IMA JOB POSTING 2014-15
The School of Image Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The appointment, effective July 1, 2015, is subject to final budgetary approval.
Ryerson’s School of Image Arts in the Faculty of Communication & Design is recognized internationally as a top undergraduate and graduate school offering specializations in film and photography. The curriculum in the School of Image Arts program is designed to lead to careers in the film, photography, new media, communications, and the cultural industries. The School’s full-time faculty is made up of dedicated individuals who have established a solid educational, professional, research, and teaching background in their respective areas of expertise.
The successful candidate will teach a variety of production-oriented courses in the undergraduate Integrated Digital Option, play a key role in the development of this innovative curriculum as well as teach and supervise in either or both of the graduate programs in Documentary Media and Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management.
The successful applicant will be an image-based interdisciplinary artist/scholar with a record of artistic and/or documentary productions, exhibitions, and publications engaging with any of the following areas of expertise: creative coding, web-based media, social media platforms as storytelling tools, sound art and emerging sonic environments, or mobile imaging technologies and locational art. The successful candidate’s scholarly or creative activities will be situated within a hybrid, interactive space addressing 21st-century image-based productions and research-creation.
As the School continues to expand its scholarly and creative activities, the successful candidate should demonstrate the ability of establishing a solid independent, externally funded research-creation agenda that is dynamic, productive, critical and applied scholarly/creative research. The successful candidate has a capacity to engage in collaborative projects and collegial service. The successful candidate will ideally hold a PhD in research-creation or be close to obtaining one. In exceptional cases, a candidate holding an MFA with a significant professional and creative profile will be considered. The successful candidate has demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level and curriculum development experience will be considered an asset.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV and contact information for three referees to Cathy Gullo, Program Manager, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3. Applications can be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier including a teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (course evaluations), and access to a sample portfolio of work. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Priority will be given to candidates who apply on or before January 15, 2015; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/employment_resources/rfa.html
The RFA’s website can be found at: http://www.rfa.ryerson.ca/
A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html
Ryerson University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and applied learning. More than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada. Ryerson University is located in the multi-cultural heart of downtown Toronto.
The University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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