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21st Annual Graduate Colloquium / 21ème colloque des cycles supérieurs

Carleton University, Ottawa, Mar. 1-3, 2019 / Université Carleton à Ottawa, 1-3 mars 2019

Call for Proposals / Appel à communications

***la version française suit***

The 2019 FSAC Graduate Student Colloquium will be hosted by Carleton University from Friday March 1 to Sunday March 3, on the Carleton University campus in Ottawa. The organising committee is excited to announce a call for proposals from students across Canada and and abroad, studying at the graduate level in film and/or media studies. The conference is not strictly organized around an essential theme and as such we are seeking papers that encompass a broad number of topics within the discipline(s).

This Colloquium is sponsored by the Film Studies Association of Canada. Support is also provided by the Film Studies program, in the School for Studies in Art and Culture, at Carleton University.

This year the Canadian Journal of Film Studies will co-sponsor the Colloquium, and will host a special panel discussion on the topic of academic publishing.

Please submit proposals of no more than 300-500 words, for a presentation of twenty minutes, on any topic in film and/or media studies. Include current or past university or institutional affilliation, degree level (MA or PhD), a brief description of research interests (no more than 50 words), and contact email address. Submit proposals, as an email attachment, in a Word document (or Word-compatible file), to:  carletongsc2019@gmail.com

The deadline for submissions is Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

We thank you for your submissions and look forward to your participation in this Colloquium.  

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Le colloque des cycles supérieurs de l’ACÉC 2019 sera organisé par l’Université Carleton du vendredi 1er  mars au dimanche 3 mars, sur le campus de l’Université Carleton à Ottawa. Le comité organisateur est heureux d’annoncer un appel à communications pour les étudiant.e.s canadien.ne.s et de l’étranger qui étudient aux cycles supérieurs dans la discipline des études cinématographiques ou médiatiques. La conférence ne porte pas sur une thématique en particulier. Nous sommes plutôt à la recherche de propositions sur les différents sujets et approches afférant à nos disciplines.

Le colloque sera coordonné et soutenu par le programme d’études cinématographiques de l’École d’études de l’art et de la culture de l’Université Carleton, avec l’aide de l’Association canadienne d’études cinématographiques.

Pour cette édition, la Revue canadienne de cinématographique fournira un soutien particulier pour le Colloque, et organisera une table ronde spéciale sur le thème de la publication académique.

Les étudiant.e.s intéressé.e.s sont prié.e.s d’envoyer un résumé d’environ 300 à 500 mots pour une présentation de 20 minutes portant sur un sujet d’étude cinématographique ou médiatique. Veuillez inclure votre affiliation universitaire ou institutionnelle, votre niveau universitaire (MA ou PhD), une brève description de vos intérêts de recherche (environ 50 mots) ainsi que votre adresse courriel lors de votre envoie. Insérez votre résumé en pièce jointe au courriel en format Word (ou un fichier compatible avec Word) à l’adresse: carletongsc2019@gmail.com

Veuillez envoyer vos résumés avant le vendredi 30 novembre 2018.

Nous vous remercions pour vos contributions et votre participation à ce colloque.

 

Assistant Professor in Global Cinemas

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Cinema and Media Studies with a specialization in Global Cinemas to begin July 1, 2019. Situated on the beautiful Point Grey campus in the culturally diverse city of Vancouver, the Department of Theatre and Film offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Theatre and Film Studies and Practice, which include BA, MA and PhD degrees in Film, and Cinema and Media Studies.

The department is especially interested in candidates with expertise in the cinemas of Asia, Latin America, Africa or other cinematic traditions and film cultures beyond North America and Europe. We also welcome applicants with additional expertise in one of the following areas: media and technology, indigenous cinema, and transnational dynamics of film history, culture and industry formations.

Requirements for the position include a PhD plus evidence or promise of teaching effectiveness and student mentoring at the college or university level. The successful candidate will contribute to a flourishing undergraduate BA in Film Studies and a Master of Arts program in Cinema and Media Studies, as well as a new PhD. program in Cinema and Media Studies which will begin in September 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research and publication, participate fully in graduate supervision, and departmental service, which will include the creation of new curriculum.

