Assistant or Associate Professor of African American/Black Diaspora Arts

Assistant or Associate Professor of African American/Black Diaspora Arts


The Institute of Fine Arts of New York University invites applications for an Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professorship in African-American/Black Diaspora Arts.The Institute of Fine Arts at NYU offers MA and PhD degrees in the History of Art and an MS in the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. The course load for the position is two courses per semester and includes lecture and seminar courses and occasional undergraduate teaching. Mentoring students on the MA and PhD levels is an important component of the professorship.


We are interested in candidates whose work engages topics such as critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, decolonization, and networks of exchange within the African Diaspora. Candidates with a strong interest in contemporary art are especially encouraged to apply. Requirements include a PhD, a record of scholarly accomplishment, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching.

Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by September 1, 2023, the start date of this appointment.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter (including a discussion of your research and teaching interests), CV, a writing sample (such as an article or dissertation chapter), and two syllabi (including for one course in contemporary art).  We request that you provide the names and contact information for three references, but not letters of recommendation at this time.  Submit here:

Deadline: Nov 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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