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Dan Wong

Associate Dean, Academic - The School of Art Media, Performance and Design at York University

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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.

http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/specialads/Associate_Dean_Academic_School_of_the_Arts_Media_Performance_Design.pdf

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 communityengaged 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.

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