Tenure Track Opportunity in Visual Arts, Northwestern Polytechnic

Sessional Visual Arts Instructor in Drawing
Northwestern Polytechnic

We offer a wide variety of credit and non-credit career certificates and diplomas, pre-employment and apprenticeship trades, university transfer studies, and several opportunities for on-campus degree completion through collaborations with four-year universities. Northwestern Polytechnic is dedicating itself to becoming the Northern Centre of Post-Secondary Excellence in Alberta. The polytechnic provides learners high quality and diverse lifelong learning opportunities, while responsibly managing its educational, fiscal, and environmental resources.

The Role

The Department of Fine Arts is seeking a versatile Visual Arts Instructor with a specialization in Drawing. This full-time sessional position will commence August 15, 2024 – April 30, 2025. This is a tenure-track position based on favourable evaluations.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate level courses in Visual Arts, advise students, assist with recruitment events, participate in critique sessions, mentor students, serve on department and college committees, and actively contribute to and participate in the Fine Arts Department’s vibrant co-curricular programming.

The successful candidate will teach the following courses:

Fall Semester:
AR 1103 Drawing I
AR 1203 Drawing II
AR 3705 Portfolio Development

Winter Semester:
AR 3410 Drawing III
AR 3430 Drawing IV

The ability to instruct in additional studio areas will be considered an asset.

Learn more about the Department of Fine Arts.

What We Offer

NWP offers lifelong learning opportunities through professional development/wellness programs, a competitive salary and compensation package and a student-centered culture that is vital to our community. Faculty members have access to Professional Development funds and opportunity to apply for Professional Leave with Financial Assistance.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have a Master of Fine Arts or equivalent degree within the specialization of Drawing, must be a working artist with a significant exhibition record, undergraduate level teaching experience and must demonstrate the ability to continue an ongoing, excellent, and dynamic art practice. We seek an applicant with a broad knowledge of contemporary art, the ability to address works across disciplines, and strong leadership skills. The appointee will be expected to continue creative and professional activities while teaching. A fully engaged presence on campus is required as well as a willingness to participate in collectively shaping the future of the Department of Fine Arts.

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered.

Upon submission of CVs, please also include:

  • A cover letter;
  • 15 student images;
  • 20 artist images;
  • Teaching Philosophy;
  • Research Statement;
  • Reference list (3 professional references)

Applications are to be submitted on the Northwestern Polytechnic website.
If the image files are too large, please email humanresources@nwpolytech.ca.

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We review all applications to select candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs.

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. For general inquiries, please contact HR at humanresources@nwpolytech.ca.

Thank you for applying to NWP!

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