From the monthly archives: August 2015

Requisition TitleAssistant Professor – Cinema and Digital Media - 1501054
Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Cinema Studies Institute
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Aug 20, 2015
Job Closing: Nov 9, 2015

Description:

The Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the field of Cinema and Digital Media. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will start on July 1, 2016.

We are seeking applicants with extensive knowledge of the history, theory, and criticism of new cinematic media. The successful applicant’s area of research specialization may include digital cinema, social media, online culture, gaming, and/or another area related to new media. The applicant’s teaching and/or research record should also demonstrate experience examining the relationship between cinema and digital media. Demonstrated expertise in global or non-Western practices and industries is welcome. 

Duties associated with this position include teaching courses in cinema and digital media at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, supervising and mentoring students, participating in the affairs of the Institute, and conducting innovative research at the highest international level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Film Studies, Film and Media Studies, or a related discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter and must present evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. A record of excellence in research should be demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply through the following link https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1501054 . Applications should include a letter of application, a CV, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and two recent publications (either published or submitted). All application materials should be submitted online, and we recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Additionally, applicants should ask at least three referees to send letters of recommendation directly to cinema.studies@utoronto.ca by the closing date of November 9, 2015. 

For further information about the application process, please see the submission guidelines at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have questions about the position, please contact cinema.studies@utoronto.ca.

The deadline for applications is November 9, 2015.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

 

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN FILM PRODUCTION
School for the Contemporary Arts
Simon Fraser University

The School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure track position in film production at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 1, 2016. We are seeking a filmmaker or filmmaker/scholar with a significant track record in fiction, non-fiction, and/or experimental film/video production who is able to supervise and advise students on projects at all levels of our program and in a variety of forms and styles from fiction to documentary to experimental. We seek candidates with grounding in the creative aspects of film and video production, knowledge of new digital production workflows, a strong knowledge of film history, and the ability to also teach courses in cinema and media studies on a regular basis. As our film program is situated within an interdisciplinary art school, an interest in working together with fellow faculty in the other arts and fostering interdisciplinarity amongst students is also desirable. We especially value innovative and experimental approaches to creative work and inventive approaches to pedagogy.

The BFA in Film is a four-year, cohort-based production program that includes a very strong component of instruction in film studies. Students are exposed to the breadth of film styles and modes. They work intensively together over four years, each producing a number of their own productions. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded film production and studies education that also permits students to specialize in areas of their particular interest. Our students go on to be directors, producers, DPs, editors, screenwriters, and artists working in a variety of media and forms.

The School for the Contemporary Arts is located in a dynamic neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Vancouver and provides a diverse and engaging intellectual and artistic atmosphere in which to work. The School is an interdisciplinary fine and performing arts and scholarly program that offers a BA in Art, Performance, and Cinema Studies, and BFAs in Dance, Film, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art, as well as an interdisciplinary MFA and an MA in Comparative Media Arts. Faculty at the School are required to maintain a professional art practice and/or scholarly activity. A normal academic year for tenure track faculty in the School for the Contemporary Arts consists of two teaching semesters and a research semester; faculty generally teach four courses (or the equivalent) per year. Advising, committee responsibilities, supervision of graduate students, and occasional graduate level teaching are expected.

Requirements for the position include: an MA, MFA, or Ph.D. in film production or a relevant field; a well-established track record of film exhibition and production; a vibrant and continuing artistic practice. Experience teaching at the college or university level is an asset.

Applications must include: a letter of application outlining creative and scholarly background and philosophy; a curriculum vitae; links to 3 samples of artistic work; a statement of teaching philosophy; and the names and contact information (email, telephone) for three confidential referees. Please note that materials submitted will not be returned. Submit all applications by email to Elspeth Pratt, Director c/o Samantha Diamond, scasec@sfu.ca

The review of applications will begin October 2, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by this date. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected.

For further details see:

http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

For more information about our School and our university, please visit: www.sfu.ca/sca