Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment
Discipline/Field: Art History
Home Faculty: School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design
Home Department/Area/Division: Visual Art & Art History
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018
Position End Date: June 30, 2019

The Department of Visual Art and Art History, The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD), York University invites applications from qualified candidates for a twelve-month Sessional Assistant Professor position in Art History to commence July 1, 2018 with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants must have a PhD in Art History or a related discipline by the time of appointment. Applicants must have a strong record of research and demonstrable excellence, or the promise of excellence, in teaching with expertise and experience in technology enhanced learning. The successful candidate will be able to teach a broad introductory survey in Art History and have expertise in the following areas: History and Theory of Photography; Modern Western Art History, Theory and Criticism; and with an understanding of contemporary art practices. The appointment carries an annual teaching load of three courses or the equivalent. All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities of the position will include the teaching of a full-range of appropriate undergraduate and graduate courses in Art History, some reading of graduate thesis work, serving on Department or Faculty committees, student advising and curriculum assessment.

One of North America's leading schools for the arts, AMPD offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Art History and Visual Culture, Cinema and Media Arts Dance, Design, Digital Media, Music, Theatre, Theatre and Performance Studies, and Visual Arts.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: .

Applicants should submit a letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references by Friday March 23rd, 2018. Apply to: Professor Brandon Vickerd, Chair, Department of Visual Art and Art History, Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email:


Posting End Date: March 23, 2018