The Division of Art History & Contemporary Culture, NSCAD University invites applications for a Tenure
Track/Tenured Position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank in Art Education.

NSCAD University is in Mi’kma’ki, on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq Nation.
NSCAD University has committed to reconciliation and to establishing respectful ongoing relationships with
Indigenous peoples.

We seek a candidate whose accomplishments have made (Associate) or have the potential to make
(Assistant) a major impact in the field of Art Education. We encourage applications from innovative and
effective scholars who work in arts-based research focuses on methodologies and connecting theory and
practice, and who also have a demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, justice, decolonization, human
development, and well-being in their practice.

The candidate will hold knowledge and expertise at least one of the following research areas in Art or
Visual Culture Education: Curriculum Design & Development; Studio Art Pedagogy; and Student Teaching
& Service Education. Research emphasis on community engagement, resilience, strength-based frameworks,
and place-based perspectives is considered particularly relevant. Lived experiences of making and working
with marginalized and racialized groups is an asset.

The ideal candidate will enhance cross-university research and pedagogical collaboration by
partnering with other departments, programs, and faculties. The successful candidate will teach in the newly
established research-based Master of Arts in Art Education program, as well as undergraduate offerings for
pre- and in-service teachers (BEd visual arts training and Visual Arts Certificate Program for Teachers) and
courses in Contemporary Culture that are open to the full NSCAD community. The candidate will be invited
to participate in graduate student mentorship and supervision.

We seek a 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 Art Education practice and scholarship.

Criteria for the position:

• PhD in Art Education or closely related discipline before the time of appointment
• potential as a leader (Assistant) or demonstrated leadership (Associate) in their fields
• active, original, innovative program of high quality research and a vision for its future directions
• demonstrated experience and capacity for scholarship in Art Education pedagogy, including peerreviewed
publications and conference presentations
• evidence of an ongoing art practice (studio or community-based)
• successful post-secondary teaching
• successful teaching with children, youth or other age-based cohorts in institutional or community
• commitment to integrate appropriate technologies, resources, and materials into classroom contexts
and across studio disciplines
• potential for establishing and sustaining national and international collaborations
• potential for attracting and mentoring graduate students

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 candidate’s qualifications and how they fulfill the abovelisted
• a research statement (1-2 pages)
• a curriculum vitae
• a writing sample of a single-authored publication
• a teaching dossier that documents the applicant’s experience in and approach to training diverse
students, and teaching effectiveness, to include examples of syllabi and student work, teaching
philosophy, examples of collaborative outputs such as work with schools or community members
through approaches social practice, participatory arts, cultural development, or similar
• evidence of an ongoing art practice (studio or community-based) demonstrating connection between
making and scholarship
• contact information for at least three referees

Candidates are encouraged to submit application materials as a single PDF document.

Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Ann-Barbara Graff, Vice-President (Academic & Research) at Please submit your application as attachments to an e-mail sent to: Application Deadline: March 27, 2020 @ 4pm (AST)

Ashley Lorette (, the Director of Human Resources, can address requests
for accommodations (to accommodate candidates with hearing impairments, mobility restrictions, etc
2020 Art Education Position Call.pdf