Applications must include: a letter of application outlining scholarly background and philosophy; an example of their published research, a current curriculum vitae; a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, and an ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; a statement of teaching philosophy; and evidence of teaching effectiveness (from various sources, e.g., teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi.)

Applications must be submitted online via this link: https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=156 (please follow the instructions provided on the application page off of our main website) In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded as soon as possible after your application is submitted via email to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca.

Applications and all supporting materials will begin to be reviewed on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Theatre and Film maintains an international reputation for excellence with 19 full-time faculty members, numerous part-time faculty as well as guest artists and scholars. Opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration are abundant with scholars and artists within the department and across the campus. For more information on the Department of Theatre and Film, go to <www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca>.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

 

 

Our Monsters: The Serial Killer in Post-9/11 Television

Call for Paper Proposals

 Since 9/11 there has been a significant increase in narratives dealing with serial killers in popular television. During this period, the Middle-Eastern terrorist replaced the serial killer as the archetypal boogeyman and resulted in the serial killer becoming a nostalgic figure of the supposed moral and political simplicity in the United States before 9/11. Though serial killers were represented as Other due to their sinister and murderous actions, they became paradoxically familiar monsters post-9/11, with the racially and culturally different terrorist now taking up the position of ultimate evil Other in popular culture. Series about serial killers such as Showtime’s Dexter (2006-2013), NBC’s Hannibal (2013-2015), A&E’s Bates Motel (2013-2017), Fox’s The Following (2013-2015), BBC’s The Fall (2013-), and Netflix’s Mindhunter (2017-) have all received critical acclaim and garnered large fanbases. What is it about serial killers that has attracted audiences to incite such a boom in these types of narratives? Clearly the serial format of television programming is uniquely suited for the presentation of these characters’ modus operandi, but why has television proven to be such a fertile ground for serial killer narratives in post-9/11 popular culture? Week after week, television audiences invite serial killers into their homes where these characters have not only become accepted, but even adored as protagonists in popular programs. Audience responses to serial killers have gone from being horrified and repulsed by these characters to having not only sympathy for them, but empathy. Serial killer characters were once deemed monsters who were evil, void of all that makes one human. Now, the narrative content and discourse of this kind of television programming has resulted in viewers developing a strong admiration for serial killer characters, which has seemed to produce a morbid identification with them. This potentially indicates a growing understanding of serial killers as in some unsettling way uniquely human in their psychological condition and philosophical worldview rather than simply unredeemingly inhuman. What is it about serial killers that make these characters deeply enlightening representations of the human condition that, although horrifically deviant, reflect complex elements of the human psyche? What caused this strange post-9/11 identification to occur, if indeed viewers are genuinely identifying with these characters? Furthermore, narratives dealing with serial killers have been conspicuously interested in themes related to existential philosophy and human psychology. Why are serial killers so intellectually fascinating to audiences? We invite scholars from any field who are interested in this subject to submit paper proposals of no longer than 500 words on topics related to serial killers on television in post-9/11 popular culture.

Possible topics and case studies include but are not limited to:

  • Series such as Dexter, Hannibal, Bates Motel, The Following, The Fall, Mindhunter, True Detective, The Killing, Aquarius, Criminal Minds, etc.
  • Documentaries and news coverage of serial killers in popular media
  • The popularity of serial killer narratives and how they relate to the cultural psyche in post-9/11 United States
  • The reasons for television’s suitability for serial killer characters during this boom
  • The impact of 9/11 on the audience’s need for such narratives about “familiar monsters”
  • The unique themes each serial killer narrative deals with. For example: Dexter (selfhood, family, masculinity), Hannibal (psychology, friendship, class), Bates Motel (mother-son relationship), The Fall (misogyny, feminism), True Detective (philosophy, religion), etc.
  • The commonalities to be found between different serial killer narratives during this period

 Please submit your paper proposal by November 15, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent by early January 2019 for a submission of a full paper of no more than 8,000 words by March 31, 2019. Submit documents to cdaigle@brocku.ca and brett.robinson@brocku.ca.

