Job: Assistant Professor in Japanese or Korean Art History or Architectural History , UBC

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University of British Columbia, Art History, Visual Art & Theory

Assistant Professor in Japanese or Korean Art History or Architectural History

Institution Type: College / University
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Position: Assistant Professor

The Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Japanese or Korean Art History or Architectural History. The Department is especially interested in candidates who demonstrate serious engagement with contemporary issues and debates within the discipline and innovative and cross-cultural research approaches. Teaching will include the historical span of East Asian art.

UBC, one of the largest and most distinguished universities in Canada, has excellent resources for scholarly research. The Art History program partners with a strong studio art and Critical and Curatorial Studies programs ( This position in art history also presents an opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary group of scholars within the larger academic community, including the Department of Asian Studies, the Asian Library, and Institute of Asian Research, Department of History, The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, as well as the Museum of Anthropology and the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery.

The candidate must have a PhD (or expect to successfully defend before July 1, 2013). The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and in undergraduate and graduate teaching. He or she will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants must submit in hard copy the following: A letter of application will include a detailed curriculum vitae; statement of research and teaching philosophies; a sample dissertation chapter or scholarly paper; evidence of teaching potential and effectiveness; and three confidential letters of reference sent under separate cover. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2013. Applications should be addressed to: Professor Scott Watson, Chair, Art History Search Committee, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, 403-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2, Canada.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. 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. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Deadline: Applications and all supporting materials must be received by February 18, 2013.

Contact: Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
University of British Columbia
403-6333 Memorial Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2