The Department of Fine Arts and the Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University invite applications for a
two-year fellowship (July 2020 to June 2022) focused on Canadian, settler-colonial, or Indigenous art history
and museum and curatorial studies. The Colville House Fellowship is an interdisciplinary position that combines
teaching with program development for Colville House, a small house museum located in the historic home of
Alex Colville. Candidates for the position will have completed a graduate degree within the last 8 years (2012 or
Teaching responsibilities will include one course each semester offered in the Department of Fine Arts: FINH
3991 (New Narratives in Canadian and Indigenous Art) and FINH 4091 (Advanced Seminar in Art History,
topic TBD). Programming initiatives engaging Colville House, such as lectures, symposia, workshops, or digital
initiatives, will be developed in close consultation with the Owens Art Gallery, which is responsible for the
museum and all of its activities.
The ideal candidate should have a graduate degree (MA or PhD) in Art History, Museum and Curatorial Studies,
Indigenous studies, or a related field, a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, and an
awareness of critical theory and museum and/or curatorial practice.
Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, relevant supporting material, including a
teaching portfolio (course outlines, examples of student work, etc.), and the names and contact information of
two professional references.
Deadline for receipt of complete applications is April 16, 2020
Applications should be sent to:
Chair, Colville House Fellow Search Committee
Department of Fine Arts
The Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts
Mount Allison University
152 Main Street, Sackville, NB E4L 1B3
Mount Allison is a highly respected small undergraduate institution. With 11 full and part-time faculty and
technical staff and approximately 120 students, the Department of Fine Arts offers a BFA and BA with majors
and minors in studio art and art history, with studio courses in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking,
open media and sculpture. In 2014, the Department of Fine Arts moved to the Purdy Crawford Centre for the
Arts, a new purpose-built facility on the Mount Allison campus. An important support to the Department on
campus is the Owens Art Gallery, with a program of contemporary and historical exhibitions and visiting artists’
Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded
territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our
University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.
Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of
racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender
identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further
diversification of our campus community.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given
priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.