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Assistant Professor – New Media (Web Design and Development)
Tenure-track

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

The Department of New Media at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2018. This position is subject to the approval of the Board of Governors.

An M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree is required combined with a demonstrated record of creative activity and/or scholarly research in the area of web design and development, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will have excellent web design and development skills including:

  • extensive experience in the creative exploration of emerging and integrated web technologies and specifications (e.g., d3.js, p5.js, Flexbox, etc.),
  • understanding of the web’s cultural, political, economic, and environmental implications
  • fluency in best practices and current W3C standards including responsive web design, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and JQuery

In addition, expertise with hybrid mobile application development would be an asset.

The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research/creative activity, and have the potential to contribute actively in the Department of New Media and the Faculty of Fine Arts. Course assignments will be primarily undergraduate courses in web design and development, as well as other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. These would include: (1) Web Design and Development, (2) the Dynamic Web, and (3) Advanced Web Design. Additional desirable attributes include an ability to teach (1) a foundational New Media introductory course, (2) the History and Theory of New Media, (3) and/or a special topic based on demonstrable proficiencies. Successful candidates will also be expected to serve in the M.F.A. New Media graduate program.

The Faculty of Fine Arts offers degree programs in Art, Drama, Music, and New Media within a liberal education context, and focuses on excellence in teaching and research/creative activity. The Centre for the Arts features outstanding equipment, facilities, and staff. The Department of New Media offers four degree programs: a B.F.A., a combined B.F.A/BMgt., a combined B.F.A./B.Ed., and an M.F.A. in New Media. For more information about the Department of New Media, the University of Lethbridge, and the City of Lethbridge, please visit our websites at:

http://www.uleth.ca
http://www.uleth.ca/finearts/new-media
http://www.lethbridge.ca

Interested applicants are asked to submit the following documents through the online portal (https://uleth.peopleadmin.ca/postings/2318):

  • a letter of interest describing all areas of expertise
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • and, samples of recent research/creative work

Applicants will also be asked to input the names and contact information of three qualified referees who can assess teaching and research/creative activity. The said referees will then be sent a link where they will be asked to upload a confidential letter of reference to your application.

Electronic image, audio, or video submissions must be received on a USB drive, or made accessible via a link to a live URL in the event that they exceed 9 MB.

USB drives and URLs may be sent by mail, or email to:
Dr. Edward Jurkowski, Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329-2126 • Fax: (403) 382-7127
Email: finearts.dean@uleth.ca

Please ensure that your name and the name of the position are referred to in any additional emailed or mailed documents.


The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.