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Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of African Art History

Employer
Tulane University
Location
New Orleans, LA
Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of African Art History

Location:
New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Aug 11, 2023
Close Date:
Nov 30, 2023
Description:
The Africana Studies Program and the Newcomb Art Department at Tulane University invite applications for a tenure-track position in African Art History at the rank of assistant or associate professor with tenure (pending positive review). The successful candidate will have a tenure home in the Art Department, with a joint appointment in the Africana Studies Program, with teaching and service divided equally between the two units. We encourage applications from scholars focused on visual/material culture from anywhere on the African continent and from any period, as well as those who do comparative work. We are especially interested inscholarship that engages themes related to museum studies, architecture and the built environment, environmental studies, media studies, gender and sexuality studies, or transcultural exchange and mobility.Appointment to begin July 1, 2024.  PhD required at time of appointment; we welcome applicants trained outside the United States.    

 

Teaching will include lecture courses and seminars for undergraduate and graduate students in the area of specialty, as well as introductory courses in Africana Studies and Art History on a rotating basis. The teaching load is 2-2, with the expectation that the hire will recruit and mentor graduate students and participate in departmental and university service.   

 

The successful candidate will also play a key role in the establishment and launch of Crossroads Cohort: Africana Studies at the Intersection of Art History and Art Making, an innovative joint master’s degree program shared between the two units and supported by the recent acquisition of a $1M grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Students in the Crossroads Cohort will pursue a graduate program in Africana studies alongside an MA in art history or an MFA in a studio art discipline and enjoy the support of funding to underwrite unique Cohort enrichment experiences such as travel and conference attendance as well as summer internships.   

Faculty members in both units enjoy a collegial environment, flexibility in course offerings, accomplished and engaged students, and small class sizes. Generous support for both travel and research is available. Local resources include the Amistad Research Center, notable collections of African art at the New Orleans Museum of Art and Southern University at New Orleans as well as a number of local arts and heritage organizations and museums devoted to the culture of the African diaspora in New Orleans and the Gulf South. 

 

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or veterans. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. 

 

 


Qualifications:

PhD required at time of appointment. The proposed start date for this position is July 1, 2024.

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or veterans. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. 


Application Instructions:
Review of applications begins on November 15.

 

Required materials include (1) a letter of interest describing qualifications and interest, (2) current CV, and (3) a writing sample.

 

Please include the names and contact information for three references and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted upon the search committee’s request. For additional information, applicants can contact search co-chairs Stephanie Porras (sporras@tulane.edu) and Mia L. Bagneris (mbagneri@tulane.edu)


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email hr@tulane.edu.

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