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The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory W2017 Visual Art Sessional Postings

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers to teach the following Visual Art courses:

2017 WINTER TERM 1 (September – December 2017)

VISA 210 — Digital Arts
Examination of current art practices and issues related to digital technologies and contemporary culture. Technical instruction in image and sound manipulation with an emphasis on the theoretical conceptualization of digital artistic media.

VISA 210 — Digital Arts (BMS, Bachelor of Media Studies Program)
Examination of current art practices and issues related to digital technologies and contemporary culture. Technical instruction in image and sound manipulation with an emphasis on the theoretical conceptualization of digital artistic media.

VISA 250 — Print Media
Visual print culture, and contemporary and historical technical print practices. Emphasis on hand-drawn intaglio, relief, screen and/or stencil printing, and graphic digital applications.

VISA 310 — Intermediate Digital Arts I
Exploring issues and topics in interactive digital media and culture through the creation of critical contemporary art. Includes technical instruction with a focus on the development of individual and group projects.

2017 WINTER TERM 2 (January – April 2018)

VISA 241 — Digital Photography
Introduction to digital photography image creation in relation to contemporary art. Emphasis on digital camera use, file management, and digital print production.

VISA 250 — Print Media
Visual print culture, and contemporary and historical technical print practices. Emphasis on hand-drawn intaglio, relief, screen and/or stencil printing, and graphic digital applications.

VISA 370 — Special Studies I (Intermediate Tutorial)

VISA 390 — Performance Art
Seminar-based studio focusing on performance and actions in the field of contemporary art.

Course scheduling is currently being finalized and will be posted online April 15, 2017.
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main

A minimum of an MFA is required, and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • a C.V., which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • a sample outline
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
  • two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the department by the referees

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to ahva.head@ubc.ca by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

For information please visit www.ahva.ubc.ca

VISA Sessional 2017W Postings

 All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,516 per 3-credit course. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory W2017 Art History Sessional Postings

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers to teach the following Art History courses:

2017 WINTER TERM 1 (September to December 2017)

ARTH 101 — Ways of Seeing: Introduction to Visual Studies
Drawing on examples from across history and around the world, this course deals with the role of the visual in society, culture, and everyday experience.

ARTH 341 — 20th Century Art and Culture: The Postmodern
A critical examination of international visual art and culture from the 1950s to the present; the role of art in consumerist society and the emergence of postmodernism.

ARTH 448 — Seminar in North American Architecture

ARTH 480 — Visual and Digital Media Theory (BMS, Bachelor of Media Studies Program)
A thematic examination of key arguments in visual and digital media theory, focusing on developments in lens-based and digital media in relationship to twentieth-century and contemporary artistic practice.

2017 WINTER TERM 2 (January to April 2018)

ARTH 480 — Visual and Digital Media Theory (two sections) (BMS, Bachelor of Media Studies Program)
A thematic examination of key arguments in visual and digital media theory, focusing on developments in lens-based and digital media in relationship to twentieth-century and contemporary artistic practice.

Course scheduling is currently being finalized and will be posted online April 15, 2017. https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main

A minimum of an MA in Art History is required, and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • a C.V., which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • a sample outline
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
  • two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the department by the referees

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to ahva.head@ubc.ca by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

For information please visit www.ahva.ubc.ca

ARTH Sessional 2017W Postings

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,516 per 3-credit course. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


The Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory Teaching Assistantship Postings

ARTH Courses – 2017 Winter Session (September 2017 – April 2018)

The equivalent of 10 Full Teaching Assistantship positions (384 hours/year) are available for the following Art History Courses (please note that appointments are likely to be offered as partial TAships. The number of hours and available positions are approximate and subject to change due to funding and enrolment):

ARTH 101 – Ways of Seeing: Introduction to Visual Studies (Term 1)
ARTH 102 – Crisis and Contradiction in Art and the Built Environment (Term 2)
ARTH 225 – Art in Europe to the Sixteenth Century (Term 1)
ARTH 226 – Art in Europe and North America: 1500 – 1900 (Term 2)
ARTH 227 – Art and the Visual Environment in the Modern and Post-modern Periods (Terms 1 & 2)
ARTH 253 – Asian Architecture: Sacred and Urban Spaces (Term 1)
ARTH 300 – Seminar on Methods and Approaches in Art History (Terms 1 & 2)
ARTH 321 – Early Modern Italian Art and Culture (ca. 1350-1550) (Term 2)
ARTH 338 – Visual Culture in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution (1715 – 1830) (Term 1)
ARTH 339 – 19th-Century Art and Social Space (Term 2)
ARTH 340 – 20th Century Art and Culture: The Triumph and Demise of Modernism (Term 2)
ARTH 341 – 20th Century Art and Culture: The Postmodern (Term 1)
ARTH 345 – History of Photography: Archive, Spectacle, Reality (Term 1)
ARTH 380 – Art as Technology (Term 1)

Qualifications: Applicants will have a B.A. Major, Diploma or Honours degree in Art History or equivalent, and be enrolled in or entering a graduate program in Art History or Critical and Curatorial Studies.

