Assistant Professor (Term), Art History/Museum Studies
University of Lethbridge
Art History/Museum Studies Assistant Professor, Department of Art
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Term
Desired Start Date 07/01/2023
Position End Date 06/30/2026
Open Date 05/12/2023
Close Date 06/02/2023
Oki, and welcome to the University of Lethbridge. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. The University is located in traditional Blackfoot Confederacy territory. We honour the Blackfoot people and their traditional ways of knowing in caring for this land, as well as all Aboriginal peoples who have helped shape and continue to strengthen our University community.
The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Art, invites applications for a three-year term appointment of an Art History/Museum Studies instructor at the University of Lethbridge at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2023. The candidate will teach 5 courses in the academic year.
About the University
The University of Lethbridge is one of Canada’s top universities and leading research institutions. With more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, two campuses (Lethbridge and Calgary), seven faculties and schools, and more than 2,500 employees, ULethbridge is Lethbridge’s second largest employer. Faculty and staff come together to contribute, each in their own way, to establishing ULethbridge as Canada’s destination university. In 2022, Lethbridge was recognized as one of Canada’s top small cities.
About the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Department
The Department of Art offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Art with BFA degrees in Art History/Museum Studies, Indigenous Art History/ Museum Studies, Art Studio, Indigenous Studio, and an MFA in Studio Art, as well as various combined degrees. Our programs integrate diverse areas of study within a liberal education context. The Art History/Museum Studies program concentrates primarily on modern and contemporary Global, Canadian, and Indigenous art. Through a combination of history, theory, and practical museum experience, students intern in regional public art galleries and museums to gain valuable, career-specific skills. The Faculty of Fine Arts, housed in the Centre for the Arts with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, offers degrees in Art, Drama, Music and New Media. 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 Visiting Speakers Program offers extensive exposure to leading practitioners in the field. For more information about the Department and AHMS program, please visit our websites:
Applicants will have a PhD in Art History or be nearing completion and provide evidence of successful teaching experience. The ideal candidate is Indigenous, Black or a person of colour with research and/or teaching expertise in the areas of decolonizing museums, and/or Indigenous studies. It should be noted that the position is open to all applicants. The successful candidate will teach Canadian Art pre-1960; Canadian Art post-1960; Critical Issues in Indigenous Contemporary Art; and at least one of the following: Theory and Methods of Art and Art History; Introduction to Museum Studies. In addition, the candidate will ideally teach one course from their research area which might include Indigenous, Black diasporic or immigrant art practices in Canada; antiracist and anticolonial museum practices; or environmental or land-based practices. Our classes appeal to a diverse audience of general students, Art Studio majors, and Art History/Museum Studies majors.
Interested individuals should submit via the ULethbridge Careers page (https://uleth.peopleadmin.ca/postings/6493) an application that includes:
• a cover letter describing their research interests and teaching expertise
• a curriculum vitae
• statement of teaching philosophy
• sample syllabus
You will also be required to provide contact information for three references. References will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters. The application submission triggers this request to your references, so please ensure that they are prepared to submit their letters no later than June 2, 2023.
Please address application documents to:
Dr. Shelley Scott
Interim Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329‑2126
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.
The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.
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