Critical and Curatorial Studies (CCST) Sessional Lectureship

Winter 2020 Term 1 and Term 2 Critical and Curatorial Studies (CCST)
Sessional Lectureship
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) invites applications for a sessional lecturer to teach CCST 503 (001) — Graduate Practicum and Major Paper in Curatorial Studies. This is a six-credit, two term appointment that runs September 1, 2020 to April 20, 2021.
The incumbent will mentor and teach students to produce an exhibition or other public display in a museum, gallery, or alternative sites; offering opportunities for comparison, collaboration, and interdisciplinarity. The incumbent will liaise with students’ committees, guiding the students’ major paper that is produced from the ideas and research which generate the exhibition, and sponsor the preliminary presentation of this research at public roundtable presentations. Course design should feature a strong commitment to theoretical concerns, debates and challenges within museum studies and contemporary art and provide extensive readings for the students.
In light of COVID-19, the sessional lecturer should be prepared to deliver this course online.
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A minimum of a graduate degree in a related field and preference will be given to applicants with extensive curatorial 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 and upload the following in the order listed within a single PDF (max size 15MB):
• cover letter
• 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)
• sample course outline with strategies for how course materials can be delivered online/at a distance
• evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
Applicants should also arrange to have two confidential reference letters submitted by email to All materials should be received by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020.
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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 salary is $2,551.02 per credit, based off a nine credit term. Therefore, this 6-credit course would be remunerated at $15,306.12.
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.