Brock University: Assistant Professor in Visual Arts (Digital Media and Design)
Brock University’s Department of Visual Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Visual Arts (Digital Media...

Brock University’s Department of Visual Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Visual Arts (Digital Media and Design) beginning July 1, 2020.

We are seeking an established media artist whose practice has a strong element of design. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory digital design and advanced digital studio classes, maintain a high level of creative practice, and fulfill service obligations to the department, faculty, and university. Teaching responsibilities include both introductory foundational digital design and advanced media art studio classes.

We welcome applications from candidates with a strong teaching dossier, a significant record in exhibition or other modes of public artistic engagement, a critical practice that has received wide recognition, and a demonstrated commitment to service. The preferred candidate will hold an M.F.A. We seek a digital media artist fluent in design. Applicants should have a deep knowledge of media art, as well as a demonstrated familiarity with a broad range of current practices informed by digital art practices, art history, contemporary art, theory, and visual culture. The preferred candidate will be able to address art practice in cultural and sociopolitical terms, while engaging with an evolving technical field and conceptual advances.

Candidates must submit evidence of research and teaching excellence. This should include a research dossier, with an online portfolio (image list, links to images and video), summary of past research and a research plan, and evidence of research excellence. Evidence may include international exhibitions, installations, residencies, commissions, or festivals; publications; participation in national/international research projects and networks; presentations at significant conferences; honours and awards; and other forms of peer- reviewed research. Candidates must also submit a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, strong teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and other evidence of teaching accomplishments as appropriate.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to meet the needs and evolving interests of an undergraduate student population and be receptive to emerging contemporary pedagogical and technological practices. Candidates must be committed to public engagement and strong collaboration between the Visual Arts program, and other departments and entities across the university. The successful applicant will contribute to the development and delivery of a new program in Engineering being introduced at Brock.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae via the online application system (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload). A research dossier, teaching dossier, and the names and contact information for three (3) references in PDF electronic format should be sent to Professor Donna Szőke, Chair of Visual Art, by 12:01 am on April 1, 2020.

Only send materials requested in the posting
Several items can be combined into one attachment
Portfolio: Include links to online images and video

Applications should be submitted electronically through the Brock Careers website. PDF Dossiers and reference names should be emailed directly to Department Chair.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Any questions should be directed to Professor Donna Szőke, Chair of Visual Art,

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.

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

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy. Please advise Ali Rilstone, Talent Acquisition Consultant, to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about Brock University by visiting

About Brock University

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Brock University is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.

What we Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.