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Creative Studies - Associate Professor (Visual Arts Program)
The University of British Columbia - Okanagan

Location: British Columbia

The Department of Creative Studies, in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) at The University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus, invites applications for an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure within the Visual Arts program (VISA) to begin on July 1, 2017. Exceptional candidates who meet the criteria may be considered for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant level. Qualified applicants will be established mid-career or senior artists and have a peer-recognized record as artist researchers and educators.

We especially seek candidates whose practice and teaching thoughtfully and responsibly engage Indigenous visual arts perspectives in a Canadian and global context and who have expertise with interdisciplinary arts practices, especially painting. A demonstrated understanding of the role digital media studies plays in contemporary art education will also be an asset. Candidates will be able to complement and enhance Department of Creative Studies' initiatives such as the Summer Indigenous Intensive program and our new cross-faculty Bachelor of Media Studies degree.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD, MFA, or other relevant graduate degree, an established teaching record (first-year to senior undergraduate and graduate levels), and a national/international record of peer-evaluated exhibitions, publications, presentations, residencies, and/or curatorial practices. The successful candidate is expected to bring leadership skills to the Department and to bolster both emerging and/or existing areas of interdisciplinary research and teaching excellence in the Visual Arts program. The candidate will have a demonstrated record of attracting and retaining peer-reviewed funding and will further catalyze artistic research in a department that has considerable expertise and success at attracting SSHRC, CFI, and other tri-council and arts council funding. The candidate will contribute to ongoing and intensive interdisciplinary arts dissemination and will play a significant role in attracting high-calibre undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will also work in specific scholarly capacities that align with currently developed research clusters such as Media and Culture.

The Department of Creative Studies offers BFA degrees with majors in Visual Arts and Interdisciplinary Performance, a BA degree with a major in Creative Writing, a cross-faculty Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) degree, and MFA degrees in Creative Writing, Visual Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies. FCCS also offers BA degrees with a variety of majors and Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies PhDs and MAs, and a MA in English.

The Department is housed in the vibrant Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. For more information, consult the FCCS web page:

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How to apply

To apply for this position please visit this link:

Application materials must include the following:

1. Letter of application including the following:
A description of the program of practice and research
Statement of undergraduate and graduate teaching areas in which the candidate could participate
Other relevant information

2. Curriculum vitae listing the following:

Personal information
Educational qualifications
Professional employment experience including artistic practice, research and teaching experience
Present and prior research projects and funding sources
Experience with undergraduate and graduate student research supervision
Publications, exhibitions, presentations, curatorial practices
Awards and honours

3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence:

Teaching dossier including course outlines, student evaluations, and other relevant material such as examples of student work

4. Artistic Portfolio

No more than 20 examples, in electronic format (JPG or PDF) of recent work. Image files should be titled as follows: 1.last name_first name.jpg; 2.last name_first name.jpg; etc. Include a corresponding numbered list of information detailing titles, year of completion, media, and size.

5. Letters of reference:

Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Ashok Mathur (Head, Department of Creative Studies) at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the subject line "VISA reference". The referees must be able to comment on the applicant's suitability for the position, including objective commentary on the applicant's art practice/research and teaching potential or established excellence.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ashok Mathur at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for applications and letters of reference is December 1, 2016.

All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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The University of Alberta invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Native Studies. The appointment, for an initial five-year term, begins July 1, 2017.


The University of Alberta (U of A) is a Top 5 Canadian university located in Edmonton, Alberta, with a reputation for excellence in research, scholarship and creative activities across diverse areas of impact in science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, and medicine. Home to more than 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and attracts over $480 million per year in sponsored research revenue. The university has approximately 230,000 alumni worldwide.  Edmonton, the provincial capital, is a vibrant, friendly city of more than a million people, offering a rich cultural and recreational life. The largest of the U of A’s five campuses is situated adjacent to the spectacular North Saskatchewan River Valley and is less than a four-hour drive from the Rocky



The Faculty of Native Studies, which is the only degree-granting academic unit of its kind in Canada, distinctively combines Indigenous community knowledge and concerns with the scholarly standards and methods of a research University to offer relevant interdisciplinary education in a rigorous, respectful academic environment. This is a student-centred Faculty that provides a common ground for students to learn, research, explore and critically examine the historical and contemporary relations and broader societal issues that concern Indigenous peoples and communities. The student body of the Faculty reflects a mixture of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.


