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Spelman College
Job Location:
Atlanta, 30314
Art History

Faculty/Type Title



Fall Semester 2024

About the College

Spelman College seeks teacher/scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education.

Position Description

The Department of Art & Visual Culture invites applications for a part-time Instructor in Art History to teach a foundational undergraduate survey course, Art History I: From Pyramids to Cathedrals, to majors and non-majors beginning August 2024. The instructor is required to teach in-person. The appointment is for the Fall semester 2024.

Applicants should have an active scholarly practice that includes research and writing as well as experience in teaching undergraduate lectures in Art History that interrogate the western canon with an African diasporic focus. The ideal candidate is an innovative scholar whose pedagogical approach to art history employs interdisciplinary methods to interrogate the changing landscape of museums and curatorial studies in the global art and museum industry. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. and prior teaching experience. The appointment requires teaching Art History I: From Pyramids to Cathedrals.


Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Art History and a minimum of three to five years teaching experience. Advanced Ph.D. candidates and those with an MA in Art History or a similar focus also will be considered. Candidates must have a proven track record of scholarship and be able to demonstrate interdisciplinary and creative approaches in teaching art history. Candidates should be prepared to incorporate object-based learning from the Spelman College Museum permanent collection, special exhibitions, and neighboring arts institutions.

Posting Number: F494P

Open Date: 04/01/2024

Close Date: 05/10/2024

Special Instructions to Applicants

Any correspondence regarding the position or your application will be relayed to you by our Faculty Affairs Team. Please do not reach out to any department faculty regarding the position or status of your application. We appreciate your interest and consideration.

Deadline to Receive Letter(s) of Reference


COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol

Due to the heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 and the spread of variants, Spelman College requires up to date COVID-19 vaccination of all faculty, staff, and students (collectively "Campus Community") that have job duties, attend classes, or are otherwise present on campus. You will need to submit proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination: full vaccination and a booster (when eligible) or a single dose of the bivalent vaccine) prior to your first day on campus or you may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement by providing the necessary documentation to: Yemi Brown, PharmD Manager of COVID-19 Operations, at Upon receiving your Spelman Technology log-in credentials, please keep your vaccination or exemptions records up-to-date using Etrieve.
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