DEPARTMENT: Visual and Material Studies Part-time Lecturer (non-tenure-track).
Topics Course in VMS,Decolonizing the Academy
The Department of Visual and Material Studies in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach one course in the histories of visual and material studies during the Spring term of 2021. This course should focus on expanding the discourse of visual and material culture in the academy and should encourage students to think about collective identity and strategies of decolonization. These are priorities that reflect our departmental and institutional commitment to augment, nurture, articulate and voice more inclusive narratives in the study of visual and material culture. This course should also draw connections between past histories and contemporary phenomena, art scenes and exhibition strategies. We welcome candidates from any field of specialization, but especially encourage perspectives that center on non-Western cultures and demonstrate expertise in global material exchanges, trade networks, the social life of objects and transcultural and diasporic histories. We seek a colleague whose pedagogical offerings examine the roles played by images and objects across societies and time periods and take into account both historical and theoretical perspectives.
Responsibilities include teaching to BFA students as well as undergraduate and graduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. We are especially interested in colleagues who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic and artistic community, desire to teach in an art school setting and interact with studio courses and academic subjects with rigor and fluidity.
Ph.D. degree or ABD in art history and/ or material culture studies and at least three years of teaching experience.
Please submit a dossier including curriculum vitae, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation submitted directly by their authors. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/79177.
Review of applications will begin on October 31st, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to Eulogio Guzman, Chair, Visual and Material Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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