Continuing Studies Instructor - Textiles

Continuing Studies Department at Emily Carr University of Art + Design is seeking an experienced instructor to teach CETP 118 Summer Institute for Teens Textile Studio, a 4-week course (total 90 hours). This course runs July 2 – 26, 2019, 9am – 4pm $65/hour.

Course Description:

Explore textiles within three-dimensional forms using traditional, contemporary and experimental techniques and approaches. Students will learn machine sewing and construction skills to create textile-based sculpture, wearables and installations, using materials such as fabric, leather, and other mixed media. In this studio, the expected uses, functions or appearances of textiles to produce dynamic forms and spatial experiences will be challenged and expanded.

Position Qualifications:

Individuals should have a master’s degree and professional experience in Textiles, Sculpture or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience as well as demonstrated passion for and excellence in teaching at a post-secondary level.
We are seeking candidates offering the following skills:

1. Knowledge in professional textile arts/ design and sculpture, with experience in various textile and sculptural materials, media and approaches
2. Experience working with youth aged 16 – 18 in an educational capacity
3. Demonstrable experience with contemporary print making and book arts industry
4. Experience developing concept, engaging in diverse creative processes and realizing a final product
5. Diverse knowledge in critiquing strategies and student engagement
6. Post-secondary teaching experience an asset
7. Strong team, organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
8. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook) and Adobe Creative Cloud
9. Presentation skills with the use of Keynote or Microsoft PowerPoint and a projector


Please send a cover letter, CV, portfolio website and short teaching statement, in ONE PDF Document, (quoting competition #CETP 118) to:

Continuing Studies
Emily Carr University
520 E 1st Ave
Vancouver BC
V5T 0H2
Subject: Comp. #CETP 118
Applications are accepted until position is filled.
(Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted)

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Emily Carr is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace, and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.