Research Chair and Director Position at the Jarislowsky Institute, Concordia University

Concordia University – Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex

Research Chair and Director of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art

Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal

The Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University is one of the largest and most multi-disciplinary environments in North America. With over 4,000 students, the Faculty engages design thinking, live performance, community fieldwork, aesthetic activism, technical experimentation, historical scholarship, as well as traditional and digital fabrication at the undergraduate and graduate level. PhD programs through the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, as well as MA and PhD tracks in the Individualized Program, have offered two of the most experimental advanced research degrees for over a decade.

The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, founded in 1998, invites applications for the position of Research Chair and Director of the Institute to begin August 1, 2024. The Research Chair and Director will hold a full-time tenured faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Art History. The Institute seeks to initiate national and international conversations about historical and contemporary forms of Canadian art and visual culture by forging links between established and emergent scholars working across the country and abroad. Its programs support innovative research and the mobilization of knowledge through print culture and new media networks. Emphasizing exchange, collaboration, and trans-Canada partnerships, the Institute builds on its founders’ collective vision to advance the greater appreciation and richer understanding of Canadian art and visual culture of all eras. The Institute collaborates on research programs and vital forms of public outreach with educational and cultural institutions, as well as the private sector.

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Applications and Inquiries

Digital applications should be submitted to on or before October 15, 2023, but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. The Department Hiring Committee will carefully review all applications, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This position is part of the Concordia University Faculty Association. For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact:

Dr. John Potvin, Professor and Chair
Department of Art History, S-EV 3.820
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 4692

Employment Equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

Adaptive measures

Concordia desires to increase diversity among its community members and we strive to make our recruitment processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants. Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Anna Barrafato, Accessibility Change Lead:

Immigration Status

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

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