Art and Art History: Tenured, endowed Chair in Modern and/or Contemporary Art - 000112

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Art and Art History: Tenured, endowed Chair in Modern and/or Contemporary Art - 000112

The Department of Art & Art History invites applications from distinguished scholars for a tenured, endowed Chair in the History of Modern and/or Contemporary Art. Applicants working in any area within this broad field are welcome. While the position is not limited by geographical focus, we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary scholars whose research, teaching and public engagement prioritize diverse perspectives and histories and who demonstrate an understanding of the experience of those under-represented in higher education. The candidate should aim to promote inclusivity and dialogue both within the classroom and the larger communities of the University and the city of Richmond. The University is conducting initiatives in the Arts and Humanities, developing a long-term vision for the School of Arts & Sciences and implementing a strategic plan and academic programs that focus on inclusivity and academic excellence, racial justice and community-based learning. We are interested in individuals, trained as art historians, who want to engage this crucial moment in the visual arts and who see their work as participating in a public conversation about the role of the arts at the University and in contemporary society.

The Department of Art and Art History is home to the Art History and Visual and Media Arts Practice (VMAP) programs and, in collaboration with University Museums, to the Museum Studies program. The Art History program requires its majors to take a Theory and Methodologies course and write a senior thesis over two semesters. As the instruction of these capstone courses is shared by the full faculty of the Art history program, the candidate should be interested in acting as the instructor of record every third or fourth year. Although this position is in the Art history program, the ideal candidate will also consider the VMAP curriculum, faculty and students and demonstrate interdisciplinary interest in other curricular developments at the University, such as the Humanities and the Arc of Racial Justice initiatives. The candidate will be a valued member of a close-knit department, as an advanced scholar, teacher and mentor both to the students and the junior faculty. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected status. In addition to the position, the Tucker Boatwright Chair, has been approved by the Board of Trustees of the University.

Applicants should click "Apply Now" at the top of the page. Applicants will be asked to submit electronically a cover letter containing teaching and research statements as well as expression of interest and experience in teaching students from diverse backgrounds, current curriculum vitae, and at least three names of people who will later be contacted as professional references. Graduate transcripts (required) as well as any documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be addressed to Elena Calvillo, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Art History, Department of Art and Art History, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173. Review of applications will begin September 10, 2018.

The School of Arts and Sciences, the liberal arts core of the University, is a thriving and inclusive community of 230 faculty, twenty-two departments and ten interdisciplinary programs. We offer distinctive and engaging learning opportunities to students and outstanding resources to support the scholarly, creative and pedagogical activities of the faculty. For information about the foundations, goals and initiatives of the School of Arts and Sciences, see the Concept 30 Strategic Plan at 30/index.html.

The University of Richmond is a private, highly selective, predominantly liberal arts institution. The University is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community that values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department see (




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Posted: 12/11/2018
Application Due: 5/24/2019
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