From the monthly archives: January 2017

Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film
Brock University

Job Posting #26/2016

The Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Film and Media Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2017. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications
The Department is seeking candidates with extensive knowledge of visual media, including film, television, emerging digital media, and other popular media forms. The successful applicant should have demonstrated expertise teaching and researching popular narrative across a variety of media platforms. A record of research in transmedia narrative and adaptation would be an asset. The candidate must have a PhD in Film Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, or a cognate discipline, and strong teaching and publication records. The position entails teaching a broad range of undergraduate courses in the Department, including introductory courses, within an interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to departmental and University service and to be available to teach courses and supervise students in the Interdisciplinary MA in Popular Culture program.

Notes
With over 750 majors, the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film offers undergraduate programs in Film Studies, Popular Culture, Media and Communication Studies, and Business Communication. Its innovative MA program in Popular Culture is unique in Canada. All of our programs are rooted in a strong tradition of interdisciplinary teaching and research. Brock University has over 18,000 students and 600 faculty members and is located on the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario’s Niagara Region.

The deadline for completed applications is February 1, 2017. Applicants should submit a letter of application (indicating the file number stated above), curriculum vitae, reprints/preprints of selected publications, evidence of effective teaching, a statement of research, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Professor Christie Milliken, Chair
Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film
Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3A1
Canada
Email: cmilliken@brocku.ca

All materials should be submitted electronically as attachments.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form available at http://brocku.ca/webfm_send/20927 and include the completed form with their application.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process, per the University’s Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities Policy (http://www.brocku.ca/webfm_send/6557). Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

More information on Brock University can be found on the university’s website www.brocku.ca. Information on the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film can be found at www.brocku.ca/cpcf.

 

IMA Posting 2016-17
Film and Digital Media Production

The School of Image Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in film and digital media production. The appointment, effective July 1, 2017, is subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of production-oriented courses in the undergraduate Film Studies program, in the Integrated Digital Option as well as teach and supervise in the graduate program in Documentary Media (MFA).

We are seeking a candidate with expertise in film and digital production. Candidates must have an ability to teach a range of core film production courses as well as courses addressing digital media and new directions in motion picture production such as web series, interactive programming and/or VR/AR. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to apply film production techniques to various digital media forms and create work within a range of media platforms.

As the School continues to expand its scholarly and creative activities, the successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to establish an independent, externally funded research-creation agenda of dynamic, critical and applied scholarly/creative research. The candidate is expected to provide evidence of high-quality teaching and the potential for a strong research profile (e.g. ability to demonstrate and maintain an independent, externally funded research program), as well as a capacity to engage in collaborative projects and collegial service.

The successful candidate will have either a PhD in a field of research-creation (or be ABD with a defense date set), or be PhD-equivalent (typically an MFA and a substantial professional record of creative activity in film production / digital media arts). Evidence of excellence in creative production and in teaching at a post-secondary institution is a requirement. The School of Image Arts is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to experiential learning. Curriculum development experience will be considered an asset.

Ryerson University is located in the multicultural heart of downtown Toronto. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research and creative activities.

Ryerson’s School of Image Arts in the Faculty of Communication & Design is recognized internationally for offering top undergraduate and graduate programs in film and photography. The curriculum in the School of Image Arts is designed to lead to careers in film, photography, communications, education and in the cultural industries. The School’s full-time faculty is made up of dedicated individuals with established professional, research, and teaching experience in their respective areas of expertise.

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on Start Application Process above). Candidates should submit a cover letter highlighting research interests, a CV, a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (course evaluations) and access to a sample of scholarly publishing and/or creative work. Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Donna Kit, HR Consulting Advisor at dkit@ryerson.ca.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Applications sent by mail, email or fax will not be accepted. Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Cathy Gullo, Program Manager of the School of Image Arts (cgullo@ryerson.ca). Confidential inquiries may be directed to Dr. Blake Fitzpatrick (bfitzpatrick@ryerson.ca), Chair, School of Image Arts.

Deadline for applications is February 10, 2017.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).

The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/teaching/rfa_docs/rfa_ca_2016/RFA_CA_2015_to_2 018.pdf

The RFA’s website can be found at: www.rfanet.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 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.