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Assistant Professor, Art History and Women’s Studies

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Assistant Professor, Art History and Women’s Studies


Franklin-School of Art

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia has over 40 full-time faculty members in studio art, design, art education, and art history, administering undergraduate and graduate programs to 1,000 majors and graduate students. The Art History program at the School of Art offers undergraduate BA major and minor degrees and graduate degrees at the MA and PhDs levels. The Institute for Women’s Studies provides a feminist, intersectional, and interdisciplinary perspective on women and gender. Administratively a program in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Institute cooperates with departments of all schools and colleges at UGA in developing its curriculum and programming. IWS offers an undergraduate major, minor, and LGBTQ certificate as well as a graduate certificate.

The Franklin College of Arts and Science, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committee to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Benefits Eligible

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

The committee will begin to review applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration applications should be submitted by January 6th, 2023. For questions, please contact LeeAnne Krause at
Applications should include:• Cover Letter• Resume/CV• Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy• List of References with Contact Information• Research Portfolio

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

A PhD in Art History, Visual Studies or related field is required

Position Summary:

The Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Art History and Women Studies to begin in August 2023.

The position will be housed in Art History, with a joint-appointment to the faculty of the School of Art (75%) and the Institute for Women’s Studies (25%). In addition to an active research agenda, the position carries a teaching load of 4 courses per year at the graduate and undergraduate level. Mentorship and advising of both graduate and undergraduate students is expected, as well as participation in graduate committees. We are keen to support a collaborative community in which faculty may co-host visiting artists and scholars, develop new cross-listed curricula, and participate in initiatives across the School of Art and the Institute of Women’s Studies.

The History of Art Area of the School of Art and the Institute of Women Studies are committed to a globalized curriculum in art history and the humanities to complement and promote current areas of strength within the School of Art and across the Franklin College. We seek a scholar of Atlantic visual culture who engages intersectional and feminist approaches to the cross-cultural points of exchange between Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean in the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century. Candidates should have a particular focus in one or more of these geographical regions while addressing more broadly foundational notions of modernity and modernization in the Atlantic world of The Enlightenment, Colonialism, and the Age of Revolution, such as the visual cultures of gender, indigenism, slavery, and diaspora.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

Two years teaching experience beyond graduate school is preferred.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Successful candidates will have a proven record of active research and an emerging or established reputation within Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Trans-Atlantic Visual Cultures with a research interest in broad issues of identity, sexuality, and gender.

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Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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