Assistant or Associate Professor in Design and Material Cultures in a Global World
The Department of Art History and Art Conservation in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Design and Material Cultures in a Global World. The preferred start date is July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will teach histories and theories of design, material culture, or fashion in a global, transnational or transgeographic context. Open to scholars from various disciplines, preference will be given to candidates with expertise in material culture in emerging or underrepresented fields, such as area specializations in East Asia, South Asia, Africa, or Latin America.
Alternatively, or complementarily, theories or methods involving Indigenous studies, diaspora studies, critical race studies, post-colonial, gender, or LGBTQ studies will be especially welcome. Additional expertise in histories and theories of collecting or museums will be considered an asset.
The ideal candidate will enhance cross-university collaboration by partnering with departments, programs, and faculties including History, Gender Studies, Film and Media, Cultural Studies, Computing and the Creative Arts, or Engineering. Preference will also be given to candidates who will expand the experiential learning opportunities (internships, placements, and practicum options) for students by partnering with museums, community, and industry organizations. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and will participate in graduate student supervision (MA and PhD). The Art History program cultivates strong ties with the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University, which holds art and material culture collections including North American textiles, costume, and housewares, as well as smaller holdings in global Indigenous ethnology and history.
Other areas of partnership include the Art Conservation program, which includes expertise in the conservation of artefacts.
Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
A complete application consists of:
• a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
• a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
• a statement of research interests;
• a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
• Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Norman Vorano.
The deadline for applications is October 31st, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Professor Norman Vorano at firstname.lastname@example.org, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:
Dr. Norman Vorano
Head, Art History and Art Conservation Faculty of Arts and Science
306B, Ontario Hall 67 University Ave. Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario CANADA K7L 3N6
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Diane Platt in the department of Art History and Art Conservation, at email@example.com.
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