Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty of Art History (African and/or
African Diasporic Art History)
The Department of Art History at the Pennsylvania State University
seeks a historian of African or African Diasporic art,
architecture, or visual culture for a tenure-line (tenure-track or
tenured) position. This open-rank vacancy is a joint appointment
with the African Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts
with a tenure home in the Department of Art History in the College
of Arts and Architecture. We are particularly interested in
candidates conversant in diverse methodologies, and especially
welcome global comparatists and those working in the areas of
materiality studies and/or digital humanities. Candidates must
possess a publication record appropriate to their career stage and
an active research agenda. Art History and African Studies value
dynamic teachers who are prepared to lead upper-level undergraduate
and graduate courses in their field, as well as teach introductory
classes in African and/or African Diasporic art or architecture.
Penn State is home to the new Center for Virtual/Material Studies,
which is dedicated to research related to digital art history and
technical art history. Penn State's Palmer Museum of Art has strong
collections in African and African Diasporic art. A new,
state-of-the-art museum building will open in 2024, further
enhancing Penn State's capacity for collections research, on-site
teaching, and curatorial collaborations.
This is a full-time, tenure-line position with an anticipated start
date of August 2022. The teaching load is four courses per year,
typically as a two-course load each semester. Expectations include
undergraduate advising, graduate mentoring, maintaining an active
research agenda, and departmental and university service. A Ph.D.
is required at the time of appointment.
Penn State's Department of Art History is part of the College of
Arts and Architecture, which is working to establish a culture of
anti-racism and anti-oppression that embraces individual
identities, fosters a culture of inclusion, and promotes equity
through curricula, values, standards, ideals, policies, and
practices. The ideal candidate for this position will share our
commitment to advancing these goals.
The University Park campus is located within State College,
Pennsylvania, which was recently ranked number 5 in a ranking of
top college towns by the American Institute for Economic Research,
and number 15 in a ranking of the Safest College Towns in America
by Safewise. Located in a valley in the Appalachian Mountains, in
Centre County, Pennsylvania, employment at Penn State offers
incredible opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the central
Pennsylvania outdoors combined with all the culture, sports, and
entertainment a large university community can bring, and is within
drivable distance from New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and
All applications must include a cv (with the names of at least
three referees), letter of application, and statement of current
research. Your letter of application must address how equity,
diversity, inclusion and belonging relate to your academic
experience and/or aspirations. To apply, upload requested materials
into Penn State's online application process.
Applications received by December 15, 2021 will be assured full
consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the
position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Search Committee
Chair Robin Thomas (email@example.com).
For more information on Penn State, the Department of Art History,
and the African Studies Program, visit https://www.psu.edu/
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity,
and the diversity of its workforce. We encourage applications from
individuals of diverse backgrounds.
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