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Instructor, College of Arts (Media Arts)

University of the Fraser Valley

Limited Term Appointment
Posting 2019.40
Position Instructor, College of Arts (Media Arts)
Department School of Creative Arts, College of Arts
Contract type Faculty; Temporary (Limited Term)
Status One-year term
Start Date August 16, 2019
Review Date April 1, 2019

About UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centres, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation, and continuing education.

At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.

Posting details
The Bachelor of Media Arts is an 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.

The School of Creative Arts invites applicants for a one-year Limited Term Faculty appointment. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a total of seven (7) sections, drawn from the following list: Introduction to Media Arts (MEDA 100), Design Ethos and the Creative Practitioner (MEDA 222), Exploring Creativity (MEDA 260), Professional Practices for Creative Industries (MEDA 360), Design Thinking for Creative Leadership (MEDA 469), Interactive Design (GD 202, GD 204, GD 302 and GD 358), Dynamic Media (GD 203, GD 231, GD 303 and GD 403), Digital Project Management (GD 357). Official course outlines are available at https://www.ufv.ca/calendar/courseoutlines/. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach and mentor Bachelor of Media Arts students in Media Arts Integrated Projects, the capstone experience of the degree. Please note that courses may change as the timetable evolves over the year and depending on the particular expertise of the successful candidate. The successful applicant will also participate in the life of the School of Creative Arts and university through service commitments; extra-curricular work equivalent to the service duties of a full-time faculty member is expected in this position.

Duties of Limited Term faculty fall within Article 18.2 (Teaching Faculty Duties) of the Collective Agreement, specifically the Teaching and Service components.

Qualifications
We are seeking an energetic and innovative instructor who demonstrates 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. Strong experience incorporating Indigenous perspectives, teaching international students, and managing the needs of diverse students is an asset. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. Demonstrated interests or experience in the scholarship of teaching and learning, pedagogy and digital media, or curriculum development are assets.

The successful applicant must have a terminal graduate degree (e.g. MDes, MFA, PhD) in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience. Demonstrated creative leadership, recent professional experience in digital technologies and digital media practice, high-level of proficiency in digital media tools (specific to field of practice), strong relationships to industry, and applied knowledge of creative industry best practices are required.

How to apply
Applications must include a letter of application, detailed curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, portfolio documenting current professional practice and/or research, and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, and sample syllabi.

Direct application materials by April 1, 2019 referring to Posting #2019.40 to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road,
Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538
Website: ufv.ca
Email: hrinfo@ufv.ca

Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

For full posting details, please see: https://ufv.ca/careers/job-postings/2019040.htm