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November 11, 2022

Associate Professor/Professor, Visual Studies

University of Toronto

Daniels Faculty Exterior Building. Courtesy of University of Toronto.

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Visual Studies. This appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have earned a Master of Fine Arts, Master of Visual Studies or equivalent Master’s degree. A PhD in Art, Visual Culture, or a related area is considered an asset. Candidates must also have a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in creative professional activity and/or research, and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and/or creative professional activity and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing strengths. Candidates will have a demonstrated record of exceptional research and/or creative professional activity with international exposure (e.g. exhibitions, festivals, residencies, publications, commissions, and/or curatorial practice, etc.).

Programs in Visual Studies focus upon a critical understanding and production of art. Visual Studies is set within a unique environment focusing on a rigorous investigation of the interdisciplinary and conceptual components inherent to contemporary art and curatorial practice, as well as in critical writing, theory, art history, design, and related areas requiring a high degree of visual literacy. The Visual Studies Studio stream is intended for students who wish to concentrate on studio practice through the myriad interdisciplinary offerings within the Visual Studies program. Rather than focusing upon a single medium, the Visual Studies Studio stream encourages cross-disciplinary exploration and hybrid forms of practice that can encompass painting, photography, sculpture, artists’ moving image, and other time-based media. Students in this stream gain strong visual skills, critical reasoning abilities, and an understanding of art in its historical and social contexts.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future scholarly, research, and creative professional activities; representative examples of publications, research, and design work; and a teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 5, 2022. To view the electronic version of this position and apply, please visit here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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 here.

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 uoft.careers [​at​] utoronto.ca.

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