York University – Assistant Lecturer: Art History and Visual Culture

The Department of Visual Art and Art History, School of Arts, Media, Performance, and Design, York University invites applications for a teaching stream (alternate stream) tenure‐track position in Art History and Visual Culture at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1, 2019. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to teach undergraduate courses and to provide leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation.

A Ph.D. in Art History (completed by the start of the appointment) is required. The successful candidate will be a leader in developing foundational courses for Visual Art and Art History majors and non-majors. A broad, global, critically-engaged understanding of art history is required as is an understanding of contemporary art practices. Expertise in the arts of Africa and the African diaspora, Indigenous arts of the Americas or Islamic art would be desirable. Understanding of the field of art history and expertise in specific areas will be demonstrated through teaching experience and professional practice activities such as, but not limited to, publications, presentations, and exhibitions. If appropriate, the successful candidate may also be appointed to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses, a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success and the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to teaching, learning and program design in art history and visual culture. A record of pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

The Department of Visual Art & Art History of York University is one of the leaders in art history and art practice in Canada. Recent renovations of undergraduate studio spaces, expansion of the MFA studios, and a visual art study centre are contributing to the growth of the department. The department is committed to teaching critical issues in art and art history, and to the ongoing development of programs in all studies and studio areas.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416‐736‐5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and to self-identify; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 12, 2018. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching such as course outlines, teaching reviews, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, and conference papers and publications relating to pedagogy and provide the names of three referees who can address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position. Reference letters will only be requested for long-listed candidates. Applications must also include a completed Citizenship form: Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the “Affirmative Action” form found at the same site.

Complete application packages should to be sent to Rose LeCoche, Search Committee Secretary, at or in hard copy to: Department of Visual Arts and Art History, School of Arts, Media, Performance, and Design, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3.