Job Posting

Assistant Professor, Arts and Cultural Management

Assistant Professor, Arts and Cultural Management

(Full-Time Tenure-Track Position)

Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications


MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centred 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, to 19,000 full- and part-time students enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs, and one- and two-year diplomas 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 Arts and Cultural Management Department (AACM) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020. This new faculty position will play an important role in the implementation of a BFA in Arts and Cultural Management and may have opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communication.

AACM focuses on preparing individuals for careers working with a wide variety of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. In addition to their academic studies, students have the opportunity to develop skills through experiential learning, including work-integrated learning placements, projects with organizations in the field, and international exchanges. One of the first arts management programs in Canada, MacEwan’s Arts and Cultural Management program attracts students from across the country in both its classroom and online cohorts.

Candidates will hold a minimum of a master’s degree in arts management or a related discipline and demonstrate experience in, and a commitment to, undergraduate teaching, with an ongoing interest in research in the discipline. A credential near completion, in conjunction with a strong record of relevant experience and post-secondary teaching, may also be considered. A record of professional or scholarly dissemination is a valuable asset; clear promise of excellence in research and/or creative practice is essential.

In addition to professional expertise in the arts and culture sector, teaching experience in a post-secondary environment, and strong interpersonal and communication skills, the successful candidate will have a commitment to innovative pedagogy, particularly in online learning. Indigenous cultural knowledge and/or experience working with Indigenous peoples would be considered an asset.


Applicants should submit the following:

  • a cover letter (with competition number stated);
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a teaching dossier, including recent teaching evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy;
  • a statement of research interests and samples of scholarly work;
  • the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will commence January 20, 2020, and the competition will remain open until the successful candidate has been found.

Questions about this position may be addressed to Dr. Leslie Vermeer, Interim Chair, Arts and Cultural Management, at

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to and select the job posting (Competition No. 19.11.186).

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.

For general inquiries, please contact us at

This position is included under the MacEwan University Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Personal Information Collection Notification (FOIP)

Applicant personal information is collected under s.33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, for the purpose of recruitment at MacEwan University. Questions concerning this collection should be directed to: Information Management and Privacy Coordinator, MacEwan University, 10700 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB  T5J 4S2. Tel.: 780.497.5423.

Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Start Date: 
Monday, November 11, 2019
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
University (Graduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

MacEwan University

Human Resources
10 Alcorn Avenue
Suite 200
Toronto, ON M4V 3A9