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Sessional Instructor, Introduction to a History of Photography, Department of Art

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Job ID: 14275

Updated: November 28, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Art invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course during the Winter 2018 Session. This course offering is subject to budget allocation, resources and minimum enrolments.  The position is from January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018

  • ARHI 319.01 - Introduction to a History of Photography
    M W 2:00 - 3:15

Course Description

An introduction to the histories of photography and the photographic image. Examines the development of photography as a technology, art form, and way of envisioning the world.

Applicants should be familiar with the history and aesthetics of photographic practices, have academic training in art historical methods, and be familiar with technological changes in the medium through the 19th and 20th centuries. Fluency with the critical and theoretical literature that shaped aesthetic discourses about photography would also be an asset.

To apply for this teaching opportunity, please submit a letter of application to Nicole Ethier (

In support of your application, please provide the following:

  • Current, up-to-date CV
  • Three letters of reference
  • Cover letter that explains your ability and qualifications to teach the specific course
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness

Note: you will receive an email confirming receipt of your emailed application but only the successful candidates will be notified upon completion of the selection process.

If you have further questions, please contact Brian Rusted, Head, Department of Art.

If you would like to see sample outlines of these courses, please contact the Department of Art at 220-5251.

NOTE:  These course offerings are subject to budget allocation, resources and minimum enrolments.

The amount of remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B. Please see the Faculty Association’s website for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. 

Thank you for your application.

The application deadline is 4:30pm, November 27, 2017.

The 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 Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

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