History of art and studies in communication – Professor or assistant professor (contemporary art)

Posted 1 month ago
Location: Quebec
Date posted: 2021-09-14
Advertised until: 2021-10-15

The Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University invites applications for a  full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant in Contemporary Art  (tenure-track position). Applicants should have an outstanding record or potential in scientific research and publications, relevant teaching experience or potential, and a commitment to interdisciplinary research and support from various intellectual communities. 

We are looking for candidates whose research adopts a critical approach to contemporary art and whose work demonstrates an excellent mastery of artistic, theoretical and methodological issues related to one or more of the following fields: colonialism, post -colonialism and decolonization; intersectional critiques of racialization and subjectivity; migration, slavery, diasporic studies and global networks; extractivism, ecology and environment. We encourage research and teaching activities rooted in regional expertise but which also focus on the transcultural aspects of the arts and the media. We welcome researchers working from any part of the world and are particularly interested in black and indigenous perspectives.

The successful candidate will teach and supervise students at the three study cycles in their field of expertise, lead thesis and doctoral thesis projects, and contribute to the intellectual life of the university. We prefer that applicants hold a doctoral degree at the time of hiring. The starting date is August 1, 2022. Please direct any inquiries regarding this position to the Chair of the Selection Committee, Professor Christine Ross ( [email protected]). Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact details of three people able to provide references, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness (e.g. lesson plans and abstracts teaching evaluations), as well as two copies of publications (20 to 30 pages). All documents should be submitted electronically to https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/fr-CA/mcgill_careers/job/Pavillon-des-arts/Assistant-Professor–Contemporary-Art-_JR0000015971 .

Consideration of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 . Interviews are scheduled to take place online in December 2021.

Knowledge of French is an asset. English is the language of instruction at McGill.

Our department and McGill University are located in the unceded territory of Tiohtià: ke, now known as Montreal; the Kanien’kehá: ka nation is the traditional custodian of these lands and waters.

McGill University is firmly committed to respecting the principles of equity and diversity within its community, while valuing academic rigor and excellence. It welcomes job applications from racialized and visible minorities, women, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, people of any sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as anyone with the skills and knowledge necessary to interact in diverse groups.

McGill values ​​and encourages research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation. Candidates are invited to demonstrate the scope of their research, both within their university field and in an interdisciplinary context, particularly in the government, community and industrial sectors.

In addition, McGill recognizes and fairly considers the impact of time off (eg, family responsibilities or time off for health reasons), which can result in career interruptions or slowdowns. Anyone applying is encouraged to report any leave that has affected their performance and may have changed their career path. This information will be taken into account for the purposes of a fair assessment of the file.

McGill University has an employment equity program and invites members of targeted groups to indicate their membership in their application. It is also keen to ensure that people with disabilities receive fair treatment and can fully integrate into university life, having at heart to implement the principles of universal design in all spheres of activity of the l ‘University, in accordance with accommodation policies and procedures. People with disabilities who may need certain accommodations to submit their application are invited to communicate confidentially by email.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply; Please note that in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, however, priority will be given to persons holding Canadian citizenship as well as permanent residence status. 

For more information: http://www.mcgill.ca/ahcs/

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