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Limited Term Appointment in Art History: Non-Western, Post-colonial and/or Global Art Histories

Concordia University


Limited Term Appointment in Art History:
Non-Western, Post-colonial and/or Global Art Histories

Concordia University’s Department of Art History in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for one Limited Term Appointment (LTA) position in art history 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 appointments may not exceed a total of 36 months or span more than three consecutive years.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach six undergraduate courses in art history over the course of the 2019-2020 academic year: two sections of Postcolonial Theory in Art History (ARTH 379); two sections of Issues in Ethnocultural Art Histories (ARTH 389); Studies in Twentieth-Century Art and Architecture (ARTH 367) and Issues in Art and Criticism (ARTH 387). Responsibilities may also include limited involvement in departmental committee work.

Applicants must have a completed PhD in Art History or closely related discipline(s). We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate teaching excellence at the university level. Areas of expertise should align with Non-Western, Post-colonial and/or Global Art Histories, in order to fulfill the teaching duties detailed above. The courses to be taught can be adapted and provided with special topics according to the applicant’s expertise and areas of specialization. While we welcome applications from scholars working on the art histories of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and other parts of the globe, preference will be given to candidates with scholarship pertaining to historical periods as well as that which focuses on contemporary art. Although classes are taught in English, the ability to read and grade student work in French will be considered an asset.

About the Faculty and Department
With over 4,000 students, faculty, and staff, the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University is among the five largest art and design schools in North America, and is one of the premiere sites in Canada for the study of the arts and arts-based scholarship. We are nestled in the city of Montreal, which supports a significant Anglophone population, but is the second largest French-speaking city after Paris. Montreal boasts a vibrant artistic and cultural scene, and was indeed the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity.

The Department of Art History is a dynamic research and pedagogical environment within the Faculty of Fine Arts, with an emphasis on socially engaged scholarship and methodological innovation; our objects of study include visual art, architecture, photography, craft, design, as well as other types of visual and material culture. The Department of Art History offers undergraduate programs in Art History, Art History and Film Studies, and Art History and Studio Art, as well as an MA in Art History and an inter-university PhD, offered collaboratively with two other Montreal universities.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted electronically to and reach the department on or before April 5, 2019. Submissions should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, the names and contact information of three referees as well as a declaration of citizenship (please see below). In addition, applicants must provide evidence of teaching effectiveness by means of a teaching dossier, which includes a list of all courses previously taught and university-issued teaching evaluations for all courses listed, excluding anonymous student comments. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of doctoral degree. The Department of Art History regrets that it cannot consider incomplete applications.

All inquiries regarding this position may be directed to:
Dr. Johanne Sloan, Professor and Chair, Department of Art History
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 4692

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult the following webpages:
Department of Art History:
Faculty of Fine Arts:
Concordia Human Resources-Jobs:

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

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