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Assistant Professor without review Digital Media and Computer Science

University of British Columbia Okanagan

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
(Joint Appointment)

Assistant Professor without review Digital Media and Computer Science

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus invite applications for a non-tenure-track position appointed to the Visual Arts Program. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2019 or soon thereafter. The position is without review and is for a one year term only. The successful candidate will take an active part in the development our new, interdisciplinary, Bachelor of Media Studies degree program.

Candidates must hold an advanced graduate degree in the Visual Arts, or a related field (Ph.D. preferred). The preferred candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the development of Digital Media, as well as an established reputation within both the Arts and Technology communities. Candidates for this interdisciplinary position must have relevant teaching experience, evidence of ability and commitment to teaching excellence, and research potential in their field of expertise. Connections to the arts and technology industries are an asset.

The successful candidate will teach BMS associated courses in Visual Arts and Computer Science, will be expected to develop and implement curricular innovations, and maintain excellence in teaching and research scholarship. The position also will include service responsibilities to the program and department. The Candidate must be capable of teaching courses at the 3rd year level of the BMS degree and may include courses at the graduate level in the Digital Arts and Humanities Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program.

Possible teaching assignments may include the following courses depending on the individual strengths of the applicant:

MDST 101 Digital Media Theory
MDST 310 Mobile Application Design
MDST 320 Creative Coding
MDST 330 Immersive Installation
VISA 108 Introduction to Digital Media II
VISA 206 Sound Art
VISA 268 Strategies in Digital Art: Visual Communication
VISA 269 Strategies in Digital Art: Virtual Worlds

UBC is one of the world’s leading universities. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 8,000 students in seven faculties, with strong graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment, opportunities for region-centred research, international perspectives, and much more. The collegial learning environment of UBC’s Okanagan campus focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty and staff. To learn more about the campus, go to http://web.ubc.ca/okanagan/welcome.html. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, go to http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. To learn about the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/fccs and for information on research centres, labs and special project go to https://fccs.ok.ubc.ca/research/projects.html. To learn more about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html

How to apply

To apply for this position please visit the link –
www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/32745

Candidates are asked to submit:

1) a letter of application;
2) curriculum vitae;
3) statement of teaching philosophy;
4) copies of teaching evaluations;
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 “Digital Media – Assistant Professor”.

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

The reviewing of applications will begin March 15, 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.