University of Toronto- Mississauga has the following job position available:

Position: Lecturer and Director/Curator
Blackwood Gallery, Department of Visual Studies
University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

Deadline: January 31, 2015


The Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for the full-time position of Lecturer and Director/Curator of the Blackwood Gallery. The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer and will begin on July 1, 2015.

Candidates must have a postgraduate degree in an area such as Art History, Cultural Studies, Museum/Curatorial Studies, or another related discipline. A Ph.D. is preferred. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching, experience with art and culture collections and exhibits, and curatorial expertise. Extensive knowledge of contemporary Canadian art and familiarity with Canadian arts funding bodies are essential.

Working with the Chair, other senior academic leaders within UTM, and other members of our community, the successful candidate will direct the conception and organization of exhibitions and oversee the implementation of all other aspects of the Gallery’s program including grant applications, outreach, publications, student exhibitions, events, and the maintenance of the permanent collection. Developing the role of the gallery as a site for exposition, teaching, and learning, the selected candidate will help to integrate its work into the fabric of disciplinary and pedagogical life within the University of Toronto Mississauga through collaboration with individual faculty members and academic departments. In addition, the incumbent will oversee the current collection of Canadian and international modern and contemporary art, as well as the gallery’s other exhibit sites. The successful candidate will also be responsible for teaching courses in curatorial history, theory, and practice, and possibly other areas, depending on expertise.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointments at the rank of Lecturer may be renewed annually to a maximum of five years. In the fifth year of service, Lecturers shall be reviewed and a recommendation made with respect to promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer. Senior Lecturers hold continuing appointments at the University.
The Department of Visual Studies (DVS) is an interdisciplinary department that stresses the importance of history, theory, and studio practice in the study of the visual. The Blackwood Gallery is a working museum and gallery linked with the DVS which provides a forum for the contextualization and interpretation of contemporary and historical art and culture. For more information, please visit the DVS website at:

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the following link:

Applications should include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statement of curatorial philosophy, documentation of at least one (but no more than three) major exhibition(s), statement of teaching philosophy and interests, summary of teaching activities including syllabi and evaluations, a writing sample, and three letters of reference. All application materials must be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to Professor Alison Syme via email at by the closing date, January 31, 2015. If you have any questions about this position, please contact All materials must be received by January 31, 2015.
The University of Toronto is committed to supporting teaching excellence and is a world leader in inter-disciplinary education providing outstanding opportunities for collaborations leading to innovations in educational programs and educational scholarship.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.