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Assistant Professor of Visual Art, Tenure Track - Community Engaged Digital Media

University of British Columbia Okanagan

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
Community Engaged Digital Media - Assistant Professor of Visual Art, Tenure Track

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Visual arts with a focus on Digital Media. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, exhibition, graduate supervision, undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching, as well as service to the university and community. The ideal candidate will have specialties in the following areas: artificial intelligence for media analysis and composition, computational soundscape analysis and composition. In addition, the candidate will also have expertise in interaction and experience design with a specific area of interest on research-creation in interactive media arts for engagement in the development of sustainable and resilient communities.

Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:
 an MFA or PhD degree in the areas of Interactive Media Art and Technology;
 proven ability to obtain external funding in support of a successful program of research;
 an active national or international exhibition record with evidence of research-creation, publications, including community engagement outputs;
 a serious engagement with contemporary art practice, theory, and critical discourse in regards to digital media with a variety of disciplines;
 post-secondary teaching experience, and the capacity to teach at all levels from foundation courses to graduate-level seminar and studio courses;
 ability to teach and to lead discussions on contemporary art and critical theory in regards to Interactive Media and Technology with students across all levels.

The ability to integrate one’s expertise into ongoing scholarly activities in the department and on campus, and to enhance existing strengths in digital media arts and studies, environmental communications, interaction design for museums, and working with indigenous communities is highly desirable and will be a significant asset. The appointee is also expected to make connections with cultural, community and media industry partners to support research and learning partnerships.

The successful candidate should be able to teach in core areas of digital media arts, physical interaction design, and computer science, with a particular focus on courses within the recently launched Bachelor of Media Studies program and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Digital Arts and Humanities Program. The individual will also have the opportunity to contribute to further development of the curriculum; supervise undergraduate and graduate students; fulfill service obligations to the University and community.

How to apply
To apply for this position please visit the link –
www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/32749

Candidates are asked to submit:
1) a letter of application;
2) curriculum vitae;
3) statement of teaching philosophy;
4) copies of teaching evaluations (if available);
5) sample syllabi of introductory and intermediate courses; and
6) samples of creative work.
Digital images/files (up to a maximum of 20) may be submitted electronically or be made available online. Time-based work should be edited to run no more than 15 minutes in total, with clearly identified titling. Preferred formats are Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf).

Candidates should provide the names of three references that will be able to provide letters on request. All letters should be addressed to Prof. Stephen Foster and sent directly to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “Community Engaged Digital Media”.

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Stephen Foster, Head, Department of Creative Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (stephen.foster@ubc.ca ).

Applications will be reviewed starting March 12, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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