Sessional Instructor, VISA 3003: Contemporary Canadian Art, Winter 2020

OCAD University - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for the following anticipated course offering in the Winter semester of the 2019-20 academic year


( W inter Semester, January 6, 2019 – April 3, 2019 ; Wednesdays 3:10pm – 6:10pm)

This lecture course provides an overview of the issues, ideas and artworks that have shaped contemporary Canadian art in the contemporary period since the 1970s. Drawing upon examples from a variety of mediums, we examine key issues in contemporary Canadian art such as nationalism and Quebec sovereignty, regionalism, multiculturalism, gender identity and cultural diversity. Influences in contemporary Canadian art such as the artist-run centre movement, feminism, First Nations work, new-media arts, installation and the landscape tradition are discussed. The texts used in the course expose students to writings by Canadian artists, critics and cultural theorists.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching and teaching-related responsibilities may include but are not limited to: course outline development, studio preparation and delivery inclusive of lectures, critiques, grading, mid-term evaluations and final evaluations/reviews, participation in Faculty and program meetings; including responsibility for health & safety and meeting academic and curricular requirements and deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant should have a PhD or Master’s in relevant discipline and/or equivalent professional/practical experience with a high level of expertise in the relevant subject, and outstanding communication skills. Postsecondary teaching experience is an asset. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Sessional appointments are fixed-term annual contracts of up to three half-credit courses per academic year. Sessional compensation includes a per-course pay scale with salary level of $6,316.00 (effective January 1, 2020) plus 7% in lieu of benefits and vacation pay per the provisions of the Employment Standards Act. These positions are subject to budgetary approval and satisfactory enrolment levels.

Applications should include: a letter of intent stating the candidate’s interests in the areas of teaching by identifying relevant courses above; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy that responds to the profile of the position; a digital portfolio of recent and current work /publications (if applicable); and the names and contact information of three references. Please upload all application documents in PDF format.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application in confidence, addressed to Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies Appointments Committee, online, by clicking the “Apply Now” button below.

The review of applications will begin on July 8 at 4:00pm, and will continue until the position is filled.

As an institution committed to art, design, digital media and related scholarship, OCAD University recognizes the profound and essential value that diversity brings to the creation, reception and circulation of creative practices and discourse. OCAD University understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are essential to, and enrich the institution’s core mission and vision as an art and design university with a local and global scope.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

We encourage members of designated equity-seeking groups to self-identify within the voluntary Applicant Questionnaire .

OCAD University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources for more information or refer to OCAD U’s Policy of Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.

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