Job – Assistant Professor, History of First Nations Art and Cultural Practices, UBC, Due: Jan 5, 2016

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Assistant Professor in the History of First Nations Art and Cultural Practices Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory
The University of British Columbia

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of the History of First Nations Art and Cultural Practices. Ability to teach the history of indigenous arts from the Pacific Northwest is required. The successful candidate will be an active scholar in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field.

UBC, one of the largest and most distinguished universities in Canada, has excellent resources for scholarly research. The Art History program partners with a strong Visual Art and Critical and Curatorial Studies programs ( This position in Art History also presents an opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary group of scholars within the larger academic community, including the First Nations and Indigenous Studies program, the Museum of Anthropology, the Law Faculty, and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. In addition there is an active community of First Nations artists working in Vancouver.

The successful candidate must have a PhD and is expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and to demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He or she will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website: Submissions should include a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae; statement of research and teaching philosophies; a sample dissertation chapter or scholarly paper; evidence of teaching potential and effectiveness. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted by email to:, or by mail to: Professor Scott Watson, Chair, Art History Search Committee, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, 400-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2, Canada. The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2016.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Deadline: Applications and all supporting materials must be received by January 5, 2016.

Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

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