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One-Year Term Faculty Appointment Arts and Cultural Management

One-Year Term Faculty Appointment

Arts and Cultural Management – Indigenous Education, Research and Engagement

Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.

The Opportunity

The Department of Arts and Cultural Management (AACM) in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, in partnership with kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre, invites applications for a one-year term faculty appointment, commencing July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval.

MacEwan is seeking a candidate with lived Indigenous experiences and grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing. In addition to teaching courses in arts and cultural management, the successful candidate will provide consultation and participate in the development of Indigenous-focused curriculum to align with institutional priorities and foster community engagement. The successful candidate will work closely with kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre and have good relationships with Indigenous communities. The position involves collaborating with the Director, Indigenous Initiatives, and kihêw waciston to plan and organize faculty educational opportunities and develop culturally sensitive programming, evaluations, and events.

As MacEwan University’s Indigenous Centre, kihêw waciston offers personal, academic, financial and cultural support for students and is open to everyone in the MacEwan community.

Arts and Cultural Management focuses on preparing individuals for careers working with a wide variety of non-profit and for-profit arts and cultural organizations. In addition to their academic studies, students have the opportunity to develop skills through experiential learning, including work-integrated learning placements, projects with organizations in the field, community-engaged learning and international exchanges. One of Canada's first arts management programs, MacEwan's Arts and Cultural Management program attracts students from across the country in both its classroom and online cohorts.


Candidates will hold a minimum of a master's degree in arts management or a related discipline. A combination of education and lived experience may be considered. Demonstrated knowledge of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities, including their diverse backgrounds and culture, socio-economic issues, and educational needs, is strongly preferred. All applicants will demonstrate ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, clearly showing a highly developed knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures and contemporary issues, with a proven ability to engage with Indigenous communities; a teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations); a statement of research interests; samples of scholarly or creative work; along with the names and contact information of three professional referees.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Leslie Vermeer – Interim Chair, Arts and Cultural Management, at

How to Apply:

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to and select the job posting (Competition No. 21.04.031).

A review of applications will begin May 17, 2021. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please disclose any requirements when contacted for an interview.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Salary: $66,788 to $108,110 per annum

Personal Information Collection Notification

Personal information is being collected to determine your qualifications for employment. This information is collected, used and protected under the authority of and in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It may be provided to non-HR members of a hiring and interview panel if your application advances to that stage of the hiring process. If you have any questions about these arrangements, please contact: Human Resources, University Services Centre, Rm. 10-600, 10700-104 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4S2 or phone (780) 497-5434.


Application Deadline: 
Monday, May 17, 2021
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
University (Graduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

MacEwan University

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