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Visiting Asst Prof – Art History, Modern/Global South/African/African Diasporic art (1750-present)

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
Posted Date
Dec 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor – Art History, Modern/Global South/African/African Diasporic art (1750-present)

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for a full-time, temporary, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in Art History, specializing in modern art, with an emphasis on the Global South, Africa, and/or the African Diaspora (1750-present). This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

The successful applicant should have the ability to teach broadly in their field as well as in the arts of one or more of the following areas: Europe; Colonialism; Africa; African Diaspora; or Global South. Applicants who focus on transcultural exchange and/or who combine historical methodologies with an interest in larger theoretical frameworks such as postcolonial theory are especially encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include teaching broad introductory undergraduate surveys, including African/African Diasporic art, through upper-level undergraduate and graduate seminars in the area(s) of specialization, and some advising at the undergraduate and graduate (MA) levels.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in art history or a related field by the time of appointment, which begins on August 15, 2023.

Please submit a CV, cover letter detailing your teaching effectiveness and scholarship, and contact information for three references. Additional materials may be requested after our initial screening. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should apply at:

Information about the Department, its programs, and courses may be found at

Questions may be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Jessica Dallow,

The UAB College of Arts and Sciences is home to 19 academic departments, six centers and institutes, and includes more than 6,800 students and 300 faculty, many of whom have been recognized for their outstanding research, teaching, and service. We offer more than 40 baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees, and are a unique destination for those seeking excellence in education, research, teaching, and entrepreneurship. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and is committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our values for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a Carnegie Research 1 University with approximately 21,000 students and 23,000 faculty and staff. The Times Higher Education ranked UAB as #1 in the United States and #10 worldwide in the 2018 Young University Rankings. The Princeton Review has consistently ranked UAB as one of the most diverse universities in the United States. Members of underrepresented groups comprise 38% of the total UAB student body, and students enrolled at UAB represent 95 countries. In 2021, UAB was named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes magazine.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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