New research chair in Social Practice and Community Engagement


Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Social Practice and Community Engagement

Emily Carr University of Art + Design invites applications and nominations for the position of Canada Research Chair (Tier 2).

Subject to budgetary and final approval by the Board of Governors, this is a tenure track appointment governed by the Faculty Association Collective Agreement, commencing in 2012.

Emily Carr University enjoys an outstanding history of excellence that includes talented faculty and diverse and successful alumni. Located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, we attract over 1800 exceptional students to our art, design, and media undergraduate and graduate programs from over 60 countries worldwide. With a rich tradition of highly successful visual art practice and research, Emily Carr is also generating great excitement with its design and media arts programs and its cutting edge digital facilities and research partnerships and opportunities. The Emily Carr research culture is a strategically important element of the University. The University leads the country in the contributions its makes to research in studio-based art, design and media. The research function is integrated with the community through applied research projects with industry sponsors, through vibrant co-op and internship programs and through a variety of other programs with galleries, museums and NGOs.

As Emily Carr’s Research Chair and in an environment of inspiring students and colleagues, this is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional, emerging researcher. We are seeking someone who is actively engaged in practice-based investigations and research within the areas of public art, community engagement, and social practice. Candidates should have experience developing sustainable community relationships and can collaboratively advance research in the visual arts, media arts, and/or design practice.

The successful candidate has demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in the area of practice-based interdisciplinary creative research. Working in the Centre for Public Art and Community Engagement s/he will utilize the established studio and academic strengths within Emily Carr and participate in regional and international research networks, building upon their own well established networks and attracting excellent calibre students and future researchers. The successful candidate must propose a high calibre, innovative research program and be able to attract high calibre, mentees/trainees, students and future researchers.

Candidates for this position should hold a recent (within 10 years) PhD, have teaching experience, a creative research profile and publication record. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Hiring will be in accordance with Emily Carr University’s hiring policy and the collective agreement. The application must include the following: a statement outlining qualifications for this position, a portfolio of professional work, current research programs and a future research plan, a curriculum vitae, a sample of relevant published writing, and the names and contact information of three referees. The University will seek permission from the applicant before contacting the referees.

Please send applications (quoting Competition #F001-2011) by March 18 2011 to:

Human Resources Department
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
1399 Johnston St
Vancouver BC V6H 3R9

Phone (604) 844-3824 Fax (604) 844-3885 Email

As an employment equity employer, we encourage applications from women, First Nations, visible minorities and people with disabilities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.