Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Indigenous Art History and Visual Culture
Date posted: September 11, 2019 Application deadline: November 15, 2019 Advertised until: November 22, 2019 Position number: 18_T_ARTH_O
Concordia University’s Department of Art History in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Indigenous Art History and Visual Culture, to begin August 1, 2020.
The Department of Art History at Concordia University has integrated Indigenous art histories into its undergraduate and graduate curriculum for over 20 years, while its faculty and students have a history of participating in discussions, research projects, and conferences related to Indigenous art and knowledge. The department’s professoriate currently includes one tenured Indigenous member.
We are seeking candidates with a research and teaching profile in the art and visual culture of Canada and/or North America (or what is frequently identified as Turtle Island). Research interests can include past, present and continuous art forms pertaining to Indigenous cultures. We welcome candidates whose research expertise encompasses histories of materially-based practices, as well as genres such as performance, new-media, and moving-image work. We also recognize scholars whose research portfolio includes a curatorial practice and/or curatorial studies, which is a strength of our department. Applicants should demonstrate a living connection to an Indigenous community, nation or people.
The successful candidate will be expected to fully participate in academic life through contributions to research, teaching, and service. Following current university standards of annual research-related course remissions, the incumbent will be asked to teach a 2/2 load of undergraduate and graduate courses on Indigenous topics, and from the outset, to assist in the supervision and mentoring of both MA and PhD students. The candidate should be prepared to embrace program and department stewardship, perform administrative duties and engage in committee work at the department and Faculty levels.
Applicants should hold a PhD in Art History (or ABD), or a related discipline(s), demonstrating expertise in the domain of Indigenous art and visual culture. They should have teaching experience at the university level, and must demonstrate an active program of research as well as a record of publications.