Instructor - Painting, Drawing, and/or Print
University of Lethbridge
Review of applications will begin April 30, 2021. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Start date for position could be as early as July 1, 2021.
About the Position:
The Department of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a continuing appointment in Art Studio at the rank of Instructor, to begin in the Fall of 2021, subject to budgetary and Board approval. This teaching-oriented position in Art Studio is fully integrated with the Art Department’s delivery of its core program. The successful candidate will have teaching expertise in the areas of Painting, Drawing and/or Print.
Qualifications and Responsibilities:
Qualified candidates will have an MFA degree and a demonstrated record of research and creative practice including an active exhibition record and related professional activity. Evidence of successful teaching at the post-secondary level is required.
The ideal candidate will teach introductory and advanced level undergraduate courses in Art Studio with expertise in the core areas of Painting, Drawing, and/or Print. The ability to teach in other core areas including, Photography, Spatial Practice, Indigenous Art and Media Arts, will be considered an asset but is not required. Teaching responsibilities will be determined in accordance with the candidate’s research and teaching expertise, interests and experience. The new faculty member will have the ability to apply interdisciplinary approaches to instruction, and will bring theoretical, material, social, cultural and political knowledge and critique to art studio practice and pedagogy. They will join a vibrant department of artist practitioners and scholars in which all faculty members teach across multiple areas enabling an integrated and broad range of courses to be offered to students from diverse backgrounds. They will also have the opportunity to contribute to graduate programs, student supervision, and mentorship. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a research and creative practice that enhances pedagogical innovation, teaching and mentorship. All faculty members play an integral role in the current and future direction of programs and are expected to participate in collegial governance at the department, faculty and university levels and to actively engage with broader communities.
About the Academic Unit:
The Department of Art offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Art with majors in Art Studio and Art History/Museum Studies. Our programs integrate diverse areas of study within a liberal education context. The Art Studio program emphasizes hands-on technical and creative innovation, interdisciplinarity, critical thought and community engagement. Supported by spacious and well-equipped facilities, the program offers courses in number of core contemporary studio areas while a series of rotating courses offers advanced exploration of up-to-date issues in art. Senior students are allocated individual studio spaces where they have the freedom to experiment and develop their own artistic direction in an environment of expert technical support, creative guidance, and critical dialogue. 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 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.
Applications must be submitted electronically via the University of Lethbridge PeopleAdmin site (https://uleth.peopleadmin.ca/postings/4703), and should contain the following documents:
• Letter of Interest
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of Research/Creative Practice
• Portfolio of Research/Creative Practice: 20 images (PDFs preferred, JPEG and PNG also accepted), links to video/audio files and professional websites if relevant, description of works
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy
• Portfolio of Teaching: two sample syllabi including assignments, documentation of student work, student evaluations, if available
Please arrange to have three confidential Letters of Reference sent directly to email@example.com.
All application materials may be addressed to:
Mary I. Ingraham, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive W, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 3M4
About 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, founded in 1967, has a tradition of driving creative teaching, learning, and research opportunities built upon the support of a visionary community which saw its formation. The UofL is widely recognized as one of Canada’s destination comprehensive universities, offering liberal education enhanced by quality teaching, scholarship, and community engagement. Recognized for both undergraduate and graduate programs, the University’s success is built on its student-focused experience and cross-disciplinary academic programming, as well as its commitment to research and creative activity. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, UofL offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs to more than 8,900 students in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business. The City of Lethbridge is within easy driving distance to Calgary as well as to several major public parks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Alberta, British Columbia, and Montana.
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 if that is the case. The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee. 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.