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Sessional Instructors, Fall 2018 Session Courses, Department of Art

Job ID: 15725

Updated: June 8, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Art invites applications for sessional instructors to teach the following Art History courses during the Fall 2018 Session.

These course offerings are subject to budget allocation, resources and minimum enrolments.  These positions are from September 1 to December 31, 2018

  • ARHI 201.01 - Survey of Western Art in its Cultural Context: Pre-history to the Later Middle Ages
    Tuesday, Thursday, 11:00 - 12:15

Course Description

A chronological examination of art and architecture in relation to significant historical and cultural events from Pre-history to about 1300 C.E.

Successful applicants should have a PhD in art history or related discipline with demonstrated research experience related to the art and architecture of this period. Demonstrated teaching excellence, particularly with large lecture classes, is an asset.

  • ART 381.01 Sculpture - Materials and Processes
    Monday, Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:45

Course Description

Technical and conceptual exploration of sculpture through materials and processes. This may include a range of methods such as mold-making, casting, assemblage, carving, welding, forging, riveting, time-based media, installation or digital media.

The successful candidate will possess a studio-based MFA degree or a studio-based PhD in the field of art or post-secondary art education. The successful candidate will have mastered a broad range of field specific materials, tools and skills. A record of relevant studio-based teaching experience at the post-secondary level and evidence of teaching effectiveness in sculpture is required. In addition, the successful candidate will have an active, ongoing practice in studio research.

To apply for these teaching opportunities, please submit a letter of application to Nicole Ethier (

In support of your application, please provide the following:

  • Current, up-to-date CV
  • Three letters of reference
  • Cover letter that explains your ability and qualifications to teach the specific course
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness

The application deadline is Monday, June 25, 2018.

Note: you will receive an email confirming receipt of your emailed application but only the successful candidates will be notified upon completion of the selection process.

If you have further questions, please contact Dona Schwartz, Head, Department of Art.

If you would like to see sample outlines of this course, please contact the Department of Art at 220-5251.

NOTE:  These course offerings are subject to budget allocation, resources and minimum enrolments.

The amount of remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B. Please see the Faculty Association’s website for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. 

Thank you for your application. Please check this website frequently as new teaching opportunities will be posted as they are approved.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

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