhostusp.sti.usp.br/index.php/en/). The Program has the academic MA and the PhD diplomas for students who are interested in specializing in it, and has an average of one hundred students a year, under supervision and in its seminar courses.

The Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor is a project MAC USP has undertaken with three other major institutions in the state of São Paulo in Brazil: the University of Campinas (Unicamp) and its Graduate Program in History of Art and Culture; the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp) and its Department of Art History; and the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (the second largest collection of art of the state of São Paulo).

The successful candidate must hold a doctorate. She/he/they must have:extensive knowledge of African American art with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries; a research background and/or research potential as an international authority within the specialty; and a level of international publication at a standard that will contribute to and enhance the profile national and international program of the Graduate Program in Aesthetics and Art History. It is necessary to give lectures, and classes at the graduate level.

The Seminar course is composed of 15 classes of 3 hours each, once a week, which will be taught between the months of August and November 2023. Once selected, the candidate will be asked to closely engage with scholars from the three universities involved who specialize in Brazilian and African diasporic art, and with local collections, to further discuss and develop the syllabus.

For application, send a curriculum vitae and a proposed syllabus on African American art with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries [Abstract, topics to be developed and bibliography (10 items)].

The selected candidate will receive a monthly gross salary of $5,000 USD (period August to November 2023). Airfare, accommodation in Brazil and travel insurance will be covered with funds from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

The application starts on Monday, 16 May 2022 and the final deadline is midnight on Monday 15 August 2022. 

Contact Email: cursosmac@usp.br

In your application, please refer to Visiting Professor – Terra Foundation

JOB: Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History: African-American and/or African Art @ Alfred University

The School of Art and Design within the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking applicants for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Art History to teach African-American Art History. This full-time one-year sabbatical replacement position consists of a 2/2 teaching load plus faculty service.

In addition to African-American Art History, the ideal candidate will also be able to teach an introductory course in the visual culture of Africa and/or its American diasporas (South, Central, the Caribbean, or Mexico) from the early modern period (c. 1500) to the present, to help satisfy our non-Western curricular offerings. Teaching responsibilities include the equivalent of a 2/2 load: an introductory level, half-semester course (to be repeated across Fall and Spring), as well as upper-level courses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

For the service component, we especially seek candidates who would be involved with diversity-related initiatives at AU, in particular the Art Force 5 (AF5), an award-winning applied learning program that offers students the opportunity to use art for social justice. Most recently, the AF5 has been invited to partner with NYS Office of General Services as they prepare their Harlem Art Collection to be returned to public view. The AF5 will serve to educate various communities on the relevance of this collection and organize community events. The hired candidate may assist in optimizing opportunities and preparing Alfred University students for such collaboration. The project is funded by a SUNY grant, which enables students to travel the state while engaging in social practice involving issues of equality, community, and history.

Located in Western NY, Alfred University is the second oldest co-educational college in the United States and one of the earliest to have enrolled African-American and Native American students. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an appreciation of issues that matter to our university community, such as diversity and social justice.

Though open to all undergraduate students at Alfred University, Art History courses primarily serve degree candidates in studio art (BFA), art history and theory (BS), and graduate students (MFA). The Art History curriculum is an integral part of the program at the School of Art and Design. The Division of Art History is one of six divisions in a comprehensive program with a very active faculty and prolific student body who access renowned facilities for artistic and scholarly research.

Qualifications

Required: PhD preferred but ABD considered, in Art History or related field. Teaching experience is preferred. Appointment begins in August 2019.

Alfred University

The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 33 full-time faculty serving approximately 500 students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education, with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University’s community. The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the Inamori School of Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art and Design.

Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position offers full benefits.

Application Process

Email your letter of interest, CV, sample syllabi, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to humanresources@alfred.edu.

Review of applications will begin March 17, 2019. The position is open until filled. For more information, contact humanresources@alfred.edu.

JOB: Visiting Assitant Professor, American art and architecture @ Smith College

The Department of Art at Smith College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in American art and architecture, to begin in July 2018. We seek someone with interdisciplinary interests who can teach introductory and intermediate undergraduate courses across the entire chronological spectrum of American art and architecture as well as advanced courses in their area of specialization. Candidates with a proven track record in engaging with issues of race and immigration in scholarship and teaching are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in Art or relevant field is expected by the time of appointment and evidence of independent teaching experience is required. Candidates from groups underrepresented in Art History are encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Art may be found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/art/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/49145 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2018.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission of and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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