Assistant Professor - Arts of the Americas

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

ID: 7089434
Posted: November 18, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications
The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 20, 2022.
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The Department of Art and Art History seeks a diverse pool of job applicants for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Arts of the Americas with a specialization in African American, Indigenous, Asian American, or Latin American art and architecture, or a closely related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in museum studies and curatorial practices.

Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion in their research and/or teaching. At the University of Rhode Island, half of the students qualify for Pell Grants, and the university’s Talent Development program recruits and serves students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, a majority of whom are scholars of color.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Undergraduate teaching and curriculum development, maintaining a record of publication in the field, advising students, fostering undergraduate internships, and contributing to the department, college, and university governance, public outreach and service. The appointee would be expected to foster relationships with local collections, such as the Tomaquag Museum, which is set to open on the URI Kingston campus in 2023.


Qualifications

Required:

1. A Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture, or a closely related discipline
completed or expected completion before September 2022.

2. Specialization in any of the following: African American, Indigenous, Asian American or Latin American Art.

3. Excellence in university-level (or postsecondary level) teaching that addresses diverse social and cultural perspectives.

4. Excellence in university-level (or postsecondary level) teaching that addresses different ethnic and religious perspectives.

5. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred:

1. Demonstrable experience in museum studies and curatorial practices.

2. Evidence of, or potential for research excellence, as shown by peer-reviewed publications, works in progress, and/or presentations.

3. Commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion in their research and/or teaching.

4. Interest in seeking external funding for exhibitions.

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ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Union AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors
Status Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent
End Date of Restriction or Limitation
Department Arts & Art History
Contact(s)
Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)
Contact Email
Campus Location Kingston
Grant Funded No
Extension Contingent on Funding Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter that details your research and teaching interests, as well as experience with and commitment to justice, equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion (as one complete document).

(#2) Curriculum Vitae.

(#3) Writing sample (20-30 pages), such as an article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter (as one complete document).

(#4) Two sample syllabi (as one complete document).

(#5) “Other Document – References” – the names and contact information of three professional references.