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Tenure-track appointment in Lens-Based Practices
Mount Allison University, Department of Fine Arts

The Department of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Lens-Based Practices. Primary responsibilities will be to teach all levels of analog and digital photography courses for the Department, to supervise fourth-year Advanced Studio students, and to teach Foundation, Seminar, or Open Media courses taught in rotation amongst the Fine Arts Faculty. The appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2019, subject to budgetary approval.

The preferred candidate will hold a Master of Fine Arts degree, with experience teaching post-secondary analog and digital photography at all undergraduate levels, a strong commitment to studio practice, and an active exhibition record. Informed awareness of contemporary critical discourse in visual arts, and the ability to incorporate critical theory into studio courses at all levels is expected. The ideal candidate will have a Lens-Based practice that may include analog, digital, and alternative processes.

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a digital portfolio with up to 20 examples of creative work, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi from courses taught, and images of student work), and three letters of reference sent directly by the referees. To ensure full consideration, complete applications, including letters of reference, should be received by Friday, February 1, 2019, to:

Professor Erik Edson
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Fine Arts
The Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts
Mount Allison University
152 Main Street, Sackville, NB E4L 1B3
506-364-2491, E-mail: eedson@mta.ca

Mount Allison is a highly respected small undergraduate institution. With 11 full and part-time faculty and technical staff and approximately 120 students, the Department of Fine Arts offers a BFA and BA with majors and minors in studio art and art history, with studio courses in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, open media and sculpture. In 2014, the Department of Fine Arts moved to the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, a new purpose-built facility on the Mount Allison campus. A wide diversity of film processes, lens–based platforms and state of the art digital imaging tools provide the opportunity for a rare depth of inquiry for undergraduate students. An important support to the Department on campus is the Owens Art Gallery, with a program of contemporary and historical exhibitions and visiting artists’ presentations.

Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.

Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

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