DEPARTMENT OF STUDIO ARTS
FACULTY OF FINE ARTS, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
Extended Term Appointment in
Studio Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies in Fine Arts

Concordia University’s Department of Studio Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications
for one Extended Term Appointment (ETA) position in Studio Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies
in Fine Arts starting August 1, 2019.

Position Description:
ETA members are intended to respond to specific full-time teaching and service needs of a
continuing nature that do not require a probationary or tenured appointment. Teaching and
service are mandatory responsibilities. Under the provisions of the Collective Agreement
between Concordia University and the Concordia University Faculty Association, individuals will
receive an initial appointment for approximately 36 consecutive months (August 1, 2019 to May
31, 2022). ETAs are eligible for reappointment subject to the availability of work and positive
evaluation of their performance.

Responsibilities:
Based on a founding of innovative cross-disciplinary practices, art criticism and writing
pedagogies, the successful candidate will be assigned to teach two of the Faculty’s signature
courses: Conversations in Contemporary Art (CICA), MFA seminars linked to a public lecture
series or other ASEM topics, such as seminars in contemporary art: Postcolonial Theory and
Global Contemporary Art, Critical Methods, and Contemporary Art Criticism; and Keywords:
Reading the Arts Across the Disciplines (FFAR 250)—the year-long, 6-credit course required of
all first-year Fine Arts undergraduates, which focuses on cross-disciplinary encounters in the
classroom and critical literacies. These courses require the ability to lecture for large classes on
an array of interdisciplinary topics and basic theoretical concepts relating to art theory and
cultural studies. Teaching responsibilities may also include cross-listed or special topics courses
in the Faculty and/or teaching FFAR Fine Arts interdisciplinary electives.

Qualifications:
We are seeking applicants with a strong knowledge of contemporary studio arts theory and
criticism. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong commitment to teaching and
learning, and a history of university service and public scholarship. Candidates must possess a
PhD in Art History, with a focus on Post-Colonial, Black, Indigenous and/or Gender and
Sexuality Studies, or related disciplines, and a strong understanding of interdisciplinarity. A
record of teaching excellence should include large-enrollment course development and delivery,
graduate-level teaching, MFA studio critiques and public event facilitation. While the ETA will be
housed in the Department of Studio Arts and hold regular duties in Interdisciplinary Studies, a
strong capacity for teaching courses in Art History is required. Although classes are taught in
English, fluency in spoken and written French will be considered an asset.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted electronically as one continuous file (in .pdf format only)
to mfa-idysfa_eta.hire@concordia.ca

All inquiries
regarding this position should be directed to chair.studioarts@concordia.ca.

Deadline for application. April 12th, 2019.


Please follow the link below for more information:
ETA-Studio Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies Posting 2019-2020 FINAL.pdf