Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in Studio Art - Digital/Printmaking/Print Media

College: College of Arts

Department: School of Fine Art and Music

Date Posted: January 16, 2019
Deadline: February 16, 2019
Please reference AD #19-03

Position Description:

The School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph seeks an accomplished, active artist with expertise in the practical and theoretical aspects of digital and mechanical image reproduction – specifically in the field of printmaking. The successful candidate for this position will be afforded the opportunity to reimagine the traditional printmaking studio for the digital era, and to establish it as a vital area of innovation in the School.

The Studio Program at the University of Guelph possesses one of the best traditional printmaking facilities in the province of Ontario. Our current aim is to more fully integrate these resources within a pedagogical environment that delivers practical and theoretical training in digital tools and media. The relationship between analog and digital technologies is a concern common to much contemporary art and contemporary art education—nowhere more so than in the area of two-dimensional image reproduction

The successful candidate will be an artist holding an MFA or PhD in Studio Art, with a practical knowledge of traditional printmaking techniques (intaglio, etching, lithography, photo-lithography and silkscreen) and an established practice that incorporates digital print; a strong interest in developing the crossover of these areas; a demonstrated background in the historical and theoretical foundations of reprographic technologies. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of exhibition, research, graduate supervision, teaching, advising, and service. Full-time teaching experience in appropriate digital and printmaking areas at the university level is preferred.

The School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph has a reputation for excellence in the education of young artists at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our current curriculum places strong emphasis on traditional skills and materials, alongside an established and developing curriculum which integrates digital tools into many of our fields of specialization. We anticipate strong future growth in the incorporation of digital resources across our program and we are seeking a highly qualified team player to join our faculty and to provide leadership and motivation in this field.

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

A complete application package will include: (i) a cover letter (ii) a lifetime Curriculum Vitae; (iii) digital images of 5 print works; (iv) names and complete contact information for three references. Evaluation of application files will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All documentation should be submitted electronically to:

Nicola Ferguson
Administrative Assistant to the Director
School of Fine Art and Music (SOFAM)
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Applications should be addressed to the attention of Dr. Sally Hickson, Director, SOFAM
Email: nifergus@uoguelph.ca

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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