Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory

Art History (Sessional Lecturers)

10 Apr, 2019

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers to teach the following Art History courses:

2019 Winter Term 1 (September to December 2019)

ARTH 285 (001) — Art and the Moving Image
ARTH 339 (001) — 19th-Century Art and Social Space
ARTH 380 (001/BMS) — Art as Technology
ARTH 440C (001) — Seminar in Modern and Contemporary Art
ARTH 480 (001/BMS) — Visual and Digital Media Theory

2019 Winter Term 2 (January to April 2020)

ARTH 309 (001) — Arts of Africa and the African Diasporas

Course scheduling is currently being finalized and will be posted online April 16, 2019. https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main

A minimum of a PhD (ABD) in Art History 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 must submit their application at https://ahva.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=253 and upload the following in the order listed within a single PDF (max size 15MB):

  • a CV, 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 course outline
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)

Applicants should also arrange to have two confidential reference letters submitted by email to ahva.head@ubc.caAll materials should be received by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

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.

Visual Art (Sessional Lecturers)

10 Apr, 2019

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers to teach the following Visual Art courses:

2019 Winter Term 1 (September to December 2019)

VISA 110 (001) — Foundation Studio: Digital Media
VISA 210 (002) — Digital Arts
VISA 210 (227 BMS) — Digital Arts
VISA 210 (228 BMS) — Digital Arts
VISA 220 (002) — Drawing
VISA 230 (001) — Painting
VISA 241 (227 BMS) — Digital Photography
VISA 250 (001) — Print Media
VISA 260 (001) — Sculpture
VISA 310 (001) — Intermediate Digital Arts I

2019 Winter Term 2 (January to April 2020)
VISA 210 (003) — Digital Arts
VISA 210 (004) — Digital Arts
VISA 220 (003) — Drawing
VISA 230 (003) — Painting
VISA 241 (002) — Digital Photography
VISA 241 (228 BMS) — Digital Photography
VISA 250 (003) — Print Media
VISA 250 (004) — Print Media
VISA 380 (001) — Studio Theory
VISA 390 (002) — Performance Art

Course scheduling is currently being finalized and will be posted online April 16, 2019. https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main

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 must submit their application at https://ahva.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=250 and upload the following in the order listed within a single PDF (max size 15MB):

  • a CV, 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 course outline
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)

Applicants should also arrange to have two confidential reference letters submitted by email to ahva.head@ubc.caAll materials should be received by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

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.

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.