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 self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


People who teach. People who research. People who support. People who inspire. This is who we are. In 2021, MacEwan University was named one of Canada’s best employers by Forbes Magazine and was the top Alberta-based employer on the list. Want to be a part of this great team? Available opportunities are listed below.

One-Year Term Faculty Appointment
Arts and Cultural Management - Indigenous Education, Research and Engagement - 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 more than 15,000 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.


The Department of Arts and Cultural Management (AACM) in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications in partnership with kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre invite applications for a one-year term faculty appointment commencing July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval.

MacEwan is seeking a candidate with lived Indigenous experiences and grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing. In addition to teaching courses in arts and cultural management, the successful candidate will provide consultation and participate in the development of Indigenous focused curriculum to align with institutional priorities and foster community engagement. The successful candidate will work closely with kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre and have good relationships with Indigenous communities. The position involves collaborating with the Director, Indigenous Initiatives, and kihêw waciston to plan and organize faculty educational opportunities and develop culturally sensitive programming, evaluations, and events.

As MacEwan University’s Indigenous Centre, kihêw waciston offers personal, academic, financial and cultural support for students and is open to everyone in the MacEwan community.

Arts and Cultural Management focuses on preparing individuals for careers working with a wide variety of non-profit and for-profit arts and cultural organizations. In addition to their academic studies, students have the opportunity to develop skills through experiential learning, including work-integrated learning placements, projects with organizations in the field, community engaged learning and international exchanges. One of Canada's first arts management programs, MacEwan's Arts and Cultural Management program attracts students from across the country in both its classroom and online cohorts.


Candidates will hold a minimum of a master's degree in arts management or a related discipline. A combination of education and lived experience may be considered. Demonstrated knowledge of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities, including their diverse backgrounds and culture, socio-economic issues, and educational needs, is strongly preferred. All applicants will demonstrate ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly showing a highly developed knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures and contemporary issues with a proven ability to engage with Indigenous communities; a teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations); a statement of research interests, sample of scholarly or creative work; along with the names and contact information of three professional referees.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Leslie Vermeer - Interim Chair, Arts and Cultural Management at vermeerl@macewan.ca.

How to Apply

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.

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you have special assessment needs, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please disclose any requirements when contacted for an interview. This information will be kept confidential.

Category One year term full-time appointment
Salary $66,788 per annum to $108,110 per annum
Closing Date A review of applications will begin May 17, 2021
Competition No. 21.04.031

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