Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Frameworks and Interventions in Indigenous Art Practice
Date posted: September 23, 2019 Application deadline: November 15, 2019 Advertised until: November 22, 2019 Position number: 18_T_FOFA_O
Concordia University’s Department of Studio Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Frameworks and Interventions in Indigenous Art Practice, to begin August 1, 2021. (Please note future start date).
We are seeking candidates with a dynamic contemporary Indigenous art practice who have strong connections to Indigenous communities and are able to bring Indigenous voices and ways of knowing and making into their teaching and research. Potential areas of focus might include, but are not limited to: postcolonial artistic interventions and the development of decolonizing strategies, transcultural objects and exchanges, and/or territorial/landed relationships. Working with Indigenous faculty from various departments (Art History, English, Studio Arts, and Theatre), as well as the First Peoples Studies program, the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, the Indigenous Futures research cluster, and the Indigenous Directions Leadership Group, the ideal candidate will collaborate in reframing aspects of the curriculum by integrating Indigenous knowledge into existing courses, clusters and programs, or by proposing new initiatives that radically shift cultures of teaching and learning across the Faculty.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, attract and supervise graduate students, serve on thesis committees, participate in curriculum development, and perform administrative duties. Over time, the selected candidate will actively embrace program stewardship to further advance Indigenous initiatives in the Department of Studio Arts, as well as engage in committee work at the department, Faculty, and University levels.
Applicants should possess an MFA degree or equivalent, a minimum of two years of teaching experience at the university level, and display a strong practice in artistic research, as well as a proven record of administrative and committee service. The ideal candidate will have an expansive interdisciplinary practice (proficiency in 2D/3D and/or 4D practices) and the ability to teach in one or more of the following program areas or clusters: ArtX, Studio Art, Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts), Sculpture, Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Painting and Drawing, Photography, and/or Print Media. We welcome candidates with distinctive voices and practices whose research-creation complements and expands the areas of expertise of our existing faculty members. Evidence of prior activities demonstrating leadership, service, commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and the ability to think outside the box is highly sought. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in spoken and written French will be considered an asset, along with other languages.