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African/Diaspora Art TT Professorship at BC

Boston College, Assistant Professor, African and/or African Diaspora Art

The Art, Art History, and Film Department (AAHF) and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) at Boston College invite applications for the jointly appointed position of full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of African and/or African Diaspora Art History, to begin July 1, 2024.

This search is part of a larger cluster hire in African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS), and the position is a joint appointment in AAHF and AADS. The successful candidate will be a core faculty member in the AADS Program, and their tenure home will be in AAHF. 

The AAHF Department and AADS Program seek candidates with robust and innovative research agendas and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. Applicants may specialize in any area of African and/or African Diaspora art or architecture, especially regions outside of the U.S. Each academic year, the appointee will teach five courses, including an introduction to African and African Diaspora art history, upper-level art history courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization, and self-designed courses that will also serve AADS. Faculty members are encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations across the university, including curating exhibitions at the McMullen Museum.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. The AAHF Department has three programs, each with its own major and minor, in Studio Art, Art History, and Film Studies. The AADS Program has 10 core faculty members and 7 affiliated faculty members working in English, History, Communication, Sociology, Theology, and Political Science. The University encourages applications from candidates committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, sample of recent scholarship, teaching philosophy, course syllabi, and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2023. In the research and teaching statements, applicants should address previous efforts and future plans to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in these activities. PhD expected by start date. All materials must be submitted to Interfolio: 

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Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/oid