Tenure-Track Position Fine Arts
Studio: Print Media
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, has a population of more than 1,300 students with over 20% of the student body self-identifying as Indigenous. The Campus emphasizes innovative approaches to teaching and learning, research and engagement. Experiential learning, impactful research and strong community relationships are the hallmarks of Grenfell’s profile.
Our campus is located in Corner Brook, on Elmastukwek/Bay of Islands, in traditional Mi’kmaw territory with the Province having significant Mi kmaq, Innu and Inuit communities.
The Visual Arts Program in the School of Fine Arts at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland has restructured its studio curriculum to reflect contemporary art practices that explore the territory beyond conventional boundaries of discipline based focus/ practices. Grenfell Campus is home to Atlantic Canada’s first low-residency MFA program.
The School of Fine Arts invites applications for the following position:
Tenure-Track Studio Faculty Print Media (effective August 1, 2020).
The Grenfell Visual Arts Program invites exceptional applicants, with a dynamic record of creative research, for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Print Media. Applicants will have an active creative studio and research practice in print media, with a knowledge of both traditional, as well as contemporary and emergent print practices. To enrich our Print Media curriculum, the program is seeking candidates working from an Indigenous and/or intersectional, Non-Western knowledge base and making practice, and with the aptitude to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Possible areas of teaching, research and creative work may include a variety of print media (screen print, relief and intaglio, lithography, photo and digital-based processes), as well as their cultural, social, and political implications. Teaching responsibilities would include introductory and advanced print media and printmaking courses in a Fine Arts context within a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program.
The faculty member will teach in their area of specialization, as well as conduct research and/or studio work in the area of Print Media. They will also be integral in forming the goals and future direction of the faculty of Visual Art. Full-time faculty are responsible for student advising, committee work, special projects, and contributing to the Grenfell community through ongoing curricular development, departmental administration and governance. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of the school by bringing new perspectives, processes, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and practices in the program, including opportunities for the candidate to be involved with the decolonization of the academy.
A Master’s degree in fine arts is required, though in exceptional cases an equivalent combination of professional experience, education and training may be considered. Candidates are expected to have undergraduate teaching experience, an active research and studio practice, as well as a national and/or international exhibition record. The candidate will also be conversant with the history of print media and printmaking history, and its theoretical and contemporary practices in the area. They will have the ability to apply interdisciplinary approaches to instruction, and the commitment to ensure safe studio practices for students. Graduate level teaching experience would be an asset, as the candidate will be involved with the new MFA program.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications should include: a letter of application indicating the position being applied for, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, teaching philosophy, statement of research/creative activities, documentation/portfolio of recent creative work, and the names and contact information for three (3) references. These should be sent in electronic form to:
Dean of Fine Arts, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6P9. Telephone: 709-637-6223; email: email@example.com
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on January 15, 2020.
All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. Salary will reflect qualifications and experience in accordance with the Collective Agreement governing faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; indigenous peoples, visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities.
As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.