Job - Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the History of Architecture and the Built Environment
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the History of Architecture and the Built Environment
Department of Art History, Faculty of Fine Arts
Concordia University’s Department of Art History invites applications for one tenure-track position in the field of the History of Architecture and the Built Environment for July 1, 2013.
Taking advantage of its location in the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Department of Art History offers full undergraduate degree programs in Art History, Art History and Film Studies and Art History and Studio Art. Our MA program focuses on the art, visual cultures and built environments of North America, while students in our inter-university PhD program pursue a wide range of doctoral projects that are international, historically-diverse and theoretically-informed. With a complement of 12 full-time faculty members, the department is committed to a curriculum and research environment that acknowledges the diversity of methods in the fields of art history and theory and encourages students to become active contributors to the discipline as early as possible in their studies.
We are interested in art historians who can examine the history of architecture and built environments in North America across all historical periods, using new interdisciplinary perspectives that encompass such concerns as sustainability and work within global contexts. Expertise in the architectures of at least one other region of the world would be advantageous.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate courses, some specific to architecture and others bringing architecture into new considerations of historical and contemporary interactions across cultures. From the outset, the candidate will also contribute teaching to the MA program and supervision for MA and PhD students, while maintaining an active research profile that includes, where appropriate, interdisciplinary undertakings. The candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development and in university service involving committee and administrative work.
Applicants should possess a completed PhD, teaching experience at the post-secondary level, a demonstrated ability to conduct and disseminate innovative research and a record of administrative and committee service. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French would be considered a major asset.
Submissions should include a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and student evaluations), a research statement and writing sample, 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 should be submitted or postmarked on or before November 1, 2012 to:
Dr. Catherine MacKenzie, Acting Chair, Department of Art History
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, EV 3-820, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8 Canada
Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4700
Fax: (514) 848-4584
Civic address for in-person and courier delivery:
Engineering, Computer Science & Visual Arts Integrated Complex
Sir George Williams Campus
1515 Ste. Catherine Street West, EV 3-820, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 2W1 Canada
For further information, applicants are encouraged to consult:
Department of Art History: http://art-history.concordia.ca
Faculty of Fine Arts: http://finearts.concordia.ca
Academic Services for Fine Arts Faculty:
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.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.