Foundations Instructor, School of Art at the University of Manitoba


Instructor I

Position Number: 29630

The School of Art at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time Instructor I position for Foundations, commencing July 1, 2021, or as soon thereafter as possible.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to create an outstanding experience for students in one or more of the following areas of instruction: Drawing, Figure Study, Visual Language, Materials Studio, Digital Essentials, and Senior Studio. The successful applicant must hold an MFA or an equivalent degree in a closely related discipline, or equivalent professional experience. The position includes responsibilities in teaching and service. Teaching experience would be a strong asset, as the position entails graduate and undergraduate instruction in studio art. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Preference will also be given to applicants who have a broad range of teaching experience in first-year and upper-level courses. Additionally, the candidate will demonstrate a background in teaching a wide range of contemporary art and design concepts, techniques, and skills to undergraduate students. This position requires that in addition to teaching, the successful applicant will also be required to fulfill a service component.

Candidates should e-mail (in pdf format) to the Chair, Search Committee, School of Art at by 4:00 pm January 5, 2021.

  1. One-page letter of application
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Copies of teaching evaluations from the past three years
  4. One-page statement of their teaching philosophy
  5. Contact list of three references
  6. Brief portfolio of recent work (10-15 images or time-based works, no more than 10 minutes audio/video) in standard formats with an inventory list of works.
  7. Photocopy of degree(s)

Do not mail in materials, only electronic submissions please.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba)”. Please note that curriculum vitas may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.