Four Month Term Position Fine Arts
Studio: Textile and Fibre Art, and Extended Media

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, has a population of more than 1,300 students and emphasizes innovative approaches to teaching and learning, research and engagement. Experiential learning, impactful research and strong community relationships are the hallmarks of Grenfell’s profile.

The Visual Arts Program in the School of Fine Arts at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland has restructured its studio curriculum to reflect contemporary art practices that explore the territory beyond conventional boundaries of discipline based focus/practices.

The School of Fine Arts invites applications for the following position, effective January 1, 2018.

Studio: Textile and Fibre Art, and Extended Media: The successful candidate will teach a Textile and Fibre Art course, and an Extended Media course within a BFA (Visual Arts) Degree Program.

The candidate will have an M.F.A. degree or equivalent combination of professional experience, training and education; an exhibition record; undergraduate teaching experience (preferably in related areas); and a familiarity with contemporary approaches. They will have a demonstrated record of research/creative activities. The candidate will also be conversant with the history of fibre arts, its theoretical underpinnings, and contemporary practices. They will have the ability to apply interdisciplinary approaches to instruction, and the commitment to ensure safe studio practices for students.

Lived experience in Indigenous or other non-Western cultural traditions would be considered an asset for any candidate.

Applications should include: a letter of application indicating the position being applied for, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, teaching philosophy, statement of research/creative activities, documentation of recent work, and the names and contact information for three (3) references. These should be sent in electronic form to:

Dean of Fine Arts, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6P9. Telephone: 709-637-6223; email: sofadean@grenfell.mun.ca

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on November 7, 2017.

All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. Salary will reflect qualifications and experience in accordance with the Collective Agreement governing faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.