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Assistant Professor of Art History

University of Mississippi
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Mar 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Mississippi announces an opening for an Assistant Professor of Art History with the ability to teach African and African American art. The position is a 9-month, full-time, benefits-eligible renewable position. The successful candidate will join the department’s ongoing commitment to shifting the discourse of art history and to its endeavor to be responsive to a diverse student body and global society. The University of Mississippi is located in Oxford, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top college towns. The University has an R-1 Carnegie Classification and is recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.




The candidate will teach a global survey of prehistoric through medieval art, a course on writing and research, and upper-level classes in African and African American art. The teaching load is three classes per semester. The successful candidate is expected to be engaged actively in research and to be an involved member of the department and university community, including the African American Studies program.




Ph.D. in Art History or a closely related field completed by the time of appointment and teaching experience are required.




As part of their application, candidates should submit a cover letter that outlines their 1) teaching experience; 2) philosophy on teaching; 3) active engagement with research; and 4) contributions/commitment to advancing diversity. Applicants also should upload a current CV and the names and contact information for four references familiar with the applicant’s work. Finalists will be asked later to submit two writing samples, two sample syllabi, and unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hiring). Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. All materials should be submitted online at University of Mississippi Careers ( Please direct inquiries about this position to Dr. Nancy L. Wicker (, Chair of the Department of Art and Art History and Chair of the Search Committee.


Additional Information


Funds are available for continued professional development, and the University offers an extremely competitive retirement plan. The initial appointment begins August 15, 2021 and may be renewed for up to two additional years by mutual agreement. Extension beyond three years will be dependent on available budget funding. We recognize the importance of a diverse faculty and a supportive educational and professional environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are traditionally underrepresented in academia and from all candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.


The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.

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