IKG Curator, Faculty Limited Term

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IKG Curator, Faculty Limited Term

Alberta University of the Arts

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery at Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) invites applications for a limited term faculty appointment as IKG Curator starting August 2023.

The term of this appointment is for up to five (5) academic years, 2023/24 – 2027/28.

Why AUArts?

Alberta University of the Arts rests on the traditional Treaty 7 Territories of the Blackfoot people and in the spirit of our collective effort to promote reconciliation, we acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes Siksika, Piikani and Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda First Nations (Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley), Metis Nation Region III, and all those who make their homes in the Treaty 7 Region of Southern Alberta.

AUArts is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers, and risk takers. We are students, faculty, staff and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us and implores us to see the world differently.

The Alberta University of the Arts offers its 1,100 students studio-based programming that leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Design, and an MFA in Craft Media. It has deep roots in Calgary’s creative community and will soon be celebrating its centennial.

About the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG) at AUArts

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG) provides a platform for curated exhibitions and other forms of cultural research production, with a focus on contemporary visual culture. A vital part of AUArts’ Office of Research and Academic Affairs, it supports graduate and undergraduate learning, scholarly research, provides a rich mix of public programming, and participates in global dialogue by hosting local, regional and international artists working in a variety of disciplines.

As AUArts continues to work towards creating an inclusive, equitable, accessible and diverse academic space for all, the IKG is committed to reducing barriers and building an equitable and inclusive community that fosters a respectful environment that values all perspectives in dialogue and creative practices.


The successful candidate will:

• Teach at least two credit courses per academic year.
• Collaborate with relevant committees and faculty to integrate gallery exhibitions with teaching and research activities.
• Establish and maintain relationships with regional, national and international art, craft and design communities, and develop initiatives to promote the institution and its programs externally.
• Leads institutionally important activities, such as exhibition development tied to the university’s upcoming centennial.


The following qualifications have been determined to promote likelihood of
success in the role. In alignment with the principles of inclusion, individuals with an alternative equivalent qualification may be considered.

• A terminal degree in a relevant field (any of PhD, MFA, or MDes, for example).
• Demonstrated gallery and/or guseum experience in a leadership or curatorial role and an active record of professional accomplishment.
• Demonstrated experience teaching at the post-secondary level.
• Evidence of a substantial professional and research practice, with a focus on socially engaged programming and curation.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and in all aspects of academic life.

How to Apply

Apply here: https://can63.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/auarts

Applications must be submitted as a single PDF document and should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of teaching, research and professional practice; and include:

• A cover letter
• A current curriculum vitae (CV)
• A statement of research (1-page)
• A statement of pedagogy and up to 3 samples of syllabi, assignments, and evidence of teaching effectiveness
• A portfolio of 6 – 10 images of recent work. Links to websites are accepted and preferred.

Candidates will be required to create an account in order to submit your application. Please visit our Application FAQs page to ensure your application is complete prior to submission.

Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2023 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Further information about AUArts is available on our website at www.auarts.ca.

AUArts is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering inclusion and belonging within our community.

We welcome applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

We recognize the legitimate and potential impact that career interruptions (maternity leaves, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Applicants are encouraged to identify in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of practice and achievement; this will be taken into consideration during the assessment process.

We are committed to making our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact hr@auarts.ca. All requests for accommodation will be treated confidentially.

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All successful candidates must demonstrate that they are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The collection of personal information is for the purpose of determining eligibility and suitability for employment as authorized by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, section 33(c). If you have any questions about the collection of your information, please contact our FOIP Coordinator at foip@auarts.ca.

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