Artist in Residence - P. Lantz Initiative

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

Description of Project:

The Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), Faculty of Education, McGill University is putting out a call for the P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education & the Arts: Artist in Residence (AiR).

For more information about the P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education & the Arts, see our website: http://

This new competition will mark the sixth year of the Artist in Residence program in DISE. In this time of COVID-19, and with the uncertainty that we are all experiencing, this seems like a time when, more than ever, we need art in our lives.  Given the current situation of physical distancing and working and learning remotely, we are planning for a Virtual Artist in Residence for Winter 2021. In this sixth year we particularly encourage artists working in media that highlight or explore online projects and virtual platforms.

We are seeking an artist who works in digital curation and documentation, with skills in digital creation. The Virtual Artist-in Residence should be someone who can guide and support professors and students working across various disciplinary areas in education in critical analysis of digital choices for presentation, building on various  digital modalities for  art or project work.

Primary Duties:

- Support the Faculty of Education professors and/or students in their efforts to work/teach/learn digitally in ways that build on or incorporate the arts, including exploring technologies for digital creation;

- Support professors across various disciplinary areas in Education who want to integrate arts themes, strategies and assignments into online courses

- Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in e-portfolios and digital curation

Plan and arrange - in collaboration with instructors if requested - exhibitions, digital displays, performances, and other digital art activities in the Faculty, and organize art events including digital , presentations, panels, and/or various other types of arts- related scholarly activities.

Contribute to communication and content across specialized arts courses as well as others taught in the Faculty on themes related to pedagogy and social change.


The artist should be someone whose artistic work focuses on practice of using digital technology(ies) as part of  the creative and/or presentation process. They should bring a strong focus on digital curation, and have experience in working with communities. 

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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