Academic Posting in the Faculty of Humanities

School of the Arts

Contractually Limited Appointment, Assistant Professor in Studio Art

The School of the Arts at McMaster University invites applications for a one-year contractually limited appointment in Studio Art at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will have an MFA or PHD and demonstrated record of effective teaching in Studio Art at the university level. The specific areas of teaching expertise are: ART 3D03 (T1) Practical Issues, ART 2IS3 (T1) Independent Studio, ART 1SI3 (T1) Studio Investigations, ART 3GS6 B (T2) Guided Studio, ART 3ID3 Integrated Dimensional Media (T1), and two sections of ART 1TI3 (T2) Understanding Images and Technology. The successful candidate will contribute to administrative work including portfolio interviews and recruitment events.

The studio program at McMaster is committed to promoting a safe studio environment where environmental responsibility is integrated into daily practice. The faculty complement is small and team-focused working to deliver an integrated studio program. We are seeking individuals with an interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches and a desire to connect with community.

McMaster University is a research-intensive, teaching-centered institution in Hamilton, Ontario (70 km/43 miles from Toronto and 104 km/64 miles from Buffalo).

Applicants should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/practice and 10 images of artist work. Candidates must include the names and contact information of three references.

Applications and supporting documents should be directed to Virginia Aksan, Acting Director for the School of the Arts, and must be submitted in one PDF file by applying online via the McMaster Academic Careers website (Faculty Positions, Job Opening ID 26321)

Inquiries may be directed to Rose Mannarino, Administrative Coordinator for the School of the Arts at

For further information on the School of the Arts, please visit

Review of applications will begin June 13, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

  • Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the ‚ÄúDish with One Spoon‚ÄĚ wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

Posted: May 15, 2019