CFP: Screening Characters
Proposals are invited for a new anthology on characters in film, TV, and interactive media to be edited by Johannes Riis (University of Copenhagen) and Aaron Taylor (University of Lethbridge).
Deadline for proposals is Dec. 31, 2015.
Requisition Title: Assistant Professor – Cinema and Digital Media - 1501054
Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Cinema Studies Institute
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Aug 20, 2015
Job Closing: Nov 9, 2015
The Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the field of Cinema and Digital Media. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will start on July 1, 2016.
We are seeking applicants with extensive knowledge of the history, theory, and criticism of new cinematic media. The successful applicant’s area of research specialization may include digital cinema, social media, online culture, gaming, and/or another area related to new media. The applicant’s teaching and/or research record should also demonstrate experience examining the relationship between cinema and digital media. Demonstrated expertise in global or non-Western practices and industries is welcome.
Duties associated with this position include teaching courses in cinema and digital media at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, supervising and mentoring students, participating in the affairs of the Institute, and conducting innovative research at the highest international level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Film Studies, Film and Media Studies, or a related discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter and must present evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. A record of excellence in research should be demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply through the following link https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1501054 . Applications should include a letter of application, a CV, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and two recent publications (either published or submitted). All application materials should be submitted online, and we recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Additionally, applicants should ask at least three referees to send letters of recommendation directly to email@example.com by the closing date of November 9, 2015.
For further information about the application process, please see the submission guidelines at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have questions about the position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is November 9, 2015.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN FILM PRODUCTION
School for the Contemporary Arts
Simon Fraser University
The School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure track position in film production at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 1, 2016. We are seeking a filmmaker or filmmaker/scholar with a significant track record in fiction, non-fiction, and/or experimental film/video production who is able to supervise and advise students on projects at all levels of our program and in a variety of forms and styles from fiction to documentary to experimental. We seek candidates with grounding in the creative aspects of film and video production, knowledge of new digital production workflows, a strong knowledge of film history, and the ability to also teach courses in cinema and media studies on a regular basis. As our film program is situated within an interdisciplinary art school, an interest in working together with fellow faculty in the other arts and fostering interdisciplinarity amongst students is also desirable. We especially value innovative and experimental approaches to creative work and inventive approaches to pedagogy.
The BFA in Film is a four-year, cohort-based production program that includes a very strong component of instruction in film studies. Students are exposed to the breadth of film styles and modes. They work intensively together over four years, each producing a number of their own productions. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded film production and studies education that also permits students to specialize in areas of their particular interest. Our students go on to be directors, producers, DPs, editors, screenwriters, and artists working in a variety of media and forms.
The School for the Contemporary Arts is located in a dynamic neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Vancouver and provides a diverse and engaging intellectual and artistic atmosphere in which to work. The School is an interdisciplinary fine and performing arts and scholarly program that offers a BA in Art, Performance, and Cinema Studies, and BFAs in Dance, Film, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art, as well as an interdisciplinary MFA and an MA in Comparative Media Arts. Faculty at the School are required to maintain a professional art practice and/or scholarly activity. A normal academic year for tenure track faculty in the School for the Contemporary Arts consists of two teaching semesters and a research semester; faculty generally teach four courses (or the equivalent) per year. Advising, committee responsibilities, supervision of graduate students, and occasional graduate level teaching are expected.
Requirements for the position include: an MA, MFA, or Ph.D. in film production or a relevant field; a well-established track record of film exhibition and production; a vibrant and continuing artistic practice. Experience teaching at the college or university level is an asset.
Applications must include: a letter of application outlining creative and scholarly background and philosophy; a curriculum vitae; links to 3 samples of artistic work; a statement of teaching philosophy; and the names and contact information (email, telephone) for three confidential referees. Please note that materials submitted will not be returned. Submit all applications by email to Elspeth Pratt, Director c/o Samantha Diamond, email@example.com
The review of applications will begin October 2, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by this date. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected.
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HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS
Humour and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Media Theory and Practice
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 31, 2015
Appel à contributions : SYNOPTIQUE Volume 5, numéro 1 (cliquer pour télécharger)
HUMOUR > PERTURBATIONS
L’humour et les technologies de perturbation dans la théorie et les pratique médiatiques féministes
Date de tombée : 31 décembre 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Xavier Dolan, Queer Nations, and World Cinema:
Locating the Intimate within the Global”
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 29, 2015
With the Jury Prize acceptance speech given at Cannes 2014 and the major buzz generated by his latest feature Mommy, 25-year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan brought his cinema to the attention of audiences and critics from all around the world. Four times in competition at Cannes since 2009 (with J’ai tué ma mère) and once in official competition at Venice with Tom à la ferme (2013), Dolan has been a crucial player in the film festival circuit for the past five years, and a spokesperson for the inventiveness of Quebec cinema in the international context.
Dolan’s “very Québécois” profile combined with the wide circulation of his films in foreign markets continues to enhance the relevance of Quebec’s cultural specificity in wider frameworks of film reception. Meanwhile, his prolific output provides a growing corpus from which rich thematic, socio-political and aesthetic approaches can be considered. With this in mind, Synoptique is devoting a special issue to Dolan’s work and its relevance both for Québec and world cinema. We therefore invite you to submit texts that transcend the classic “auteurist” approach, instead using Dolan’s cinema as a lens through which to explore a broader range of issues that situate it at the crossroads of contemporary cultural, political and cinematic concerns in the interdisciplinary field of film studies.
