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Emily Carr to Hire Five New BIPOC Faculty Members

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By Emily Carr University

Posted on March 02, 2021 | Updated March 26, 2021, 12:14PM

The hiring initiative is part of a multi-year plan to diversify ECU’s faculty.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design is pleased to announce the recruitment of five new full-time faculty members, who will join our distinguished learning and research community later this year.

Like many post-secondary institutions, ECU is in the process of transforming the university through a comprehensive equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) action plan. To build a truly inclusive university, it’s critical that Emily Carr empowers scholars from all backgrounds to succeed as educators and researchers, to provide students with the education they deserve, and to shape the future of the university.

Members of Indigenous and racialized communities have been historically underrepresented among ECU’s faculty ranks. This is a shortcoming that the university is committed to addressing through thoughtful and inclusive faculty recruitment.

This hiring initiative, which has been approved by BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, restricts eligibility to individuals who identify as Indigenous or as a member of a racialized group. ECU hired four permanent Indigenous faculty members under a similar program in 2019.

The faculty positions are in the areas of communication design, interaction design, photography, and film and screen arts, in addition to an electronic resources librarian.

An additional three positions (in studio art, print media, and 3D animation) will be posted in April. Two of these three positions will also be restricted to Indigenous and racialized candidates.

Interested applicants are invited to review the faculty employment opportunities section of ECU’s website and submit their applications online. ECU will start reviewing applicants after March 31, and will accept applications until the positions are filled.

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