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Assistant Professor of Art History, Latin American Architecture (20th century; tenure-track)

Wake Forest University
United States, North Carolina, Winston Salem
January 28, 2024

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Job Description Summary

Job Description:

The Department of Art at Wake Forest University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin July 1, 2024. We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar with a PhD in architectural history whose work addresses the built environment of Latin America and/or the Latin American Diaspora in the twentieth-century. We welcome a candidate who is committed to excellence in both teaching and research and will teach a combination of introductory surveys, upper-level lectures, and seminars in Latin American art and architecture from the ancient period to the present. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester. The successful applicant will also have a demonstrated commitment to experiential and community-engaged pedagogy, especially a practice that accounts for local and regional contexts. Experience in mentoring and advising students from diverse backgrounds and a desire to shape the future of the program through curriculum development are also desirable. We especially welcome candidates who will foster connections to other departments and programs on campus, including our program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies.

The Art Department includes undergraduate programs in both art history and studio art, with 13 full-time faculty. The department is in the midst of exciting renewal, especially as we are fulfilling our commitment to equity-focused teaching practices and diversity in the design of our curriculum. We are eager to welcome a colleague whose experiences, training, and practices will contribute to our efforts to engage students in understanding and appreciating the richly diverse world of artists and artistic production. View our website at

Additional Job Description

To apply for the position, submit your application as a single PDF at and select "Faculty Openings." The application requires a cover letter that includes your teaching and research interests and curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of three references. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 9, 2023. A Ph.D. in art or architectural history, or a related area, is required.

Wake Forest University is a private collegiate university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with 5,400 undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Wake Forest Teacher-Scholar ideal values excellent teaching and student engagement while advancing the frontiers of knowledge. To learn more about the University, visit . Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse faculty, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

Inorder to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

WakeForestseeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on thebasis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran statusandencourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

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