Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Art History, 1-year Contractually-Limited

College: College of Arts

Department: School of Fine Art and Music

Date Posted: February 11, 2020
Deadline: March 24, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #20-08

Position Description:

The School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph invites applications for a contractually-limited position at the Assistant Professor level.

Call for Applications - One-year contractually-limited (CL) in Canadian Art History and Theory

The Art History division of the School of Fine Arts and Music is seeking a one-year Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) beginning July 1, 2020. The candidate will teach six courses (three courses per semester for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021), in Canadian art history (ideally with a focus on Indigenous art history), museology, the art history survey, and will have the opportunity to design and teach an upper-level special topics seminar and a graduate seminar. As a CLA, the candidate will be eligible to apply for research support ($1,500 per semester), and will be welcomed as a member of the broader College of Arts faculty community.

We seek candidates with a strong ability to integrate historical, critical, curatorial, and theoretical understandings of art history into their teaching. The successful applicant must demonstrate proof of a PhD in Art History; ABD candidates registered in a doctoral program in Art History will be considered.

About Us:

Art History and Visual Culture offers an MA program, a BA Major and Minor in Art History, a Minor in Museum Studies, a Minor in Culture and Heritage, and is a contributor to the Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies in the College of Arts. The School of Fine Arts and Music houses the Bachinski-Chu Print Study Collection, a remarkable resource containing over 2,200 works spanning the technological and aesthetic developments of fine art printmaking from the sixteenth century to today. The artists and master printmakers represented in the Collection provide a material history of fine art printing that enables faculty and students of the University of Guelph to engage with the medium’s formal and technical traditions and innovations through works that invite critical analysis and reflection. The Collection includes exceptional examples by Canadian artists such as Alex Colville (1920– 2013), Michael Snow (1929 – , and Joyce Weiland (1930 – 1998) as well as by significant international artists as Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746 – 1828), Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606 – 1669), Honoré-Victorin Daumier (1808 – 1879), Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973), Robert Motherwell (1915 – 1991) and Leon Golub (1922 – 2004), among others.

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

Assessment of applications will begin on March 24, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness), and (4) a writing sample. Candidates should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately. Applications should be sent by March 24, 2020 to the attention of:

Martin Pearce
School of Fine Art and Music
College of Arts
University of Guelph Guelph, ON N1G 2W1 Email: pearcem@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.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.