Full Time Professorial Stream/Assistant Professor Teaching Stream in Photography
York University, School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design

The Department of Visual Art and Art History in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University invites applications for a teaching stream tenure-track position in photography at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and to provide creative educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the classroom and at the level of programs. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. 

A Ph.D. or an MFA with a substantial record of professional experience in photography is required. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses, a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success and the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to teaching photography and to studio program design. The successful candidate will demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to teaching innovation. A record of pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work. 

The successful candidate will have an innovative approach to teaching studio arts, a broad perspective on photography as well as the ability to teach both analog and digital technologies. The candidate may have experience in experimental/alternative photographic processes and time-based media (including video and/or animation). Through their teaching and their own studio practice, applicants for this position must demonstrate technical expertise and conceptual rigour in photography that would enable them to teach foundational techniques, intermediate and advanced photo-based courses and multi-disciplinary experimentation. The position involves undergraduate teaching for majors and non-majors, TA supervision, studio and lecture courses including on-line course delivery. 

The Department of Visual Arts & Art History of York University 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 a visual art study centre are contributing to the growth of the department. The department is committed to teaching critical issues in art and art history, and to the ongoing development of programs in all studies and studio areas. 

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