As the only stand-alone Native Studies faculty in the country, the Faculty is leading the way in carving out a space for a distinct scholarly discipline that explores the historical and contemporary complexity of Indigenous/settler relations and challenges the many conventional and dominant understandings of those relations. In addition to extensive and ongoing research, the Faculty provides theoretical and hands-on courses in a wide variety of areas. The Faculty has strong connections to Indigenous communities and embodies the University’s “For the Public Good” strategic plan of connecting communities through collaborative research projects and through outreach and engaging Native Studies guest scholars and participants in Faculty events and activities. A decade-long partnership between the U of A and the Métis Nation of Alberta has recently resulted in the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research. Based in the Faculty of Native Studies, it is the first academic centre of its kind in Canada, dedicated to Métis research.


The Dean is responsible to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) for the supervision and administration of all operations of the Faculty, including the budget and fund development. In addition to the role of senior officer of the Faculty, the Dean also serves as a senior administrator of the University.


Candidates must possess wide-ranging expertise and skills, including: a proven track record of administrative leadership contributing to reputational growth; a track record of academic leadership supporting and developing relevant programs; a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching at the post-secondary level; a strong research portfolio that includes past and recent publications in well recognized venues; and demonstrated experience leading major fundraising, partnership and external relation activities. Candidates will have an earned doctorate and an outstanding record of scholarly and senior administrative leadership experience in fields related to Native Studies.  The successful candidate will also be appointed to a continuing position at the rank of Full Professor.


Written applications and/or nominations may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To receive further information or to nominate a potential candidate by phone, please call 403-410-6700.  The Committee will begin considering candidates in fall 2016; however, the competition will remain open until filled.


This position is in accordance with University terms and conditions, and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be competitive with public research-intensive post-secondary institutions. Components of compensation will include base salary, a comprehensive benefits package (which can be viewed at, and additional negotiated benefits applicable to the position.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.


The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit and are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.


Te Wānanga o Waipapa, in the Faculty of Arts, was created in 2014 comprising Māori Studies and Pacific Studies. It is a multi-disciplined School reflecting the University of Auckland’s special relationship with Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the special characteristics of being New Zealand’s leading university in the Pacific. The staff of Te Wānanga o Waipapa include nationally and internationally acclaimed researchers and experts in the Māori and Pacific worlds who actively support Māori and Pacific development by promoting and advancing our knowledge of Te Ao Māori and Pacific world views through our teaching and research.

In addition to the substantive, permanent academic position of Associate Professor/Professor of Indigenous Studies, you will also serve as Co-Head of School - Te Wānanga o Waipapa for a three year renewable term. Indigenous Studies is located in Māori Studies, a small department with strong growth potential having launched a Master of Indigenous Studies programme this year and with aspiration for an Undergraduate Major in the near future. 

Te Wānanga o Waipapa is committed to appointing a Professor of Indigenous Studies who demonstrates strong engagement with the international research community and an appreciation of the strength and importance of tangata whenua.  She/he will be attracted to working within a very well recognised indigenous community.  Te reo is at the heart of Māori Studies, with programmes centred on the language, how it is core to the culture and how it is taught, thus candidates will also demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of indigenous languages. Applicants with expertise in any area of Indigenous Studies whether it’s Politics, Media, Environmental, Law, Health, Criminology or another appropriate discipline are encouraged to apply.

