Job Posting


Non Regular, Contract



Deadline: April 28, 2019

Posted: April 12, 2019


The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the qualified faculty list in Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts (IDEA). IDEA utilizes interdisciplinarity and creativity to provide learners an empowering space for personal, academic and professional integration and growth. Learners are supported in cultivating compassion and community, leadership and meaning in their studies and their lives. In IDEA, there is a strong focus on engaging Indigenous and transcultural knowledges and worldviews, and connecting intellectual development with emotional, social, ethical, and ecological literacy. IDEA courses are highly experiential and participatory, making extensive use of group facilitation, purposeful play, community involvement, self-reflection, outdoor experiences, and other practices of whole-person engagement and innovation.

Candidates must have a Master's or a Ph.D. degree, preferably with an explicit interdisciplinary focus. Key assets for the position include: a record of teaching excellence in interdisciplinary education, exemplary skills in facilitation, community-building and mentorship, proven experience in cultivating integrative, whole-person learning, and background in community-based leadership and/or grassroots activism, creativity-based teaching and learning, and land-based teaching and learning. Indigenous peoples and people of colour are strongly encouraged to apply.

Courses for qualification include the following:

IDEA 1100: Interdisciplinary Foundations
IDEA 1400: Explorations in Expressive Arts through Drama and Theatre
IDEA 2100: Creativity, Ecology and Nature Experience
IDEA 3200: Theatre for Social Change
IDEA 3301: Myth, Culture, and Creativity
IDEA 3302: Creativity and Leadership in Groups
IDEA 3100: Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts 1 (Creativity in personal, professional and academic development)
IDEA 4100: Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts II (Creativity in personal, professional and academic development)

Course descriptions for all IDEA courses are available here: and further information about IDEA is available here:

All applicants will be requested to present a short teaching demonstration during the interview (details and criteria will be provided to interviewees).

Ready to Apply?

A complete application will include a covering letter, current curriculum vitae, sample curricula (from multiple learning environments), peer and student appraisals, a statement of teaching and learning philosophy, copies of transcripts of all degrees or other relevant qualifications, and the names and contact information of three referees.

To indicate your interest in available positions, please click the following email link which will pre-fill information necessary to process your application by April 28, 2019 to:


To help us process your application as quickly as possible, ensure your email subject line is written using the following format: Last Name-First Name, Competition Number XXXX. For example, “Doe-John, Competition Number XXXX”.

Please submit a separate email and resumé for each competition to which you are applying. Ensure you have clearly marked each email and resumé with your last name, first name, and the appropriate competition number.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



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