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Assistant Professor, Print Media, Department of Art

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Job ID: 14121

Updated: April 24, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2018. The area is print media with a specialization in lithography, intaglio, or serigraphy.

As part of the Faculty of Arts, the Department of Art offers the undergraduate BFA degree in Visual Studies and the graduate MFA degree, and it has a BA degree in Art History. Applicants are expected to develop a program of creative research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars, supervise and mentor students engaged in studio practice, commit to departmental and university service, and engage with the community.   

The successful candidate will possess a studio based MFA degree but a studio based PhD in the field of art or post-secondary art education will be considered. The candidate will have a record of high quality peer-reviewed creative research, and excellence in relevant studio-based post-secondary teaching experience in lithography, intaglio, or serigraphy. In addition to a creative studio practice in printmaking, effectiveness in one or more of the following will be an asset: drawing, sculpture, painting or other contemporary practices, and the ability to advance indigenous pedagogies and indigenous knowledge.  The candidate will have demonstrated success in obtaining creative research funding and grants.

Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae; a statement of creative research interests and expertise; a teaching dossier that includes sample course outlines, a concise statement of teaching philosophy that indicates an understanding of working with students developing their studio practice, and evidence of teaching excellence; one or two samples of peer-reviewed work that demonstrate engagement with contemporary approaches to art; and three letters of reference to be sent directly to the Department under separate cover.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves.

The University and the Faculty of Arts are implementing strategies to bring indigenous perspectives into all aspects of teaching, learning, and research.

Electronic submissions in PDF format for both the application and the letters of reference are encouraged.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by the deadline date of December 15, 2017, to:

Dr. Brian Rusted, Head
Department of Art
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
Art Building, 612
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

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.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
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