Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank:

Associate Professor - 2 year contractually limited



College of Arts




School of Languages and Literatures/School of Fine Art and Music




July 11, 2012


Position Description:


The College of Arts in the University of Guelph is seeking candidates for a two year Contractually Limited Appointment. The candidate will be housed in the School of Languages and Literatures (Solal) and work in two programs: the European Studies program which is located in Solal and in the Art History program which is located in the School of Fine Art and Music (Sofam). Candidates will have a completed PhD in one of the areas, demonstrated high-quality teaching experience, and a strong publication record related to at least one of these areas. The successful candidate will teach courses in both of these programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, engage in research relevant to the programs, and perform university service activities in both Schools. This a 75% full time position.

This position bridges the newly created Faculty of Performing and Fine Arts, and the Faculty of Humanities. The successful candidate will work actively in both Faculties and through his/her  professional activities in both programs build new links across these Faculties. In particular, we are interested in candidates with expertise in architecture, urbanism, monuments and monumentality, history of photography, and aesthetics. The successful candidate will have knowledge of these areas in the context of European and Modern history and be able to relate them analytically to the cultures of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The deadline for applications is July 11, 2012.

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, two samples of publications, and samples of teaching evaluations with a covering letter to: 

Professor Clive Thomson, Director
School of Languages and Literatures
MacKinnon Bldg
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario  N1W 2W1.


 Applications may be submitted electronically by to: cthomson@uoguelph.ca  


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

  The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.


University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1