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01 Dec 2010

Call for application: assistant professor in Studio Media Arts at University of Ottawa

'Victorine Meurent', 2009, MFA thesis performance by
uOttawa alumna Kate Barry at the National Gallery of Canada.
Photo © Rémi Thériault

Call for application: assistant professor in Studio Media Arts at University of Ottawa
University of Ottawa, Department of Visual Arts


Deadline for applications: January 7th, 2011

Carole Girouard
+1 613-562-5800 x 3725
+1 613-562-5137

University of Ottawa, Department of Visual Arts
100 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5

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The Department of Visual Arts of the University of Ottawa announces the opening of a full-time, tenure-track position in Studio Media Arts at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The Department offers a Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts with Major in Visual Arts, programs that are committed to both studio practice and theory, as well as a Major in History and Theory of Art.

The candidate should be actively engaged in a media art practice and demonstrate a clear understanding of the significant role of media art within the field of contemporary visual art. Successful candidates will have a background in interactivity as well as the moving image. They will have a knowledge of relevant technology and software including an understanding of analogue as well as digital technology. Additional background in sound, sculpture, computer programming, performance or emerging/hybrid forms is an asset.

Teaching ability is required at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate programs with a commitment to creating a critical and experimental teaching environment.


• M.F.A. or equivalent
• Extensive commitment to media art practice and an active and recognized practice with an exhibition record beyond the local and regional level
• Strong knowledge of contemporary art issues and theory and fluency with media art practice
• Ability to engage in curriculum development, administrative tasks and cross - disciplinary development
• Ability to teach in a bilingual setting (French-English) at the time of hiring
• Teaching experience at the post-secondary level

The salary is determined according to the Collective Agreement of the University of Ottawa. Please note that interviews are likely to take place in March.

Start date : July 1, 2011
Deadline for applications: January 7th, 2011

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Equity is a University of Ottawa policy; men, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit detailed curriculum vitae, visual documentation of your art production (20 images, up to 10 minutes of video clips or other relevant material; 10 images of your students' work, on CD or DVD; thumbnail print outs of the work represented), significant reviews or articles relating to your work, examples of teaching dossiers with course outlines and student evaluations. Three confidential letters of recommendation should also be sent directly to the Chair of the Department:

Department of Visual Arts
University of Ottawa
100 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5

For more information, please contact us by e-mail ( or by phone at:
+1 613 562 5868