Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Creative Technologies

  • University of Regina, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance
  • Regina, SK, Canada
  • Dec 20, 2021
Full time Art & Art History Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Humanities: Other Sciences and Technology: other Arts & Museum

Job Description

 

 

The Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance at the University of Regina invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Technologies, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1st 2022. Joining an interdisciplinary team working at the broad intersection of fine arts, media, computer science and engineering, the successful candidate will be an exceptional artist-researcher and/or scholar able to build upon the well-established research and creation strengths in the Faculty. 

 

We seek a candidate whose practice will enhance the University of Regina’s reputation as an important centre for multi-disciplinary research-creation in Creative Technologies that spans new media, sound art, performance art, electronic art, installation, community engaged creative practices and visual arts, as well as contribute to exciting interdisciplinary program partnerships with Software Systems Engineering, and Computer Science. 

 

Teaching will include both studio/lab-based and lecture formats, as well as hybrid and online modes, at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Faculty of MAP.

 

Previous studio/lab-based teaching experience in creative technologies, or a related area, is required. The ability to attract research funding and foster research partnerships is a critical part of this position. Supervision of graduate and undergraduate student work; service on program, faculty, and university committees; and participation in faculty, university, and community life will be expected. The applicant will also play an active ongoing role in the development of this growing area, helping to develop new systems, processes, and resources for excellence in interdisciplinary teaching and research/practice.

 

This position aligns with the University of Regina’s current Strategic Plan “All Our Relations” (2020-2025). In particular, it supports “excellence in teaching and research” through “interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and trans-disciplinary” engagement, while also supporting our students with “collaborative and integrated discovery” and “experiential learning,” modelling excellence in scholarship, creative practice, and providing career training for a changing world. The successful candidate will also contribute to the University’s ongoing thematic research focus on our ‘Digital Future.’

 

MAP seeks to attract candidates who identify with under-represented groups, and who are able to articulate a research program that aligns with our values, and complements and builds upon the established socially-engaged practices for which MAP is known. We seek a candidate whose program of research will enhance the University of Regina’s growing reputation as an important centre for a variety of research endeavours, including Indigenous art practices, disability/atypical creative practices, community wellness, social justice, community engaged creative practices, media arts, curation, exhibition and/or performance practices.

 

The University of Regina is located in the heart of a vibrant, and increasingly diverse, mid-sized city in the centre of the beautiful Canadian prairies on Treaty 4 Territory. The University has a student population of 16,000+ and is home to 10 faculties, including a multitude of academic departments and program areas. These units have established national and international reputations for excellence and innovative programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The University has three federated colleges: First Nations University of Canada, Campion College, and Luther College. Our colleges bring further excellence and diversity to the educational experiences we offer.

 

With a faculty complement of 35 full-time professors, including some of the most celebrated contemporary artists in the country, the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance enjoys a long-standing reputation as one of Western Canada’s foremost environments for artistic research at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Emphasizing the importance of studio production and theory, we offer BA, BFA, BMus, MMus, MA, MFA, and an Interdisciplinary Studies PhD in Media and Artistic Practices.

 

The Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, works with other units, such as First Nations University of Canada, Women and Gender Studies, Social Work, Computer Science, Engineering, Arts Education, Kinesiology, and the Humanities Research Institute. MAP is home to the IMP Lab (Interactive Media and Performance), the VOICE Lab (Vocally Oriented Investigations in Creative Expression), RISC (Regina Improvisation Studies Centre), and we host the Michele Sereda Artist Residency for Socially Engaged Practices. We have strong collaborative relationships with arts institutions, such as the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina Symphony Orchestra, Sâkêwêwak Artist Collective, Dunlop Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina Public Library, Neutral Ground, New Dance Horizons, Saskatchewan Film Pool, and Common Weal, among others. MAP has numerous international partnership universities, with many innovative mobility initiatives for both faculty and students in Mexico City and the UK, among other locations. MAP is now home to a new Canada Research Chair in Socially Engaged Theatre (Tier II) and the SaskPower Chair in Cultural Heritage

 

The University of Regina is strongly committed to employment equity within its communities and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff.

 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Position Requirements         

Applicants must have a doctorate in the fine arts or related discipline. Previous studio/lab-based teaching experience in creative technologies, or a related area, is required.  The successful candidate will be capable of supervising doctoral students. Additional professional/industry experience in the fine arts and/or creative industries is desirable. Training, practice, and dissemination in design, visual, or performing arts is an asset.

 

The successful candidate will have a background in creative technologies practice and theory, and a focus on one or more of these specializations: Interdisciplinary Theory and Practice, Critical Improvisational Studies, Sound Art/Sonic Arts, Augmented Virtual and Immersive Environments, Community Engaged Creative Practices, 3D Game Design/Critical Game Design, 3D Scanning/Printing.

 

To learn more about this opportunity, please visit https://urcareers.uregina.ca/postings/6999 or select the Apply Now button below.

 


 

Application Details

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • The name, position, and contact information (e-mail and phone number) for three referees. This information should be uploaded under the heading “Reference Contact Information”.  The University will request reference letters from the referees of short-listed applicants.
  • An outline of their Teaching Philosophy which is to be uploaded under the heading of “Teaching Philosophy”.
  • A Statement of Creative and/or Scholarly Practice describing past, current, and future research accomplishments and goals. Upload this information under the heading “Research Interests/Projects”.
  • Samples of research or other creative or commercial work applicable to this position are required. They can be provided by uploading a PDF to “Images of Recent Work 1, 2, and/or 3”. Alternatively, this information can be provided via a link(s) to a website(s) and/or file sharing service (i.e. Dropbox or Google Docs) and can be uploaded under the heading "Other 1 and/or Other 2 ".
  • Copies of the applicant’s course outlines / sample syllabi are to be uploaded under the heading “Sample Syllabus 1,2, and/or 3”.

 

Apply Here: https://urcareers.uregina.ca/postings/6999

 

PLEASE NOTE:  APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS SENT BY E-MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

If you require further information regarding this competition, contact the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance as follows:

Please use the subject line “Creative Technologies Position” and address your e-mail to:

Frank Hanta

MAP.Faculty.Administrator@URegina.ca

 

 

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference AcademicCareers.com.

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Regina and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers-Canada.com or www.AcademicCareers.com or www.UniversityJobsCanada.com

Application Deadline

February 15, 2022