 

HoMER 2019 CfP Conference 2019, Nassau, The Bahamas, 26–28 June 2019

Hosted by The University of the Bahamas

CfP – Anchoring New Cinema History

Deadline for proposals, 15 November 2018
Letters of acceptance/rejection, 1 December 2018

The HoMER Network invites submissions for general paper entries, as well as a designated roundtable, panels, and workshops to be presented at the 2019 conference, which will take place at The University of the Bahamas from 26-28 June 2019.

New Cinema History, as an approach focusing “on the circulation and consumption of film” and examining “cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange” (Richard Maltby, 2011) has turned out to be very productive. It brought together both young and veteran scholars who believed that it was more fruitful writing film history with an eye for the social, economic and geographical aspects of cinema cultures, than merely an art history of the moving image or a critical reading of films. At the last HoMER@NECS conference in Amsterdam, members of the panel ‘New Cinema History: What’s Next?’ called for more theoretical and methodological grounding of our research. In the Homer 2019 conference Anchoring New Cinema History we would like to start answering that call. Presentations are welcome to critically explore the conference theme of Anchoring New Cinema History through the interdisciplinary lens of academic Film and Cinema Studies, Social Geography, Memory Studies and Economic History, etc.

Since its beginning the HoMER network has been instrumental in bringing together researchers working in the New Cinema History tradition, not just as a platform to present their work but also as place to meet colleagues to collaborate with. In the upcoming HoMER conference we propose to stress the network function of HoMER, both in welcoming young scholars as in creating interdisciplinary opportunities for collaborative work. The 2019 HoMER conference aims to exploit the established strong connections of people, and places the HoMER network can offer, in order to invite new and old members to engage in new collaborative research. This will be articulated in two main streams:

1. SPACES and PLACES – Connections and comparisons (either pre-constituted panels or individual papers)

The SPACES andPLACES Stream of the conference will aim to investigate the geography of cinema. This can be expressed both through the exploration of familiar and new spaces of cinemas, such as cinema theatres but also pop-up cinemas, community cinemas, and virtual cinemas. It will also include both well researched geographical areas and new territories and locations, such as South and Central America, Africa, Central Asia and South-East Asia. These new uncharted territories will be of great value on their own to reconnoitre the position of different countries in relation to cinema practises. They will also provide connections and comparisons with existing body of work on Europe, America, Canada and Australia.

By looking at this extended geography of cinema, possible topics and questions to explore might include (but are certainly not limited to):

  1. Environment, space, and place
  2. Cinemas and urban transformations, transition and change
  3. Cinema practices, policies and external bodies (local authorities, communities, self regulating associations)
  4. Memories and topographical references

2. THEORIES AND METHODOLOGIES – (special discussion sessions and presentations)

The THEORIES AND METHODOLOGIES Stream of the HoMER conference will provide an opportunity to reflect on and discuss some key areas of research within the HoMER network, with the aim of suggesting new directions in the field and developing new theoretical and methodological approaches, or reintroducing and adapting existing approaches that proved to be useful. These key areas can be suggested by members when submitting a paper proposal (or just by emailing the HoMER Co-ordinators). A dedicated session of this stream will include:

Small group discussion (1 hour) on the key areas, followed by presentations (10 min) to the HoMER participants and a further discussion (20 min). Possible key areas to explore might include (but are certainly not limited to): Cinema and Memory; the Economics and business of film; Programming and film popularity; Paratextual analysis; the Digital challenge; Distribution and spreading of films; Impact of research to non-academic audiences.

Moreover, in a speed dating session, junior researchers will be given the opportunity to team up with experts to discuss their individual methodological and theoretical concerns. If you are interested in this (both juniors and experts), please email the Co-ordinators.

Submissions

Please send abstracts of 250 to 300 words, plus 3 or 4 bibliographic entries, and a 50-word academic biography to conference co-ordinators, Clara Pafort-Overduin (c.pafort-overduin@uu.nl) and Daniela Treveri Gennari (dtreveri-gennari@brookes.ac.uk).

Updated Information will be posted at: http://homernetwork.org/

 

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Professeur ou professeure en Économie du cinéma et des médias
Faculté des Arts et des sciences
Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques

Description du poste
Le Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeur.e à temps plein au rang d’adjoint.e en Économie du cinéma et des médias.