Duties: Attend weekly lectures, may conduct weekly seminars or discussion groups, assist with marking as well as with course materials and assignments for students enrolled in the course.

Hours of work: A full Teaching Assistantship involves an average of twelve (12) hours per week for the Winter Session (September 1 to April 30), for a total of 384 hours. The salary for a partial

Teaching Assistantship shall be calculated on a pro-rata basis. Please see www.students.ubc.ca under “Courses” for scheduled lecture and tutorial times. A precise schedule of duties and hour allocation will be arranged with the course instructor.

Salary: $12,032.88 GTA I (Ph.D. students) pro-rated; $31.34/hour
$11,578.80 GTA II (M.A. students) pro-rated; $30.15/hour

Application: Please send copies of the following to ahva.grad@ubc.ca by 4:30 PM on Friday, 28 April 2017.
1) Cover letter indicating the course(s) you are applying for and preference;
2) Curriculum vitae, which includes a list of all Art History courses that you will have completed by Fall 2017.

ARTH TA 2017W Postings

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Successful applicants will become members of the Teaching Assistant union, CUPE 2278. Assignment of positions is guided by the stipulations within the collective agreement between UBC and CUPE 2278.


The Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory Teaching Assistantship Postings

VISA Courses – 2017 Winter Session (September 2017 – April 2018)

The equivalent of 13 Full Teaching Assistantship positions (384 hours/year) are available for the following Visual Arts Courses (please note that appointments are likely to be offered as partial TAships. The number of hours and available positions are approximate and subject to change due to funding and enrolment):

VISA 110 – Studio Three: Digital Media (Terms 1 & 2)
VISA 180 – Studio One: Foundation and Media (Terms 1 & 2)
VISA 183 – Studio Two: Meanings and Materials (Terms 1 & 2)
VISA 380 – Studio Theory I (Term 1)

Qualifications: Applicants will have a background in Visual Arts and a well-rounded competence in drawing, painting, two-dimensional and three-dimensional studies, colour theory, contemporary art theory, printmaking, digital art and photography. As the Teaching Assistant will be working directly with students in studio situations, an aptitude for, or proven ability in, teaching is an asset.

Duties: VISA 110: Assist in preparation, teaching, and marking projects, discussions and conducting critiques in lab. Technical knowledge of basic handling of digital files and basic computer problem solving. Historical and contemporary knowledge of lens-based and digital media, and of the influence of the machine in art. A precise schedule of duties will be arranged with the individual instructor.
VISA 180: Assist in the preparation, teaching and marking of VISA Studio courses. Assist in the teaching of drawing, colour theory, two-dimensional and three-dimensional studies, and painting.
VISA 183: Assist in the preparation, teaching, and marking of projects for VISA Studio courses. Assist in the teaching of drawing, colour theory, two-dimensional and three-dimensional studies, painting, basic printmaking, assemblage and photography. Assist students in understanding key concepts and theories necessary for engaging with a wide variety of contemporary artistic practices by leading lab discussions based on course lectures and through assisting students in practical exercises leading to the development of individual artistic projects. A precise schedule of duties will be arranged with the individual instructor.
VISA 380: Assist in the preparation and marking of VISA 380. Knowledge of problems in contemporary art practice and related theory and advanced writing skills are required. A precise schedule of duties will be arranged with the individual instructor.

Hours of work: A Full Teaching Assistantship involves an average of twelve (12) hours per week for the Winter Session (September 1 to April 30), for a total of 384 hours for the year. Attendance at lectures is required. The salary for a partial Teaching Assistantship shall be calculated on a pro-rata basis. Please see www.students.ubc.ca under “Courses” for scheduled lecture and lab times. A precise schedule of duties and hour allocation will be arranged with the course instructor.

Salary: $11,578.80 GTA II (M.F.A. students) pro-rated; $30.15/hour

Application: Please send copies of the following to ahva.grad@ubc.ca by 4:30 PM on Friday, 28 April 2017.
1) Cover letter indicating the course(s) you are applying for and preference;
2) Curriculum vitae, which includes a list of all Visual Arts courses that you will have completed by Fall 2017.

VISA TA 2017W Postings

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Successful applicants will become members of the Teaching Assistant union, CUPE 2278. Assignment of positions is guided by the stipulations within the collective agreement between UBC and CUPE 2278.