The Cinema Studies Institute in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, St. George campus invites applications for a full-time, tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Race and Media. The position will be effective July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Film Studies, Film and Media Studies, or another discipline related to the position as described by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in both teaching and research.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Cinema Studies Institute, in both required core courses and more specialized electives; to supervise and mentor students; to participate in affairs at the Institute; and to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level while establishing an outstanding and competitive research program that will expand our current research strengths.  For more information on the Cinema Studies Institute, visit

We are seeking applicants with expertise in the roles that race and racialization play in film and media cultures, across local, national, and/or global contexts. In particular, we encourage cinema and media studies scholars who also work in Indigenous studies, Black studies, diaspora studies, and/or postcolonial studies to apply, but we welcome applicants with other methods of approach or areas of specialization as well.

Excellence in research should be demonstrated through the quality of the writing sample submitted as part of the application, a record of publications or forthcoming publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, a record of presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, evidence of an innovative research program, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Excellence in teaching should be demonstrated through a record of teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities and, with its multicultural student body and cosmopolitan setting, it offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic cities.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Application materials must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a writing sample of no more than 10,000 words, and a teaching dossier (consisting of a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluation data).

Applicants must also arrange to have at least three external referees send letters of recommendation (signed and on institutional letterhead) directly to the Institute via email to Denise Ing, Assistant to the Institute’s Director, at

All application materials and reference letters must be received before the closing date of November 8, 2018. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact Denise Ing at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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

In order to apply, please visit


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