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Vaga para Assistant ou Associate Professor of African Diaspora Art & Architecture nos EUA

SMU: Assistant or Associate Professor of African Diaspora Art & Architecture
Art Historian, African Disapora Art & Architecture, SMU Meadows School of the Arts. Rank: Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured); rank and salary commensurate with experience.

Position number: 006316

The Art History Department of Southern Methodist University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in African Diaspora Art & Architecture, beginning Fall 2012. We seek an applicant whose work examines the development and use of visual media and material culture within and across historical cultures and societies. Candidates may specialize in any period, from early modern to contemporary, examining such issues as spatiality, urban studies, and/or the constructions of spirituality, gender, or sexuality in global, transnational, or diasporic contexts.

We are especially interested in a candidate whose work exemplifies the major scholarly shifts that have reshaped the fields of African Diaspora studies over the last decade, and fosters interdisciplinary study, intellectual debate, and innovative methodological practices. The ideal candidate should bring innovative approaches to the examination of the shifting meanings of the African Diasporas. In particular, we are interested in scholars working on historicizing visual media production in urban American, Latin American, or European communities of African descent, and engaging with issues of memory, exile, and globalization. Minimum education requirement: Ph.D. preferred.

SMU and the department are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and seek dedicated students and faculty who share a commitment to social equality, innovative scholarship and critical thinking.

The successful candidate will join the innovative ?Rhetorics of Art, Space, and Culture,? PhD program. The rubric (RASCa) marks a new curricular undergraduate and graduate initiative rooted in the fields both of art history and visual culture studies. It builds upon the strengths of the present faculty with renewed emphasis on historical and new media, visual technologies,  architecture and the city, performance and ritual, and the cultural construction of race, gender and ethnicity. Emphasizing spatial and well as visual culture, RASCa extends the department?s commitment to the study of technologies of visual communication, while also advancing transnational scholarship in Arts of Latin America, Iberia, and the Americas, currently a focal point in our research and teaching.

Faculty members in the Department of Art History receive leaves, as well as research and travel support. In general the teaching load is 2/2. Proposed starting date: August 2011


Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, CV, samples of publications or dissertation chapters, and evidence of teaching experience. Please request three letters of recommendation be sent directly to: Janis Bergman-Carton, chair of Division of Art History, Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts, P.O. Box 750356, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0356. Inquiries may be made directly to Joy Richardson at> or  214.768.3823214.768.3823>.

We encourage digital applications: e-mailed files should be saved to smallest size. To retain font and formatting integrity, save documents in .pdf format. Letters of recommendation may be scanned and sent as .jpg files. Send all digital applications to Joy Richardson at>. To ensure priority consideration for the position, the application must be received by January 9, 2012. Applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

SMU is centrally located in Dallas, Texas, a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area. The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is one of the nation?s vibrant centers for the arts. It is home to six internationally prominent museums and accessible, renowned private collections. Significant buildings designed by Tadao Ando, Louis Kahn, Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano, I.M. Pei and Philip Johnson distinguish the urban landscape.

A private liberal arts university of 11,000, with selective graduate programs, SMU offers an intellectually diverse, non-denominational environment dedicated to the University?s founding principles of education in the liberal arts. Important area resources include: the African-American Museum Dallas; Dallas Historical Society; Bridwell Library?s extensive holdings of early printed books from Europe and the Americas; and DeGolyer Library?s extensive archives and printed materials from the US and Latin America. SMU also operates a satellite campus in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, affording opportunities for teaching and research in the art communities of northern New Mexico.

Southern Methodist University will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. SMU is also committed to the principle of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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