29 January 2011

Canada Research Chair in Applied Creativity

Advancing the visual arts.The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) invites applications and nominations for:  

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Applied Creativity

Subject to budgetary and final approval by the Board of Governors, this is an Assist. Prof. tenure track appointment governed by the Collective Agreement, which commences July 1, 2011.

January 15, 2011 and will continue for the next few weeks

We believe that teaching and learning in the visual arts must be centred on a practice-led ethos that encourages interaction between disciplines and across cultures, seeking to equip graduates with the skill of sustaining and renewing knowledge throughout their careers. Our graduates succeed because they are open to indeterminate situations and are able to apply their creative skills to current and future, social and personal, issues and problems. We are seeking a fellow faculty member who shares our interest and passion for practice-led inquiries into the nature of creativity and can collaboratively advance research in fine and media arts, craft and design studio practice.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to achieve international recognition in the area of practice-based interdisciplinary creative research. Working in the Institute of Applied Creativity (http://nscad.ca/site-nscad/media/nscad/strategicplan.pdf), s/he will mobilize established studio and academic strengths within NSCAD and participate in local and regional research networks.

Candidates for this position should hold a graduate degree (PhD, MFA or MA, MArch, MDes), teaching experience and creative research profile. Applications will be reviewed with interviews via Skype starting January 15, 2010 and at CAA 2011 until a candidate is chosen. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Hiring will be in accordance with NSCAD University’s policy on non- discrimination. The application must include the following: a statement outlining qualifications for this position, a portfolio of professional work, a research plan, a curriculum vitae, a sample of relevant published writing, and the names and contact information of three referees. The University will seek permission from the applicant before contacting the referees.

James Moy, Provost and Vice-President Office of Academic Affairs and Research NSCAD University 5163 Duke Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3J6 phone: 902 494 8125 fax: 902 425 4664 NSCAD University Founded in Halifax in 1887, NSCAD University is an international centre of excellence for the study, practice, and teaching of the visual arts. NSCAD University offers Master of Design and Master of Fine Arts degrees along with Bachelor of Art in Art History, Bachelor of Design degrees in Interdisciplinary Design, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Ceramics, Film, Fine Art, Interdisciplinary, Intermedia, Jewellery and Metalsmithing, Photography, and Textiles.

For more information, please visit www.nscad.ca.

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