Tenure-Track Appointment in Visual Art

The Fine Arts Program at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, invites applications for a Tenure-Track Appointment in Visual Art at the rank of Assistant Professor. The start date of employment is July 1, 2019.


St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrollment of approximately 2,000. Students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees.


The Fine Arts Program seeks a passionate teaching artist who pursues visual art in mixed media, painting, sculpture, and/or experimental emerging fields, with a strong background in art history and contemporary theory. The successful candidate will maintain an active program of undergraduate teaching, university service, visual art production, and exhibition. Collaborative pedagogical approaches to the unique challenges of an undergraduate Liberal Arts University are an asset.


Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:


  • A terminal MFA degree is required; however, in exceptional cases, the equivalent combination of education and professional practice may be considered.
  • An active national and/or international exhibition record.
  • A serious engagement with contemporary art practice, theory and critical discourse, and the ability to lecture and lead discussions on art history, contemporary art, and recent art theory.
  • Post-secondary teaching experience or evidence of potential for teaching excellence.

Applications must be sent electronically as a single pdf file attached to an email message sent to knowlton@stu.ca. The pdf file must include:


  • A cover letter.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae. 
  • A statement of artistic research.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy.
  • 20 digital images documenting current work (or a link to a freely accessible external site or repository, such as YouTube)
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (for example: complete sets of teaching evaluations, sample assignments, unsolicited comments on teaching effectiveness, course syllabi, awards, etc.).


In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted directly by the referees to Lehanne Knowlton (knowlton@stu.ca), Program Assistant, Fine Arts Program, St. Thomas University.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Closing Date: January 31, 2019, or until filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications are received by this date.


An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal persons, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.