University of Alabama Birmingham Seeks Applicants for Visiting Professorship in Art History of Islamicate World or Africa

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for a full-time, temporary, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in Art History, specializing in either the Islamicate World or Africa, with a research focus on transcultural exchange. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, and begins in August of 2021.

The successful applicant will be able to teach broadly in their field as well as in one or more of the following areas: European; Colonial; African; or Islamicate art. Applicants who combine historical methodologies with an interest in larger theoretical frameworks such as postcolonial theory and critical race studies are especially encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include teaching broad introductory undergraduate surveys, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in the area(s) of specialization.

Inquiries may be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Cathleen Cummings, cathleen@uab.edu.

With over 20,900 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in Alabama. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching is prominent. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, and Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, offering a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities. Learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Led by engaged scholars and educators who are recognized nationally and internationally for their intellectual and creative research, the faculty of the Department of Art and Art History is passionate about art and teaching and work tirelessly to ensure that students understand their potential to impact the world through their study of historical and contemporary art and design.
For additional information about the Department of Art and Art History, please visit https://www.uab.edu/cas/art/.

Required Qualifications
Candidates should have earned their Ph.D. by the start date of August 15, 2021, and should have college-level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships.

Internal Job Posting Number: TS120P

EEO Statement
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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