Art History/Museum Studies
Tenure Track Appointment
The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the fields of Canadian Art History and Museum Studies, starting January 1, 2016, subject to budgetary and Board approval.
Applicants must have a PhD in Art History, demonstrated excellence in research, and evidence of dynamic, successful teaching. The successful candidate will instruct Art History/Museum Studies courses to a diverse audience of general students, Art Studio majors, and Art History/ Museum Studies majors. Ability to teach Canadian Art History, First Nations Art History, and an introductory level survey of art since neoclassicism is required. Other desired teaching areas include: contemporary art and theory, survey of Western or World art, and museum studies. The successful candidate will be an active contributor to the collegial environment of Department of Art and Faculty of Fine Arts.
The Department of Art offers BFA degrees with majors in Art Studio and Art History/Museum Studies and an MFA in Studio Art. It also offers combined degrees with the Faculty of Arts and Science in Native American Art Studio and AH/MS. The Faculty of Fine Arts, housed in the Centre for the Arts with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, offers degree programs in Art, Drama, Music and New Media. Situated in traditional Blackfoot territory, Lethbridge is home to a dynamic art community with nationally recognized artists and galleries. The University possesses a significant art collection that fosters direct student access to historical and contemporary artwork, while a lively and extensive Visiting Speakers in the Arts Series enhances communication with the broader community. Lethbridge is within easy driving distance to several major national parks and recreational areas in Alberta, British Columbia, and Montana. For more information the City of Lethbridge, please visit: www.lethbridge.ca.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest describing their research and teaching expertise, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, two samples of recent scholarship, and two sample syllabi. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of reference from qualified referees sent directly to the Dean by the closing date.
Closing date: Applications must be received by mail, fax or email by October 1, 2015.
Send application to:
Dr. Edward Jurkowski, Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329-2342 • Fax: (403) 382-7127
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The University is an equal opportunity employer. The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference is given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.
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