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Assistant Professor – Indigenous Contemporary Art in Canada & Curator, Art Museum

University of Toronto

The Department of Art History in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Indigenous Contemporary Art in Canada. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and is anticipated to commence on January 1, 2020. The successful candidate will also hold an appointment as Curator with the University of Toronto's Art Museum for an initial term of five years, renewable following a favourable review.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in an area such as Art History, Curatorial Studies, Indigenous Studies, or another related discipline, or fully equivalent achievement in Indigenous ways of knowing and art histories, by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research, teaching, and curatorial practice. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests and curatorial practice complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths including a dedication to the study of history, theory, and methodology of art in a global context. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate teaching; be able to conceptualize and organize exhibitions and related public engagement in the area of Indigenous contemporary art; and develop innovative and creative programming through exhibitions, publications, and public programs. The selected candidate will be uniquely positioned to foster connective bonds and improve access to and awareness of Indigenous artistic research and practices, with and among a diversity of Indigenous peoples, and within and beyond the academic community and greater public. Excellence in curatorial projects in Indigenous and contemporary art in Canada is required, as is experience and engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a 3–5 page statement detailing research, teaching, and curatorial interests, objectives, and accomplishments; up to three sample publications; a teaching dossier to include a teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities; a list of curatorial projects and publications; and a sample of curatorial work.

Submission guidelines can be found at If you have any questions about this position, please contact the Office Manager and Assistant to the Chair at

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to by the closing date of July 9, 2019. The letters should comment specifically on the applicant’s experience in teaching and research, and at least one of the letters must comment on the candidate’s Indigenous community engagement.

For more information about the University of Toronto, the Department of Art History, and the Art Museum please visit,, and

For further details and to apply online, please visit
Job# 1901318

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.