Three tenure-track faculty positions

Three tenure-track faculty positions

School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University

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July 22, 2019
Three tenure-track faculty positions
School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver British Columbia V6B 1H4
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The School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for three tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in Visual Art, Performance Creation, and Experimental Composition.

Our preference for the Visual Art position is for candidates with Indigenous cultural knowledge, interested in the intersection of Indigenous knowledge and visual art/contemporary art and pedagogy. A demonstrable history of community participation, experience working closely with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and organizations are attributes that will strengthen the application.

For the Performance Creation position, we are seeking theatre directors with demonstrated expertise in contemporary performance practices in one or more of the following areas: devised theatre, non-traditional performance creation, Indigenous Performance, or intercultural performance. The successful candidate should have significant experience working collaboratively in performance creation. Preference will be given to applicants who embrace expanded notions of performance, such as: devised theatre, immersive or site-specific performance, land-based practices, post-internet creative strategies, post-dramatic theatre, transmedia storytelling, or design-led creation.

For the Experimental Composition position, we are seeking an experimental composer with a hybrid practice in two or more of the following: instrumental music, live electronics, improvisation, interactivity, maker culture, sound art, and popular music, within an established interdisciplinary and collaborative practice.

For more information, application instructions and deadlines, and to download the complete job descriptions, please see our Employment page.

SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, situated in one of downtown Vancouver’s most dynamic and diverse neighbourhoods, offers a unique curriculum in which studio classes in dance, film, music/sound, theatre performance and production & design, and visual art are integrated with the historical and theoretical study of the arts. This meeting of creative practice with academic enquiry is a core value of the school and is enhanced by our attention to critical contemporary issues as well as our commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration both within the classroom and beyond. Today’s world is facing unprecedented economic, social, and environmental pressures that demand flexible and creative responses. In this rapidly changing landscape, we encourage students to see art as a powerful instrument for critical expression. Working within the framework of Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive university, our internationally renowned faculty members focus on equipping students with the skills, discipline, understanding and creativity to excel in the arts in Canada and around the world.

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