Emily Carr University of Art + Design invites applications for a full‐time tenure track Assistant or Associate
Professor position in Interaction Design within the Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media. Situated on unceded,
traditional and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl ̱ ilwโ ̓ətaʔɬ
(Tsleil‐Waututh) territories in Vancouver, Canada


Candidates should possess the ability to teach students at multiple levels, from Foundation to Masters of Design
programs, and will be expected to contribute to developing curriculum in an institution that is committed to the
interrelation of theory and practice. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of cross‐disciplinary design
faculty comprising industrial design, interaction design, and communication design. Candidates should be equally
fluent in design discourse and studio practice and in balancing the conceptual, aesthetic and technical demands
of the discipline. Additionally, faculty are expected to participate in portfolio reviews, upper‐level design critiques,
provide undergraduate and graduate student supervision, serve on administrative committees, and to be an active
and engaged member of the Emily Carr community.


The ideal candidate will have:
 Master’s in Design (or terminal degree in related discipline);
 strong evidence of exceptional work within interaction design;
 a minimum of three years of professional experience alongside post‐secondary teaching, design practice
and research;
 intercultural competence; the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people of various
cultures is expected.
Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in at least one of the following areas:
 Interaction design for big data and complex information architectures, including agentive technologies;
 Gameful design principles; interaction design for 2D and 3D Augmented/Mixed Reality environments;
 Service design for digital governments, healthcare and public sector service design.
 must work effectively in interdisciplinary design teams on curriculum focusing on ethical design practices
addressing cultural, socio/political, and sustainability issues.
 should have documented UX design experience leading iterative human‐centered and post‐human
centered research activities and understand the role of iterative prototyping and collaboration at different
 should demonstrate fluency in hybrid prototyping methods including programming, scripting, coding,
screen‐based as well as 3D prototyping materials.
 a commitment toward operating system agnosticism and open source tools is required;
 basic proficiency with spatial computing and 3D modelling tools, mobile app prototyping tools, HTML, CSS,
JS, Arduino, Rpi, Tableau, Processing and D3, among others preferred.


Applications should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of teaching, research, and professional practice.
Applications should include:
 a cover letter;
 a current curriculum vitae;
 a statement of pedagogy and up to 3 samples of syllabi, assignments, and evidence of teaching
 a statement of research;
 a personal statement on the candidate’s contributions to diversity, regardless of personal
characteristics, describing any professional skills, community experience, or willingness to engage in
activities that advance institutional diversity and equity in teaching, research, and service;
 any relevant supporting materials (e.g., PDFs or publications, an online portfolio of recent work); and
 the names and contact information of three referees.

Electronic submissions are welcome at https://ecuad.peopleadmin.ca

The review of applications will begin on March 1, 2019

Please click link below for more information:
Interaction Design - F008-2019.pdf