Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship/Assistant Professor in Black Visual Culture

first_imgTo ensure consideration, completed applications should bereceived by the April 1st priority deadline. However, review ofapplications will begin immediately and will continue until theposition is filled.Using The New School’s human resources website https://careers.newschool.eduapplicants must submit:1. cover letter that includes: research interests, teachingphilosophy and expertise, and service to the discipline and/orcommunity2. curriculum vitae3. names and contact information of three referencesApplicants may be contacted at the discretion of the searchcommittee for additional materials.For information on the University benefits package includinghealth and retirement plans, please visit New School is committed to diversity in higher education andparticularly invites applications from those individuals who cancontribute to the diversity and excellence of our intellectualcommunity through research, teaching, and service.The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity inall its activities and programs, including employment andpromotion. The New School does not discriminate on the basis ofage, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identityand expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religiouspractices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnicorigin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnershipstatus, or any other legally protected status. The New School iscommitted to actively recruiting a diverse pool of applicants. Weencourage candidates to apply who are from groups underrepresentedin US higher education. We are seeking applicants with a potential to build anoutstanding record of scholarly research, publications andcontributions to discussions in the area of Black Visual Culture,and with an aptitude for scholarly innovation andtrans-disciplinarity.- Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in Art History or arelated field in hand by the position start date (July 1,2021).- Preference is for applicants within 4 years or fewer of receivingthe Ph.D.- A clear potential for a trajectory of excellence in scholarlyresearch- Experience in and demonstrated commitment to teaching at theuniversity level.- Excellent research design, organization, communication, andwriting skills.- Capacity to work well with students from diverse backgrounds,identities, and levels of professional experience.- Commitment to collaborating across the University and withexternal partners. Parsons School of Design seeks a faculty member to begin as apostdoctoral scholar for two years, followed by appointment to aposition as Assistant Professor (tenure-track).The expected start date is July 1, 2021.Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, seeks ascholar whose work centers on the history, production,interpretation, and reception of images—in all the senses of thisword—created by and about the African diaspora. We are especiallyinterested in deeply interdisciplinary scholars who interrogaterelationships of race and culture, the representation of race, andconstructions of Blackness. The successful candidate willcritically examine visual culture and the African diaspora in apotential range of global, national, and/or transnational contexts.We invite a broad interpretation of visual culture including arthistory and extending (but not restricted) to such fields asfashion, interior design, graphic or communication design, productdesign, curatorial and museum studies, architecture, performanceand multi-media work.The successful candidate will develop new humanities-basedresearch based on their interests and participate in ongoingresearch programs and shared expertise with faculty at Parsons andacross The New School. The successful candidate will also have theopportunity to teach in their specialty field and will be expectedto contribute to our more general required courses, including forexample, our First-Year course: “Objects as History.” As acommunity of scholars and practicing artists and designers, Parsonswelcomes applicants whose teaching methods embrace the relationshipof making to thinking, and who are thoughtful about how to teachhumanities subjects to students also engaged in studio work.This position is part of the new Mellon Initiative for InclusiveFaculty Excellence at The New School. Over the next two years,eight new Mellon fellows will be hired across the University. Thegoal of the initiative is to integrate a cohort of recent PhDs intothe academic community at The New School by providing support,mentorship and participation in the Mellon Transformative Seminar,an interdisciplinary seminar bringing together members of thecommunity representing diverse scholarship across The New School.The appointment begins with a two-year postdoctoral fellowshipduring which time faculty will develop robust research projects andprofessional networks, with the option to teach one course in theirhome department.After the two-year period, faculty will move directly into atenure-track position (in this case as Assistant Professor of BlackVisual Culture). After appointment to Assistant Professor, theywill teach five courses (or their equivalent) per year in an areaof their expertise, and will be homed in Parsons, within its Schoolof Art and Design History and Theory (known as ADHT).Parsons’ School of Art and Design History and Theory offersmasters degrees in fashion studies and in design and curatorialstudies, and candidates, once they become Assistant Professors,will be expected to contribute to these programs, as well as toParsons innovative First-Year curriculum. We welcome candidateswhose research and/or training includes work in visual and culturalstudies, race and ethnic studies, African and African diasporastudies, gender and sexuality studies, colonial and postcolonialstudies and other interdisciplinary contexts. Scholars working inany geographic or historic context are welcome, and candidates withhighly interdisciplinary backgrounds and intersectional,transnational approaches are encouraged to apply.The New School, a private university in New York City’sGreenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate studentsacross a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices indesign and social research to studying issues of our time andchallenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated tosolving problems and contributing to the public good.You can find more information about the School of Art and DesignHistory and Theory at Parsons here: read more