PhD positions at the University of Toronto

PhD positions at the University of Toronto

The Department of Art History at the University of Toronto is offering four PhD positions to students with a dedicated focus on France and French art history, as part of a cross-cultural exchange between France and Canada. Areas of study may include French art and its influence in or connection to Canada, France-Canada artistic relations, or French-Canadian visual culture.

The department’s five-year doctoral program follows the standard North American model of two years of training and three years of researching and writing a dissertation that contributes new advanced knowledge to the candidate’s field of study. Students will have opportunities to travel to France in every year of their program and spend the majority of their third and fourth years pursuing primary research in archives and museums there.

The department is able to offer funding in the amount of $50,000 CAD per year for five years, for a total of $250,000 per student, starting September 2023.


Applicants must meet the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies general admission requirements. Successful candidates must demonstrate a strong research agenda involving scholarly exchange between France and Canada. Candidates should be fluent in English and French.

Positions are open to applicants of any citizenship.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual and gender minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Application Procedure

Candidates should follow the application instructions listed on the Department of Art History and UofT School of Graduate Studies websites. A complete application includes:

1. Letter of intent;
2. Curriculum vitae;
3. Writing sample;
4. Three letters of reference;
5. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended;
6. Proof of English Language proficiency (if applicable);
7. Application fee in the amount of $125 CAD.

Complete applications must be submitted by January 6, 2023. Questions can be addressed to

Leave a Reply