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Associate Professor - Curatorial Studies

University of Toronto Mississauga

Date Posted: 11/28/2022
Closing Date: 01/30/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 26138
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: UTM: Visual Studies
Campus:University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


The Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in Curatorial Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

The department welcomes applications from candidates with a PhD in areas such as Art History, Cultural Studies, Museum/Curatorial Studies, or other related disciplines, and at least seven years of gallery management experience. Applicants must have earned a PhD degree by the time of appointment, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research, including curatorial expertise and experience with small and large-scale exhibitions. Extensive knowledge of contemporary Canadian art and familiarity with Canadian arts funding bodies is essential.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research and creative professional activity at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Excellence in research and creative professional activity can be demonstrated by the quality of the writing sample, the submitted research statement, publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, books, exhibition catalogues, curatorial projects, research collaborations, presentations at major conferences, fellowships, awards, accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments and a teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate innovative approaches to pedagogy, mentoring, and collaborative and experiential learning.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and reinforce our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will play an important role in undergraduate teaching in the department's programs, which include Art & Art History (a combined studio and art history degree), and Curatorial Studies. The candidate will also hold a graduate appointment at the University of Toronto. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world. The successful applicant may be offered a separate contract to serve as Director/Curator of the Blackwood Gallery.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

At UTM we are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. With an enviable diverse student body, we especially welcome applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, or racially visible (persons of colour), and who have experience working with, teaching or mentoring diverse groups or students. Candidates must demonstrate, in their application materials, an ability to foster diversity on campus and within the curriculum or discipline, and must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial environment. Candidates must submit a statement describing their contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities; efforts undertaken to develop inclusive pedagogies, collaboration, and engagement with underrepresented communities; and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. If you have questions about this statement, please contact Jill Caskey, DVS Chair & Professor, at, or 905.569.4646.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests and curatorial projects, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations supporting teaching quality and experience), and a substantial writing sample (e.g., an article or book chapter).

Applicants must provide the names and contact information of three references, who will be prompted to submit their letters of recommendation. The University of Toronto's recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that reference letters (on letterhead, signed, and dated) are submitted by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. We recommend combining additional application material into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Kait Harper at

For more information about the Department of Visual Studies, please visit

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 30, 2023.

To apply, visit:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact