School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) invites applications for the position of Associate Dean, Academic (ADA). This position will be a professorial-stream appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure, to commence 1 July 2020. The appointment of Associate Dean, Academic is for a three (3) year term and is renewable upon mutual agreement. The ADA oversees curriculum development and undergraduate education within AMPD. As a key priority, the ADA will also lead the development of innovative, interdisciplinary programs focused on the intersection among the arts and culturally responsive technologies. These new programs will engage students in emerging areas of artistic creation and research within a unique learning environment focused on socially responsive technologies, experiential education, collaboration with emerging creative industries, and community- engaged arts practice. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Department that best suits their research and teaching interests.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to enhance and innovate programming across the arts, to experiment with new experiential education formats and partners, and to provide the York Region with excellent undergraduate degree offerings in areas intersecting the arts, technology, entrepreneurship, and community engagement.

We seek a dynamic and experienced leader who is committed to inclusive program development. The ideal candidate will lead a program that builds upon the historic strengths in the arts at York to develop a compelling new curriculum at the intersection of the arts, community, and technology for Canada’s next generation of artistic and cultural leaders. One of North America's leading schools for the arts, AMPD offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Cinema and Media Arts, Computational Arts, Dance, Design, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts and Art History, Theatre and Performance Studies.

Requirements: A Ph.D. or M.F.A. in one or more areas represented at AMPD, or a related discipline; candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and curricular development, with a strong record of scholarly research and publication, or professional practice, preferably with an emphasis on community engagement. The candidate is expected to provide academic leadership by fostering collaborative research among colleagues at AMPD and beyond, supporting curricular development, and generating academic, community and industry partnerships. Experience with experiential and online education is highly desired. The candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Loredana Infusini at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification- form. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found athttp://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

YORK UNIVERSITY is helping shape new generations of global thinkers who will define tomorrow. Our unwavering commitment to excellence reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility and equity that set us apart. We seek candidates whose research, creative activities, teaching, and leadership will enhance the diversity of existing offerings in AMPD, and who will support a multicultural and international student community that is passionate about the future of the arts. As an internationally recognized research university, York’s 11 Faculties and 27 research centres have well- established partnerships with 280+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications is April 15, 2020. Applications must include: 1) a letter of application, including areas of research and teaching expertise; 2) up-to-date curriculum vita, 3) names of three references, and 4) a diversity statement. The purpose of this statement is to identify candidates who have professional skills, experience and willingness to engage in activities that would enhance campus diversity and equity efforts. References will only be contacted at a later stage in the process. All materials should be sent to: Loredana Infusini at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by the deadline date.

Date posted: March 12, 2020