[acc-cca-l] Job Announcement: Assistant Professor in Visual Arts & Design, School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor

Michael Darroch mdarroch at uwindsor.ca
Thu Nov 22 11:33:56 MST 2018

Assistant Professor in Visual Arts and Design

School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor


The University of Windsor invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the School of Creative Arts (SoCA), in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, at the rank of Assistant Professor in Visual Arts and Design, commencing July 1, 2019.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will have an established program of teaching, research and creative/ professional activity in interdisciplinary visual arts and/or design practices.  The position will serve to coordinate and develop the art fundamentals classes in our existing programs (BFA Visual Arts and BFA Visual Arts and Built Environment), teaching in at least two of the four areas covered in our fundamentals courses.

The position will include responsibility in our studio fundamentals area, which is the entry point for both Visual Arts and Architecture programs. The position will extend pathways to introduce new approaches to material practices in visual art and design related fields within the School of Creative Arts. The prospective candidate will be expected to participate in the supervision of senior undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates should possess a strong scholarly background and professional experience in the visual arts or design that is critically recognized at a national or international level.

The School of Creative Arts is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary facility at the University of Windsor that includes programs in Visual Arts, Architecture, Film, New Media, and Music.  In 2018, the School moved to its new location at the historic Armouries as part of the University of Windsor’s Downtown campus.  This geographically unique location on the Canada-U.S. border affords access to Detroit’s urban core, creating opportunities for creative practice within a North American context. The City of Windsor is recognized as part of an international and culturally diverse region.  SoCA’s new premises feature state of the art studios, teaching and research facilities, as well as an interdisciplinary Make Lab which accommodates a wide range of technical activities.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: evidence of, or potential for, excellence in university teaching within an interdisciplinary context at the graduate and undergraduate levels; an active research/creation practice; a demonstrated ability to attract and maintain research funding; a demonstrated exhibition record, ongoing projects, and/or publication record; a completed MFA or MDes in Visual Arts or Design or equivalent; an understanding of how Fine Arts and Design practices intersect; evidence of ability to teach in at least two fundamental areas; and evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusivity in teaching and/or practice.  Preferred qualifications include a creative practice that emphasizes non-Western or de-colonial approaches to art, design or new media; a PhD in Visual Arts or Design area or equivalent; and experience in collaborative or community-based projects.

Application Requirements

  *   a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  *   a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  *   a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio demonstrating a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations if available, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at https://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/390/teaching-and-learning-resources;
  *   a brief outline of current and proposed future research/creative interests;
  *   evidence of ability to contribute to diverse practices in areas such as woodworking, printmaking, metal shop, casting, electronics and 3D fabrication, and;
  *   three (3) current letters of reference,  forwarded directly by the referees to the Director at the address or email listed below.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application<http://www.uwindsor.ca/units/ofrr/apps.nsf/Applications?OpenForm> (www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions<http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions>) found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of February 1, 2019. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION<http://www.uwindsor.ca/units/ofrr/apps.nsf/Applications>

When completing the online application, please reference

Position number: 002126TT-2019-SoCA

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr Vincent Georgie, Director, School of Creative Arts, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences,
University of Windsor, 37 University Avenue East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 1E4,
Phone: 519-253-3000, Ext. 2828, Email: sdutot at uwindsor.ca<mailto:sdutot at uwindsor.ca>

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students.  We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator<http://www1.uwindsor.ca/faculty/recruitment/> (recruit at uwindsor.ca<mailto:recruit at uwindsor.ca>). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dr Michael Darroch, PhD
Associate Professor of Media Art Histories & Visual Culture
School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor, Canada
Co-Director, IN/TERMINUS Creative Research Collective
mdarroch at uwindsor.ca<mailto:mdarroch at uwindsor.ca>

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