Assistant Professor, Studio Art

  • Deadline:
    March 21, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
  • Location:
    Edmonton Alberta

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.

MacEwan University’s Department of Art and Design is seeking an artist-educator specializing in Studio Art to fill a new full-time continuing position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the theory, practice and history of contemporary art and have a commitment to critical thinking and contemporary art practice, working in or across a range of media and environments in at least two of the following areas: time-based media (digital video, sound art), contemporary and extended approaches to 2D visual art (e.g., extended painting, drawing, photography), digital art (e.g., networked, generative or interactive screen-based practice); performance art, social practice, or emerging forms. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

The Department of Art and Design is situated within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications of MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. Beginning in September 2017, the Department will be housed at the new, state-of-the-art Centre for the Arts and Culture as part of MacEwan University’s main campus in downtown Edmonton, in close proximity to the downtown arts district. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement.

The preferred candidate will hold a terminal degree (MFA), with a significant exhibition record at the national and international level, with evidence of ongoing research-creation. They will have a minimum three years of experience teaching post-secondary art at all undergraduate levels, demonstrating excellence in teaching foundations for contemporary art practice, as well as vision and experience towards developing new approaches to teaching art at the undergraduate level.

Applicants will submit a letter of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, artist’s statement, digital portfolio with examples of creative and scholarly work, teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy, sample syllabi from courses taught, sample images of student work, teaching evaluations and the names of three professional references. Review of applications will commence March 15, 2017 and the competition will remain open until the successful candidate has been found.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Leslie Sharpe, Chair of Art and Design at


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

• Competitive base pay
• Generous vacation time
• Secure pension plan
• Excellent benefits package
• Effective recognition and retention programs
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply:

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Employment Category: Full-Time Continuing

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found

Quote Competition No: 17.02.028

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