Pre-Faculty Fellow in Art History
James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History
POSITION: The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts of Wayne State University is seeking qualified candidates for appointment as a Pre-Faculty Fellow in Art History in the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, full-time, beginning no later than August 17, 2023. The Fellowship is part of the Wayne State Pathway to Faculty Program. The Pathway to Faculty program is an innovative initiative to diversify the professoriate at WSU. In this program, Pre-Faculty Fellows will be guided to and prepared for the acceptance of a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Art and Art History. This includes mentorship in research and teaching at the university level. This is a 2-year Pre-Faculty Fellowship with the opportunity to teach in the second year. The position transitions to a tenure-track position following a review and meeting milestones established by the fellow's mentorship committee.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: During the pre-faculty fellowship, the successful candidate will be expected to conduct scholarly research and publish research findings related to their area of expertise. Areas of interest may include one of the following: (1) art, architecture, and visual culture of the Islamic world, with a focus on art of the Islamic Mediterranean, West Asia or South Asia; or (2) art, architecture, and visual culture of the Americas, with a focus on underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will conduct a program of scholarly research and publication while working closely with a mentorship committee and will contribute to other aspects of the intellectual life of the university. During the second year of the pre-faculty fellowship a typical teaching load consists of one course per year with an increase in the third year. Fellows will participate in the Wayne State Pathway to Faculty Program to ensure a successful transition to a tenure-track position. Once moved into a tenure-track position, the fellow will have the opportunity to teach courses in their areas of expertise along with introductory level courses from the department’s general education offerings.
QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking an art historian who has received the PhD within the last two years and whose work demonstrates exceptional promise. We require a PhD in art history or a closely related field and evidence of scholarly work consistent with the expectations for an emerging academic. Those with graduate training in the art, architecture, and visual culture of Islam or the Americas are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have excellent writing and analytical skills, some teaching experience, and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY
THE JAMES PEARSON DUFFY DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY: The department offers programs leading to the following undergraduate degrees: BA in Art, BFA in Art, BFA in Design, BA in Art History and BA or BS in Fashion Design and Merchandising. The department also offers the following graduate degrees: MA in Art, MFA in Art, and MA in Art History. The department currently has 23 full-time faculty and a staff of 10 for 30+ graduate students and 550+ undergraduate students. The department is regionally and nationally recognized for providing a high-quality education in the fine arts, design, and art history. For more information, visit www.art.wayne.edu.
Applications: Applicants must use Wayne Talent at http://jobs.wayne.edu for req 1004 and include the following:
- Completed online application Cover letter Curriculum vitae – Your most recently updated C.V. Application materials compiled as a single bookmarked PDF. Please upload items below as one document in Other. Research statement (no more than 750 words) Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (no more than 750 words) Writing sample (no more than 8,000 words) Names and contact information for three references.
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The search committee will begin reviewing applications on April 7th. Applications remain open until the position is filled.
Inquiries about the position may be directed to:
Samantha Noël, Committee Chair
Department of Art and Art History
Wayne State University
150 Art Building
Detroit, MI 48201
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