The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks two outstanding Ph.D. candidates or post-doctoral candidates for the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, within the areas of Art History/Museum Studies or Art Education. The fellowship position is a full-time twelve-month academic appointment starting as early as Fall 2021. The fellow is expected to pursue an active research agenda and to teach one course per year for the duration of the fellowship, a minimum of two years. Upon the successful completion of the fellowship, the fellow is eligible for a full-time tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor within their designated area, serving undergraduate and graduate students.
The School of Art is committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and is actively developing and participating in programs, policies, and partnerships, which create access, confront and address learning disparities, and support cultural investigations and celebrations. The Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was launched in Fall 2020, which the School of Art is involved. These programs contribute to a national agenda for social justice, which seeks to challenge the status quo by breaking barriers and building new policies and practices that move us toward a more just and inclusive society. Successful fellowship candidates will critically engage the notions of racialized differences that are fundamental to socio-political and economic power. The fellowship candidates’ research should demonstrate an emphasis on race, identify formation, and/or representation as applied to art and visual culture during any time period or geographical location.
The postdoctoral scholars selected will join a cohort of 10-15 other postdoctoral scholars at ASU as part of the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The goal of the program is to support the career development of outstanding Ph.D. recipients with great potential for advancing the ASU Charter into a future tenure track appointment at ASU. The program seeks applicants whose professional preparedness, experience, and accomplishments are informed by experiences working with and within groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States. Where pools of qualified applicants are strong, priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate, through prior actions and achievements, intentional and actioned commitment diversity, equity, and inclusion. Examples of such contributions are research or creative activity focused on empowering underserved populations; teaching, mentorship, and service that increases equitable access; and inclusion in fields where historically excluded populations are underrepresented.
The School of Art has committed to provide individualized mentorship and career development to ensure each fellow is well prepared to succeed in a future tenure track appointment. Career development and community building will also occur through programmatic support at the ASU Graduate College’s Postdoctoral Affairs Office. For the duration of the fellowship the scholar will be affiliated with the ASU Art Museum, the Institute for Humanities Research, and the Los Angeles County Art Museum.
Demonstrated evidence of professional activity;
Demonstrated potential to achieve national or international recognition in research;
Demonstrated evidence of a research agenda committed to diversity, equity and inclusion;
Doctor of Philosophy degree or appropriate other terminal degree obtained within the last 6 years and no later than the start date of the fellowship
Interest in teaching a range of levels of undergraduate and graduate courses
An articulated research plan or book project in the area of art history, museum studies, and/or art education
Experience in foregrounding BIPOC issues and/or traditions in art history/visual culture
Proficiency with different instruction modalities including in-person, hybrid, and online courses and ability to develop the same
This position is located at the Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. All postdoctoral fellowship positions are for one year. Options for an additional one or two years of funding or a transition to a tenure track position may be offered, depending on each fellow’s progress and training needs. Faculty tenure track appointments will require a process of review within the designated tenure home unit.
Instructions to Apply:
Letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications noted above
Names and contact information for three references
Diversity, equity and Inclusion statement
Applicants advancing to the second round of review may be asked to provide additional materials.
The application deadline is 8/31. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.
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About School of Art - Arizona State University
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the New American University philosophy. With nearly 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unl...ike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art; School of Arts, Media and Engineering; The Design School; School of Film, Dance and Theatre; School of Music; and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.