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Studio Art Instructor - Photo Studio (Term)

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Job Title Studio Art Instructor - Photo Studio (Term)
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Oki, and welcome to the University of Lethbridge. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. The University is located in traditional Blackfoot Confederacy territory. We honour the Blackfoot people and their traditional ways of knowing in caring for this land, as well as all Aboriginal peoples who have helped shape and continue to strengthen our University community.

The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Art invites applications for a 9- month term appointment at the rank of Instructor III, starting August 1, 2023, subject to budgetary and Board approval. The candidate will instruct four undergraduate courses (two courses per semester) in Photo Studio, including both analogue (dark room) and digital technical components.

The applicant should have an MFA in Art Studio and an active record of exhibition and research; evidence of strong and successful teaching experience; ability to teach in area of expertise.

The Department of Art offers BFA and BA degrees with majors in Art Studio, Art History/Museum Studies, Indigenous Art Studio, Indigenous Art History/ Museum Studies, an MFA in Studio Art, and various combined degrees. The Faculty of Fine Arts, housed in the Centre for the Arts with state-of-the- art equipment and facilities, offers degrees in Art, Drama, Music, and New Media. Lethbridge is home to a dynamic art community with nationally recognized artists and galleries. The university has a significant art collection that fosters direct student access to historical and contemporary artwork, while a lively and extensive Visiting Speakers in the Arts Series enhances communication with the broader community. For more information about the Faculty of Fine Arts, and the University of Lethbridge, please visit or

Interested individuals should submit via the ULethbridge Careers page an application that includes:
  • a letter of interest describing their research interests and teaching expertise
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • a sample syllabus
  • 10 images of work (jpg < 1mb), image list, and support material

Applicants will also be asked to input the names and email contact information of two qualified referees who can assess teaching and research/creative activity. The referees will then be emailed a link where they will be asked to upload a confidential letter of reference to your application.

Applications must be received by the closing date of June 15, 2023.

Please address application documents to:
Dr. Shelley Scott, Interim Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329-2126
Faculty Faculty of Fine Arts
Campus Lethbridge
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 05/17/2023
Close Date 06/15/2023
Open Until Filled
Desired Start Date 08/01/2023
Position End Date (if temporary) 04/30/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Portfolio
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Sample Syllabi
  5. Letter of Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Documents
  2. Additional Document #2

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