Vacancy: Assistant or Associate Professor, Communication Design
Two Full-Time Tenure Track Positions
Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada
Apply by January 18, 2016
Emily Carr University of Art + Design invites applications for two full-time tenure track positions of Assistant or Associate Professor to teach Communication Design within the Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Emily Carr University is a world-renowned learning and research community dedicated to the education of artists and designers.
Candidates should have a terminal degree in their discipline (MDes, MFA, PhD) and provide strong evidence of excellence in communication design work. Candidates should also show expertise in technical and digital skills, have an understanding of traditional/formal design principles, possess excellent collaborative, communication and problem-solving skills, and have a minimum of two years related post-secondary teaching, design practice or research experience.
Candidates should possess the ability to teach students at multiple levels, from Foundation to Graduate Studies, and will be expected to contribute to the development of new curriculum. The successful candidates will join a dynamic team of cross-disciplinary design faculty comprising industrial design, interaction design, and communication design. Candidates should be equally fluent in design discourse and studio practice and in balancing the conceptual, aesthetic and technical demands of the discipline. This involves balancing theory and practice in an integrated way. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to contribute to curriculum development and planning, participate in portfolio reviews and upper-level design critiques, provide undergraduate and graduate student supervision, engage in research, serve on administrative committees and be an active and engaged member of the Emily Carr community.
Preference may be given to candidates with expertise in at least two of the following areas: exhibition or environmental design, design for digital media, service design, information and systems design, health design, design activism, human-centred design and research methods. Candidates should be conversant with principles of typography and visual communication across a broad range of media, and be able to work effectively in interdisciplinary design teams on curriculum that often focuses on ethical design practices and issues related to sustainability.
The Communication Design major focuses on the development of meaningful messages and experiences to create culturally and socially relevant narratives, and is one of three design majors in the Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media. Design at Emily Carr University has evolved as a human-centred practice that focuses on the social, technological, and experiential needs of contemporary society. As such, the three majors have shared values and goals in areas of collaboration, sustainability, interdisciplinarity, technological engagement, design methods, and research.
Emily Carr University of Art + Design, established in 1925, is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our learning community merges studio practice, research, and critical theory in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have significant impact on both the cultural sector and economy. We engage students, industry, and society to continuously explore and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world. Located in beautiful and culturally rich Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Carr attracts more than 1800 students from 60 countries to our undergraduate and graduate programs.
Letters of application should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of teaching, professional practice and research. Applications should include:
• a cover letter (please indicate in your cover letter where you saw this posting);
• current curriculum vitae and supporting materials;
• a URL pointing to a portfolio of work (or a single PDF file containing maximum 20 pieces);
• a checklist of submitted material and note that any submitted materials will not be returned;
• names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three persons who can be contacted for a reference.
Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate commencement in August 2016. Salary and rank will be commensurate with professional status and teaching experience.
Please send applications (quoting Competition #-2015) by January 18, 2016 to hr[at]ecuad.ca.
Human Resources Department
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
1399 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
Phone (604) 844-3824
Fax (604) 844-3885
ALL QUALIFIED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY; HOWEVER, CANADIANS AND PERMANENT RESIDENTS OF CANADA WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY. EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY IS COMMITTED TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.