Tenure-Track Faculty Position in
Frameworks and Interventions in Indigenous Art Practice [18_T_FOFA_O]

Concordia University’s Department of Studio Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Frameworks and Interventions in Indigenous Art Practice, to begin August 1, 2021. (Please note future start date).

Position Description
We are seeking candidates with a dynamic contemporary Indigenous art practice who have strong connections to Indigenous communities and are able to bring Indigenous voices and ways of knowing and making into their teaching and research. Potential areas of focus might include, but are not limited to: postcolonial artistic interventions and the development of decolonizing strategies, transcultural objects and exchanges, and/or territorial/landed relationships. Working with Indigenous faculty from various departments (Art History, English, Studio Arts, and Theatre), as well as the First Peoples Studies program, the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, the Indigenous Futures research cluster, and the Indigenous Directions Leadership Group, the ideal candidate will collaborate in reframing aspects of the curriculum by integrating Indigenous knowledge into existing courses, clusters and programs, or by proposing new initiatives that radically shift cultures of teaching and learning across the Faculty.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, attract and supervise graduate students, serve on thesis committees, participate in curriculum development, and perform administrative duties. Over time, the selected candidate will actively embrace program stewardship to further advance Indigenous initiatives 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. The ideal candidate will have an expansive interdisciplinary practice (proficiency in 2D/3D and/or 4D practices) and the ability to teach in one or more of the following program areas or clusters: ArtX, Studio Art, Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts), Sculpture, Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Painting and Drawing, Photography, and/or Print Media. We welcome
candidates with distinctive voices and practices whose research-creation complements and expands the areas of expertise of our existing faculty members. Evidence of prior activities demonstrating leadership, service, commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and the ability to think outside the box 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 to 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 below:
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, 2021. 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_Indigenous Art Practice.pdf