Faculty Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate Professor
Discipline/Field: Expanded Drawing Practices
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, 2023

Department of Visual Art and Art History
School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

The Department of Visual Arts and Art History in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Expanded Drawing Practices at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University’s Department of Visual Arts and Art History is one of the leaders in art history and art practice in Canada. Recent renovations of undergraduate studio spaces, expansion of the MFA studios, and creation of a visual art study centre have contributed to the growth of the department. We are committed to teaching critical issues in art and art history, and to the ongoing development of programs in all areas of studio and studies.

An MFA with a substantial record of professional experience in drawing and an emphasis on drawing practices is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching. We acknowledge that that within higher education in Canada, traditional or conventional academic pathways in research and practice can reinforce biases in the filling of faculty posts. Candidates with a diverse range of education, teaching and research experience are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should clearly articulate their experience in one or more of the following areas of contemporary drawing practices: digital techniques and processes; animation; drawing installation, among others if applicable. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and as appropriate, externally funded research or research creation (e.g., commissions, exhibitions, etc.) at the highest level.

Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to enhance York’s Drawing program by developing curriculum that has a digital presence and through socially engaged research and inclusive teaching practices. The position includes graduate teaching, TA supervision, undergraduate instruction for majors and non-majors, studio and lecture courses. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the development and implementation of innovative pedagogies in drawing courses that engage both in-class and online instruction. The successful candidate will join collaborative and committed peers who share administrative duties and responsibilities such as departmental governance and committee work. A minimum of two years post-secondary teaching is required. Suitability for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, given that the position will involve graduate teaching and supervision.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Rose Le Coche, Committee/Administrative Secretary of the Department of Visual Art and Art History at York University at vaah-search@yorku.ca.

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 women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting this voluntary self-identification form/.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form.

To apply: Candidates are asked to provide evidence of research excellence (or promise thereof for junior appointments) of a recognized international calibre in the following materials:
1) up-to-date CV highlighting record of professional exhibitions, research presentations, awards and accolades
2) portfolio of relevant work
3) letter of application articulating your experience, research agenda and approach to teaching excellence, including accomplishments and pedagogical innovations. We are particularly interested in experience integrating equity initiatives in research and teaching, experiential education and technology-enhanced learning.
4) Names and contact information of three professional references
5) Work Status Declaration form
Teaching evaluations and letters of reference will only be solicited from short-listed candidates.
Submit materials to: Rose Le Coche, Committee/Administrative Secretary of the Department of Visual Art and Art History at York University at vaah-search@yorku.ca and include “Expanded Drawing Practices” in the subject line. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 11, 2022.


Posting End Date: November 11, 2022