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Assistant Professor , iArts (Integrated Arts), School of the Arts

McMaster University

Assistant Professor – iArts (Integrated Arts), School of the Arts, McMaster University

McMaster University recognizes and acknowledges that it is located on the traditional territories of the Mississauga and Haudenosaunee nations, and within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The School of the Arts (SOTA) at McMaster University invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in our new iArts program. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2022. The iArts program emphasizes interdisciplinary creative practice that engages with a range of hands-on media and techniques in interdisciplinary art and performance, while also learning about the histories and critical contexts of art and performance. The iArts program centres social justice and equity. SOTA’s high caliber facilities include a Black Box theatre, Foundry, environmentally responsible printmaking facilities, in addition to state-of-the-art classroom and studio spaces.

Candidates must have earned an MFA and/or a PhD in an arts or humanities discipline related to iArts (Integrated Arts) by the time of appointment. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in interdisciplinary creative arts practice, research, and teaching as they intersect with equity, anti-oppression and social justice. It is expected that the candidate works respectfully and collaboratively.

We seek applicants whose expertise and interests complement and enhance existing research and teaching strengths in the School of the Arts. Candidates must demonstrate expertise in critical approaches to interdisciplinary creative practices and/or research-creation, strong knowledge of decolonial and/or anti-oppressive theories and frameworks, and a strong background in critical arts pedagogy. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

Candidates must provide evidence of creative arts practice and/or research-creation excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of performances, exhibitions, and other creative outputs and/or publications, conference presentations, awards, and strong endorsements from referees. Candidates must demonstrate a three-year planned program of creative arts practice and/or research-creation to be included in the research statement as part of the application.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of lecture and practice-led interdisciplinary courses in the iArts program. While not required, the ability to contribute to the following areas of teaching and research would be an asset: the environment and sustainability; Indigenous art and/or performance; critical curatorial studies. The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all our students and foster an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and social justice. Other responsibilities of the position include service to the School of the Arts and the Faculty of Humanities.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information on the School of the Arts and the iArts program please visit https://future.mcmaster.ca/programs/iarts/

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online through the link below. Applicants must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a 2-3 page research statement outlining current and future creative arts practices and/or research-creation interests, 3 records/samples demonstrating excellence in interdisciplinary creative arts practice and/or research-creation (publications, links to websites, digital documentation, or videos with written statements about these creative records included in the application), a teaching dossier (including a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy and a 1 page statement on how the candidate addresses equity and social justice in their teaching).

Applicants must provide the name and contact information (email) for 3 references.

Application materials must be submitted in one PDF document through the University’s electronic portal: https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/ (Job Opening #41664)

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for the position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

• Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
• No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Review of applications will begin on December 13, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an online confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Inquiries may be directed to Rose Mannarino, Administrative Coordinator for the School of the Arts at sotajobs@mcmaster.ca.

To apply for this job, please submit your application online in one PDF document: https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/ (Job Opening #41664)

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey - Statement of Collection for additional information.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

• Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or
• Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or
• School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679
to communicate accommodation needs.

The University is committed to providing and maintaining healthy and safe working and learning environments for all workers, students, volunteers and visitors. Effective October 18, 2021, all McMaster community members, including employees, accessing a McMaster campus or facility in person are required to be fully vaccinated or to have received an exemption from the University for a valid human rights ground. This is a term and condition of employment. As defined by the provincial government, people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series. Vaccines approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization will be recognized. The University will continue to follow the guidance of public health organizations to define fully vaccinated.

Effective September 7 through to October 18, those employees who are not fully vaccinated will participate in rapid testing twice per week, pending assessment of a human rights exemption or being fully vaccinated. Processes for confidentially disclosing vaccination status, completing testing, and review of human rights exemptions have been developed and you will be advised further upon hire.

The vaccination requirement has been adopted as part of the University’s efforts to keep our community safe, and based on the evidence which is demonstrating that vaccination is one of the most significant measures that can be taken to protect student, staff, faculty and community members. Further information is available at the following link: https://covid19.mcmaster.ca/campus-health-safety/#tab-content-vaccination. More information on the University’s Health and Safety framework is available online at https://hr.mcmaster.ca/resources/covid19/.

Questions regarding the above requirements or any accommodation requests through the recruitment process can be directed to your human resources contact.