Associate Professor–Painting

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Emily Carr University of Art + Design invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Painting within the Audain Faculty of Art. Situated on unceded, traditional and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories in Vancouver, Canada, Emily Carr University is a world-renowned learning and research community dedicated to the education of artists and designers.

The Painting area at Emily Carr University focuses on developing critically engaged and contextually aware artwork. Situated within the interdisciplinary Visual Arts BFA in the Audain Faculty of Art, Painting fosters the development of student practice within the context of contemporary art discourse, with a strong technical and conceptual foundation, and a keen awareness of the relationship between painting and a range of disciplines and practices.


Candidates should be able to teach painting at multiple levels, from Foundation to Graduate Studies, and will be expected to contribute to developing curriculum in an institution that is committed to the interrelation of theory and practice. The successful candidate will join a rigorous and committed team of Art faculty that also includes the following curriculum areas: Painting, Photography, Illustration, Ceramics, Drawing, Print Media, Sculpture + Expanded Practices, Interdisciplinary Visual Art and Praxis, as well as minors in Curatorial Practices and Art + Text. Candidates should be equally fluent in contemporary painting discourse and studio practice and in balancing the conceptual, aesthetic and technical demands of the discipline. Additionally, faculty are expected to participate in portfolio reviews, upper-level critiques, provide graduate student supervision, serve on administrative committees, engage in research, and to be an active member of the Emily Carr community. The successful candidate will have an active artistic research practice and a substantial exhibition and/or publication record with a solid, demonstrable foundation in painting. The successful candidate will have an established career profile and be active in national and international contexts.

  • Master of Fine Arts degree (or terminal degree in related discipline); - minimum of two years of related post-secondary teaching experience that includes proven experience in curriculum development;

  • strong evidence of excellence in painting practice;

  • expertise in a range of traditional and contemporary methods of making and significant evidence of active engagement with discourse within contemporary painting practices, histories and theories of painting, and more broadly in contemporary art discourse.

Candidates will have expertise in some or all of the following:

  • traditional and contemporary approaches to representation and/or abstraction;

  • a range of traditional and experimental painting techniques, non-Western and/or Indigenous approaches;

  • practices that may include hybrid, collaborative and/or expanded painting practices intersecting with other areas such as: drawing, sculpture, site-specificity and installation, video, performance, new media and public art.

How to Apply

Applications should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of teaching, research, and professional practice.

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter;

  • a current curriculum vitae;

  • a statement of pedagogy and up to 3 samples of syllabi, assignments, and evidence of teaching effectiveness;

  • a statement of research;

  • a personal statement on the candidate’s contributions to diversity, regardless of personal characteristics, describing any professional skills, community experience, or willingness to engage in activities that advance institutional diversity and equity in teaching, research, and service;

  • any relevant supporting materials (e.g., PDFs or publications, an online portfolio of recent work); and

  • the names and contact information of three referees.

The review of applications will begin on March 1, 2019 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Posted on February 7