Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory

Art History (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

30 Aug, 2018

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, specializing in the art history of the late antique to medieval period (before 1400) in any region(s) of Western Eurasia and/or North Africa. The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2019.

Applicants should practice a comparative critical approach, demonstrate engagement with recent debates in their field and show proficiency in the languages their specialization requires. The successful candidate will be well versed in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the discipline. The ability to teach across geographical areas and chronological periods would be an asset.

The University of British Columbia, one of the largest and most distinguished universities in Canada, has excellent resources for scholarly research. The art history program offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees as well as a diploma, and partners with departmental programs in visual art and in critical and curatorial studies. For more information, visit: www.ahva.ubc.ca. The department maintains close ties with the world-renowned Museum of Anthropology and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, and is a participant in the Bachelor of Media Studies program. This position presents the opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary group of scholars within UBC’s larger academic community, including the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies; the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies; Department of Asian Studies; Department of History; Department of English Language and Literatures; and the Medieval Studies program.

Applicants must have a PhD (or have successfully defended their dissertation by the position start date) in art history or a related discipline. They are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research and to demonstrate a record of, or high potential for, teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be required to teach courses across the late antique and medieval period of art history and will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision and service.

Applicants must submit their application at https://ahva.air.arts.ubc.ca/2018-19-application-for-assistant-professor-of-art-history/ and upload the following in the order listed within a single PDF (max size 15MB):

  • a letter of application
  • a detailed curriculum vitae
  • a statement of research philosophy
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (from various sources, e.g., teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi)
  • a sample dissertation chapter or scholarly paper
  • a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body

Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted by email by October 10 to: ahva.head@ubc.ca, or by mail to: Professor Joseph Monteyne, Chair, Art History Search Committee, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory; University of British Columbia, 400–6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Visual Art (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

14 Aug, 2018

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in visual art at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2019.

The department seeks an individual who pursues studio practice against a strong background of contemporary, art-historical and theoretical concerns. We are particularly interested in individuals with an intensive expanded practice in material, skills-based, experimental and/or emerging fields. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, exhibition, graduate supervision, undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching and service. A demonstrated record of or potential for innovative pedagogical approaches is considered an asset.

Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • an MFA degree is preferred; however, in exceptional cases, the equivalent combination of education and professional practice may be considered
  • an active national and international exhibition record or alternatively, a significant contribution to an emerging field of practice
  • a serious engagement with contemporary art practice, theory and critical discourse
  • post-secondary teaching experience or evidence of potential for teaching excellence, and the capacity to teach at all levels from foundation courses to graduate-level seminar and studio courses
  • ability to teach and to lead discussions on contemporary art and critical theory with students across all levels

As one of Canada’s largest and most distinguished universities, UBC has excellent resources for scholarly research and artistic practice. Our visual art faculty members have wide-ranging theoretical concerns in both conceptual and traditional practice. The visual art program partners with strong art history and curatorial studies programs to provide unique studio programs for its students, who may pursue a BFA, a BA major or minor in visual art, or an MFA in visual art. We are a participant in the Bachelor of Media Studies program. The department is associated with a leading contemporary art gallery, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, and the internationally recognized Museum of Anthropology. We also have a relationship with the Centre for Digital Media.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website: https://ahva.air.arts.ubc.ca/2018-19-assistant-professor-in-visual-art-application/ and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed:

  • a letter of application
  • a detailed curriculum vitae including statements of artistic, research, and teaching philosophies
  • a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity and an ability to work with a culturally diverse student body
  • a URL to (and/or a PDF of) visual documentation of current work
  • a listing of relevant publications and exhibitions, including authored works and reviews
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (from various sources, e.g., teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi)

Applicants should arrange to have three signed confidential letters of reference submitted via email to: ahva.head@ubc.ca, or by mail to: Professor Dana Claxton, Chair, Visual Art Search Committee, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory; University of British Columbia, 400 – 6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada. For more information visit www.ahva.ubc.ca.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Visual Art (Sessional Lectureship)

19 Jul, 2018

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach the following visual art course in 2018 winter term 1 (September – December 2018):
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VISA 240 (003) — Introduction to Photography
Thursdays, 17:00 – 20:00

Introduction to photography techniques and image-making. Emphasis on camera techniques and film and darkroom production.
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A minimum of an MFA is required, and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • a C.V., which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • a sample outline
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
  • two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the department by the referees

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to ahva.head@ubc.ca by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018. For information please visit www.ahva.ubc.ca

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,915 per 3-credit course. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.