Art - Assistant Professor (Contemporary Art History and Theory)

University of Manitoba

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2013-01-10

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Contemporary Art History and Theory)

The School of Art, University of Manitoba invites applications for full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Position Number: 15923

Applicants must have a solid understanding of contemporary theory and practice. The successful candidate will be able to integrate historical, critical and theoretical understanding of contemporary art at the undergraduate and graduate level, and to supervise graduate students in studio research. We seek an individual with an active research program, and an inspiring teaching style, who is willing to contribute energy, enthusiasm and vision. The successful candidate will also provide collegial leadership to both the undergraduate and graduate areas of the School.

Winnipeg boasts recognition as the 2010 Cultural Capital of Canada. The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art gallery and the Platform Gallery are among its many exciting gallery venues. Border Crossings, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Manitoba Opera and Manitoba Theatre Centre are some of its cultural institutions. An integral part of the vibrant and dynamic Winnipeg art community, the School has approximately 40 full and part-time faculty and approximately 400 students in programs with a reputation for producing outstanding artists and scholars. The School of Art offers an MFA in studio practice, and BFA and BFA Honours programs in art history and studio practice. For further information please visit the School of Art website:

Applicants must have a PhD (in art history, visual culture, cultural studies or related field), a significant research and publishing record and preference will be given to candidates with three years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level. The ideal candidate shall possess a background in contemporary theory and a high degree of awareness of artistic production over the last thirty years in a global context.

Please submit:

  1. Curriculum vitae detailing education, professional background, teaching or curatorial record.
  2. Statement of teaching philosophy and practice (one page)
  3. Statement of research interests (one page)
  4. Copies of 3-4 publications
  5. Names and contact information for three referees
  6. Outlines for courses taught

Send application materials to:
Mary Ann Steggles, Chair, Search Committee
School of Art
ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road
The University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2

E-mail enquiries should be sent to:

The committee will begin reviewing applications on March 11, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
Position will commence July 1, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process.


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