|Position||Sessional Faculty, Media Arts|
|Department||Media Arts Program Committee, Bachelor of Media Arts|
|Contract type||Faculty; Temporary (sessional)|
|Contract timeline||Fall 2018 (September - December)|
|Review date||February 13, 2018|
The University of the Fraser Valley is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and Indigenization. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, university preparation, and continuing education UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.
The Bachelor of Media Arts is a new interdisciplinary program that prepares students for creative production in digital and interactive media; equips students with computing, digital design, and creative teamwork skills; and emphasizes independent learning, professional experience, and communication skills. The program includes a core set of Media Arts courses which all students complete; students then select one of five concentrations (Applied Interactive Media, Digital Art, Interactive Media Leadership, Media and Performance, Screen Studies), in which to specialize.
We are seeking energetic and innovative instructors who demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching, a strong interest in technology-supported learning, the ability to integrate theory and practice in their teaching methods, and a record of teaching excellence at the post-secondary level. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. A terminal graduate degree (e.g. MFA, MDes, PhD) in a relevant field is required. Strong experience incorporating Indigenous perspectives, teaching international students, and managing the needs of a diverse classroom is an asset.
MEDA 100 Introduction to Media Arts: The successful applicant for MEDA 100 will incorporate experiential learning opportunities to introduce students to all areas of Media Arts. Recent professional experience in digital technologies and digital media practice and strong relationships to industry are preferred.
MEDA 222 Design Ethos for Creative Practitioners: The successful applicant will possess professional knowledge and expertise in digital technologies and digital media fields of practice and established industry connections. Demonstrated creative leadership, expertise in marketing and communications, recent applied knowledge of creative industry best practices, and experience in developing transmedia design solutions are required. Candidates who possess one or more of the following are preferred: strong current practice portfolio, proficiency in Adobe CC, experience in video, digital photography, or art direction, applied knowledge of graphic design theory.
MEDA 260 Exploring Creativity: Drawing on the methods and practices of two or more creative arts disciplines, the successful applicant for MEDA 260 will have experience leading collaborative teams and teaching others how to engage in a creative process. A significant record of recent and professional creative practice is required.
Interested applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, current CV, recent teaching evaluations, creative practice examples, and a one-page proposal outlining how they would teach the course or courses in which they are interested.
The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on February 13, 2018. Direct applications, citing Posting #2018.09 to:
Email application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Phone: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.