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Assistant/Associate Professor, Fine Art
Department of Art & Design, Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.

MacEwan University’s Department of Art and Design is seeking two full-time artist-educators in Studio Art at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the theory, practice and history of contemporary art. They will have a commitment to critical thinking and contemporary art practice, working in or across a range of media and environments in at least two of the following areas: sculpture and spatial practice, time-based media (digital video, sound art), contemporary and extended approaches to 2D visual art (e.g. painting, drawing, photography), digital art (e.g. networked, generative or interactive screen-based practice); performance art, social practice, or emerging forms.

The preferred candidate will hold a terminal degree (MFA), with an active exhibition practice at the national level (Assistant Professor) and international level (Associate Professor), with evidence of ongoing research-creation. They will have a minimum three years (Assistant Professor)) or five years (Associate Professor) teaching post-secondary art at all undergraduate levels, demonstrating excellence in teaching foundations for contemporary art practice, a commitment to indigenizing curriculum, vision and experience towards developing new approaches to teaching art at the undergraduate level and excellent communication skills. 

The Department of Art and Design is situated within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications (FFAC) of MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. In September 2017 FFAC moved into Allard Hall, it’s new state-of-the-art facility located in close proximity to the downtown arts district. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Robert Andruchow, Chair of the Department of Art and Design: andruchowr@macewan.ca

How to Apply:   

Applicants will submit a letter of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, artist’s statement, digital portfolio with examples of creative and scholarly work, teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy, sample syllabi from courses taught, sample images of student work, teaching evaluations and the names of three professional references. Review of applications will commence January 15, 2019 and the competition will remain open until the successful candidate has been found.

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement. 

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-time Tenure-Track (2 Positions Available)
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date Open until suitable candidate is found. First review of applicants will start January 15, 2019
Competition No. 18.11.260
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