Fonctions
La personne retenue sera appelée à enseigner aux trois cycles, à encadrer des étudiants aux études supérieures, à superviser des stages, à poursuivre des activités de recherche, de publication et de rayonnement ainsi qu’à contribuer aux activités de l’institution.

Exigences

  • Doctorat en études cinématographiques ou dans une discipline pertinente pour le poste.
  • Expérience dans l’enseignement universitaire
  • Dossier de publications et de recherche en économie du cinéma et des médias
  • Compétence pour dispenser des cours relatifs au cinéma et aux médias dans leurs dimensions socio-économiques : la production, l’exploitation, les publics et la diffusion.
  • Avoir une connaissance suffisante de la langue française (écrite ou parlée) ou être
    déterminé à l’apprendre *

Informations sur le poste
No d’affichage: FAS 09-18 /10
Période d’affichage: Jusqu’au 5 novembre 2018 inclusivement
Traitement: L’Université de Montréal offre un salaire concurrentiel jumelé à une gamme complète d’avantages sociaux.
Date d’entrée en fonction: Le ou après le 1er août 2019

Soumission de candidature

  • Le dossier de candidature doit être constitué des documents suivants:
    • une lettre de motivation
    • un curriculum vitæ
    • un des évaluations d’enseignement au niveau universitaire (si disponibles)
    • choix de trois publications ou de travaux de recherche récents
  • Le dossier doit également comporter trois lettres de recommandation. Celles-ci doivent être transmises directement par leur auteur au Département.

Le dossier de candidature et les lettres de recommandation doivent parvenir à la directrice du Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques au plus tard le 9 novembre 2018 à l’adresse suivante :

Madame Suzanne Paquet, directrice
Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx
Faculté des arts et des sciences – Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

Le dossier de candidature peut être également envoyé sous forme électronique à l’adresse suivante : pascale.roussel.1@umontreal.ca
Les personnes intéressées trouveront plusieurs informations sur le Département en consultant son site Web à l’adresse : https://histart.umontreal.ca/accueil/

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*Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal
L’Université de Montréal est une université québécoise de langue française, à rayonnement international. Dans le cadre du renouvellement de son corps professoral, elle intensifie le recrutement des meilleures spécialistes dans le monde et s’assure par ailleurs que, conformément à la Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal, les professeurs qu’elle recrute qui ne maîtrisent pas le français à leur entrée en fonction bénéficient d’un programme de soutien à l’apprentissage de la langue française.

Privilège de confidentialité des candidatures
Les procédures de nomination en vigueur à l’Université de Montréal prévoient que tous les dossiers de candidature peuvent être consultés par les membres de l’Assemblée des professeurs. Toute personne désirant que sa candidature demeure confidentielle jusqu’à l’établissement de la liste restreinte de recrutement (candidats retenus pour entrevue) est priée de le mentionner dans sa lettre de motivation.

Programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi
Par l’entremise de son programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi, l’Université de Montréal invite les femmes, les Autochtones, les minorités visibles, les minorités ethniques et les personnes handicapées à soumettre leur candidature. Lors du recrutement, nos outils de sélection peuvent être adaptés selon les besoins des personnes handicapées qui en font la demande. Soyez assurés de la confidentialité de cette information. L’Université prône l’inclusion et la diversité de son personnel et encourage également les personnes de toutes orientations et identités sexuelles à poser leur candidature.

Exigences en matière d’immigration
Nous invitons tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler à l’UdeM. Conformément aux exigences de l’immigration au Canada, veuillez noter que la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents.

 


Professor in Economics of Film and Media
Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques
Faculté des arts et des sciences

Job description
The Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Economics of Film and Media.

Responsibilities
The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, oversee internships, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Film Studies or another discipline related to the position.
  • Strong publication record in the economics of film and media.
  • Teaching experience at university level.
  • Expertise in the delivery of courses relating to the socio-economic dimensions of film and media including production, distribution and reception.
  • Adequate knowledge of the French language (written and spoken) or a strong commitment to achieving the proficiency level required*.

