SL171576-Winter 2021-SART*4720 Photography IV

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
School of Fine Art and Music
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Winter 2021
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
Right of First Refusal (RoFR)
Effective Fall 2019, a Sessional Lecturer holds a ROFR should the course be offered as a SL work assignment in one of the following six (6) semesters. A SL who holds a ROFR to this course is required to exercise their right by way of the online hiring system.
A Sessional Lecturer Currently Holds a Right of First Refusal for this Course: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Photography IV
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
All Winter 2021 classes offered by the School of Fine Art and Music will be remote delivery. Content will be synchronous, asynchronous or a mixture of the two.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
TA Coordination Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Required Qualifications
MFA or equivalent
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
The Photo IV course emphasizes conceptual and material development of a comprehensive body of work over the course of the term, culminating in a class exhibition at the Boarding House Gallery in Guelph. Students learn how to conduct visual, textual and material research, and through their research and production investigate formal and representational issues within the practice of photography. Students write an arts council grant and artist statement, produce a vocabulary list of relevant terminology, provide written responses to assigned readings, and are introduced to a wide range of contemporary artists working with lens-based practices. For the W21 semester the course will be taught remotely via Zoom, with the exception of the Boarding House gallery exhibition, where gallery access will follow Covid-19 protocols as they exist at the time. Students who are unable to participate in the Boarding House Gallery exhibition must be accommodated with a remote exhibition option (Sketchup installation shots, for example). The ideal candidate will provide evidence of extensive knowledge of lens-based practices within the realm of contemporary art. Successful teaching in the field of photography at the university level is essential, and experience teaching remotely or via distance education will be viewed as a major asset. Knowledge of photographic history and how it relates to recent and emerging image-based theory is critical to this position, as is familiarity with important international photography festivals and survey exhibitions, artists, and terminology. As students can opt to work with a wide range of techniques and materials, the successful candidate will be well versed in the technical and material possibilities of both digital and analogue photography (camera formats, lighting techniques, film and darkroom processes, Photoshop and Bridge). Since experimental and hybrid approaches to photography are encouraged in this course, knowledge of other studio art disciplines would be considered an asset.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Monday & Wednesday 8:30am - 11:20am
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
January 7, 2021 to May 4, 2021
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,485.99 (effective 2020/21)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Monday, November 30, 2020
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
Nicola Ferguson on behalf of Director Martin Pearce -

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