Vacancy: Canada Research Chair in Art History — History of South Asian Art, Architecture and Visual Culture (University of British Columbia)

Date of event:   03/05/2021 − 03/05/2021

Position: Canada Research Chair (Tier II, tenure-track) in Art History — History of South Asian Art, Architecture and Visual Culture
Application deadline: 3 May 2021
Institution: The Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC), Tier II specializing in the history of the art, architecture and visual culture of South Asia. This position is expected to be a full-time, tenure-track appointment made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2021.

Applicants’ research interests may include any historical period and any geographic region in South Asia. The candidate will be well versed in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field and have competency in the languages their specialization requires.

Applicants must have a PhD in art history or a related discipline. They are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research and to demonstrate a record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be required to teach courses across the historical span of art and architecture of South Asia and will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision and service.

Applicants must submit their application here and upload the following in the order listed within a single PDF (max size 15MB):

  • letter of application
  • detailed curriculum vitae
  • statement of research philosophy
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi)
  • scholarly publication or a sample dissertation chapter
  • statement of experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to
  • creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion
  • name, title and affiliation, and contact information of three references

Please note we do not require letters of reference for your initial application. However, your listed references should be willing to provide a confidential letter of reference at a later date should your candidacy progress.

Review of applications will begin on May 3, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date are assured of full review.

For more information about the job posting please see the PDF or visit the website here.