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Associate/Assistant Professor, in the Arts and Visual Culture of Africa and/or its Diaspora

Queen's University

JOB ADVERTISEMENT:
Queen's National Scholar (QNS) tenure or tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor, with a specialization in the Arts and Visual Cultures of Africa and/or its Diaspora

The Department of Art History and Art Conservation in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University, Canada, invites applications for a Queen's National Scholar (QNS) position at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor with a specialization in the Arts and Visual Cultures of Africa and/or its Diaspora. This is a tenure or tenure-track position with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019. Further information on the Queen’s National Scholar Program can be found on the website of the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research).

Open to scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, preference will be given to established candidates who have as a primary field African or African Diaspora arts (historical or contemporary) and visual cultures. A complementary strength in curatorial practice, museum studies, or collaborative and community-based research would be an asset. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly research and publication, an interest in theoretical or contextual approaches such as Black Studies, critical race studies, or critical museology, and a capacity for experiential teaching and learning. Appointees will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, participate in graduate supervision at the MA and PhD levels across the university, and contribute to the vibrancy of academic life on campus andbeyond.

This position complements and extends existing research and teaching strengths in the study of art and visual cultures within the Department of Art History and Art Conservation. The successful candidate will establish new, as well as expand current research networks, work collaboratively across departments, and advance the impact of Queen’s research and collections nationally and internationally. The successful candidate will be encouraged to work with on-campus resources, such as the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University Archives, and Museum of Health Care, as well as off-campus museums, galleries or archives, to create innovative scholarship, disseminate research, and lead student learning experiences including internships, gallery-focused seminars, and practica.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates are expected to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

The Queen’s National Scholar Program expects that the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to students, and to develop a research program that aligns well with the University’s priorities. Further information on teaching and research priorities at Queen’s is available in the Queen’s Academic Plan and the Queen’s Strategic Research Plan

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:
∞ a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
∞ a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
∞ a statement of research interests;
∞ a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
∞ a statement of experience in, and commitment to, facilitation and promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion
∞ Three letters of reference, to be sent electronically or in hard copy directly to the Department Head at one of the addresses below.

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2018.

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs, labelled last name first, followed by document title, to Professor Joan M. Schwartz at:

schwartz@queensu.ca
Alternatively, hard copy applications may be submitted to: Joan M. Schwartz, PhD, FRSC
Professor and Head
Art History and Art Conservation 67 University Avenue
Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario CANADA K7L 3N6

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Diane Platt in the Department of Art History and Art Conservation at: plattd@queensu.ca

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement
and at http://www.qufa.ca

Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Principal. Candidates holding an existing tenure-track or continuing-adjunct appointment at Queen’s will not be considered.