Information about the position
Posting number: FAS 09-18 /10
Deadline: November 9, 2018 inclusively.
Treatment: The Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits.
Starting date: On or after August 1, 2019

Application

  • The application must include the following documents:
    • a cover letter
    • a curriculum vitæ
    • copies of recent publications and research
    • teaching evaluations at the university or college level (if available)
  • Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department chair by the referees.

Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the chair of the Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques at the following address:

Madame Suzanne Paquet, Chair
Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx
Faculté des arts et des sciences — Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

The complete application should be sent preferably in electronic form to the following email : pascale.roussel.1@umontreal.ca
For more information about the Department, please consult its Web site at: https://histart.umontreal.ca/accueil/
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* Language Policy
Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy, Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.

Confidentiality
The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Equal Access Employment Program
Through its Equal Access Employment Program, Université de Montréal invites women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnical minorities, as well as persons with disabilities to apply. During the recruitment process, our selection tools will be adapted to meet the needs of people with disabilities who request it. Be assured of the confidentiality of this information. Université de Montréal is committed to the inclusion and the diversity of its staff and also encourages people of all sexual and gender identities to apply.

Immigration Requirements
We invite all qualified candidates to apply at UdeM. However, in accordance with immigration requirements in Canada, please note that priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

 

THE MEL HOPPENHEIM SCHOOL OF CINEMA

FACULTY OF FINE ARTS, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media

Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media to begin August 1, 2019.


Position Description

Film Studies at Concordia University is an internationally renowned leader in scholarship and curriculum devoted to the study of sexuality, gender, and queer film and media. Having participated as a co-founder and co-leader of the Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality since its establishment in 1999, the program has drawn hundreds of students to Montreal over the past twenty years. Integral to Film Studies and its undergraduate and graduate programs are pioneering courses that address the role of cinema and media in sexuality and queer study. Notably, Concordia hosted the first undergraduate class in North America devoted to the study of HIV as a cultural and political phenomenon and actively maintains the Queer Media Database (www.mediaqueer.ca).

We are seeking candidates with expertise in LGBTQ+ approaches to film and media. Applicants must display an outstanding record of research and teaching across these areas, as well as a strong commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry and the support of diverse communities. The ideal candidate will value intersectionality and integrate this into their research, teaching, and service.  


Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach specialized courses on LGBTQ+ topics alongside more general Film Studies classes. Their courses will contribute to the new BA Major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, housed in the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. Other responsibilities include the supervision of MA and PhD theses, serving on graduate committees, in addition to performing suitable administrative duties. Over time, the selected candidate will actively embrace program stewardship and engage in committee work at the department and Faculty levels.


Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD in Film, Media, Cultural Studies, or a related discipline(s), have substantial teaching experience at the university level, and demonstrate an active program of research exemplified by a record of publications across the relevant fields. We require a candidate with the ability to mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior experience of service and commitment to diversity and inclusivity will stand as a high priority. Although classes are taught in English, a foundation in French is deemed an asset.


About the Faculty and the School of Cinema

With over 4,000 students, faculty, and staff, the Faculty of Fine Arts is among the five largest art and design schools in North America. Montréal, our home, is exceptional: with 170,000 university students, a vibrant cultural scene, and the most affordable tuition in Canada, the city ranks among the top ten best destinations in the world for tertiary education. While supporting a significant Anglophone population, Montréal is the second largest French-speaking city after Paris. North America’s number one choice for international events and festivals, Montréal was the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity. Nestled in the heart of this pulsing city, embraced by a dynamic research university, the Faculty of Fine Arts benefits from extraordinary access to brilliant practitioners, thriving venues, cross-cultural perspectives, and an extensive network of outstanding facilities for research and production.

Taking advantage of our place within the rich fabric of a research university and our long history as one of the premiere sites in Canada for the study and creation of the arts and arts-based scholarship, the Faculty of Fine Arts is currently engaged in a transformative moment in which pedagogical, conceptual, theoretical, and material practices find resonance with a significant diversity of approaches. In our university community, live performance, historical research, methodological innovation, theoretical scholarship, technical experimentation, skills-based production, community fieldwork, as well as traditional and digital fabrication are equally valued. In addition to curricular experimentation, the formation of significant research centres and external partnerships in the Faculty of Fine Arts have enriched opportunities for faculty and students.

