Tenure-Track Position in Art History – Indigenous Visual Culture, Brandon University

Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. Based in southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional and Masters programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment.

IshKaabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg Department of Visual Art invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Art History with a focus on contemporary art and Indigenous visual culture. For almost two decades, the B.F.A. at Brandon University has integrated in its core curriculum both western and Indigenous art with contemporary art practice. Our program offers an Art and Visual Culture minor as well as studio majors and minors in Ceramics, Drawing, Indigenous Art, Painting, a minor in Printmaking, and a combined Digital Design degree with Assiniboine Community College.

This is an Indigenous-specific position. We are seeking a candidate whose research engages with contemporary Indigenous art and culture of Turtle Island, and who possesses a critical awareness of settler culture and the Western canon. They will have deep engagement with traditional and contemporary Indigenous art, and a keen interest in engaging Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and community members through artistic initiatives.

Applicants with a PhD or its equivalent are preferred. Alternative academic backgrounds, such as an MA with work experience in exhibition curating, may be considered as equivalent. Applicants are encouraged to contact the department chair (IWGIDVAChair@brandonu.ca) in advance for information on how to establish equivalent credentials. The candidate will have a record of teaching success at the post-secondary level and an active research record in curation and/or publication. Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest describing all areas of teaching expertise, a current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience (sample course syllabi, course proposals, or summaries of teaching evaluations), a 10 to 30 page published writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references.

Please submit all information as one pdf file to Dr. Balfour Spence, Acting Dean of Arts at: VisualArtsSearch@brandonu.ca.

Rank and Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Start Date: August 1, 2023
Application Deadline: June 10, 2023

We respect the treaties that were made on these lands and acknowledge that Brandon University campuses are located on Treaty 1 and Treaty 2 lands, traditional homelands of the Dakota, Anishanabek, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dene and Métis peoples.

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Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

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