Tenure-Track Faculty Position in
Critical Perspectives on Inclusion in 3D Art Practices [19_T_STUDIO_M]

Concordia University’s Department of Studio Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Critical Perspectives on Inclusion in 3D Art Practices, to begin August 1, 2020.
Position Description

We are seeking applicants with an expansive 3D art practice that is attuned to the politics of inclusion and exclusion as it relates to materials, objects and spaces. Candidates whose conceptual and material practices confront barriers to access, such as racism, sexism, ableism, and other historic and emerging forms of oppression are highly sought. Examples of research thematics explored through 3D art practices may include, but are not limited to: legacies of power; postcoloniality and/or de-colonization; reimagining the archive or collection; belonging and kinship; resource extraction and environmental exploitation; movement across and within borders; reframing physical/psychological/virtual spaces for greater inclusivity; and/or redefining exclusionary models of traditional and/or cutting-edge fabrication technologies. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a proficiency in and sensitivity to material choices; fabrication methods; production techniques; technologies; and tools.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses that pertain to 3D art practices at the graduate and undergraduate levels, supervise graduate students, serve on thesis committees, participate in curriculum development, and perform administrative duties. The incumbent will activate Concordia’s fabrication spaces and technologies to advance and enrich research-creation practices across the curriculum. Over time, the selected candidate will actively embrace program stewardship to further advance inclusion in 3D practices in the Department of Studio Arts, as well as engage in committee work at the department, Faculty, and University levels.

Applicants should possess an MFA degree or equivalent, a minimum of two years of
teaching experience at the university level, and display a strong practice in artistic
research, as well as a proven record of administrative and committee service. We
require a candidate with an established research profile and expertise to teach 3D
practices in courses that will include one or more of the following technical areas:
woodworking; moulding and casting; metal work; foundry and metal casting; vacuum
forming; 3D printing and digital fabrication technologies; virtual space and
augmented reality technologies; robotics; electronics; textile-based fabrication;
and/or ceramics. Preference will be given to candidates with familiarity of one or
more of the above listed fabrication technologies and the ability to work across these
media. Evidence of prior activities demonstrating leadership, service, and
commitment to diversity and inclusivity is highly sought. Although classes are taught
in English, fluency in spoken and written French will be considered an asset, along
with other languages.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted electronically as a single, multi-page PDF document

Deadline on or before November 15, 2019.

Please name
your document file using your last and first names only (e.g. “LastName, FirstName”).
For video and/or other media files, please provide a link to a website in the PDF
document. Submissions should include the following items in the order specified
1. Cover Letter (see additional details below);
2. Curriculum Vitae;
3. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
4. Research statement;
5. Documentation of artwork (20 images);
6. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi with
assignments, student evaluations and 20 images of student work); and
7. Names and contact information of three professional referees.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree.
All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to:
Leila Sujir, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Studio Arts

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

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position at the rank of
Assistant Professor with a start date of August 1, 2020. Appointments at a more
senior level may also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately
after the application deadline, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants who anticipate requiring accommodations throughout any stage of the
recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost
and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by
phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.

Concordia University_Tenure-Track Faculty Position_Studio Arts_3D Art Practices.pdf