The Department of Visual and Material Studies, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Contemporary Visual and Material Culture. We welcome candidates with demonstrated commitment to examining global and local perspectives, diasporic histories, and culturally inclusive narratives about visual and material culture. We seek a colleague who has the ability to teach modern and contemporary art, theory, criticism, art writing and the imperatives of decolonization. The ideal candidate will be able to draw connections between historiography, contemporary phenomena and decolonial approaches, including current exhibition strategies of historical objects.
We welcome candidates with a field of specialization in any non-Western culture whose work demonstrates interdisciplinary flexibility.
Responsibilities include teaching liberal arts and studio students, advising and mentoring, as well as fulfilling administrative responsibilities within the department, school, and university. We are especially interested in colleagues who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic and artistic community through teaching, service, and scholarship.
Candidates are expected to have earned a PhD in any of the following: Visual Studies, Material Culture, Anthropology, Art and Architectural History, History of Photography and New Media and Screen Studies or related fields by the time of the appointment. Proven teaching experience or pedagogical innovation serving multiple levels, from introductory to advanced, is highly recommended.
cover letter which includes a pedagogical philosophy statement and a diversity statement, describing the candidate's aspirations and potential for promoting diversity and inclusion in their professional career
three letters of recommendation submitted directly by their authors
All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/81311.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021. Please direct any questions to Eulogio Guzman, Chair, Visual and Material Studies, at email@example.com.
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