Tenure-Track position in Visual Arts, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus


Drawing Studio Class at UBC Okanagan

Tenure-Track position – Visual Arts
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan

The Department of Creative Studies in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan invites applications for a full-time position in Visual Arts. We are looking to appoint someone at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure, we will also consider candidates for a tenure-track position. Appointment to begin July 1, 2021.

Minimum qualifications are an MFA or creative practice PhD, or equivalent. Consideration of rank and tenurability will be made relative to qualifications, experience, and achievements.

We are interested in candidates with demonstrated research/exhibition/teaching experience in painting with further experience in one or more of the following areas: drawing, interdisciplinary practice, performance art, printmaking, social engaged practice, digital media. The ideal candidate will also have a strong commitment to Indigenous engagement.

How to apply
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Applications to this position must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Samples of creative work
  • Teaching portfolio

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the below deadline, via email to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “Visual Arts”.

Informal inquiries may be made to Denise Kenney, Acting Head, Department of Creative Studies at denise.kenney@ubc.ca.

Find additional information about the UBC Department of Creative Studies.

Applications will be reviewed starting January 15, 2021.


4th year individual studio space

As one of the world’s leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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