Candidates will be enthusiastic about the opportunities to collaborate with the James Henare Maori Research Centre and Nga Pae o te Maramatanga (NPM - National Institute of Research Excellence for Māori Development and Advancement) which commenced its new CoRE contract in 2016 and will continue the legacy built over the 13 previous years. Further detail regarding NPM’s forthcoming international Indigenous Research Conference can be found at 

Applications should be submitted via the University website Position Reference:  18480    
Closing date:     9 December 2016
Applicants will be advised of the status of their application prior to 23 December 2016 Interviews will be held in Auckland in late January/early February 2017

Any queries or further information about the role, please contact:

Clare Litten, DDI: +64 9 923 9096, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR
Dr Kathrin Soehnel, DDI: +64 9 923 9006 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brown University seeks an accomplished scholar to serve as the inaugural Director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative. The Initiative was established in 2016 to integrate the strong constellation of interest in Native American and Indigenous Studies among faculty in many departments, the exceptional array of resources for research and study, outstanding student organizations, and the prominence of Native American nations and Indigenous communities in the region.  The Initiative will contribute to the Brown’s goals for greater excellence under the University’s Building on Distinction strategic plan and Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP), and is envisioned as a first stage on the path to establishing a program or center. The Director of the Initiative will articulate and advance a vision for excellence in Native American and Indigenous Studies and oversee significant resources to support that goal. He or she will be a tenured member of the Brown faculty and work extensively with faculty and students across the University.

Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown

The Initiative is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students committed to teaching and research that explores, and increases the understanding of, the cultural traditions and political experiences of Indigenous Peoples through historical and contemporary lenses. The Initiative currently includes 22 faculty members and three postdoctoral fellows in a wide range of programs, including American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Environmental Studies, History, Linguistics, Religion, Music, and Theater and Performance Studies, as well as the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and the John Carter Brown Library.  Courses currently offered by Initiative-affiliated faculty explore American Indian historic and contemporary lifeways; the history of contact between European and Native peoples; environmental health and research in Native communities; historic and contemporary peoples of Central and South America; Indigenous knowledge and the sciences; and Native American religion, literature, and media.

The Director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative

With an initial appointment of five years, renewable, the Director will provide overall leadership and vision for the NAIS Initiative and direct its programs and staff.  The Director will be the Initiative’s principal liaison to and advocate with senior University leadership, heads of departments and other academic units, faculty, Advancement, and alumni. Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty and supported by a representative governing structure as well as staff assistance, the director will oversee the development of an NAIS curriculum and programming to support faculty and student research, build connections with other campus institutes and centers with related interests, develop multi-year plans, allocate funding, and coordinate NAIS-related events and activities across campus.  The Director will be the Initiative’s most public presence, representing the Initiative in national and international conferences, faculty and student recruitment efforts, and in the media.  The Director will coordinate with the Native American student groups and serve as a mentor for their interests. The Director will give leadership to building and facilitating cooperative relationships with Native American tribes and Indigenous communities in the region and beyond.  


In seeking outstanding candidates to lead the Initiative on a continued growth trajectory, the University will give greatest consideration to the following attributes and qualifications:

1. Academic Accomplishment

Because the Director will be actively engaged in faculty recruitment, evaluation, promotion, and retention in a home department, and is responsible for the quality of the various research and teaching programs housed within the Institute, he or she should have a strong scholarly record appropriate for a tenured faculty appointment (Associate or Full Professor). 

2. Record of Community Engagement.

The Director's record should demonstrate an appreciation of the important role of community engagement in informing Native American and Indigenous Studies. The Director should have experience working with Native American nations and Indigenous communities through his/her research, teaching, and/or service. 

3. Administrative Experience/Leadership Style

As the Initiative continues to develop, the Director must be capable of managing a growing organization with many different stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, administrators, donors, local tribal nations, etc.). Key qualifications for this position include a demonstrated record of successful fundraising, program development, faculty recruitment, and organizational management, and a leadership style that is both inclusive and collaborative.

4. Vision and Strategy

The Initiative was launched following a robust and participatory planning process and has the goal of becoming one of the leading centers for Native American and Indigenous Studies in the country.  While maintaining continuity with the broad direction of the plan will be important, the next Director will also be expected to advance his/her own vision for realizing the University's ambitions for the Initiative.

Application Instructions

Applicants sould submit a letter of interest and current CV.  An interdisciplinary search committee of faculty members chaired by the Dean of the Faculty will begin reviewing applications immediately, with fullest consideration given to those received before December 16, 2016.  Please direct inquiries to Deputy Provost Joseph Meisel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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