March 29, 2013

Accepting applications for three Research Chair positions

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Founded in 1925, Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a centre for innovation in art and design research and education, and is one of four Canadian institutions dedicated to the education of artists, designers, and media practitioners. Over the past decade, Emily Carr has grown its undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and has developed research facilities across a broad range of fields, including Stereoscopic/3-D Film, Digital and Social Media, Wearable Computing, Health Design, Environmental and Social Sustainability, and Materials and Fabrication Research. This spring, the University announced plans for the construction of a new campus on the Great Northern Way site in Vancouver. The new Emily Carr campus, set to be completed in 2016, will further support our vision of a multidisciplinary research and teaching environment where students, faculty, community members and industry partners work within a project-based curriculum that addresses the changing landscape of education and of the cultural and creative industries.

In this context, Emily Carr University is inviting applications for three Canada Research Chairs (Tier 2) in the following areas of expertise:

•Aboriginal Studies/Social and Cultural Practice: We are seeking an individual whose research, teaching and practice promotes critical cultural awareness, social and environmental sustainability, and social justice.  We are particularly interested in how valuing and respecting Indigenous perspectives and methodologies can translate into innovative pedagogy across our curriculum and programs.

•Digital Media/Moving Image: This person will contribute to initiatives engaged in exploring the social, economic, political, and cultural context of emerging media and would contribute in one of the following areas of active research in interdisciplinary media fields at Emily Carr robotics, mobile apps, social media platforms, interactive sound and video, interactive wearables, and documentary and 3-D stereoscopic film.

•Transdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Design Research: Design at Emily Carr includes programs in Interaction Design, Industrial Design, and Communication Design. Candidates for this position should be comfortable researching and conceptualizing in all three program areas in Design, and should value a generalized, transdisciplinary approach to design with a broad understanding of human-centered, participatory design methodologies and an ability to engage with a range of new and existing industry-partnered projects, including health design, social and interactive media, and community-based design for social change.

Successful candidates for these positions will be exceptional emerging scholars with demonstrated potential for becoming national and world leaders in their area(s) of research. Candidates should have a strong interest in working in a multi-disciplinary art and design environment, experience with industry/community-engaged research practice, and demonstrated excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should hold a PhD in their area of expertise, and should have obtained their degree in the last ten years.

Please refer to our website for more detailed information about each Chair role.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter expressing your interest in the specific Chair position and providing a brief overview of your (three–five year) research plan, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Human Resources Department
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
1399 Johnston Street
Vancouver BC V6H 3R9
T 604 844 3824
F 604 844 3885
[email protected]

Appointment is subject to approval by the Canada Research Chair program. Consideration of candidates will begin April 29, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from women, individuals of Aboriginal ancestry, visible minorities and people with disabilities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.


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