DEPARTMENT OF STUDIO ARTS
FACULTY OF FINE ARTS, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Print Media
Concordia University's Department of Studio Arts invites applications for one tenure-track position in Print Media for July 1, 2013.
Studio Arts is the largest department in the Faculty of Fine Arts and enjoys a long-standing reputation as one of Canada's foremost environments for the study and creation of visual art. BFA programs are offered in Ceramics, Fibres, Intermedia/Cyberarts, 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 faculty of more than 100 full-time and part-time professors, including some of the most celebrated contemporary artists in the country.
The Print Media program stresses a strong historical and theoretical understanding of the medium while investigating the meaningful relationships between the technologies of reproduction, individual expression and contemporary society. The program has also developed a fine art print publishing initiative, Stinger Editions. Classes are taught in sophisticated facilities that support four distinct curriculum streams: Intaglio, Screen, Lithography and Digital Print.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach Print Media courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate and independent study students, develop program curriculum, liaise with the print technician and perform other administrative duties as necessary.
We are seeking applicants with a strong contemporary print art practice as well as extensive critical/theoretical background and contemporary understanding of traditional and extended print practices. The candidate's portfolio, professional and teaching experience should demonstrate expertise in traditional and photo-digital intaglio processes and in two or more other print areas including UV screen printing, digital print media, relief, book arts and/or direct and offset lithography. Experience with automated offset presses, professional print collaboration and knowledge of video editing and web design and software would be an asset.
Candidates should have an MFA degree; a strong exhibition record; university teaching experience; demonstrated knowledge of print history and theory; and a record of administrative and committee service. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French would be considered an asset.
Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for July 1, 2013. Appointments at a more senior level may also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Submissions should consist of a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi, examples of student work, assignments and evaluations), a research statement, documentation of artwork (DVD, CD, or slides), and the names and contact information of three referees, one of which must be the candidate's department chair or dean or someone in a direct supervisory role.
Applications with a self-addressed, stamped envelope should be submitted or postmarked on or before November 1, 2012
to: Mailing address:
Departmental Personnel Committee
Department of Studio Arts, Concordia UniversityRe: Tenure-track Faculty Position in Print Media
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, VA-250
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8 Canada
Fax: 514-848-2281Civic address for in-person and courier delivery:
Visual Arts Building
Sir George Williams Campus
1395 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, VA-250
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 2M5 Canada
Inquiries regarding this position may be directed, by e-mail, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, applicants are encouraged to consult:
Department of Studio Arts: http://studio-arts.concordia.ca
Faculty of Fine Arts: http://finearts.concordia.ca
Academic Services for Fine Arts Faculty:http://finearts.concordia.ca/officeofthedean/servicesandresourcesforfaculty/
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.