ONE-YEAR OPPORTUNITY FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS OR ART EDUCATORS TO TEACH IN FRENCH
2019-2020 / 2020-2021
UQAM is committed to seeking the most qualified faculty in order to maintain the highest levels of excellence of teaching, research and community service.
Description of the position
The position is a one-year, full-time position of professor (salary and rank commensurate with experience) in visual and media arts for an artist or art educator whose practice has been internationally recognized.
- Teaching and mentoring students in all three degree programmes of the study of visual and media arts (Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral);
- Research and studio practice at the École des arts visuels et médiatiques;
- Community service at the university or in the larger artistic milieu of Montréal.
The candidate’s application must provide evidence of:
o A mastery of both spoken and written French.
o A diploma of graduate studies in the domain of visual and media arts or equivalent;
o A minimum of four years of pertinent professional experience and a demonstrable and
recognized professional competence in the field of contemporary art;
o A sustained artistic practice that has been widely shown in established national and
o A practical and personal experience in different approaches of contemporary art.
o A theoretical and critical examination of these practices.
o The capacity and enthusiasm to transmit ideas and experience to a wide variety of students and to collaborate with fellow faculty.
o A capacity to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels and to participate in activities that promote the university’s visibility as well as an ability to develop new programs or
STARTING DATE (FIXED TERM: 1 YEAR):
AUGUST 1 2019, for the academic year 2019-2020
AUGUST 1 2020, for the academic year 2020-2021
Note: UQAM strongly values diversity within its community. By virtue of the SPUQ-UQAM collective agreement in the case of equivalent qualifications, priority of appointment will be given to Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
SALARY: According to the terms of the Syndicat des professeurs de l’Université du Québec (SPUQ-UQAM) agreement.
Interested candidates must submit a dated, and signed, curriculum vitæ in French. They must include a description of their teaching experience. A letter of presentation should describe what is their interest for this position and how they envisage their contribution to the École des arts visuels et médiatiques. Candidates must submit a dossier of visual documentation of their art practice and research and a text describing the personal creative project they intend to undertake for this period (details indicated here). Finally, they must provide two letters of reference.
They must indicate for which of the periods they are interested in teaching (they may apply for both, but will be hired for only one of the two periods).
Please note that the Université du Québec à Montréal is a French-speaking university and consequently the position requires teaching in French. The successful candidate will have a good command of French at the time of the hire.
Dossiers must be submitted BY MAIL to the following address by September 7, 2018 at 5 p.m. :
Please note : no online submissions
École des arts visuels et médiatiques
Laurence Sylvestre, Director
Case postale 8888, succursale Centre-Ville
Montréal (Québec) Canada
General inquiries 1-514-987-3000, extension 6775
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Professors, École des arts visuels et médiatiques
Artists awarded the position of Pratique singulière
2018-2019 Blanca Casas Brullet (born in Spain, lives and works in France)
2017-2018 Julie Morel (France)
2015-2017 Emanuel Licha (born in Canada, lived and worked in France)
2014-2015 Alun Williams (born in Great Britain, lives and works in the United States)
2013-2014 Ivan Polliart (France)
2012-2013 Caroline Bernard (France)
2011-2012 Matei Bejenaru (Roumania)
2010-2011 Michael Blum (born in Israel, lives and works in Canada)
2009-2010 Niek Van De Steeg (born in Holland, lives and works in France)
2008-2009 Dan Mihaltianu (born in Roumania, lives and works in Germany)
2007-2008 Gabriela Golder (Argentina)
2006-2007 Grégory Chatonsky (France)
2005-2006 Martine Neddam (born in Algeria, lives and works in the Netherlands)
The Pratique singulière position reflects the school’s desire to engage artists from a wide range of origins. We wish to increase our distribution of this posting amongst artists from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the First Nations of the Americas.
About the École des arts visuels et médiatiques
Montréal’s École des Beaux-arts founded in 1922 was one of the first art schools in Canada. It became the Department of Fine Arts in 1969 as part of the emerging network of the University of Québec. In 2000, it evolved into the École des arts visuels et médiatiques with a curriculum examining current issues in art and multidisciplinary projects. It is a flagship school as the influence of its faculty and graduates on the national and international art scene confirms.
An integral part of the Faculty of Arts comprised of the fields of music, dance, theater, design, history of art and literary studies, the school has the mandate to transmit and renew artistic practices and thought in Quebec. The numerous specialized studios in both visual and media arts attests to its impressive infrastructure making it is an exceptional resource within Canada.
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