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Tenure Track Position: Assistant Professor of Visual Art + Design
School of Creative Arts (SoCA)
University of Windsor, Windsor, ON

The University of Windsor, School of Creative Arts invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Visual Arts + Design at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will have an established program of teaching, research and creative/ professional activity in interdisciplinary visual arts and/or design practices. The position will serve to coordinate and develop the art fundamentals classes in our existing programs (BFA Visual Arts and BFA Visual Arts and Built Environment), teaching in at least two of the four areas covered in our fundamentals courses.

The position will include responsibility in our studio fundamentals area, which is the entry point for both Visual Arts and Architecture programs. The position will extend pathways to introduce new approaches to material practices in visual art and design related fields within the School of Creative Arts. The prospective candidate will be expected to participate in the supervision of senior undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates should possess a strong scholarly background and professional experience in the visual arts or design that is critically recognized at a national or international level.

The School of Creative Arts is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary facility at the University of Windsor that includes programs in Visual Arts, Architecture, Film, New Media, and Music. In 2018, the School moved to its new location at the historic Armouries as part of the University of Windsor’s Downtown campus. This geographically unique location on the Canada-U.S. border affords access to Detroit’s urban core, creating opportunities for creative practice within a North American context. The City of Windsor is recognized as part of an international and culturally diverse region. SoCA’s new premises feature state of the art studios, teaching and research facilities, as well as an interdisciplinary Make Lab which accommodates a wide range of technical activities.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Evidence of or potential for excellence in university teaching within an interdisciplinary context at the graduate and undergraduate levels;
  • An active research/creation practice;
  • A demonstrated ability to attract and maintain research funding;
  • A demonstrated exhibition record, ongoing projects, and/or publication record;
  • A completed MFA or MDes in Visual Arts or Design or equivalent
  • An understanding of how Fine Arts and Design practices intersect
  • Evidence of ability to teach in at least two fundamental areas
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusivity in teaching and/or practice

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A creative practice that emphasizes non-Western or de-colonial approaches to art, design or new media.
  • PhD in Visual Arts or Design area or equivalent
  • Experience in collaborative or community-based projects

Application will include:

  • a letter of application that speaks directly to the details of the position, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a current and detailed curriculum vitae;
  • teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy);
  • a brief outline of current and proposed future research/creative interests; and
  • three current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Department Head
  • evidence of ability to contribute to diverse practices in areas such as woodworking, printmaking, metal shop, casting, electronics and 3D fabrication.

Short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application and ensure letters of reference are submitted by February 1, 2019.

Questions and reference letters to be sent directly to:
Dr. Vincent Georgie
Director of the School of Creative Arts
University of Windsor
37 University Ave E
Windsor, ON N9A 1E4





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