The Design Studies program in the Centre for the Arts and Communications (CFAC) at MacEwan University invites applications for the position of Chair/Assistant Professor in the Design Studies program. This is a full-time, continuing faculty appointment with both teaching and leadership responsibilities.
Located in Edmonton, Alberta, MacEwan University is a comprehensive undergraduate university offering more than 75 different credentials to 11,000 full time students spread over four campuses.
The MacEwan Design Studies program has been educating well-respected designers for more than thirty years. A new three-year Design Studies diploma will be launched in Fall 2013 and plans are underway for the development of a four-year baccalaureate degree. The program has six continuing faculty positions, three instructional assistants and approximately 200 students.
About the Chair’s responsibilities
The successful candidate will serve as Chair, for a minimum of three and a maximum of six consecutive years, and will represent the program at all levels within the University and the community.
Building on the program’s current mission and vision, the candidate must be able to articulate a clear vision for transitioning the Design Studies program to a degree. Additionally, the candidate will be required to establish and maintain the confidence and respect of faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the professional communities.
About the faculty member’s responsibilities
Candidates should possess the ability to teach at multiple levels in the curriculum, from foundations studies to senior studios and seminars, and are expected to make a significant contribution in developing curriculum that strikes a balance between theory and practice.
Candidates should demonstrate an ability to articulate visual communication design principles, foster conceptual development, and encourage the application of creative process. Candidates should be fluent in design discourse and studio practice and in balancing the conceptual, aesthetic and technical demands of the discipline.
Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in at least two of the following areas: interactive/web design, typography, information design, branding and corporate identity, advertising, motion graphics, and photography.
Applicants must possess a Master’s or Doctoral credential in the discipline. Demonstrated excellence in full-time teaching, as well as administrative experience, curriculum development and professional communication design work, is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of relevant research and/or creative and scholarly inquiry.
Applicants should submit a covering letter, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations, a statement of teaching interests and experience, names and contact information for three references, and examples of student and personal work.
CA or policy: The position is included under the Faculty Association Collective Agreement
Employment Category: Full-Time Continuing
Salary Range: Commensurate with Education and Experience
Closing Date: Remain open until suitable candidate is found.
Quote Competition No: 12.02.030
In compliance with Canadian immigration law, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
MacEwan University thanks all applicants for their interest in employment, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
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