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January 23, 2015

Seeking applicants: permanent full-time faculty, Print Media

Illingworth Kerr Gallery at Alberta University of the Arts

Image courtesy of Alberta College of Art + Design – Print Media.

The opportunity
The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) is committed to an academic studio-based education for students in fine art, design, craft and digital media. ACAD provides a rigorous studio program that produces critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, artists and designers with well-defined practices. We are a leading centre for education and research, and a catalyst for creative inquiry and cultural development. We engage the world and create possibilities.

ACAD is looking for an inspired and inspiring educator and researcher to join the faculty in Print Media. ACAD seeks a talented individual who thrives on building community and cultivating curricular growth.

The role
The School of Visual Art invites applications for a permanent faculty position in Print Media, commencing in the fall term of the 2015–2016 academic year. The successful candidate can design and deliver contemporary curriculum at all levels of the BFA Print Media program, maintains an active professional/research/studio practice, and will support the College through engagement in service. Candidates who demonstrate excellence in pedagogical initiatives in the classroom studio, who can further the diversity of the program, can teach in more than two of the traditional print media (intaglio, serigraphy, relief and lithography), and can teach in other subject areas will be of particular interest. The assignment of rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

The candidate
The successful candidate will:
– Hold an MFA degree, or an equivalent or higher degree in visual art (an equivalent combination of education and professional practice may be considered)
– Have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the post-secondary level for a minimum of three years
– Provide evidence of an active professional artistic research practice
– Demonstrate a commitment to innovation in teaching and learning, as well as an active engagement in scholarly and creative activities
– Possess an understanding of transferable learning skills that allows for the possibility of teaching courses in other program areas
– Possess a broad knowledge of contemporary art practices, concepts, and theories
– Be committed to an environment that is diverse and inclusive, and which fosters rigorous and responsible learning that reaches beyond disciplines
– Be community-minded, collegial, and team-oriented

Please submit applications by February 27. Please include:
– A digital portfolio documenting 15 examples of your current artwork, with dates and other relevant information
– A current curriculum vitae
– A statement that articulates your artistic practice and research
– A statement of teaching philosophy
– A list of classes taught to date
– Evidence of teaching excellence, such as examples of syllabi, assessment rubrics, project briefs, and student evaluations
– The names and contact information of three professional references

Short-listed candidates will be expected to give a presentation of their art and teaching practices to the hiring committee as part of the interview process.

The application
Please submit applications as per the instructions on our webpage.

Only applications submitted electronically will be considered. Please package all files as a single PDF document and do not submit as a .ZIP or “Stuffit” compressed file.

Applications will be accepted until February 27. Please apply here.

Further information about the College and this position is available on our website. ACAD is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of the College. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The collection of personal information is for the purpose of determining eligibility and suitability for employment as authorized by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, section 33(c). If you have any questions about the collection of your information, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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