The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema—Canada’s largest university-based centre for the study of film animation, film production and film studies—is highly regarded around the world. The School hosts programs in Film Studies, Film Production, and Film Animation. Among the degrees offered are a BFA in Film Studies, a BFA in Art History and Film Studies, MAs in Film Studies and Cinematic Arts, and a PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies that attracts a diverse and international student body.


How to Apply

Applications should be submitted electronically to filmstudies.cinema@concordia.ca on or before November 15, 2018. Submissions must consist of 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. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. The department regrets that they cannot consider incomplete applications.

All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to:

Dr. Haidee Wasson, Professor and Chair, School of Cinema Hiring Committee
Email: haidee.wasson@concordia.ca
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 5236

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult the following webpages:

Concordia Human Resources-Jobs: http://www.concordia.ca/hr/jobs.html

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema: http://www.concordia.ca/finearts/cinema.html

Simone de Beauvoir Institute: http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/sdbi.html

Faculty of Fine Arts: http://www.concordia.ca/finearts.html

 

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2019. Appointments at a more senior level will also be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. 

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada; or

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

 

Two Posts in Film and Media at Queen’s University! Please circulate widely and direct all queries to Professor Gary Kibbins, Dept. Head, gk6@queensu.ca

1) Film and Media – Assistant Professor (Media Studies)

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a tenure-track position in Media Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will hold a PhD and will be an outstanding scholar and teacher with a strong and active research program in critical media theory and/or digital media theory and at least two years of teaching experience.

The successful candidate will have interdisciplinary and transnational links in their research program, demonstrated potential for research funding and publication, and a track record for collaborative initiatives. The successful candidate’s research profile should be strong enough to attract graduate students to the Graduate Program Film and Media, which will be launched in 2019. They must be willing to contribute to departmental and university service.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher at all levels of our undergraduate and graduate programs. While this is an open call position, we are especially interested in candidates with interests in areas including, but not limited to: social media; digital arts; television; gaming; theories of expanded media; media and cultural studies; and/or advertising and consumer culture. Candidates with expertise in these areas with a focus on gender studies, LGBTQ2S studies, and/or critical race studies are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s has an outstanding reputation of strong teaching and scholarship, with a 50-year history based in a commitment to the intersection of theory and practice. The Department is housed in the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, a state-of-the-art facility with teaching and learning environments including a production studio, film screening theatre, sound recording studio, and a digital lab. The Department of Film and Media has collaborations with Computing (with a program called Computing and the Creative Arts) and the Dan School of Music and Drama (with the Stage and Screen program).

Candidates must have a PhD in hand, demonstrated excellence in an active research program, and at least two years teaching experience. The Department is interested in candidates with a very strong teaching and research profile.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • A cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • The names and contact information for three (3) referees;
  • A research dossier with three (3) writing samples;
  • A teaching dossier with at least two outlines for courses previously taught;
  • Course evaluations, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration.

Please arrange to have applications sent by email only directly to: Professor Gary Kibbins, Head of the Department of Film and Media at gk6@queensu.ca. The deadline for applications is December 14, 2018.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Professor Gary Kibbins at gk6@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreementand at http://www.qufa.ca. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria.

2) Film and Media – Associate Professor (Cinema Studies)

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a position in Cinema Studies at the rank of Associate Professor commencing July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Film or a cognate discipline, and will be an outstanding scholar and teacher with an active research project in Cinema Studies and Theory, and at least six years teaching experience. The Department seeks scholars with strong teaching and research profiles.

The successful candidate will have interdisciplinary and transnational links in their research program, a successful history of securing Tri-Council (or comparative) research funding, and demonstrated experience in academic administration. The successful candidate will also have a significant and international publication record, and a track record for collaborative initiatives. The successful candidate’s research profile should be strong enough to attract graduate students to the Graduate Program Film and Media, which will be launched in 2019. They must be willing to contribute to departmental and university service.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher at all levels of our undergraduate and graduate programs and have demonstrated experience in production-based assignments in film studies courses. The candidate will have significant research expertise and a publication history in at least two of the following areas: transnational environmental film and media; film and media para-materials (artists’/filmmakers’ written statements and associated discourse); film and public/counter-public spheres; the interface between the analog and the digital in experimental film and media. Experience in curating film and media programs is an asset.

