Sunday, 14 February 2016

job posting: Limited-Term Appointment Position in Ceramics

Concordia University’s Department of Studio Arts invites applications for one limited-term appointment position in Ceramics at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, effective August 1, 2016 to May 14, 2017.

Limited-term appointment positions are subject to budgetary approval and departmental or unit need.  Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be reappointed, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance.  Together, initial appointments and subsequent reappointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years.

Studio Arts is the largest department in the Faculty of Fine Arts and enjoys a longstanding reputation as one of Canada’s foremost environments for the study and creation of visual art.  BFA programs are offered in Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts), Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture and Studio Art. For more than 30 years, Studio Arts has maintained an MFA program of international stature.  The department emphasizes the importance of studio production, and has an experienced technical staff and a faculty complement of more than 100 full-time and part-time professors, including some of the most celebrated contemporary artists in the country.

During the initial appointment, the successful candidate will normally be expected to teach up to 18 credits at the undergraduate level and up to 21 credits per annum if reappointed. Successful applicants should be prepared to advise and participate in reviews at the graduate level. Responsibilities will also include active involvement in committee and administrative work.

Candidates for this position should possess an MFA degree or equivalent with a preference of two years university teaching experience.  We are seeking a practicing ceramicist who is actively engaged within the field. The ideal candidate should show an unequivocal engagement with the materials of ceramics, demonstrate technical expertise in handbuilding and a strong understanding of the issues surrounding the contemporary practice of ceramics.  Although classes are taught in English, fluency in spoken and written French would be considered an asset.

Submissions should include:
  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations)
  • a list of courses taught with course descriptions
  • documentation of past and present artwork (20 images)
  •  examples of student work (20 images) sent on DVD, CD, or USB Stick
  • the names and contact information of three referees
All short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree.
Applications with a self-addressed, stamped envelope should be submitted or postmarked on or before March 7, 2016 to:
Mailing address:
Departmental Hiring Committee, Department of Studio Arts, Concordia University
Re: LTA Position in Ceramics
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., VA-250, Montreal, Quebec, Canada  H3G 1M8
Fax:  514-848-2281
Civic address for in-person and courier delivery: 
Visual Arts Building
Sir George Williams Campus
1395 René-Lévesque Blvd. W., VA-250, Montreal, Quebec, Canada  H3G 2M5
General inquiries regarding this position may be directed, by e-mail, to studioarts@concordia.ca
To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult:
Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position for August 1, 2016.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

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