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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Design

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Interested applicants must submit all of the following documents electronically via the online Human Resources portal http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers/opportunities.html:
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of artistic practice / research (max 1000 words) describing past, current, and future research accomplishments and goals. To be uploaded under the heading "Research Interests/Projects"
  4. Statement of teaching philosophies (max 1000 words) to be uploaded under the heading of "Teaching Philosophy "
  5. Copies of applicant's course outlines / sample syllabi to be uploaded under the heading "Sample Syllabus 1,2, and/or 3 "
  6. Sample of research and creative or commercial work applicable to this position. Can be provided by uploading a PDF(s) 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"
  7. Statement outlining the applicant's experience and/or willingness to engage with the UofR's Indigenous Engagement Strategic Plan and initiatives on equity, diversity, and inclusion in their teaching and research (max 1000 words) to be uploaded under the heading "Other 2”
  8. 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.
  9. Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Please note: those candidates contacted for an interview will be asked to have original transcripts and letters of reference sent directly to the Dean, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway - RC269, Regina SK, S4S 0A2, or to MAP.Dean@uregina.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents
will be given priority.

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

Position Details

Posting Summary

Position Title Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Design
Faculty/Department Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance
Unit Media, Art, and Performance-Other
Employee Group URFA
Collective Agreement Consideration Open to the Public.
CUPE 5791 Job Family N/A
Category Academic
Number of Vacancies 1
Position Summary
The Faculty of Media, Art, & Performance at the University of Regina invites applications for a tenure-track position in Design (Creative Technologies) at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2024 at the University of Regina.

Joining an interdisciplinary team at the broad intersections of Creative Technologies, Fine Arts, Media, Computer Science, and Engineering, the successful candidate will be an exceptional scholar, and/or artist-researcher, able to build upon the well-established strengths of the Creative Technologies area as we grow the new Design program.

Expertise in Visual Communication Design and/or Media Design is required. The preferred candidate will have experience in both theory and practice.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate degree in Visual Communication Design, Media Design, or a related field. The committee will also consider applicants who are PhD candidates (ABD), and applicants who have an MFA.

The successful candidate should demonstrate significant creative and scholarly output at the professional peer reviewed level with the ability to connect theory to practice. Experience working in the creative industries or with creative industries partners is an asset. Preference will be given to those with a Design-specific research agenda and a record of successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level. The ability to attract research funding and foster research partnerships is a critical part of this position.

Teaching will include both studio/lab-based and lecture formats, as well as online and mixed modalities at the undergraduate level in Design and Creative Technologies. Previous studio/lab-based teaching experience in design, creative technologies, or a related area, is required. Supervision of undergraduate and graduate student work will be expected.

The successful candidate will contribute to building this new program in Design. They will be expected to support the Program Coordinator of Creative Technologies & Design with the ongoing development of the new Design Program, helping to develop new Design courses, revise CTCH design-oriented courses, and build resources for excellence in teaching and research/practice in Creative Technologies & Design. Service to the area, as well as to Faculty and university wide committees, is also expected.

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 scholarship and 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.
Position Requirements
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate degree in Visual Communication Design, Media Design, or a related field. The committee will also consider applicants who are PhD candidates (ABD), and applicants who have an MFA.

Expertise in Visual Communication Design and/or Media Design is required. The preferred candidate will have experience in both theory and practice.

Previous studio/lab-based teaching experience in Design or Creative Technologies, or a related area, is required. The successful candidate will be capable of supervising undergraduate and graduate students. Additional professional/industry experience in design and/or the creative industries is desirable.
Physical Demands
Pay Grade Faculty Assistant Professor
Salary Range As per URFA Collective Agreement
Status Tenure-Track
Work Hours
As required by the responsibilities of the position and defined in the expectations set out by the Dean.
Duration (if Term/Temporary)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Preference Posting
Target Posting Not Targeted
Additional Information

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

Please use the subject line “Design Position ” and address your e-mail to:
MAP.Faculty.Administrator@uregina.ca
Job Open Date 01/25/2024
Job Close Date 03/08/2024
Open Until Filled No
Special Application Instructions
Interested applicants must submit all of the following documents electronically via the online Human Resources portal http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers/opportunities.html:
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of artistic practice / research (max 1000 words) describing past, current, and future research accomplishments and goals. To be uploaded under the heading “Research Interests/Projects”
  4. Statement of teaching philosophies (max 1000 words) to be uploaded under the heading of “Teaching Philosophy
  5. Copies of applicant’s course outlines / sample syllabi to be uploaded under the heading “Sample Syllabus 1,2, and/or 3
  6. Sample of research and creative or commercial work applicable to this position. 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”
  7. Statement outlining the applicant’s experience and/or willingness to engage with the UofR’s Indigenous Engagement Strategic Plan and initiatives on equity, diversity, and inclusion in their teaching and research (max 1000 words) to be uploaded under the heading "Other 2”
  8. 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.
  9. Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Please note: those candidates contacted for an interview will be asked to have original transcripts and letters of reference sent directly to the Dean, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway – RC269, Regina SK, S4S 0A2, or to MAP.Dean@uregina.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents
will be given priority.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS SENT BY E-MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Diversity Statement
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.
Competition Number 20240034A/S

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Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Reference Contact Info
  5. Images of Recent Work 1 (PDF)
  6. Images of Recent Work 2 (PDF)
  7. Images of Recent Work 3 (PDF)
  8. Research Interests/Projects
  9. Sample Syllabus 1
  10. Sample Syllabus 2
  11. Sample Syllabus 3
  12. Unofficial Transcript(s)
  13. Other (See Special Instructions to Applicants field on Posting)
  14. Other 2 (See Special Instructions to Applicants field on Posting)
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