Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Studio Arts, MacEwan University

Assistant Professor, Studio Arts
Department of Studio Arts
Full-Time, Tenure-Track Appointment

Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications
MacEwan University, Edmonton

About Us

MacEwan University is where caring faculty help people connect their passions to their future paths. Located in the heart of Edmonton’s diverse and dynamic downtown community, and on the traditional lands of Treaty 6 First Nations and homelands of the Métis people, MacEwan is known for exceptional undergraduate learning.

Our comprehensive undergraduate university offers 59 programs to more than 18,000 full- and part-time students in business, communications, community and human services, design, fine and performing arts, health, humanities, natural science, nursing, public safety, and social science. Through a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, and strategic relationships in the community, we partner with others to produce graduates of stature. Along with a robust grounding in their chosen disciplines, MacEwan students are given durable life skills that prepare them to take on the world.

The Opportunity

The Department of Studio Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Painting at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2024, subject to final budgetary approval.

You will further the development of the Department’s painting courses, with consideration to expanded approaches and global perspectives; deliver courses encompassing lecture, technical demonstration, evaluation, critique, and health and safety; teach introductory- to senior-level painting courses, scaffolding learning outcomes; participate in studio management, liaising with the Studio Arts Technician; collaborate with colleagues to form a vision for the BFA 2D pathway; develop a comprehensive curriculum; maintain a robust research and/or creative activity practice as well as active engagement in your field; support the Studio Arts Department through service; and serve on University-wide, Faculty, and Departmental committees, as needed.

You will hold an MFA in Studio Arts, or equivalent (MA or Ph.D.) in a related discipline, and have a strong exhibition record in painting. Exceptions may be considered, based upon outstanding career achievements, or a combination of education and experience in a relevant area of expertise, and you will demonstrate the ability to teach at the undergraduate level, with teaching experience at a post-secondary level or equivalent preferred. You will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research and/or creative activity program. The capacity to teach in the Department’s 3D or Intermedia pathways will be considered an asset, as will experience developing curriculum. Demonstration of ongoing positive community relationships, collaboration, engagement with publishing, dissemination, research, obtaining grants, commissions, and/or participation in artist residencies are also considered beneficial.

You should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, your teaching philosophy (~500 words), a research and/or artist statement (~500 words), a portfolio of 20 images, or links to external media, submitted as one PDF with hyperlinks (please note that the committee will preview only 3 minutes of any time-based work, so please indicate the selection you would like reviewed), and a teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations, project designs and course outlines, up to 20 samples of student works submitted as a single PDF, or other relevant materials that reflect your pedagogy and experience).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Department Chair to provide three (3) letters of reference sent directly from referees and copies of official transcripts sent directly from the institutions where you completed your degrees.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Elisabeth Belliveau, Chair, Department of Studio Arts, at belliveaue@macewan.ca.

How to Apply

To apply, go to www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting (23.11.339). If you require assistance, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

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

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Closing Date: A review of applications will begin December 15, 2023, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Diversity Statement

MacEwan University is committed to fostering the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community, and we are dedicated to removing barriers that have been historically encountered and are currently experienced by some members of our society. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and members of all equity-deserving groups. We believe that the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty serves as a strength of our institution and benefit to society. We are committed to ensuring full and inclusive participation for all in our community.

Accessibility Statement

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you require accommodation, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please contact humanresources@macewan.ca and we will support you to the best of our ability.

Personal Information Collection Notification
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