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s has an outstanding reputation of strong teaching and scholarship, with a 50-year history based in a commitment to the intersection of theory and practice. The Department is housed in the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, a state-of-the-art facility with teaching and learning environments including a production studio, film screening theatre, sound recording studio, and a digital lab. The Department of Film and Media has collaborations with Computing (with the Computing and the Creative Arts program) and the Dan School of Music and Drama (with the Stage and Screen program).

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • A cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • The names and contact information for three (3) referees;
  • A research dossier with three (3) writing samples;
  • A teaching dossier with at least two outlines for courses previously taught;
  • Course evaluations, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration.

Please arrange to have applications sent by email only directly to: Professor Gary Kibbins, Department Head at gk6@queensu.ca by October 19, 2018.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Professor Gary Kibbins, Department Head of Film and Media at gk6@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreementand at http://www.qufa.ca. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria.

 

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 http://www.cinema.utoronto.ca/.

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 cinema.director@utoronto.ca.

All application materials and reference letters must be received before the closing date of November 8, 2018. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. 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 cinema.director@utoronto.ca.

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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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

In order to apply, please visit https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1803789&lang=en

 

2018 FSAC Conference
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Le colloque annuel de L’ACÉC, 2018
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York University is conducting an extensive search for a Dean, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design to take office July 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, and invites expressions of interest, applications, and nominations.

Home to 53,000 students, York University has an established international reputation as a research-intensive university committed to collegial self-governance, social justice, equity, inclusivity, and diversity. Established in 1959, York has two campuses in the Greater Toronto Metropolitan Region and an upcoming state-of-the-art campus in the City of Markham. As a comprehensive university with 11 Faculties and Schools, 24 research centres, and 280 worldwide partnerships, York is a vibrant intellectual community focused on the highest academic quality, outstanding teaching and learning and student experience, cutting-edge research, and engagement with local, national and international communities. Please visit www.yorku.ca for additional information about the University.

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) is not only one of North America’s premier professional and research institutions, but also has evolved over the years as a leader that emphasizes practice and practice-based research in the arts, digital media and computational arts, and design. Home to 110 faculty members and 2500 undergraduate and 350 graduate students, AMPD is a thriving interdisciplinary environment for creativity and artistic practice, research, and learning in up-to-date facilities. Undergraduate, masters (including MA, MFA, and MDes programs), and doctoral degrees are offered in a range of areas including dance, digital media, cinema and media studies, design, music, performance studies, theatre, and visual art and art history. AMPD welcomes leading arts practitioners and scholars, offers its students unique opportunities to interact with Toronto’s diverse arts community, and will be a significant contributor to innovative programming at the new Markham campus. Please visit http://ampd.yorku.ca for more information.

Reporting to the Vice-President Academic & Provost and a member of York’s senior administration, the Dean of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design is the School’s chief academic and administrative officer, providing strategic direction, academic planning leadership and administrative oversight. The new Dean will lead AMPD to further excellence in teaching, research and service, raise its impact and reputation, and provide leadership in a challenging educational environment by developing key academic priorities and the strategies needed to advance them.

The successful candidate will possess the academic/creative profile and leadership experience to build on the School’s strengths and develop new directions for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral education and research. Experience in and knowledge of a creative and performance arts or cultural sector environment, as well as a relevant advanced degree, is required. With a record of building strong teams and promoting innovative interdisciplinary activities, the new Dean will possess an open and collegial style, a creative approach to problem solving, and outstanding management, communication and interpersonal skills. The new Dean will be able to promote excellence, equity, diversity and inclusion amongst all faculty, staff and students, and have the capacity to build and sustain positive working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents, and others legally entitled to work in Canada for York University will be given priority.

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Please select the “Affirmative Action” tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommodation will be provided by both Laverne Smith & Associates and York University throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.

Consideration of potential candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled. Applications should include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the candidate), and may be forwarded electronically, in confidence, to the University’s executive search consultants:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.
YorkAMPD@lavernesmith.com