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Assistant Professor in Studio: Digital Photography and Photo-Based Practice (UTSC-17-23)

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Studio. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2018.

Applicants are required to have a graduate degree in Fine Arts (Master’s or Ph.D) or comparable advanced degree in Studio or a relevant field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Candidates must be accomplished practicing artists working primarily with digital photography and photo-based methodologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an active engagement with current theoretical and artistic developments on a local and global level. Candidates must also demonstrate an aptitude for working within our interdisciplinary arts department where horizontal connections among faculty of different fields are encouraged: see

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research and/or creative professional activity at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded program of research or practice-based work. The candidate must have an emerging record of artistic accomplishments and will provide evidence of excellence in their professional activity or research as demonstrated in an international record of creative achievement that includes invited exhibitions, residences, commissions, juried awards and/or prizes, publications and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

Candidates must also demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching. This can be demonstrated through strong endorsements from referees, a teaching portfolio including positive student evaluations and/or a coherent statement of teaching philosophy linked to excellent pedagogical practice, and innovation in other teaching related activities, such as experience leading successful workshops or seminars. The successful candidate will teach and supervise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. They must bring an expertise in digital media pedagogy and have an emerging or established teaching record that encompasses practice-based studio courses in digital media topics, with an emphasis in digital photography, contemporary photo-based practices, and digital publishing, set within a broader interdisciplinary visual and media arts curriculum. The successful candidate will participate in curriculum development, lab design, and departmental and university committee work in order to contribute to interdisciplinary departmental initiatives and to take a leadership role in program and curriculum development. Experience in these areas is most welcome.

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media is a unique multi-disciplinary research and teaching environment, with programs in Art History and Visual Culture; Arts Management; Curatorial Studies; Journalism (Joint Program); Media, Journalism and Digital Cultures; New Media Studies; Music and Culture; Studio; and Theatre and Performance Studies. In addition to being a full member of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough, the successful candidate will hold a graduate appointment in the Master of Visual Studies in Studio Art, a graduate unit within the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute a strong program of creative work and a vision for developing new creative capacities and relationships that fit within this diverse context.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a complete and current curriculum vita, 3) a statement outlining current and future research interests, 4) visual documentation of recent work (10 digital images and up to 5 minutes of video) and, 5) a teaching portfolio that includes, but is not limited to course evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of relevant teaching related activities. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: All applications must be submitted online.

Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to be sent directly by the referees to: If you have questions about this position, please email

The closing date for applications is November 15, 2017.

Additional information on the Department of Arts, Culture and Media can be found at and on the Master of Visual Studies at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.





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