The Department of Art History in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Art and/or Visual and/or Material Culture, with an area of specialization in African American, Latinx, Asian American, and/or Indigenous cultures. Applicants may conduct researchÂ in one or more of these areas, and various methodological and theoretical approaches are welcome. We have a particular interest in scholarship that contributes to increasing the diversity of the departmentâs intellectual life and offerings. This position is expected to begin August 2021.
The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and participate actively in the intellectual life of the department and the university. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and show exceptional scholarly promise. Interested candidates should provide 1) a cover letter that includes a discussion of researchÂ and teaching, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) two writing samples, at least one of which should be a chapter from a dissertation or book manuscript, and 4) the names and contact information of three referees who will be contacted in a system-generated email to provide letters.Â In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page. Â Deadline for applications is December 7th 2020.
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