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Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar)
Art History Program
Position F15740

This full-time, 9-month non-tenure-track position is advertised with an open rank (Assistant/Associate/Professor). Rank will be determined depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

9-month faculty positions at VCUarts Qatar are renewable on an annual basis, eligible for promotion in academic rank, and could be eligible for a multi-year appointment after three years.

This position begins August 10, 2023.

Application Deadline: For best consideration, applications are due Friday, January 7, 2023

The Opportunity:
VCUarts Qatar invites applications for an art historian specializing in African Arts and Visual Culture to teach undergraduate courses in support of the Bachelor of Arts in Art History curriculum. We seek to complement current departmental expertise with a candidate whose scholarly interests bridge the historical and the contemporary in African visual culture and/or its global diasporas. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching focus on interactions across transnational and/or transoceanic contexts, and engage issues of power, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, and/or class. Expertise in curatorial studies and/or cultural heritage would be a plus. Research intersections with Islamic art are welcome but not required.

Major Responsibilities:
This is a 9-month non-tenure-track faculty position in the VCUarts Qatar Art History Program with an open academic rank. The position is renewable on an annual basis and is eligible for promotion in academic rank. Instructional responsibilities comprise development and teaching of undergraduate courses including introductory surveys of art, upper-level offerings in the faculty member’s area of specialization, and core requirements such as ARTH 292 Writing for Art History and ARTH 390 Art Historical Methods on rotation with other faculty. Course assignments will change based on demand and will be at the discretion of the Program Director. The current course catalogue can be found at this link.

Required Qualifications:
PhD in Art History or a cognate field.
Two years or more of teaching as instructor-of-record within an English-language university.
Demonstrated establishment of a research agenda and clear potential for external funding.
Demonstrated commitment to academic service within university and professional organizations.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Must have strong collaboration skills, and demonstrate enthusiasm toward teaching and interacting within a multicultural environment as a faculty member at VCUarts Qatar.
Experiential learning through lived experiences and/or professional service that inform perspectives about minority group status to include race, age, ethnicity, gender, religion, and disability.

Preferred Qualifications:
University teaching experience in an ESL context outside of North America or Europe.
Grounding in current theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical discourses within the discipline.

Application Instructions:
Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In addition, the following documents should be submitted:

• Cover Letter (address interest and qualifications for the position; include discussion of research agenda and service activities)
• Curriculum Vitae
• Reflective teaching statement (include approaches and philosophies; evidence of effective teaching; and potential courses in area of specialization)
• Writing sample (published or under-review article or chapter)
• List of three professional references including names with titles and contact information (references will not be checked prior to candidate’s approval).

Only electronic applications submitted via VCU eJobs will be accepted. For best consideration, completed applications are due by Friday, January 7, 2023. Questions about the application process should be directed to Kristin Brown, HR Administrator for VCUarts, at [email protected]; questions about the position may be directed to the program director Dr. Radha Dalal at [email protected]

Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to providing accessible and equitable living, learning and working environments free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability.

To view the full version of the posting and to apply, please go to: https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/2522?c=vcu

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