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Part-Time, Teaching-Track Faculty Positions in Art History

Art History Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Department of Art History in the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, California may have one or more teaching-track faculty openings for a part-time lecturer in the coming 12 months. Lecturers may be asked to teach courses and/or lead discussion sections.

Courses for which we may be hiring include:

AHIS 100 Introduction to Visual Culture
AHIS 120gp Foundations of Western Art

AHIS 121gp Art and Society: Renaissance to Modern
AHIS 125gp Arts of Asia I: Antiquity to 1300

AHIS 126g Arts of Asia II: 1300 to Present
AHIS 127g Arts of the Ancient Americas

AHIS 128g Arts of Latin America

AHIS 201g Digging into the Past

AHIS 230 Art and Culture in Early Modern Europe
AHIS 250m Modernity and Difference: Critical Approaches to Modern Art

AHIS 255g Culture Wars: Art and Social Conflict in the Modern World

AHIS 304m Gender and Difference in the Early Modern Period

AHIS 330 Medieval Art

AHIS 321 Greek Art and Archaeology

AHIS 322 Roman Art and Archaeology

AHIS 343 Renaissance Art

AHIS 344 Baroque Art

AHIS 363m Contemporary Art and the Culture Wars (Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Art)

AHIS 364 Myths, Arts, Realities: Visual Culture in California, 1849 to the Present

AHIS 365m African American Art
AHIS 368 Modern Art I: 1700 – 1850

AHIS 369 Modern Art II: 1851-1940
AHIS 370g Modern Art III: 1940 to the Present
AHIS 373g History of Photography

AHIS 376 Introduction to African Art

AHIS 381g Visual Cultures of Asia

AHIS 384 Early Chinese Art

AHIS 427 Archaeological Theories, Methods, and Practice

AHIS 465 Studies in American Art
AHIS 470 Studies in Contemporary Art
AHIS 475m Blackness in American Visual Culture
AHIS 477 Studies in Visual and Material Culture
AHIS 494 Undergraduate Proseminar in Art History
AHIS 525 Seminar in American Art 

Ph.D. in a relevant field and demonstrated teaching excellence in the subject area. 


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Copies of teaching evaluations
  • Course syllabi for courses taught
  • The names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. Referees should speak to teaching abilities.

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page. Inquiries may be directed to Elizabeth W. Massari Nason, Office Manager,

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

REQ20090388 Posted Date: 06/19/2020

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