Assistant Professor of Practice / DePreist Visiting Professor in Art History

Portland State University
Portland, OR
Sep 10, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Organization Type
Portland State University College of the Arts and the School of Art + Design invite applications for the James DePreist Visiting Professorship. One of the first African-American conductors on the world stage, James DePreist helmed orchestras from Amsterdam to Tokyo and is credited with building the Oregon Symphony into one worthy of international acclaim. A National Medal of Arts winner, poet and educator, Mr. DePreist demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the power of arts education and the importance of equal access. This Professorship seeks to perpetuate his exemplary spirit by supporting inclusive experiences and diverse, non-western perspectives in art and design education.

The teaching focus of each new Professorship is determined by the current needs of the School of Art + Design in concert with the interests and expertise of the successful candidate. For the 2022-2024 position we seek a scholar with expertise in African-American, African Diaspora or Native American/Indigenous art history of any time period, including contemporary.

This is a 1.0 FTE, two-year position, renewable for a maximum total of four years. The position begins September 16, 2022.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities*

Typically, a Full-time Fixed Term position teaches 36 credits during the three-quarter academic year. However, this position involves an instructional workload reduction of 12 credits for funded DEI community-engagement and outreach.

The successful candidate will have an active scholarly research agenda; a commitment to teaching lower and upper-division courses in the area of his/her/their expertise; and an interest in the possibility of engaging local collections of pertinent material, for example the Native American holdings of the Portland Art Museum.

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