Tenure-Track Position Fine Arts
Studio: Print Media

We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.

Located in traditional Mi'kmaw territory, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, has more than 1,400 students with over 20% of the student body identifying as Indigenous. The Campus emphasizes innovative approaches to teaching, learning, research, and engagement. Experiential learning, impactful research, and strong community relationships are hallmarks of Grenfell’s profile.

The Visual Arts program in the School of Fine Arts at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University has the distinction of offering the only Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) and Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts degree programs in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Our studio curriculum has been restructured to support students’ exploration of a broad range of processes and practices as well as the territory beyond conventional boundaries of discipline-based approaches. Our low-residency MFA program, the first in Atlantic Canada, incorporates critical theory and engagement in creative practice. Research, scholarship, and creative activity combined with community engagement and critical discourse are integral to the School of Fine Arts.

The School of Fine Arts invites applications for the following position:
Tenure-Track Studio Faculty Print Media (effective August 1, 2021).
The Grenfell Visual Arts Program invites exceptional applicants, with a dynamic record of creative research, for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Print Media. Applicants will have an active creative studio and research practice in print media, with a knowledge of both traditional, as well as contemporary and emergent print practices. To enrich our Print Media curriculum, the program is seeking candidates working from an Indigenous and/or intersectional, non-western knowledge base and making practice, and with the aptitude to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Possible areas of teaching, research and creative work may include a variety of print media (screen print, relief and intaglio, lithography, photo and digital-based processes), as well as their cultural, social, and political implications. Teaching responsibilities would include introductory and advanced print media and printmaking courses in a Fine Arts context within a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program and working with MFA students.

The faculty member will teach in their area of specialization, as well as conduct research and/or studio work in the area of Print Media. They will also be integral in forming the goals and future direction of the faculty of Visual Art. Full-time faculty are responsible for student advising, committee work, special projects, and contributing to the Grenfell community through ongoing curricular development, departmental administration and governance. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of the school by bringing new perspectives, processes, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and practices in the program, including opportunities for the candidate to be involved with the decolonization of the academy.

A Master’s degree in fine arts is required, though in exceptional cases an equivalent combination of professional experience, education and training may be considered. Candidates are expected to have undergraduate teaching experience, an active research and studio practice, as well as a national and/or international exhibition record. The candidate will also be conversant with the history of print media and printmaking history, and its theoretical and contemporary practices in the area. They will have the ability to apply interdisciplinary approaches to instruction, and the commitment to ensure safe studio practices for students. Graduate level teaching experience would be an asset, as the candidate will be involved with the new MFA program.

Applications should include: a letter of application indicating the position being applied for, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier including a teaching philosophy, statement of research/creative activities, documentation/portfolio of recent creative work, and the names and contact information for three (3) references. Applicants should also include a diversity statement as part of the application process, based on their experience with promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching, research and/or service. This can include, where applicable, how they would address mentoring and supporting diverse students – and contributions towards making their discipline more equitable and inclusive.
These should be sent in electronic form to:
Dean of Fine Arts, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6P9. Telephone: 709-637-6223; email: sofadean@grenfell.mun.ca

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on January 15, 2021.
All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. Salary will reflect qualifications and experience in accordance with the Collective Agreement governing faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; indigenous peoples, visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities.

As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact equity@mun.ca.

Memorial is committed to providing an inclusive learning and work environment. If there is anything we can do to ensure your full participation during the application process please contact equity@mun.ca directly and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.