Limited Term Appointment in the Histories of Photography

Last updated: March 16, 2022, 4:51 p.m.

Job title: Limited Term Appointment in the Histories of Photography
Position code: 22_LTA_ARTH_M2
Date posted: March 16, 2022
Application deadline: April 15, 2022
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

Limited-term appointment (LTA) positions at Concordia University are full-time faculty positions of between 9.5- and 12-month duration. (The annual salary is pro-rated in the case of shorter contracts.) The incumbent is responsible for teaching six (in the case of a 9.5-month contract) or seven three-credit courses per year, and for some administrative and other service roles within the academic unit. Up to two subsequent 12-month appointments may be possible, subject to satisfactory job performance, academic unit need, and budgetary approval. The Department of Art History in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for one LTA position in the Histories of Photography at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the following undergraduate courses in the 2022–2023 academic year: ARTH 379 – Postcolonial Theory in Art History; ARTH 384 – Theories of Representation; two sections of ARTH 267 – Aspects of the History of Photography; and two sections of ARTH 200 – Perspectives of Art History (winter term only).

Qualifications and assets

Applicants must have a completed PhD in Art History or closely related discipline(s). We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate teaching excellence at the university level. We are seeking an art historian whose scholarly practice engages directly with histories of photography, in order to fulfill the teaching duties detailed above. While courses to be taught can be adapted and provided with special topics according to the applicant’s expertise and areas of specialization, preference will be given to candidates with scholarship pertaining to historical periods. Additionally, given the teaching assignment for the position, demonstrated knowledge of and experience teaching non-western and/or post-colonial histories of photography is also required. Although classes are taught in English, the ability to read and grade student work in French will be considered an asset.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to the Art History Department Hiring Committee, and submitted electronically (as a single PDF document) to on or before April 15, 2022. Submissions must include the following items in the order listed: a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (22_LTA_ARTH_M2), a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees. Also requested: a teaching statement and evidence of teaching expertise (if applicable), e.g., teaching evaluations and syllabi of courses taught. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2022. All inquiries regarding this position should be addressed to Dr. John Potvin, Chair of the Department of Art History at

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next-Generation university, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

Possible examples to demonstrate a diverse experience might include (but are not limited to):

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

Territorial Acknowledgement

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

Immigration Status

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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