Assistant Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture

University of San Diego
October 05, 2023
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Assistant Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture

Apply now Posting #: 4636 Position Status: Faculty, Full-time regular Location: San Diego Position Type: Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences

Position Title & Department:

Assistant Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture

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Department Description:

The DAA+AH is home to the interdisciplinary major Film, Performance + Media Art , and both Visual Arts and Art History contribute substantially to the College of Arts and Sciences' interdisciplinary Film Studies minor. AA+AH promotes academic excellence with small-size classes, seminar-style teaching, faculty-student collaboration and close mentoring. Faculty are expected to sustain a clear agenda in research and publications.

University Description:

The College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of the University of San Diego. Our philosophy is built on the enduring values of the Catholic intellectual tradition, immersing students in the concepts of free inquiry, diversity and inclusion, ethical conduct and compassionate service. The College aims to establish an academic foundation for students to thrive and gain a comprehensive education, which spans the sciences, arts and social sciences. Through our exemplary liberal arts education and rigorous scholarship, we aspire to not only educate the mind but also develop the whole person.

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity's urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The Department of Art, Architecture + Art History (AA+AH) at the University of San Diego invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the History of Art and Visual Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in late August 2024.

AA+AH is searching for a candidate with a track record of scholarly work and teaching. The specializations might include (but are not limited to) the history and theory of image-cultures, arts and moving images across Africa, Latin America, Oceania or Asia; the arts of the Black Atlantic and African Diasporas; or trans-Asian cinema. Candidates might focus on indigenous epistemologies; archipelagos and relational ways of knowing arts and cultures; and/or alternative ways of mapping arts, spaces and flows. Scholars whose work transcends Western-imposed cartographies and who advance decolonial and postcolonial approaches to art, aesthetics and politics are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will help expand the curriculum in Art History and will teach in a multidisciplinary department. Art History majors at USD choose one of three emphases: History of Art and Architecture; Museum and Curatorial Practice; History and Theory of the Moving Image and Media Art.

The work of applicants for this position in Art History will resonate with one or more of the thematic clusters in the College of Arts and Sciences (https: // www. Climate Change & Environmental Justice; Technology & the Human Experience; Borders & Social Justice. There will be robust possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration and a college-wide mentoring program to support new faculty throughout the tenure process. The DAA+AH encourages applicants whose scholarship and teaching demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.

Special Conditions of Employment:

Effective June 1, 2023, based on CDC guidance, the University strongly encourages all campus members to stay up to date with Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations. For more regarding information USD's COVID-19 protocols, please visit

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement : Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Job Requirements:

The successful candidates will

  • Hold an advanced degree, preferably a doctorate or other terminal degree. ABD candidates will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and research, mentoring undergraduates, and fostering a climate of inclusion and diversity.
  • Posting Salary:

    $6,833.33 - 7,083.33/monthly; Excellent Benefits

    The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

    The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.

    Special Application Instructions:

    Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application and submit materials.

    Candidates are asked to submit the following materials by October 5, 2023. For questions please contact search chair, Dr. Sally Yard at [email protected]

  • Letter of application, delineating research and teaching interests, and including reference to the cluster(s) of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching Statement and sample syllabi of two courses you would like to teach at the University of San Diego (one introductory course, and one advanced undergraduate seminar)
  • Research Statement and samples of scholarly or creative work
  • Diversity Statement, in which you address A) your values with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion; B) your experience working with minoritized populations and/or on issues that disproportionately affect diverse populations; and C) your plans related to diversity and inclusion in your teaching and research
  • Contact information for three references who will be sent a link to upload letters
  • If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

    Additional Details:

    The University of San Diego sits on the Indigenous homeland of the Kumeyaay people. The San Diego region is the third most populated area for American Indians in California and is surrounded by four autonomous Indigenous nations: the Kumeyaay, Luiseño, Cupeño, and Cahuilla. These four nations, represented by 19 tribes, make San Diego County home to the largest concentration of individual tribes in the United States. San Diego is also the second largest city in the state, near the busiest port of entry on an international border, and hosts significant ethnic, immigrant, and refugee communities from around the globe, including Central America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. Serving more than 5,500 undergraduate students, the university holds a commitment to advancing academic excellence, global citizenship, ethical knowledge and conduct, and compassionate service.

    The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, covered veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by federal or state law. USD offers same sex domestic partner benefits.

    The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

    The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.

    Advertised: June 29, 2023 Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: October 05, 2023 Pacific Daylight Time

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