OCAD University (OCAD U) acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat, who are the original owners and custodians of the land on which we stand and create.
In recognition of the U.N. Declaration of the International Decade for Peoples of African Descent, OCAD University invites applicants to three (3) tenure-track positions within all disciplines of the Faculty of Design as well as design-related Graduate Studies to address our 144 years of Black underrepresentation. This opportunity is open only to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (including Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, North America and Latin America). This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
OCAD University (OCAD U), Canada’s university of the imagination, provides a vibrant and stimulating environment for its faculty and students. It is an exciting time to join the OCAD U community as the University is at a key stage in its institutional transformation with the implementation of a its academic plan that articulates a commitment to decolonization, diversity, and equity.
The Faculty of Design is the largest of OCAD U’s three faculties. Under an ethos of Respectful Design, it boasts six undergraduate programs: Advertising, Environmental Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, and Material Art & Design (i.e. textiles and jewellery making). The design-related Graduate Programs include Inclusive Design, Design for Health, Strategic Foresight and Innovation, Interdisciplinary Art, Media, and Design; and Digital Futures.
The Faculty of Design seeks qualified Black candidates who can demonstrate how their lived experiences inform a deep commitment through their work to intersectional Black communities and whose theoretical, technical, and making/design expertise fulfills one or more of the current areas of need within the Faculty:
The three (3) opportunities are to commence August 1, 2020 and are subject to budgetary approval.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will:
The ideal candidate will have:
Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications with access to full benefits, and pension contribution after one year of service.
Applications should include:
Interested applicants are invited to submit their application in confidence, addressed to Chair, Black Cluster Hire Tenure-Track Search Committee, Faculty of Design online by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.
The review of applications will begin on Monday, January 13, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
As an institution committed to art, design, digital media and related scholarship, OCAD University (OCAD U) recognizes the profound and essential value that diversity brings to the creation, reception and circulation of creative practices and discourse. OCAD U understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are essential to, and enrich the institution’s core mission and vision as an art and design university with a local and global scope.
As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.
We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within the voluntary Applicant Questionnaire.
In order to alleviate the under-representation of Black racialized tenure-track faculty, this position is open only to qualified Black peoples of African descent (including Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, North America and Latin America) who self-identify as such in the application process. This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
OCAD U is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources for more information or refer to OCAD U’s Policy of Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities
All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.