(Two Full-Time Tenure-Track Positions)
Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications
MacEwan University is where caring faculty help people connect their passions to their future paths. Located in the heart of Edmonton's diverse and dynamic downtown community, and on the traditional lands of Treaty 6 First Nations and homelands of the Métis people, MacEwan is known for exceptional undergraduate learning. With its dedication to teaching excellence, informed by scholarly research, innovation, and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to human rights, environmental sustainability, and opportunities for community engagement. We are committed to creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community for all peoples, cultures, and identities.
Our comprehensive undergraduate university offers 59 programs to more than 18,000 full- and part-time students in business, communications, community and human services, design, fine and performing arts, health, humanities, natural science, nursing, public safety, and social science. Through a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, and strategic relationships in the community, we partner with others to produce graduates of stature. Along with a robust grounding in their chosen disciplines, MacEwan students are given durable life skills that prepare them to take on the world.
The Department of Arts and Cultural Management (AACM) in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications invites applications for two (2) full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2023, subject to final budgetary approval. These new faculty positions 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 arts and cultural organizations, such as community arts hubs, art galleries, events and festivals, the film industry, dance organizations, museums, cultural sector funding bodies, music collectives, art centres, literary and spoken word poetry events, and theatres. 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 will 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 lived experience working with a range of facets of the arts and cultural sector, teaching experience in a post-secondary environment, and strong interpersonal and communication skills, the successful candidates 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.
How to Apply
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 or creative practice work;
● the names and contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022, and the competition will remain open until the successful candidates have been found.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Questions about this position may be addressed to Annetta Latham, Chair, Arts and Cultural Management, at Lathama2@macewan.ca.
MacEwan University is committed to fostering the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community, and we are dedicated to removing barriers that have been historically encountered and are currently experienced by some members of our society. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and members of all equity-deserving groups. We believe that the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty serves as a strength of our institution and benefit to society. We are committed to ensuring full and inclusive participation for all in our community.
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This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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