History of Art Assistant Professor in African Art University of Pennsylvania , Department of Humanities/ History/ Philosophy United States

Position Information


Position Title History of Art Assistant Professor in African Art

Position Type Humanities/ History/ Philosophy

Position Description

Tenure-track Assistant Professor. African Art. The Department of History of Art seeks a scholar-teacher with wide-ranging interests in the visual arts and architecture of the African continent. Teaching responsibilities include teaching an introduction to African art, upper-level lectures and seminars in specialty, plus participation in survey courses as well as first-year and methods seminars. Engagement with the historical, Sub-Saharan African collections and other archival and photographic resources in the Penn Museum through research and/or teaching is expected after appointment. Areas of specialization and previous fieldwork might include anthropology; archaeology; architecture and the built environment; photography; the history of dance and performance (particularly as it engages objects); and the African Diaspora (Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, Europe, etc.). Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to appointment.


Submit applications online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/981 Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, two sample syllabi, and a teaching statement that includes discussion of potential uses of the Penn Museum’s permanent collection and digital resources. Provide contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website. Review of applications will begin on 11/18/2016 and continue until the position is filled.


The Department of History of Art is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see:

http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Position Posting Date 09/26/2016

Closing Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Number 1278


Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).


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Applicant Documents


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Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Statement
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