The School of Art at the University ofManitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2021, or as soon thereafter as possible. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Candidates must possess a thorough understanding of the contemporary theory and practice of their area of creative work, as well as an ability to integrate this expertise into their teaching and research. A grounding in historical print media coupled with a commitment to contemporary printmaking—as a vibrant and future-focused technology—are vital, as are an understanding of interdisciplinary artistic practices and DIY strategies. The ideal candidate will display teaching excellence, evidenced by solid post-secondary teaching experience and a commitment to innovative educational practices. They will have a demonstrated commitment to visual culture and teaching, student achievement, community engagement, diversity, and inclusion. The successful candidate must hold an MFA or an equivalent terminal degree in a closely related discipline and should articulate their ability to establish an active program of scholarly/creative work, alongside their ability to promote collaborations within the School, across campus, and in the wider community.

The successful candidate will teach at all levels, including at the graduate level, where graduate student supervision is required. Teaching duties in other areas of the School of Art may be assigned depending upon the candidate's area(s) of expertise. Successful candidates are expected to maintain an active studio and exhibition practice and a scholarly research profile. Administrative duties and service contributions to the School of Art, the University community, and beyond are required.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative education community located on the Fort Garry campus at the University of Manitoba, the province’s largest university, with opportunities for collaborative work with colleagues in the School of Art, in the performing arts (Music and Theatre), as well as other disciplines from across this large U15 institution. The School of Art has 20 full-time faculty and over 300 students. The School of Art is located in ARTlab, an award-winning, state-of-the-art structure, which houses classrooms and studios for drawing, digital media, graphic design, painting, photography, print media, and video, as well as the School of Art Gallery and Soundstage, an experimental multi-media space. Faculty are also provided an office and studio space in the adjoining Taché Hall building. The School of Art, which offers excellent opportunities for research, collaboration, and teaching in both graduate and undergraduate programs, offers an MFA in studio practice as well as BFA and BFA honours program degrees in studio practice and art history. For further information, please visit the School of Art website: http://www.umanitoba.ca/schools/art.

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Creating Pathways to Indigenous Achievement is a key priority for the University, as identified in its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, Taking Our Place. Home to a vibrant Indigenous community, with more than 2,400 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, the U of M has one of the largest Indigenous student populations in the country. Honoured to be chosen as the host of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the U of M is dedicated to advancing Indigenous research and scholarship and to becoming a centre of excellence for this work.

The University is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in the province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment. The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Plug In ICA, Urban Shaman, aceartinc., Martha Street Studios, and Platform Gallery are among its many exciting gallery venues. The Winnipeg Art Gallery has rich collections of historical and Canadian international art, and a rapidly expanding collection of contemporary Indigenous art; the Qaumajuq at the Gallery has the largest collection of modern Inuit art of any public institution in the world. Border Crossings, the Manitoba Museum, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Manitoba Opera, and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre are some of its other cultural institutions. A varied and innovative calendar of cultural festivals with a strong emphasis on the performing arts complements Winnipeg’s rich “brick and mortar” cultural institutions. Winnipeg is also a centre for numerous winter festivals and activities.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Applications must include the following materials collated into a single PDF document, via email (noted below):
  • A cover letter describing what you would bring to the position and how you would contribute to the educational community at the School of Art, (one page);
  • Curriculum vitae detailing education, professional background, exhibition history, and teaching record;
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, highlighting areas of expertise (one page maximum);
  • Statement of research/creative work interests (one page maximum);
  • Statement of personal understanding of diversity and inclusion, specifically in your pedagogy and artistic practice (one page maximum);
  • Up to 20 images of your work and/or up to 20 minutes of time-based work, up to 10 images of your students’ work, and an image checklist with media description. Images should be presented as a single print-ready PDF file; time-based works should be in a .mov/mp4 file format (or provide link and password to a selection of work viewable online—Vimeo, YouTube, or any other platform);
  • Names and contact information for three referees (references will be requested for short-listed candidates);
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student feedback, course evaluations etc.);
  • Sample assignments and/or outlines for any courses or workshops taught; and


Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2021 or until the positions is filled. Send application materials to:
Dr. Edward Jurkowski
Chair, Search Committee
School of Art, 313 ARTlab
University of Manitoba
180 Dafoe Rd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada, R3T 2N2
sarah.rout@umanitoba.ca

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.