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Limited Term Appointment in Print Media

Concordia University

DEPARTMENT OF STUDIO ARTS
FACULTY OF FINE ARTS, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

Limited Term Appointment in Print Media

Concordia University’s Department of Studio Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for one Limited Term Appointment (LTA) position in Print Media at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, effective August 1, 2019 to May 14, 2020.

Position Description
LTA positions are subject to budgetary approval and departmental or unit need. Individuals who hold a Limited Term Appointment may seek reappointment given continued funding and need as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial LTA appointments and subsequent reappointments may not exceed a total of 36 months or span more than three consecutive years.

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses per term in the areas of intaglio and relief; participate in graduate-level studio visits, group critiques and possibly supervise graduate students. Other responsibilities include administrative duties and fulfilling program leadership needs.

Qualifications
Candidates for this position should possess an MFA degree or equivalent and have post-secondary teaching experience at the college or university level and demonstrated administrative skills. We are seeking applicants with an established practice in print media and demonstrated expertise in intaglio and relief print practices. Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of traditional and expanded approaches to print media as well as a sound knowledge of art history and theory in print media. The ideal candidate will have an advanced working knowledge of a variety of print materials and processes including but not necessarily limited to a full range of intaglio and relief methods. Experience with digital print imaging including laser engraving, CNC router technology, Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Illustrator and large format printing on Epson and Xante printers is an asset. Preference will be given to candidates with the strongest research-creation and exhibition record who demonstrate the potential to meet the teaching, administrative and leadership needs of the program. Although courses are taught in English, fluency in French would be considered an asset.

About the Faculty and Department
With over 4,000 students, faculty, and staff, the Faculty of Fine Arts is among the five largest art and design schools in North America. Montreal, our home, is exceptional: with 170,000 university students, a vibrant cultural scene, and the most affordable tuition in Canada, the city ranks among the top 10 best destinations in the world for tertiary education. While supporting a significant Anglophone population, Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city after Paris. North America’s number one choice for international events and festivals, Montreal was the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity. Nestled in the heart of this pulsing city, embraced by a dynamic research university, the Faculty of Fine Arts benefits from extraordinary access to brilliant practitioners, thriving venues, cross-cultural perspectives, and an extensive network of outstanding facilities for research and production.

Taking advantage of our place within the rich fabric of a research university and our long history as one of the premiere sites in Canada for the study and creation of the arts and arts-based scholarship, the Faculty of Fine Arts is currently engaged in a transformative moment in which pedagogical, conceptual, theoretical, and material practices find resonance with a significant diversity of approaches. In our university community, live performance, historical research, methodological innovation, theoretical scholarship, technical experimentation, skills-based production, community fieldwork, as well as traditional and digital fabrication are equally valued. In addition to curricular experimentation, the formation of significant research centres and external partnerships in the Faculty of Fine Arts have enriched opportunities for faculty and students

Concordia’s Print Media program is the third largest program in Concordia’s dynamic department of Studio Arts and one of the largest university-level programs in Canada. It offers state-of-the-art facilities and is located in Québec’s print-rich art community. Offering undergraduate and graduate specializations, courses are offered in book arts, digital print, intaglio, lithography, relief, screen and various special topics that provide a strong material grounding addressing both image-based and expanded print practices.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted electronically to printlta.hire@concordia.ca and reach the department on or before April 5, 2019. Submissions should include the following items in the order specified below:

1. cover letter;
2. curriculum vitae;
3. statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
4. documentation of artwork (20 images);
5. evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and assignments for introductory/advanced intaglio, introductory relief (woodcut) and print courses taught; tudent evaluations and 20 images of student work);
6. names and contact information of three referees; and
7. declaration of citizenship (please see below).

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to chair.studioarts@concordia.ca.

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
or
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult the following webpages:
Department of Studio Arts: http://www.concordia.ca/finearts/studio-arts.html
Faculty of Fine Arts: http://www.concordia.ca/finearts.html
Concordia Human Resources-Jobs: http://www.concordia.ca/hr/jobs.html

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position for August 1, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until this position has been filled.