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How to Apply

Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, personal statement demonstrating engagement with issues of equity (described in greater detail below), evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample.

The personal statement and diversity commitment should include your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your research proposal and teaching statements (1-3 pages).  

In addition to applying via careers.umich.edu, these materials and three letters of reference should be uploaded via Interfolio.

Job Summary

The Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in the arts of the Americas, modern and contemporary, beginning in September 2022. Scholars working in American art and/or visual and material cultures, with an area of specialization in African American, African Diaspora, Latinx, Asian American, and/or Indigenous cultures are especially welcome. We seek to complement current departmental strengths with a candidate committed to race and gender theory, museum studies, decolonization, and/or settler colonial studies.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Responsibilities*

The successful applicant will be asked to develop a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, to supervise doctoral dissertations, and to participate actively in the life of the department. The appointee will be welcomed into a large university community that encourages interdisciplinary dialogue and is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Required Qualifications*

A PhD is required prior to beginning this university year appointment.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates and scholars demonstrably committed to working with diverse student populations are encouraged to apply.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Audra Wilson (Executive Secretary, U-M Department of the History of Art) at (734) 615-8453 or histart-execsec@umich.edu.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.