Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Art + Social Change

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Date: January 24, 2015 — August 01, 2015
Categories: Opportunities
Location: OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1, Canada
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Faculty of Art
Tenure-Track Position
Assistant Professor
The Faculty of Art invites applications for one full-time tenure-track teaching position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Art & Social Change. The successful applicant for the position will be expected to teach in and to lead: the Art & Social Change minor and contribute significantly to the ongoing development of the minor into a Cross-Disciplinary Art specialization in Art & Social Change. The new hire will be also teaching Contemporary Issues: Art Today curriculum across the Faculty of Art and contribute to the programing of the new center for Experiential Learning and teach at the graduate level. The ideal candidate will have a substantial record of a social activist studio art practice and community involvement and contribution in the area of art and social justice. The new hire will be expected to work collaboratively with Toronto’s community-engaged arts networks and to lead ongoing collaborations with various community organizations and partners and the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCAD University. The Faculty of Art is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and requires applicants to demonstrate the same commitment along with dedication to pedagogical innovation and academic excellence. This position is expected to commence August 1, 2015 and is subject to budgetary approval.

OCAD University is Canada’s largest specialized University of art, media and design.  Located on a twelve-building campus in the heart of downtown Toronto, the University offers a vibrant and stimulating work environment for over 600 faculty and more than 4475 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. Committed to excellence and contemporary approaches to education, OCAD University offers 17 undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), a Bachelor of Design (BDes) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, and six graduate programs that result in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Design (MDes), the Master of Arts (MA) or a Graduate Diploma. Recent programs include the interdisciplinary Digital Futures offerings, an interdisciplinary Indigenous Visual Culture BFA and an Honors BA in Visual and Critical Studies (Art History).  The University has experienced remarkable growth over the past five years and requires outstanding researchers; creative researchers/practitioners and gifted teachers to join OCAD University in an exciting period of institutional development and opportunity.