Tenure-Track position in Computational Arts & Media Studies, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus


Dr. Megan Smith and PhD student Gao Yujie test out their research in the virtual environment.

Tenure-Track position – Computational Arts & Media Studies
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan

The Department of Creative Studies in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan invites applications for a full-time position in Computational Arts and Media Studies. We are looking to appoint someone at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure, we will also consider candidates for a tenure-track position. Appointment to begin July 1, 2022.

Minimum qualifications are an MFA or creative practice PhD, or equivalent. This appointment carries expected teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate level, including course and supervision in support of the Bachelor of Media Studies, Masters of Fine Art, and the MA/MSc/PhD in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies.

We are interested in candidates with demonstrated research/ exhibition/ teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: computational art/design, creative technologies and physical computing, virtual and augmented reality design, artificial intelligence for media analysis and composition.

Candidates must have an active scholarly profile, demonstrate high-quality experience in, or potential for, research-practice and teaching expertise in interaction, creative coding and experience design at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as demonstrated excellence of, or potential for, managing and leading projects and should be familiar with coordination of pedagogy, programs, and degrees.


Dr. Miles Thorogood working demonstrating creative coding to students

How to apply
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Applications to this position must include the following:

  • a letter of application;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • statement of teaching philosophy;
  • copies of teaching evaluations (if available);
  • sample syllabi of introductory and intermediate courses; and
  • samples of creative work.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the below deadline, via email to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “Computational Art- Media Studies”.

Informal inquiries may be made to Denise Kenney, Head, Department of Creative Studies at denise.kenney@ubc.ca.

Find additional information about the UBC Department of Creative Studies.

Applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2022.

As one of the world’s leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

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