David MacWilliam
Since 2005
Works in Vancouver Canada

I have been active in the Vancouver art community both as an artist and an educator since 1980.

I began teaching painting at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 1987, I am currently Dean of the Faculty of Visual Art + Material Practice.
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Director, Intersections Digital Studio (IDS)

Thu Mar 23, 2006 00:43

Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design + Media is one of Canada's leading art and design institute's offering undergraduate and graduate courses in art, design and media. We are opening Intersections Digital Studio (IDS) of Art, Design and Media in Fall 2006. Our goal is nothing less than to create the best and most innovative multidisciplinary research centre in the arts in Canada and the world. We are inviting applications for a Director, IDS to lead this exciting initiative in the rapidly evolving multidisciplinary domain where traditional art disciplines and new technologies meld in highly innovative creative expressions.

Reporting to the President, the Director, IDS is responsible for the development, growth and leadership of the new research centre, with a particular focus on promoting and stimulating a culture of teaching and research collaboration within the Emily Carr community and among a broad and diverse external community. The Director establishes and maintains strong collaborative relationships with key individuals within and outside of Emily Carr to secure research and development funding from a variety of sources. The Director is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the IDS facility. In collaboration with the President, this position provides strategic direction in the development of the goals, objectives and philosophy of research at Emily Carr.

The successful candidate will have an advanced degree (Ph.D.) (or equivalent educational and teaching experience) and a strong background in post-secondary interdisciplinary research in the art, design and media fields, with particular technical expertise in 2D and 3D prototyping equipment and other technologies required for the growth and development of IDS. S/he will also have a successful record of securing substantial research funding from diverse sources. Experience in managing a research centre or department is essential.

In addition to the requisite education and experience, a strong commitment to the goals and vision of IDS and a demonstrated ability to enhance the integration of research in digital technologies with traditional creative approaches to art and design is essential. Strong collaborative leadership skills in research and strategic planning and the ability to establish successful working relationships with a variety of individuals within Emily Carr and the external community is critical.

This is a five year contract with the possibility of renewal. Salary will be commensurate with experience with excellent benefits. Please forward a current curriculum vitae and letter of application (quoting competition #A001-2006) by 4:00pm, Friday, 31 March 2006 to:
Human Resources, Emily Carr Institute
1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver BC V6H 3R9
Fax: (604) 844-3885 Email: hr@eciad.ca