Assistant/Associate Professor of Computational Art and Digital Media

University of British Columbia Okanagan

Canada

The University of British Columbia – Okanagan
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
Department of Creative Studies

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (Computational Art & Digital Media)
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia

The Department of Creative Studies at The University of British Columbia's Okanagan Campus
invites applications for a full-time position. While we are looking to appoint someone at the rank
of Associate or Full Professor with tenure, we will also consider exceptional candidates for a
tenure-track position. Appointment to begin July 1, 2022.

Minimum qualifications are an MFA or creative practice PhD, or equivalent. Consideration of
rank and tenurability will be made relative to qualifications, experience, and achievements.
We are interested in candidates with demonstrated research/ exhibition/ teaching experience in
one or more of the following areas: computational art/design, creative technologies and physical
computing, virtual and augmented reality design, artificial intelligence for media analysis and
composition.

Candidates must have an active scholarly profile, demonstrate high-quality experience in, or
potential for, research-practice and teaching expertise in interaction, creative coding and
experience design at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as demonstrated excellence
of, or potential for, managing and leading projects and should be familiar with coordination of
pedagogy, programs, and degrees.

This appointment carries expected teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate
level, including course and supervision in support of the Bachelor of Media Studies, Masters of
Fine Art, and the MA/MSc/PhD in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies.

The Department of Creative Studies is a multidisciplinary department that includes Visual Arts,
Performance, Creative Writing, Art History and Visual Culture, and Media Studies. Its
administrative home is the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), a dynamic and
young Faculty supporting mixed creative and academic practices across a range of traditional
and innovative humanities and arts disciplines. We are entering a phase of renewal and strategic
expansion in support of an ambitious campus plan in which creative, computational, and media
arts, humanities scholarship and teaching, and community and culture industry engagement play
an important role. We are looking forward to welcoming an experienced computational artist to
join our talented and diverse community.

FCCS is committed to the truth and reconciliation process and calls to action and Indigenous
inclusion, leadership and focus are important to our programs. We also believe that equity and
diversity are essential to meaningful learning. An open and diverse community fosters the
inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications
from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C.
Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a
First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

To be appointed in a tenured position at UBC, applicants must demonstrate the following
achievements:

 an MFA or PhD degree in the areas of Interactive Media Art and Creative Technologies;
 proven ability to obtain external funding in support of a successful program of research;
 an active national or international exhibition record with evidence of research-creation,
publications, including community engagement outputs;
 a serious engagement with contemporary art practice, theory, and critical discourse in regards
to digital media with a variety of disciplines;
 successful post-secondary teaching experience, and the capacity to teach at all levels from
foundation courses to graduate-level seminar and studio courses;
 administrative experience with project coordination, post-secondary education, and program
development commensurate with expectations for the appointment rank.

Candidates must provide evidence of leadership and demonstrate a commitment to integrate
one's expertise into ongoing scholarly activities in the department and on campus, and to
enhance existing strengths in digital media arts and studies, environmental communications, and
interaction design for museums. The appointee is also expected to make connections with
Indigenous communities as well as cultural and media industry partners to support research and
learning partnerships.

How to apply

To apply for this position please visit the link – https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/enUS/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Okanagan-Campus/Assistant-or-Associate-Professor--Tenure--
Computational-Art-and-Digital-Media_JR4850

Candidates are asked to submit:

1) a letter of application;
2) curriculum vitae;
3) statement of teaching philosophy;
4) copies of teaching evaluations (if available);
5) sample syllabi of introductory and intermediate courses; and
6) samples of creative work.

Digital images/files (up to a maximum of 20) may be submitted electronically or be made
available online. Time-based work should be edited to run no more than 15 minutes in total, with
clearly identified titling. Preferred formats are Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) and Adobe
Acrobat (.pdf).
Candidates should provide the names of three references that will be able to provide letters on
request. All letters should be addressed to Denise Kenney and sent directly
to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line "Computational Art- Media Studies".
Inquiries may be directed to Professor Denise Kenney, Head, Department of Creative Studies,
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (denise.kenney@ubc.ca ).
Applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2022 and continue until the position is
filled.

All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.
UBC - One of the World's Leading Universities

As one of the world's leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional
learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and
supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are
encouraged to apply.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters
the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage
applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated
under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First
Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will
be given priority.


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