Two-Year, Limited Term, Faculty Position in Visual Arts


Two-Year, Limited Term, Faculty Position in Visual Arts

Department of Visual Arts
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Western University, London Ontario Canada

The Department of Visual Arts invites applications for a two-year limited-term faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in 3-D studio practices. Applications will be considered from qualified candidates who currently have a PhD (preferred) or MFA. The candidate will have expertise in some of the following areas: installation, site-specific work, environmental or public art. Applicants with a proficiency in contemporary theory, such as critical race studies, gender and sexuality studies, and/or disability studies are encouraged to apply. Curatorial experience is an asset. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as MFA and PhD supervision. Participation in graduate examinations and service to the Department and the Faculty are also required. With the growing diversity of our student body, it is expected that the successful candidate will effectively demonstrate an ability to contribute to an inclusive learning environment for our students through teaching, mentorship and recruitment. This position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2019 or as negotiated, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Visual Arts ( is a vibrant and diverse community of professors and students in studio art, art history, and curatorial and museum studies, and hosts Master’s and PhD programs. It was the first English-speaking institution in Canada to offer a PhD in studio art and has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary practice within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, as well as the broader academic community at Western University. It is also an integral part of the arts community of the city of London, home to Museum London, the Forest City Gallery, as well as Western’s own McIntosh Gallery.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world applications. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence, and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

Interested candidates should submit the following: a curriculum vitae; transcripts; a brief teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy; an outline of past and proposed scholarly activities; the names and addresses of three referees; and a completed Western Full-Time Faculty Application form found here:

Applications should be sent via email to:

Dr. John G. Hatch, Chair
Department of Visual Arts
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Western University
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin after July 15, 2019.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Meghan Edmiston ( Phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 86183.