Limited Term Appointment in Intermedia

Concordia University’s Department of Studio Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for one Limited Term Appointment (LTA) position in Intermedia (Video, Performance, and Electronic Arts) at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, effective August 1, 2020 to May 14, 2021.

LTA positions are subject to budgetary approval and departmental or unit need. Individuals who hold a Limited Term Appointment may seek reappointment given continued funding and need as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial and subsequent LTA appointments may not exceed a total of 36 months or span more than three consecutive years.

Position Description
The Intermedia program enjoys an excellent reputation in promoting contemporary intermedia practices related to video, performance and electronic arts. We are seeking applicants with an established record of national and international projects and exhibitions that focus on video art. The ideal candidate will have a critical awareness of the discipline in relationship to a wide array of cultural, historical and theoretical contexts. Parallel experience in performance art and/or electronic arts is considered a strong asset.

During the initial appointment, the successful candidate will normally be expected to teach up to six Intermedia courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, and up to seven courses per annum if reappointed. He/she should be prepared to supervise students in professional internships and independent studies as well as potentially undertake graduate supervision. Responsibilities will also include program stewardship and active involvement in committee and administrative work to further advance the Intermedia program, the MFA Intermedia concentration, and the Department of Studio Arts, as necessary. Prior activities demonstrating service and commitment to diversity inside or outside academic institutions is strongly sought after.

Candidates for this position should possess an MFA degree or equivalent, have post-secondary teaching experience at the college or university level as well as proven administrative skills. Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of the technical aspects of video including a sound knowledge of art history and theory in video art. The ideal candidate will have an advanced working knowledge of a variety of video practices and processes including but not
limited to installation, multi-channel video, video-performance and new forms of video (VR, AR, etc.). Preference will be given to candidates with the strongest research-creation and exhibition record who demonstrate the potential to meet the teaching, administrative and leadership needs of the program. Although courses are taught in English, fluency in French would be considered an asset.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted electronically (as a single multi-page PDF document) to and reach the department on or before April 14, 2020. Submissions should include the following items in the order specified below:
1. cover letter;
2. curriculum vitae;
3. statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
4. documentation of artwork (20 images);
5. evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and assignments for
introductory/advanced video, student evaluations and 20 images of student work);
6. names and contact information of three referees; and
7. declaration of citizenship (please see below).

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. All inquiries
regarding this position should be directed to
Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and
experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive
productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio-cultural background
and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive
educational environment of a Next-Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate
in their cover letter how their professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to
conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural
contemporary Canadian society. These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not
limited to:
 teaching about underrepresented populations;
 mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds;
 conducting research with underrepresented and/or underserved communities;
 committee work;
 offering or organizing educational programming; and
 participation in training and workshops.

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

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position for August 1, 2020. Review of
applications will begin immediately after the application deadline, and will continue until the
position is filled.

LTA-Intermedia Posting 2020-2021 FINAL.pdf