Sessional Instructors, Department of Art, Spring/Summer 2020 – Calgary

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    University of Calgary
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    negotiable / monthly
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    Full-Time
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    Education & Teaching

Job ID:20313Updated:March 24, 2020Location:Main CampusPosition DescriptionTheDepartment of Artinvites applications forSessional Instructorsto teach the following courses in the spring and summer 2020.Lectures for the spring 2020 term run from May 6 to June 17, 2020, and lectures for the summer 2020 term run from June 29 to Aug. 12, 2020; however, some course offerings may run for three weeks rather than six weeks. Individual course dates are noted below; please see the academic schedule for additional important dates and deadlines.NOTE: THE FOLLOWING COURSE OFFERINGS ARE TENTATIVE, PENDING FUNDING AND SUFFICIENT ENROLMENTS. Spring 2020 ARHI 201:  Introduction to Art History ICourse dates: May 06-June 17, 2020Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00-11:45 amCourse hours: 3 units; (3-0)Course description: An examination of art and architecture before 1400 in relation to significant historical and cultural events.ART 311.02: Topics in Art (Interactive Storytelling)Course dates: May 06-June 17, 2020Monday/Wednesday, 12:00-12:50 pmCourse hours: 3 units; (3-0)Course description: Topics related to contemporary studio and curatorial practices such as spirituality, exhibitions, digital storytelling, new media, or public art.Topic description:  This course explores storytelling for new and emerging digital platforms like video games and the internet, interactive fiction and cinema, mobile apps and virtual reality.ART 311.03: Topics in Art (Narrative Ceramics)Course dates: May 06-June 17, 2020Wednesday/Friday, 9:00-11:45 amCourse hours: 3 units; (3-0)Course description: Topics related to contemporary studio and curatorial practices such as spirituality, exhibitions, digital storytelling, new media, or public art.Topic description:  An exploration of ceramics as a distinctive language of visual art.ART 311.04: Topics in Art (Perspectives in Plein Air)Course dates: May 06-June 17, 2020Wednesday/Friday, 12:00-2:50 pmCourse hours: 3 units; (3-0)Course description: Topics related to contemporary studio and curatorial practices such as spirituality, exhibitions, digital storytelling, new media, or public art.Topic description:  Plein Air is the practice of making art in the outdoors. This long tradition has become internationally widespread since its adoption during the 17th century in Italy, and the 19th century in France.ART 311.05: Topics in Art (Approaches to Art Therapy)Course dates: May 06-June 17, 2020Monday/Wednesday, 12:00-2:50 pmCourse hours: 3 units; (3-0)Course description: Topics related to contemporary studio and curatorial practices such as spirituality, exhibitions, digital storytelling, new media, or public art.Topic description: This course offers introductory perspectives to the subject and profession of art therapy, its history, theory and practice. It aims to acquaint students to the potentials of symbolic visual expression and the creative process in relation to art therapy clinical applications, as well as through an experiential workshop component.  Summer 2020ARHI 203.01:  Introduction to Art History IICourse dates: June 29-August 12, 2020Monday/Wednesday, 9:00-11:45 amCourse hours: 3 units; (3-0)Course description: An examination of art and architecture after 1400 in relation to significant historical and cultural events.ARHI 365.01:  Survey of Far Eastern Art: JapanCourse dates: June 29-August 12, 2020Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00-11:45 amCourse hours: 3 units; (3-0)Course description: An examination of the art and architecture of dynastic Japan, with special emphasis on Shinto and Buddhist traditions. ART 311.01: Topics in Art (Survey of New Media Art)Course dates: June 29-August 12, 2020Monday/Wednesday, 12:00-2:50 pmCourse hours: 3 units; (3-0)Course description: Topics related to contemporary studio and curatorial practices such as spirituality, exhibitions, digital storytelling, new media, or public art.Topic description:  An examination of trends in art practice throughout the 20th and 21st centuries in relation to developments in media technologiesART 311.02: Topics in Art (Public Art)Course dates: June 29-August 12, 2020Tuesday/Thursday, 12:00-2:50 pmCourse hours: 3 units; (3-0)Course description: Topics related to contemporary studio and curatorial practices such as spirituality, exhibitions, digital storytelling, new media, or public art.Topic description:  In exploring public art this course provides students with a historical grounding followed by a concentration on public art created since late modernismART 365.03: Topics in Studio Research and Critique I (Art of the Soul)Course dates: June 29-July 20, 2020 (first 3 weeks)Monday/Wednesday, 12:00-5:50 pmCourse hours: 3 units; (3-3)Course description: Studio-based introduction to contemporary and emerging creative practices contextualized through critique.  Topics may include:  installation art, performance art, slip casting, or hybrid art forms.Topic description:  This lecture course will survey the work of a number of artists in the Western canon (between the late 1800s and the present) who engage or have engaged in art-making processes as a method of self inquiry and spiritual practice.ART 365.02: Topics in Studio Research and Critique I (Body Gender and Social Media)Course dates: June 29-August 12 2020 Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00 am-2:50 pmCourse hours: 3 units; (3-3)Course description: Studio-based introduction to contemporary and emerging creative practices contextualized through critique.  Topics may include:  installation art, performance art, slip casting, or hybrid art forms.Topic description:  An introduction to studio-based research and critique skills under the theme of the body, gender and social media.Qualifications/Requirements :A terminal degree in Art or Art History is required (MA or MFA, but a studio-based PhD is preferred for Art courses and a PhD in Art History is required for Art History courses). Applicants must possess experience teaching undergraduate university courses; prior experience teaching large classes (200+ students) will be considered an asset for the large enrolment courses (ARHI 201).For ARHI courses, applicants should have a record of teaching within the field of art history, with an emphasis on art historical writing strategies and methodologies.For MHST courses, applicants should have a graduate degree in Heritage Management or a related field (Museum Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, etc.); and relevant professional experience and previous teaching experience in this field is an asset. Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement. Ability to communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities. Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level. Desirable Skills and Abilities : Energy, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence in teaching. ¿  The willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, varying abilities, motivations, and academic or vocational goals. The ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others in a team environment. The ability to use instructional strategies designed for diverse learning styles and academic goals. Demonstrable knowledge of current literature on art.  Application Process :To apply to the above teaching opportunity, please apply online to the U of C Careers site, and, if you wish, also submit a letter of application to the email accountartdept@ucalgary.caindicating which course(s) and session(s) you are interested in teaching.In support of your application, please provide the following:1.    Current, up-to-date CV (if the Department of Art does not already have one on file)2.    Three references (required if you have not taught for the Department of Art before)3.    Description of your qualifications in support of each course you are interested in teaching, as well as any restrictions (e.g. scheduling day or time constraints) that would need to be taken into considerationIf you have any questions, please contact Denis Gadbois, Department Head, Department of Art, by email atdgadbois@ucalgary.caor by phone at 403-220-6107.The application deadline isMonday April 6, 2020The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)Additional InformationTo learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view ourAcademic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visitCareers in the Faculty of Arts.About the University of Calgary The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visitucalgary.ca. About Calgary, AlbertaCalgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.