University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada): Head – Art History, Visual Art, and Theory

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

Head, Art History, Visual Art, and Theory – We invite applications for the position of Head of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, to begin 1 July 2009.

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of full Professor, must demonstrate high quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and must have a distinguished record of research in visual art or art history, with a strong commitment to both. S/he will have vision and creativity as a leader, administrator, and advocate for the department. The Head is responsible for recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing scholarly initiatives, and overseeing the educational programs and the budget. The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Art History, Visual Art, and Critical Curatorial Studies, and is associated with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology.

For more information, visit www.ahva.ubc.ca. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications should include a letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of four referees. Applications and inquiries may be addressed to Professor Dominic McIver Lopes, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts, 1866 Main Mall, Buchanan A201, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1.

Review of applications will begin 5 January 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

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