Assistant Professor, American Visual Culture and/or Art History
American Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, Hawaii)
November 30, 2019
Starting Date: 
August 1, 2020
Post date: October 28, 2019

The Department of American Studies conducts interdisciplinary research and teaching in American history, society, and culture, and grants BA, MA, and PhD degrees, as well as houses graduate certificate programs in Museum Studies and Historic Preservation. The department seeks an assistant professor with specialization in American visual culture and/or art history. The successful candidate will teach interdisciplinary courses in these areas with an emphasis on American colonial, postcolonial, Indigenous, and/or transcultural contexts, as well as a “Survey of Global Arts” in the Department of Art and Art History on a rotating basis. Desirable qualifications include the ability to teach core courses in American Studies and knowledge of the Asia and Pacific region.

To begin approximately August 1, 2020, pending position clearance and availability of funds.        
Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Teach undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary courses in American visual culture and/or art history in the Department of American Studies, 

  2. Teach "Survey of Global Arts" in the Department of Art and Art History on a rotating basis 

  3. Engage in research, teaching, and service in the department, university, profession, and the community,

  4. Perform other duties as assigned by the chair.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD in American Studies, Art History, Visual Studies, or a closely related field. PhD must be in hand by date of hire (August 1, 2020). 

  2. Ability to teach and conduct research in American visual culture and/or art history with an emphasis on American colonial, postcolonial, Indigenous, and/or transcultural contexts, 

  3. Demonstrated successful teaching experience at the college level, 

  4. Evidence of scholarly achievement.

Desirable Qualifications: 

  1. Ability to teach American Studies core classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, 

  2. Knowledge of Asia and the Pacific region,

  3. Engagement in digital humanities, public humanities, and/or community focused activities,

  4. At least 2 years of successful teaching at the college level,

  5. Publications in refereed journals or other appropriate media. 

Application Instructions 

To Apply:

Visit and search for position number 82071 to submit an application.

Click on the "Apply" button at the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach required documents: 1) letter of application stating clearly how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications; 2) curriculum vitae (place education and degrees first); 3) transcripts showing highest degree received (copies are acceptable, however official transcripts will be required at time of hire); 4) statement of current and future research (1 page); 5) statement of teaching experience/philosophy (1 page); 6) a published article or chapter or other writing sample of approximately 10,000 words or less and 7) names and full contact information for three references.  In addition, three letters of recommendation submitted directly by the recommenders should be addressed to Shellie Kimura at via UH FileDrop Service at with the Expiration Time for the file upload to 7 days.
All items become the property of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. 

Review Begins: 
December 1, 2019

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