Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Art History of the African Diaspora

Posted On: January 26, 2018

Hours: Part Time

Description:

Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Art History of the African Diaspora 

Applications are invited for the Cooper Union Postdoctoral Fellowship in Art History.

Salary: $45,000 plus health insurance, travel and research funds, access to a library consortium including Cooper Union, NYU, and the New School.

This two-year teaching fellowship in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is open to individuals who have been awarded the Ph.D. in art history or an allied field after September 1, 2013. Applicants who have not yet been awarded the degree but will have degree in hand by September 1, 2018, must submit a letter from their department chair confirming that the degree is expected by the start date of the fellowship. The period of the fellowship is September 1, 2018, through May 31, 2020. Priority will be given to candidates with a specialty in the arts of the African Diaspora.

The position requires teaching three courses per academic year: An elective designed by the fellow in her or his area of specialization, and a Fall and Spring section of “Modern to Contemporary: An Introduction to Art History.” This survey is part of the Foundation curriculum for School of Art students but open to all Cooper Union students.

In addition to teaching, the fellow will participate in an ongoing interrogation of global art perspectives and their integration into the survey. Our revisions will effect long-term curricular change within the Foundation Program.

The fellow will partake in the intellectual life of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and of Cooper Union in general, and will give one research presentation each academic year.

The Cooper Union was founded in 1859 by philanthropist Peter Cooper to provide an education "equal to the best" to all who qualify, regardless of race, religion, gender, wealth or social status. Today, The Cooper Union provides a rigorous professional education in the Schools of Art, Architecture, and Engineering, including a broad curriculum offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Fostering a culture of collaboration among a diverse student body and faculty, The Cooper Union teaches students that art, architecture, and engineering have cultural, environmental, and ethical contexts and consequences. As students develop their professional abilities, they recognize their responsibility to advance science and art and to create a sustainable future.

Read more about the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences https://cooper.edu/humanities and the School of Art https://cooper.edu/art.

The Search Committee will begin candidate reviews immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply promptly to be considered for an interview at the CAA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, February 21-24, 2018.

  • A cover letter
  • A current c.v.
  • A two-page description of the candidate’s current and future research plans, teaching experience and philosophy
  • Three letters of recommendation

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit applications and letters of reference via:
 

https://hssfacultysearch.slideroom.com

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