Eugene Lang College, the liberal arts college of The New School, seeks to hire a humanities scholar of Art History and Visual Studies who specializes in issues of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration to fill an open rank, tenure-track position beginning July 2019. The ideal candidate will have a research and teaching concentration that addresses art, visual culture, and media through a global approach to theories and practices of race and ethnicity. We welcome candidates whose work takes a critical and engaged approach to Modern or Contemporary arts in a global context, and demonstrates expertise in one or more of the following areas: transnationality; diasporic and/or hemispheric contexts and cultures; the internationalization of cultural forms and publics; circulation and migration; colonialism, decolonization, and post-colonialism; and networks of global exchange. Preference will be given to Modern/Contemporary art historians or visual studies scholars with an expertise in either a) Latin American art & culture or b) Middle Eastern and Islamic art & culture. In addition, we especially welcome candidates that could also contribute to the following minors that are affiliated with the Art History and Visual Studies (LVIS) program: Ethnicity and Race, Gender Studies, and/or Museum and Curatorial Studies.
Responsibilities: Teach five undergraduate visual studies courses in foundational courses of the Art History and Visual Studies curriculum (including Methods of Art History & Visual Studies) as well as areas of interest and specialization; advise Visual Studies majors and minors; contribute to Lang College’s Interdisciplinary Arts (LINA) program shared by Dance, Theater, Music, and Visual Studies in the Department of the Arts. The ideal candidate should also have the requisite experience and interest to serve as the Program Director for the Visual Studies program in the Department of the Arts, supported by a reduced course load, with responsibilities including developing and overseeing the curriculum, advising part-time faculty, working with current and prospective students majoring in or interested in Visual Studies, and attending college Chairs and Directors meetings.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in art history or visual studies or related fields; recognized scholarly and professional work; demonstrated successful undergraduate teaching experience; ability to contribute to curriculum development for visual studies in a liberal arts environment.
The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status. The New School is committed to actively recruiting a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates to apply who are from groups underrepresented in US higher education. All hiring is subject to the Provost’s budgetary approval.
Application: Review of applications will begin November 1 and the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should send via our online application system (https://careers.newschool.edu/) a cover letter describing experience and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and a list of three references (including title and contact information). First round of video interviews of candidates will take place during the last week of November.
Internal Number: Req. 0106071533
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