Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a world-renowned learning community dedicated to research and the education of artists and designers, invites applications for a full-time tenure track position of Assistant Professor in History and Theory of Design in Critical + Cultural Studies.

This position is situated within the Faculty of Culture + Community, which is dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the critical interplay between theory and practice within a studio environment. The successful applicant will be required to teach Design History and Methodologies from an introductory to graduate level, and be an active participant in the university community. A commitment to Foundation teaching and general visual culture curriculum, with the ability to lead large lecture classes, is also required.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., or equivalent, in one of the following disciplines: design history, critical and cultural studies in design, communication studies, or related studies in design research. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, with a minimum of two years post-secondary teaching experience and an exemplary academic practice as demonstrated through a strong publication record.

In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to contribute to curriculum development and planning, participate in portfolio reviews and upper-level design critiques, provide undergraduate and graduate student supervision, maintain an active research/professional practice profile, serve on administrative committees and be an active and engaged member of the Emily Carr community.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design, established in 1925, is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our learning community merges research, critical theory and studio practice in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have enormous impact on both the cultural sector and economy. We engage students, industry, and society to continuously explore and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world. Located in beautiful and culturally rich Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Carr attracts more than 1800 students from 60 countries to our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Letters of application should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of teaching, research and professional practice. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae and supporting materials, including copies of theoretical publications and, if applicable, a Powerpoint or PDF file containing images of recent work (maximum 20). Please provide a checklist of submitted material and note that any submitted materials will not be returned. Submissions should also include the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three persons who can be contacted for a reference. Electronic submission of application is preferred.

Please indicate in your cover letter where you saw this posting, as well as if you will be attending the CAA Conference in New York (February 13-16, 2013).

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate commencement in August 2013.

Please send applications (quoting Competition #F009-2012) by January 14, 2013 to hr@ecuad.ca

Human Resources Department
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
1399 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

Phone (604) 844-3824
Fax (604) 844-3885

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Emily Carr University is committed to Employment equity.