Assistant Professor, Design Studies
Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

The Design Studies program in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications (FFAC), MacEwan University, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, continuing faculty appointment with both teaching and curriculum development responsibilities in the areas of web design and interactive media.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, MacEwan University is a comprehensive undergraduate university offering approximately 75 different credentials to more than 14,000 full time students spread over four campuses

The MacEwan Design Studies program has been educating well-respected designers for more than thirty years. A new three-year Design Studies diploma was launched in Fall 2013 and plans are underway for the development of a four-year baccalaureate degree. The program currently has five continuing faculty positions, three instructional assistants and approximately 200 students.

The Design Studies program at MacEwan University equips students to become the creative communications leaders of tomorrow. Through theoretical grounding, practical craft knowledge, and application of tools and technology, students gain solid skills enabling them to enter a wide variety of professional visual communication design disciplines. MacEwan’s Design culture is learner-centered, and grounded in process and in studio practice. Faculty members are design practitioners as well as professional teachers. They remain current in their discipline and are committed to continuous improvement as teachers. MacEwan’s Design program instructors promote inquiry and challenge students to become effective communicators.

Candidates for this position must have demonstrated professional expertise in the area of interactive/web design. Candidates should possess the ability to teach a variety of design subjects at multiple levels in the curriculum, from foundations studies to senior studios and seminars, and are expected to make a significant contribution in developing curriculum that strikes a balance between theory and practice.

Applicants should possess an MDes or MFA in Visual Communication Design and demonstrate excellence or clear promise of excellence in teaching and research A combination of professional, educational and instructional equivalencies may be considered.

Applicants should submit a covering letter, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations, a statement of teaching interests and experience, a statement of research interests and experience (including examples of works, communications and publications), names and contact information for three references, and examples of student and personal work.

Start date: as soon as possible

This position is included under the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date Competition will be open until a suitable candidate is found. Review of applications will begin on March 24th
Competition No. 14.03.028
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