Fine Arts Instructor – Digital Media

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Faculty (Kwantlen Faculty Association)
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Qualified Faculty List
Internal Closing Date:
November 30, 2023
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External Closing Date:
November 30, 2023
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Kwantlen Polytechnic University


KPU proudly offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.


Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is the fourth largest university in the province of British Columbia and serves communities in the South Fraser region and beyond. A leader in innovative, interdisciplinary education with a teaching-focused mandate, KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve the highest standards of academic performance. Our many programs of study provide applied learning and broad-based university education.

Within KPU, the Faculty of Arts has over 6000 full-time students and over 300 faculty members from across the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Faculty of Arts includes 19 departments and 21 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Faculty is also home to two Canada Research Chairs: the first in Lifespan Cognition, and the second in South Asian Literary and Cultural Studies. Many of our programs offer opportunities for experiential education through practicums, co-ops, international field-schools and exchanges, service learning, community engagement, and research collaborations. For more information about the Faculty of Arts, please visit our website at:

The Fine Arts Department at KPU offers certificate, diploma, and Bachelor programs with a strong curriculum focusing on the ideas and techniques of producing contemporary art within a diverse and supportive liberal arts environment. This dynamic program focuses on the integration of studio work with theory and research. Our graduates are prepared with the necessary skills to pursue advanced Fine Arts studies, enter related fields, or pursue a contemporary professional practice.
For more about our department and programs, please visit our website at:


The Department of Fine Arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for individuals interested in being added to the Qualified Faculty List for Non-Regular Type 1 (Semester Contract) Instructor in Digital Media. This position is subject to budgetary availability. The applicant should be able to teach the following courses:

  • FINA 1135 – Introduction to Digital Media I
  • FINA 2135 – Digital Media: Design in Contemporary Art
  • FINA 2235 – Digital Media: Interactive Art on the Web
  • FINA 2335 – Digital Media: Video and Installation
  • FINA 3135 – Advanced Digital Media: Open Studio 1

The ability to teach introductory to advanced Digital Media courses will be considered an asset. Courses may be scheduled in three terms during the contract year, at the Surrey campus.

Those applicants interested in applying can find further information on our department and courses at:

More information concerning the working conditions for a faculty member are outlined in Article 12 of the Kwantlen Faculty Association (KFA) Collective Agreement


The successful candidate will have an MFA with a concentration in Digital Media, a current exhibition record, and experience in post-secondary teaching. Applicants will have the interest and ability to teach foundation and advanced courses at the undergraduate level. They will also have technical knowledge of digital media processes, production equipment including studio lighting, and safety knowledge of materials.


A complete application includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, 10-15 examples of recent work (provided via a website link or PDF) and a list of three professional references able to comment on your teaching ability and academic accomplishments.


Placement on the salary scale will be dependent on level of education and relevant teaching experience. Advancement up the pay scale is based on FTE and employment status.

We thank all applicants for their interest in KPU; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide copies of original transcripts.

Note to Applicants

The University welcomes and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.

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