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.

 

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