Canada Research Chair (Tier 1), NSCAD University

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NSCAD University invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Transatlantic Black Diasporic Art and Community Engagement.

NSCAD University is in Mi’kma’ki, on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq Nation. NSCAD University is in K’jipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia, a city and province with a long history of settlement by Black Nova Scotians, coupled with a long history of displacement and disenfranchisement. NSCAD University is committed to reconciliation and to establishing respectful ongoing relationships with the Black communities of Nova Scotia.

We seek an innovative world-class researcher whose accomplishments have made a major impact in the field of Transatlantic Black Diasporic Art and Community Engagement. We encourage applications from outstanding, innovative researchers whose work engages with communities and establishes new arts-based research and methodologies and who have demonstrated research commitment Black Diasporic knowledges and methodologies grounded in equity, decolonization, and community engagement.

The candidate will hold knowledge and expertise in one or several of the following research areas in relation to Transatlantic Black Diasporic art (analysis, research, and/or making): visual and material culture and/or art practice; resistance and resilience; activism and critiques of anti-Blackness; transnational Black Studies, transatlantic slave histories; historic and/or contemporary Black lived experiences and histories; anti‐racist, anti‐oppression, Critical Race Studies and/ or Black feminism; curatorial practice and museum representation; performance and or visual culture pedagogies; aesthetics; community consultation and activation; community collaboration and engagement.

Tier 1 chair-holders are outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. In addition to the Canada Research Chair strengthening the core programming of NSCAD, this CRC appointee will also contribute to developing productive ethical, meaningful dialogue with local, national, and international communities and will contribute to NSCAD’s commitment to outreach and community engagement based on local treaty principles of respect, reciprocity, and responsibility.

This Canada Research Chair Tier 1 is broadly interdisciplinary and may engage a wide range of temporal and geographic contexts.

We seek an accomplished colleague who will join us in this journey of respectful engagement in developing research directly relevant to and in relationship with Black communities, and in leading the university in exciting new directions in relation to arts scholarship and community engagement.

Deadline: April 3, 2023

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