Ohio State University, Department of History of Art

Position ID:OSU-HistoryofArt-ASSTPROFLATINX [#22409]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Latinx Art History and Visual/Material Culture
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Art History / Latinx Art, Latin American Art, Modern art, Premodern Art History, Visual Studies
Appl Deadline:2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/19, finished 2023/02/16)
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Department: History of Art

Position: Assistant Professor in Latinx Art History and Visual/Material Culture

Rank: Assistant Professor


The Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Latinx Art History and Visual/Material Culture. The successful candidate will hold a tenure track appointment in the Department of History of Art and will be jointly appointed with the Ohio State’s Center for Ethnic Studies. It is expected that half of the candidate’s teaching and service will take place with the Center. This hire is part of a cluster hiring collaboration with the Department of English and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, which will each hire a tenure-track faculty member under the same research cluster entitled “Latinx Studies.”

We welcome applications from scholars working in any area of Latinx art history and visual/material culture. We are open to a research focus on either the contemporary or historical dimensions of Latinx art history and identity, with particular interest in scholars that can teach in both areas. Potential fields of research include Latinx contemporary art, the visual cultures of global Latinx diasporas, Latinx popular culture and media studies, historical and (de)colonial arts of Latin America, the study of the Indigenous arts of Latin America and its diasporas, and Latinx film studies. The position will be supported through funding for research and collaboration, connections with other units at the university working on related topics, and extensive mentoring.

The Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University is an inclusive community of scholars who seek to advance new research and methodologies in the field, to inspire our students to think critically and creatively about the role of the visual in mediating cultural and political histories, and to engage diverse publics through outreach and curatorial work. All faculty work closely with students in both the BA and the MA/PhD programs. The Department of History of Art is located in historic Pomerene Hall, a beautiful building on Ohio State’s main campus with ample space for our teachers and students to work and collaborate.

The Center for Ethnic Studies is a collaborative research center at Ohio State that encompasses three individual units: Latina/o Studies, Asian American Studies, and American Indian Studies. The center works with partners across the university to advance the study of persistent inequalities that fuel continued underrepresentation for many; to deepen our knowledge and understanding of American Indians, Latinas/os, and Asian Americans; and to explore the dynamic interconnections for these populations between their lives in the U.S. and other parts of the globe. The center offers extensive academic programming and engages in community-based research and outreach.


Applicants should hold a PhD in Art History or a related field by August 15, 2023, and should have an active agenda of research and publication and a track record of engaging collaboratively with students and scholars of diverse backgrounds. ABD applicants are encouraged to apply.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online. A complete application consists of a cover letter addressing your research and teaching agenda, a curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, a writing sample, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Namiko Kunimoto at Kunimoto.3@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Further Info:
email address
201 Pomerene Hall
1760 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210