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Faculty of Arts, Stratford Campus - Definite Term Lecturer

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo (UW) invites applications for a 2-year definite-term appointment at the rank of Lecturer, with a focus on teaching digital design and digital criticism and theory. The successful candidate will teach in the Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts and Master of Digital Experience Innovation programs based at UW’s Stratford Campus as well as in the Department of Fine Arts on the University of Waterloo’s main campus.

The University of Waterloo Stratford Campus currently offers two academic programs: the Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts and the Master of Digital Experience Innovation. The first of their kind in Canada, they combine the study of creativity and visual culture with new technologies, business and entrepreneurship into one interdisciplinary program. The Department of Fine Arts offers a undergraduate degrees in Studio Art and Visual Culture and a Master’s degree in Studio Art. Both the Stratford Campus and the Department of Fine Arts offer a dynamic, vibrant, collegial atmosphere within a university renowned for its innovation.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work across media and across disciplines. Candidates should have a strong background in digital design as well as in digital cultural theory and be actively working in these fields. It is expected that candidates are, and will remain, current in the field of design and digital criticism. Candidates should have a Master’s degree at minimum (though a PhD is preferred) in a relevant field or equivalent experience, and must demonstrate potential for excellence in practice and undergraduate and/or graduate teaching. The successful candidate’s skills should complement the research and teaching activities of the Stratford Campus and the Department of Fine Arts, with a particular emphasis in two or more of the following: digital design, web and app design, digital photography, videography, 3-D modeling, and animation. A demonstrated ability to analyze critically the role of digital media in contemporary culture is essential. We are seeking a person with energy, enthusiasm, and vision who can contribute meaningfully to excellence in teaching, the student experience, collegiality, and academic service.

A complete application package will include:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. A teaching philosophy (one page);
  3. Curriculum vitae detailing educational and professional practice, and teaching experience;
  4. The names and contact information of at least three persons who may be contacted regarding the candidate’s qualifications.

The salary range for this position at the Lecturer rank is $70,000.00 - $100,000.00. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is October 27, 2017. The appointment begins December 1, 2017. Please submit your application by email to:

Dr. Christine McWebb
Director of Academic Programs, Stratford Campus
cmcwebb@uwaterloo.ca  

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.

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Must have completed Fine Arts WHMIS Training and Fine Arts Student Workshop Safety Instruction/Demonstration. Workshop (woodworking tools and machinery), computer and Ceramics Studio related skills (knowledge of kilns, clay, glazes, etc.) would be an asset.

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Qualifications:

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  • Monitoring of studio environment, safe use of tools/equipment etc.

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