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Job Posting: Assistant Professor in Art History and Women’s Studies in 18th and 19th-Century Trans-Atlantic Visual Cultures

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The Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia invites applicationsfora tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Art History and Women Studies to begin in August 2023. 

The History of Art Area of the School of Art and the Institute of Women Studies are committed to a globalized curriculum in art history and the humanities to complement and promote current areas of strength within the School of Art and across the Franklin College. We seek a scholar of Atlantic visual culture who engages intersectional and feminist approaches to the cross-cultural points of exchange between Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean in the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century. Candidates should have a particular focus in one or more of these geographical regions while addressing more broadly foundational notions of modernity and modernization in the Atlantic world of The Enlightenment, Colonialism, and the Age of Revolution, such as the visual cultures of gender, indigenism, slavery, and diaspora.

The position will be housed in Art History, with a joint-appointment to the faculty of the School of Art (75%) and the Institute for Women’s Studies (25%). A PhD in Art History or Visual Studies is required, and two years teaching experience beyond graduate school is preferred. Successful candidates will have a provenrecord of activeresearch and an emerging or establishedreputationwithin Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Trans-Atlantic Visual Cultures with a research interest in issues of identity, sexuality, and gender. In addition to an active research agenda, the position carries a teaching load of 4 courses per year at the graduate and undergraduate level. Mentorship and advising of both graduate and undergraduate students is expected, as well as participation in graduate committees. We are keen to support a collaborative community in which faculty may co-host visiting artists and scholars, develop new cross-listed curricula, and participate in initiatives across the School of Art and the Institute of Women’s Studies.

The committee will begin to review applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 6th, 2023. We will receive applications for this position through the University of Georgia, Faculty Jobs website:

Applications should include: 

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References with Contact Information
  • Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  • Research Portfolio/Philosophy

The University of Georgia ( is a land- and sea-grant university whose main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta (; It is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. Its enrollment exceeds 40,000 students, and its academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. In addition to its home campus, The University of Georgia maintains and is expanding its list of study-abroad programs around the world. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( 

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia has over 45 full-time faculty members in studio art, design, art education, and art history, administering undergraduate and graduate programs to 1,000 majors and graduate students. The Art History program at the School of Art offers undergraduate BA major and minor degrees and graduate degrees at the MA and PhDs levels. The Institute for Women’s Studiesprovides a feminist, intersectional, and interdisciplinary perspective on women and gender. Administratively a program in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Institute cooperates with departments of all schools and colleges at UGA in developing its curriculum and programming. IWS offers an undergraduate major, minor, and LGBTQ certificate as well as a graduate certificate. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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