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Assistant Professor, Creative Technologies

Université York

Creative Technologies, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design,
York University

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD), York University invites two (2) highly qualified candidates to apply for professorial stream tenure-track appointments in Creative Technologies at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. The successful applicants will be based at the new York Markham Centre Campus when operational (expected in Fall 2023) and become a member of the first cohort of resident faculty members. Between July 1, 2021 and the opening of the campus, the appointees will assume a combination of teaching responsibilities at York’s Keele campus and contribute to the development of academic and research programming planned for the new Markham Centre Campus.

York University’s Markham Centre Campus ( https://www.yorku.ca/markham/ ) offers state-of-the-art facilities to provide innovative job-ready academic programming and research focusing on core themes of technology and entrepreneurship as applied in different contexts, disciplines and professional fields. Building on York University’s academic presence in the City of Markham, the new campus presents a unique opportunity to enhance and innovate programming across the arts, sciences and engineering and to experiment with new experiential education formats and partners that will provide the York Region with excellent undergraduate degree offerings that integrate emerging technologies, entrepreneurship, and civic leadership. Programs are designed to provide transferable 21st-century skills that are at the core of future economic competitiveness and community development in Markham, York Region and across Ontario. Collaboration with York University’s existing research strengths in the core areas of the new campus and dynamic engagement with the area’s businesses and industries will create an innovative, cross-disciplinary research culture for solving complex problems that transcend traditional disciplines.
Requirements: A Ph.D. or an M.F.A. with a substantial record of professional experience in the arts and technology, broadly defined; candidates should demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and curricular development, with a developing record of scholarly research and publication and/or professional practice that emphasizes community engagement. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to the intellectual and cultural diversity of the York community and can engage the communities of Markham and surrounding regions.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research or research creation at the highest level.

We seek two promising artists, teachers, and researchers who are committed to inclusive program development that builds upon the historic strengths in the arts at York to develop a compelling new curriculum at the intersection of the arts, community, and technology for Canada’s next generation of artistic and cultural leaders. One of North America's leading schools for the arts, AMPD offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Cinema and Media Arts, Computational Arts, Dance, Design, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts and Art History, Theatre and Performance Studies. The Markham Centre Campus undergraduate program will engage students in emerging areas of artistic creation and research within a unique learning environment focused on socially responsive technologies, experiential education, collaboration with emerging creative industries, and community-engaged arts practice. This position will begin with a two-year term at York’s Keele campus before moving to the Markham Centre to lead programs in a new building created specifically for the campus there. In the interim, the successful candidates will be affiliated with the departments that best suit their research and teaching interests. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

The position may involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor Michael Darroch, Chair of the Search Committee, School of the Arts, Media Performance Design at applyampd@yorku.ca.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 15, 2021. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three letters of reference and teaching evaluations should be sent to: Professor Michael Darroch, Chair of the Search Committee, School of the Arts, Media Performance Design at applyampd@yorku.ca.