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November 23, 2021

Assistant Professor position in Creative Technologies

York University

Courtesy of York University.

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD), York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track teaching stream position in Creative Technologies at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful applicants will be based at York University’s Markham Campus when operational (expected in fall 2023) and become a member of the first cohort of resident faculty members. Between July 1, 2022, and the opening of the campus, the appointees will assume a combination of teaching responsibilities at York’s Keele campus and contribute to curriculum development planned for the new Markham Campus.

The successful applicants will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate courses in interactive media and creative coding, and provide fresh, creative, and meaningful educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in and out of the classroom. Collaboration and social change are cornerstones of this program that combines technological skills with key artistic working methodologies to address specific challenges faced by communities, and municipal and industry partners. Creative Technologies will centre on cultivating innovation, supporting sustainability, critical entrepreneurship, and experiential education in a variety of contexts.

York University’s Markham Campus offers state-of-the-art facilities to provide innovative job-ready academic programming and research focusing on core themes of technology and entrepreneurship as applied in different contexts, disciplines, and professional fields. Building on York University’s academic presence in the City of Markham, the new campus presents a unique opportunity to enhance and innovate programming across the arts, sciences, and engineering and to experiment with new experiential education formats and partners that will provide the York Region with excellent undergraduate degree offerings that integrate emerging technologies, entrepreneurship, and civic leadership. Programs are designed to provide transferable 21st-century skills that are at the core of future economic competitiveness and community development in Markham, York Region and across Ontario. Collaboration with York University’s existing research strengths in the core areas of the new campus and dynamic engagement with the area’s businesses and industries will create an innovative, cross-disciplinary research culture for solving complex problems that transcend traditional disciplines.

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