This is a full-time, tenure track position in Pacific Art History to begin Fall 2023, pending position clearance and availability of funds. Seeking candidates whose historical and/or historically informed teaching and research will focus on Oceania’s visual, performance and material cultures. Especially interested in a colleague who engages an awareness of the evolving discipline, and who is attuned to decolonial/Indigenous approaches to art/visual/material culture practices. The ideal colleague will take an active role in shaping the future of the Art HistoryArea’s graduate program and its special focus on the arts and cultures of Asia and the Pacific in ways that contribute to UHM’s strategic plan of “embracing kuleana to Hawaiians and Hawai‘i as part of a Pacific context.
The Art History program is unique in the primarily Asian and Pacific focus of the MA degree. It complements the Department of Art and Art History’s seven studio areas and serves nearly 300 undergraduate majors. While art history as a discipline is historically Eurocentric, and although more and more programs include the study of non-Euro-American art traditions, The Department of Art and Art History is exceptional in putting Asia and the Pacific at the center. Our MA program regularly interfaces with the John Young Museum of Art and University galleries, the Museum Studies Certificate Program, and the Asian and Pacific area studies programs. There will be opportunity to develop research and teaching foci in the context of UHM’s cross-disciplinary programs including the Center for Pacific Islands Studies(CPIS), the Museum Studies Certificate Program, the Hawai‘inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, the Center for Oral History, and more. See full job details at https://tinyurl.com/mwza269y
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