Tenure-Track Position in Painting and Drawing, University of Saskatchewan

Assistant Professor, Painting and Drawing

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Arts and Science. The successful candidate will teach a full range of courses in the areas of Painting and Drawing, supervise and serve on the committees for BFA and MFA students, maintain an active research program, apply for external research funding, and undertake relevant administrative activities, including meetings and committee work.

The Department of Art and Art History offers BA, BFA and MFA degrees in Studio Art as well as BA degrees in Art History. We have a full-time faculty of ten, an office coordinator, and three studio technicians. There are four University Art Galleries: the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, College Art Galleries I and II, and the Kenderdine Art Gallery.

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. There are approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 296 faculty, including 10 Canada Research Chairs.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. It is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, including the Remai Modern gallery, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, AKA and PAVED artist-run centers, and commercial galleries, and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.

A terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in Studio Art practice is required, as well as teaching experience in the visual arts at a post-secondary level. A strong national and international exhibition record in painting and/or drawing is mandatory and related activities, such as grants, publications, commissions, and artist residencies, are considered beneficial. Knowledge of contemporary critical and theoretical issues in painting and drawing is expected, as is an understanding of the ways in which painting and drawing co-exist with other visual media. The successful applicant will be qualified to teach courses in painting and drawing at all levels, from foundations to senior undergraduate and graduate, and the ability to teach in additional studio areas will be considered an asset. This position is open to all candidates, but we strongly encourage Indigenous candidates to apply.

The salary band for this position for the 2022-2023 academic year is $99,945 to $120,099. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan, a pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a portfolio of 20 images and/or other supporting visual material of current work, a 1-page artist statement, a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, peer and student teaching evaluations (if available), and 3 sample syllabi. Candidates must provide contact information for three references, sent electronically under a separate cover.

Applications or questions should be emailed to:
Professor Jon Bath, Head
Department of Art and Art History
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2023; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

Please review the University of Saskatchewan’s health and safety requirements for faculty, staff and students in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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