University of Kansas, History of Art
Hall Family Foundation Assistant Professorship in American Art and Culture
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Kansas, United States|
The Kress Foundation Department of Art History at the University of Kansas seeks a colleague specializing in the history of American art (broadly defined) for a tenure-track appointment as the Hall Family Foundation Assistant Professor in American Art and Culture beginning August 18, 2022. We hope to attract a wide range of applicants and especially welcome candidates with research expertise in such areas as African American, Native American, Latinx, Arab American, and/or Queer art histories, their intersections, and their contributions to the larger field of American art and visual culture.
The Hall Assistant Professor will teach four courses per year (undergraduate and graduate courses); guide research of undergraduate and graduate students and supervise dissertations; advise undergraduate and graduate students; maintain and sustain an active and productive program of research in the area of specialization disseminated through peer-reviewed publications and public presentations; and provide service to the department, College, University, and the profession. Candidates who will contribute to the climate of diversity, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, are encouraged to apply.
The Kress Foundation Department of Art History currently employs nine full-time faculty members and has a flourishing, nationally recognized doctoral program. Affiliated faculty members in African and African-American Studies and Classics contribute to the department’s curriculum. Private endowments support visiting lecturer programs and research travel for faculty and graduate students. The department is located in the Spencer Museum of Art, whose collections and exhibitions provide a rich resource for teaching. The 170,000-volume Murphy Library of Art and Architecture and an excellent digital visual image collection offer essential support for research and instruction. The Hall Assistant Professor could play an active role in interdisciplinary units, programs, and centers, including African and African-American Studies, American Studies, Indigenous Studies, the Kansas African Studies Center, the Langston Hughes Center, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Founded in 1865, the University of Kansas is a Carnegie-designated Research 1 Doctoral University, the flagship of the Kansas system and a member of the AAU. It is located in Lawrence, a beautiful, progressive, and culturally vibrant city of 100,000, 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area and 30 minutes from the state capital Topeka.
In a continuing effort to enrich the academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University of Kansas actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
- Ph.D. in Art History or a related discipline.
- Relevant College-level teaching experience.
- Active and productive research program as demonstrated through scholarly presentations and/or publications.
For further details, see the full position description at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/19719BR A complete online application includes a letter of application, CV, names and contact information for three references, and a writing sample or sample publication. Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately to email@example.com. In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
- Describe your experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and will continue as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool.
For questions, please contact the search committee chair: David Cateforis, Professor and Chair of Art History, Kress Foundation Department of Art History, The University of Kansas, 1301 Mississippi Street, Room 209, Lawrence, KS 66045. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||Art / Art History
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Native American History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality