Thursday, August 3, 2017

University of Chicago seeks Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Black Atlantic Art & Architecture

Position Description: 
The Department of Art History at the University of Chicago seeks (an) art or architectural
historian(s) of the Black Atlantic, specializing in any pertinent historical period and in any territory of Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Iberia, and/or the more ramified Atlantic world. We are also interested in art or architectural historians working more broadly on race, (post)colonialism, and visual culture in the Atlantic world. The ability to work across fields and subfields is highly desirable, as we expect the successful candidate to collaborate with faculty within and beyond our department.

The Department of Art History values diversity. A goal of the search is to increase the diversity
of the faculty in the Department of Art History and across the Humanities Division, and we
therefore welcome applicants from groups historically underrepresented in academia, such as
black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native.
Successful candidates will be appointed either as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, or as a
Provost Fellow at the rank of Instructor with an initial two-year faculty appointment. This
initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment. Provost Fellows will
teach one class/year, receive research support, and participate in programming designed to
help support them in their transition to Assistant Professor. Provost Fellows will ordinarily be
promoted to Assistant Professor at the end of their 2-year term. Candidates for Provost Fellow
appointment must have no more than two years of postdoctoral experience. All candidates
must have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment, 1 July 2018.

Complete application materials include cover letter (including discussion of research and
teaching interests), CV, two scholarly writing samples, names and contact information for
three professional references, and a statement describing the applicant's prior and potential
contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and service.
Applicants should send all materials in electronic format (MS Word or PDF) to Caroline
Altekruse at with subject heading "Black Atlantic Art and
Architecture Search." In addition, applicants must upload the CV and cover letter to the
Academic Career Opportunities website at No applications
received after 20 September 2017 will be accepted. University positions are contingent upon
budgetary approval.

Additional Information or Requirements:
Statement: The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans
Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a
disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the
law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination
at Job seekers in need of a
reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287
or email with their request.

Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Optional Applicant Documents:
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