Tuesday, October 02, 2007


The Alberta College of Art + Design is one of only four publicly funded Canadian post-secondary institutions devoted exclusively to the advanced education of visual artists and designers. The college has recently entered into a vital new phase in its development and embraced a new mandate and vision that endorse a model of the institution as a laboratory for experimentation and as a catalyst for cultural development and creative inquiry into the arts and emergent cultural fields.

The college welcomes applications for the following full time permanent faculty position commencing in the fall semester 2008:

Permanent Instructor - Fibre

The Fine Arts Department is seeking a full time Fibre instructor with a commitment to contribute to the creative, academic and administrative leadership of the Fibre Program.


The successful candidate will have an M.F.A. or equivalent degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience, a significant exhibition/production record, demonstrated excellence in teaching Fibre at the post-secondary level for a minimum of three (3) years, and demonstrated administrative experience and committee service. In addition, the successful candidate must have a strong critical/theoretical knowledge and understanding of contemporary Fibre Practice, general knowledge of all aspects of the discipline and specific expertise and technical skills in one or more of the following areas: weaving and fibre structures; fabric printing and surface exploration; dying processes; fibres and mixed media. Skill with digital and electronic processes will be considered an asset.

Please submit applications by January 31, 2008 including: a letter of application; current Curriculum Vitae; the names and contact information for three (3) references; a digital portfolio of you work (Mac compatible); evidence of exhibitions, publications, research and creative activities; a list of courses taught with course descriptions; examples of your students’ work; evaluations or evidence of teaching performance; a statement of your teaching philosophy and knowledge of the discipline; and a vision statement discussing future directions of fibre education. Applications should be submitted to:

Alberta College of Art + Design

Attention: Human Resources

1407 14th Avenue NW

Calgary AB Canada

T2N 4R3

Fax: (403) 284 – 6236

E-mail: HR@acad.ca

Submitted materials will only be returned if accompanied by appropriate self-addressed envelopes/containers with sufficient Canadian postage or prepaid courier shipping forms.

For more information on the college, please visit our website at www.acad.ca. The Alberta College of Art + Design is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies. While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest, please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In situations with several qualified candidates, preference will normally be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents

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