founded in 1831, is a diverse,
energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and
practical idealism go hand in hand.
The Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan University seeks
candidates for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant
Professor in the arts and material culture of Africa, beginning
July 1, 2022. The research focus and period of specialization are
open; candidates who can teach across historical periods, including
before 1900, and who can offer one or more courses on the arts of
the African diaspora are welcome to apply. We define African arts
broadly and will give full consideration to candidates focusing on
visual and material culture who are trained in the disciplines of
Art History, History, Architecture and Urban History, Archaeology,
African Studies, or Anthropology.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Art History, History, Architecture,
Archaeology, African Studies, Anthropology, or a related field in
hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant
Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if
the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of
appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. within one year of
Special Instructions To Applicants
You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we
require, which are a 1) a letter of application; 2) curriculum
vitae; 3) writing sample; 4) statement of current research; 5) a
statement of teaching interests, 6) one or two course syllabi, and
7) student evaluations (if available). In the cover letter,
applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s
commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their
experience working with individuals from historically marginalized
or underserved groups.
You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three
referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of
recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email
addresses of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most
up-to-date email addresses for each one).
After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will
see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees
whose email address you have provided will receive an
automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a
letter of reference for you.
If you have questions about the application process please contact
Esther Moran, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-860-685-2682.
Applications completed by December 1, 2021 will receive full
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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital
status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,
learning disability or physical disability, political belief,
veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or
non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from
women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries
regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination
policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for
Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, email@example.com.