University of British Columbia, Art History, Visual Art and Theory
Assistant Professor in the History of Art, Architecture and Visual Culture in Canada
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty, Continuing Faculty|
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in the history of art, architecture and visual culture in Canada. Scholars with research interests in photography and media studies are welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be an active scholar in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field.
Applicants must have a PhD (or have successfully defended their dissertation) in art history or a related discipline by the position start date. They are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research and to demonstrate a record of, or high potential for, high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be required to teach the history of art and architecture in Canada and will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision and service.
UBC, one of the largest and most distinguished universities in Canada, has excellent resources for scholarly research. The Art History program offers a diploma, BA, MA, and PhD degrees, and partners with departmental programs in Visual Art and in Critical and Curatorial Studies (http://www.ahva.ubc.ca). This position also presents the opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary group of scholars within the larger academic community, including the Canadian Studies program, the Department of Theatre and Film, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the Department of Asian Studies, the First Nations and Indigenous Studies program, as well as the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology.
Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=24156) and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae; a statement of research and teaching philosophies; a sample dissertation chapter or scholarly paper; evidence of teaching potential and effectiveness; and a one-page statement identifying the applicant's contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to: Professor Scott Watson, Chair, Art History Search Committee, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, 400-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2, Canada.
The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2017.
This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Deadline: Applications and all supporting materials must be received by September 30, 2016. Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
|Secondary Categories:||Architecture and Architectural History
Canadian History / Studies