Tenured / Tenure-Track Position in Drawing, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Drawing

Competition #F002-2003

Emily Carr University of Art + Design invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Drawing within the Audain Faculty of Art. Situated on unceded, traditional and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories in Vancouver, Canada, Emily Carr University is a world-renowned learning and research community dedicated to the education of artists and designers.

The Drawing area at Emily Carr University focuses on developing critically engaged and contextually aware drawing-based work. Situated within the interdisciplinary Visual Arts BFA in the Audain Faculty of Art, the Drawing area fosters the development of student practice within the context of contemporary cultural production, with a strong technical and conceptual foundation, and a keen awareness of drawing as an expanded practice in relation to other disciplines.

Candidates should be able to teach Drawing at multiple levels, from Foundation to Graduate Studies, and will be expected to contribute to developing curriculum in an institution that is committed to the interrelation of theory and practice. The successful candidate will join a rigorous and committed team of Art faculty that also includes the following curriculum areas: Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Illustration, Drawing, Print Media, Sculpture + Expanded Practices, New Media + Sound Arts, Performance, Interdisciplinary Visual Art and Praxis, as well as minors in Curatorial Practices and Art + Text. Candidates should be equally fluent in contemporary drawing discourse and studio practice and in balancing the conceptual, aesthetic and technical demands of the discipline; expertise in other disciplines is an asset. Additionally, faculty are expected to participate in portfolio reviews, upper-level critiques, provide graduate student supervision, serve on administrative committees, engage in research, and be an active member of the Emily Carr community. The successful candidate will have an active drawing-based practice, which could include working with a range of media and engaging with the broader field through various forms of dissemination.

A successful candidate will have the following qualifications and/or related experience:

  • MFA or equivalent graduate degree in a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and professional experience;
  • experience teaching at university or post-secondary level is required; experience teaching in a related subject area is preferable;
  • intercultural competence;
  • strong communication and facilitation skills;
  • expertise in a range of drawing processes, including the ability to utilize traditional and experimental approaches;
  • knowledge and ability to teach a range of material processes and methodologies, which could include graphite, charcoal, ink, print processes, painting, non-traditional media or other media;
  • strong evidence of excellence in a drawing-based practice that may include hybrid and/or expanded approaches intersecting with other areas such as: sculpture, site-specificity and installation, new media, performance, socially-engaged, community based and/or activist work, public art, collaboration, and other areas of enquiry;
  • demonstrated engagement with drawing in the broader field, such as the global contemporary art context, engagement with diverse Indigenous and cultural perspectives, and intersectional approaches to art-making and pedagogy;

Expertise in the following areas will be considered an asset:

  • the ability to integrate new tools, media and methods into drawing curriculum, including new and emerging technologies;
  • ecological, sustainable approaches and methods.

Applications should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of teaching, research, and professional practice; and include:

  • a cover letter;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of pedagogy and up to 3 samples of syllabi, assignments, and evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • a statement of research;
  • a personal statement on the candidate’s contributions to diversity, regardless of personal characteristics, describing any professional skills, community experience, or willingness to engage in activities that advance institutional diversity and equity in teaching, research, and service;
  • supporting materials including an online portfolio of recent work (20 images or a link to a website); and
  • the names and contact information of three referees.

Electronic submissions are welcome at: ecuad.peopleadmin.ca

The review of applications will begin on March 1, 2023.

We anticipate commencement in August 2023. Salary and rank commensurate with professional status and teaching experience.

Emily Carr University is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our teaching and learning community merges studio practice, research creation, and critical scholarship in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award‐winning creators and thought leaders who have significant impact in 21st‐century cultural production and cultural sustainability. We engage students, industry, and society to iterate and explore, and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world.

Emily Carr University especially invites those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

We acknowledge the potential impact that career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness, etc.) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Applicants are encouraged to identify in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of practice and research achievement; this will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

Emily Carr University is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible and barrier free workplace. We want to ensure that all participants are able to engage fully in interviews and other activities that are part of the hiring process. If you have any accommodation requests please contact Human Resources (hr@ecuad.ca). All requests for accommodation will be treated confidentially.

All qualified people are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short‐listed will be contacted.


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