Assistant Professor, Art Studio – Tenure Track
The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Art invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in Art Studio at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2016 subject to budgetary and Board approval. The successful applicant will hold an MFA or equivalent terminal degree in Art Studio, be a practicing artist with a substantial record of production and exhibitions, evidence of a strong theoretical foundation, and a proven record of post-secondary teaching.
This position will involve undergraduate and some graduate teaching in critically informed contemporary studio practice to students from diverse backgrounds. The Department of Art is compact and collaborative, with a historically conceptual orientation. Art Studio faculty teach across a range of areas and levels. The successful candidate will teach courses in Foundation Studio and Drawing, and may also teach in one or more other areas in our program: Photo Arts (digital and wet), Painting, Print Media, Media Art (including video, audio, and computer art), Sculpture. The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and research, and who will actively contribute to all aspects of the Department of Art and to the Faculty of Fine Arts.
The Department of Art is housed in the Centre for the Arts with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and offers BFA degrees with majors in Art Studio and Art History/Museum Studies and an MFA degree in Art Studio. Combined degrees are offered with the Faculty of Arts and Science in Native American Art Studio and Art History/Museum Studies, and with the Faculty of Education. Situated in traditional Blackfoot territory, Lethbridge supports a dynamic art community and is home to nationally recognized artists and galleries. The University possesses a significant art collection that fosters direct student access to historical and contemporary artwork, while a lively and extensive Visiting Speakers in the Arts Series enhances communication with the broader community. For more information about the Faculty of Fine Arts and the University of Lethbridge, please visit:www.uleth.ca/finearts or www.uleth.ca.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest describing areas of teaching experience, a current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, artist statement/ statement of research, and twenty images/ other documentation of recent work or a link to a current website or blog. Please arrange to have three letters of reference from qualified referees sent directly to the Dean by the closing date. Any submissions of electronic images, audio, or video must be received on a physical media format (CD/DVD disc, USB drive, etc.), or be available online throughout the period of the search.
Closing date: Applications must be received by mail or email by February 26, 2016
Send application to:
Dr. Edward Jurkowski, Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329-2126
The University is an equal opportunity employer. The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference is given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.
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