Assistant/Associate Professor, Design History & Theory

at  Alberta University of the Arts

Calgary, AB, Canada - 00000

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The School of Critical & Creative Studies at Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) invites applications for a permanent faculty position starting August 2020:
Assistant or Associate Professor, Design Theory & History
The Opportunity
Competition #1920-OC-FP-17
The School of Critical and Creative Studies is seeking an individual with expertise in Contemporary Design History and Theory at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.
Candidates are expected to have completed the requirements of a PhD by the position start date and should be able to provide evidence of an active research practice and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.
We are particularly interested in candidates whose areas of interest include one or more of the following: the relationship between design and society; design ethics and community practice; design, the environment and social justice; games studies; and speculative design. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate how their expertise and research connects broadly to the fields of art, craft, and design.
The candidate will teach a diversity of courses across all levels of undergraduate study as well as within the graduate program and will be expected to maintain an active program of research and commitment to service.
Please note that all final hiring decisions are subject to budget approval.
Why AUArts?
Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers and risk takers. We are students, faculty, staff and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us, and implores us to see the world differently.
AUArts offers its 1,100 students studio-based programming that leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in one of nine disciplines, a Bachelor of Design in one of two, and a MFA in Craft Media. It has deep roots in Calgary’s creative community and will soon be celebrating its centennial. As a part of our team, you will work closely with colleagues from a diversity of academic and studio disciplines and contribute to an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment committed to developing new and innovative curriculum.
About the School of Critical and Creative Studies at AUArts
The School of Critical and Creative Studies (SCCS) provides non-studio academic courses at the Alberta University of the Arts. Courses taught in the SCCS place an emphasis on critical discourse and methods that support students engaging with the practice of interpretation in a contemporary context. SCCS curriculum helps students situate their professional practice critically and ethically. SCCS offers an integrated series of courses that create direct links with studio practice. Designed to support studio-based education in fine arts, crafts, media technologies and design, SCCS curriculum is organized across five areas: Visual Arts History and Theory, Critical and Creative Studies, English, Social Sciences, and Professionally related courses.

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How to Apply

Please submit applications by clicking on the Apply Now tab at the bottom of this page.
The application must include: a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae that outlines evidence of research, professional practice, creative activities, and publications; a teaching portfolio; and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references.
Applications must be submitted in a single PDF document.
Once you have created an account, choose the “Upload Resume” option. You will only be able to upload one file, so make sure all required material is combined into a single PDF document. Incomplete submissions may not be considered. Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to make changes or add additional documents. Please visit AUArts How to Apply page to ensure your application is complete prior to submission.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
Further information about AUARTS is available on our website at
AUArts is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversity of the institution. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted


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Min:N/AMax:5.0 year(s)

Education Management

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Calgary, AB, Canada