Fine Arts Instructor (Painting and Drawing), Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Fine Arts Instructor (Painting and Drawing)

Competition ID: 1423

POSITION START: September 1, 2022

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 Regular 50% position in Painting and Drawing commencing September 1, 2022. The position will consist of a minimum of four instructional sections from the following:

  • FINA 1100 – Introduction to Drawing
  • FINA 1106 – Drawing for Design
  • FINA 1200 – Drawing II
  • FINA 2300 – Advanced Drawing I
  • FINA 2400 – Advanced Drawing II
  • FINA 1110 – Introduction to Painting
  • FINA 1210 – Painting II
  • FINA 2310 – Advanced Painting Studio I
  • FINA 2410 – Advanced Painting Studio II
  • FINA 1166 – Colour Theory and Practice
  • FINA 1167 – Visual Language: Making and Meaning

Courses may be scheduled in any of the three terms during the contract year, at Surrey and/or Richmond campuses.

Those applicants interested in applying can find further information on our 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, a current exhibition record, and experience in post-secondary teaching. Applicants will have the interest and ability to teach foundation and advanced courses at the undergraduate level. They will also have technical and safety knowledge of materials, processes, and equipment.


Candidates are asked to submit the following documents with their application:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • teaching evaluations
  • 10-15 examples of recent work (a PDF that includes a link to an online portfolio showing examples of recent work is preferable)
  • a list of three professional references able to comment on your teaching ability and academic accomplishments.

Application Deadline: May 23, 2022

Please visit our careers site for further information:

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Note to Applicants:

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

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.


Kwantlen Polytechnic University
12666 72 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 2M8

Darlene Leitch
604 599 2150