NSCAD University invites applications for Tenure Track/Tenured Position at the
(Assistant/Associate/Professor) in Craft History/Material Cultures.


NSCAD University is in Miíkmaíki, on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Miíkmaq
Nation. NSCAD University has committed to reconciliation and to establishing respectful
ongoing relationships with Indigenous peoples.

We seek a distinguished researcher whose accomplishments have made a major impact in
areas of craft and material culture. We encourage applications from outstanding and
innovative researchers who work in arts-based research with particular focus on
methodologies, historical and theoretical scholarship, and who also have a demonstrated
commitment to equity and decolonization in their practice.

The candidate will hold knowledge and expertise at least one of the following research areas:
Art History and Cultural Studies; Craft History; Material Culture; Art Education; Indigenous
Studies and Diaspora Studies, Post-colonial Studies, Critical Race Studies, Gender and
LGBTQ2+ Studies, and Museums and Curatorial Studies with a particular emphasis on
community engagement, resurgence, resilience, strength-based frameworks, and place-based
perspectives. Lived experiences of making and working with communities is also an asset.
The successful candidate will teach histories and theories of craft, design, and material
culture. The search is open to scholars from various disciplines; preference will be given to
candidates with expertise in craft and material culture in emerging or underrepresented fields.
Additional expertise in histories and theories of collecting or museums will be considered an
asset.

The ideal candidate will enhance cross-university research and pedagogical collaboration by
partnering with departments, programs, and faculties including the Craft Division and the Dr.
Sandra Alfoldy Craft Institute. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the
undergraduate and graduate levels and will participate in graduate student supervision (MFA,
MAED and MDES). We seek an accomplished colleague who will join us in this journey of
respectful engagement in developing research directly relevant to and in relationship with
communities, and in leading the university in exciting new directions in relation to craft,
material culture, innovative interdisciplinary arts practice and scholarship. Through an
outstanding, ongoing program of research and graduate training, the candidate will contribute
to NSCADís Academic Plan: Towards 2020.

The selection committee will evaluate candidates based on their:
-demonstrated leadership or potential as leaders in their fields
-innovative research potential or an established research profile of the highest quality
-active, original, innovative program of high quality research and a vision for its future
directions
-record of attracting and supervising graduate students and/or mentorship
-demonstrated responsiveness and respectful development of community engagement to
include work with students
-demonstrated contribution to equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives
-demonstrated excellence in teaching
-holding a PhD in a relevant discipline, or equivalent
Additional information about Faculty and Librarians at NSCAD are governed by the
provisions of the Collective Agreement (FUNSCAD Unit 1).

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020.
Application materials should include:
● A cover letter providing an overview of the candidateís qualifications and how they
fulfill the above-listed criteria
● A Research Statement (1-2 pages)
● A curriculum vitae
● A teaching dossier that documents the applicantís experience in and approach to
training and mentoring diverse students, and teaching effectiveness, to include
examples of syllabi and student work, teaching philosophy, examples of community
connections, collaborative outputs, and work with community members such as
elders and youth.
● Contact information for at least three referees
Please submit your application as attachments to an e-mail sent to: abgraff@nscad.ca.
Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Ann-Barbara Graff, Vice-President
(Academic & Research) at the above e-mail address.
Application Deadline: January 2, 2020 @ 4pm (AST)

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
Applications from non-Canadians are welcome but in accordance with Canadian Immigration
requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. NSCAD University
invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals
within the employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of
visible minorities, aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation
and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

We encourage members of equity and diversity-seeking groups to self-identify within their
letter of intent in their application. NSCAD University recognizes the legitimate impact that
leaves (maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidateís record of research
achievement and that these leaves will be taken into consideration during the assessment
process.

Ashley Lorette (humanresources@nscad.ca), the Director of Human Resources, can address
requests for accommodations (to accommodate candidates with hearing impairments,
mobility restrictions, etc.)