Fine Arts Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University


Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Fine Arts Instructor, one-year, full-time position

POSITION START: September 1, 2021

KPU proudly offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.


The Fine Arts Department at KPU offers certificate, diploma, and Bachelor programs with a strong curriculum focusing on the ideas and techniques of producing contemporary art within a diverse and supportive liberal arts environment. This dynamic program focuses on the integration of studio work with theory and research. Our graduates are prepared with the necessary skills to pursue advanced Fine Arts studies, enter related fields, or pursue a contemporary professional practice. For more about our department and programs, please visit our website at:


The Department of Fine Arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for a Non-Regular (NR2) 100% position commencing September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022. The applicant should be able to teach the following courses:

  • FINA 1142 – Introduction to Print Media
  • FINA 1242 – Print Media II
  • FINA 2342 – Print Media III
  • FINA 2442 – Print Media IV
  • FINA 1145 – Monotype

The ability to teach introductory to advanced Print Media courses will be considered an asset. Courses may be scheduled in three terms during the contract year, at the Surrey campus.

Those applicants interested in applying can find further information on our department and courses at:

More information concerning the working conditions for a faculty member are outlined in Article 12 of the Kwantlen Faculty Association (KFA) Collective Agreement


The successful candidate will have an MFA with a concentration in Print Media, a current exhibition record, and experience in post-secondary teaching. They will also have technical and safety knowledge of materials, processes, and equipment, including studio lighting, digital and darkroom practices.


Candidates are asked to submit:
A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, 10-15 examples of recent work (provided via a website link or PDF) and a list of three professional references able to comment on your teaching ability and academic accomplishments.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity at one of BC’s Top Employers, please submit your full application by March 12, 2021 to

Note to Applicants
The University welcomes and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.