Job posting: LTA – Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media Studies.
Deadline: April 23rd

Position description

The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, Montreal, is seeking candidates with expertise in LGBTQ+ and feminist approaches to film and media. Applicants must display a strong record of research and teaching across these areas, as well as a commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry. Candidates with experience teaching gender and sexuality as they intersect with issues of race, class, religion, nationality, ethnicity, and disability are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will value principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, and integrate these into their research, teaching, and service.

The successful candidate’s teaching assignment will include specialized courses on feminist and LGBTQ+ topics, alongside more general Film Studies classes. These courses will contribute to the FMST BFA degree as well as the new and growing BA Major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, housed in the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. During the initial appointment, the successful candidate will normally be expected to teach up to six undergraduate lecture courses in Sexuality and Representation, Queer Cinema, Women and Film, and Approaches to Film Studies, and up to seven courses (21 credits) per annum if reappointed. Other responsibilities may include some committee and administrative work.

Qualifications and assets

Applicants should hold a PhD in Film, Media, Cultural Studies, or a related discipline(s), and have teaching experience at the university level that demonstrates commitment to principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. Applicants should also demonstrate success with teaching topics that reflect the current state of the field in gender and sexuality studies. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a successful scholarly record in gender and sexuality studies, and with abilities in a range of approaches to the field. Prior experience indicating academic or community service with the same commitment to diversity and inclusivity will be a recognized strength. Although classes are taught in English, a foundation in French is an asset.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted electronically to filmstudies.cinema@concordia.ca on or before April 23, 2021. Submissions must clearly identify the job title (Limited Term Appointment in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media) and position code (21_LTA_CINE_M2), and include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); one example of published scholarly work (a peer-reviewed article/chapter in the area of expertise relevant to this call); and the names and contact information of three referees. All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Joshua Neves, Department Hiring Committee Chair, joshua.neves@concordia.ca. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin soon after the position has closed, but will continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The department regrets that it cannot consider incomplete applications.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building an equitable and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of diversity in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

 

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