Submissions can include, but are not limited to, topics such as:
- National and trans-national cinemas as they relate to youth and queer filmmaking
- Film festivals, networks and circulation
- Language and accents in (trans)national cinemas
- Autobiographical fiction, theories of adaptation, the appropriation of source texts
- Local/global reception
- Queer spectatorships
- Screen acting, performance, directing actors
- The cinema of small nations
- Representations of the family, tradition, contemporary Québec, urban and rural
- Queer and border transgressions
- Bodies, desires, fantasies and identity politics
Submissions should be approximately 15-30 pages (3,500-7,500 words), written in either English or French, and formatted according to MLA guidelines. Papers should be submitted by April 15th, 2015. A link on www.synoptique.ca will guide you through the submission process. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org you have any questions.
Kester Dyer, Andrée Lafontaine and Fulvia Massimi, Guest Editors.
Click to download the Call for Papers for this year’s Affect Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba (18-20 September).
The deadline to apply is April 6, 2015.
The conference was held from Tuesday, June 2 to Thursday, June 4, 2015.
IMA JOB POSTING 2014-15
The School of Image Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The appointment, effective July 1, 2015, is subject to final budgetary approval.
Ryerson’s School of Image Arts in the Faculty of Communication & Design is recognized internationally as a top undergraduate and graduate school offering specializations in film and photography. The curriculum in the School of Image Arts program is designed to lead to careers in the film, photography, new media, communications, and the cultural industries. The School’s full-time faculty is made up of dedicated individuals who have established a solid educational, professional, research, and teaching background in their respective areas of expertise.
The successful candidate will teach a variety of production-oriented courses in the undergraduate Integrated Digital Option, play a key role in the development of this innovative curriculum as well as teach and supervise in either or both of the graduate programs in Documentary Media and Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management.
The successful applicant will be an image-based interdisciplinary artist/scholar with a record of artistic and/or documentary productions, exhibitions, and publications engaging with any of the following areas of expertise: creative coding, web-based media, social media platforms as storytelling tools, sound art and emerging sonic environments, or mobile imaging technologies and locational art. The successful candidate’s scholarly or creative activities will be situated within a hybrid, interactive space addressing 21st-century image-based productions and research-creation.
As the School continues to expand its scholarly and creative activities, the successful candidate should demonstrate the ability of establishing a solid independent, externally funded research-creation agenda that is dynamic, productive, critical and applied scholarly/creative research. The successful candidate has a capacity to engage in collaborative projects and collegial service. The successful candidate will ideally hold a PhD in research-creation or be close to obtaining one. In exceptional cases, a candidate holding an MFA with a significant professional and creative profile will be considered. The successful candidate has demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level and curriculum development experience will be considered an asset.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV and contact information for three referees to Cathy Gullo, Program Manager, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3. Applications can be submitted electronically to email@example.com. Please also include a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier including a teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (course evaluations), and access to a sample portfolio of work. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Priority will be given to candidates who apply on or before January 15, 2015; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/employment_resources/rfa.html
The RFA’s website can be found at: http://www.rfa.ryerson.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 known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and applied learning. More than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada. Ryerson University is located in the multi-cultural heart of downtown Toronto.
The 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.
TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE – 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18
Three-year Term Adjunct
Department of Film and Media
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6
The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a three-year Term Adjunct position in New Media. The candidate would teach the equivalent of four 3-unit courses (typically 2 per term) and be remunerated on a course-by-course basis. The candidate would also be expected to perform departmental service and will be remunerated separately for this service. A three-year Term Adjunct is a position remunerated for teaching and service only.
The courses to be taught are in the areas of digital media production and studies. The candidate must have a well-developed new media practice, with a specialization in areas such as cross-platform, gaming and/or other modes of multi-media. The individual will have basic facility for teaching scripting, directing, editing and cinematography. This individual would be offered a slate of courses that will include a newly configured FILM 250: Fundamentals of Production (see below), FILM 410: Multimedia (theory and practice), and a third-level critical new media studies course in their area. Typically 3rd level courses enroll 40 and 4th level enroll 20 students.
FILM 250 is a full-year course on the fundamentals of film and media production team-taught by a group of qualified instructors. These instructors are drawn from a pool of qualified faculty members, including the Term Adjunct. The Term Adjunct will be part of the FILM 250 team at least for the first two years of the appointment. A full Teaching Assistant and Technician support are provided to FILM 250. Second term is focused more on practicing the skills learned in first term, thus fewer weekly classes are scheduled.
These are on-campus courses taught at the new 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), Music, Drama (with the Stage and Screen program), and the BFA in Visual Arts, as well as the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies. The Department is developing an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Cultural Studies. The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University has a 45-year history based in a commitment to the intersection of theory and practice.
Candidates must have at minimum an MA or an MFA, a well-developed new media practice and at least two years of teaching experience, including filmmaking and new media. Experience with university or community arts service is an asset. The Department is interested in candidates with a very strong teaching profile. The departmental service will range from work with standing committees, as well as ad hoc committees that help to connect students to cultural organizations in the City of Kingston. The courses are fall/winter term courses and the appointment is for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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 this process, please contact: Department of Film and Media, Linda Graham: firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-533-6000 x 77013.
The academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/provost/faculty/facultyrelations/qufa/collectiveagreement.html. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. f
Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, names and contact information for two (2) referees, an art/research dossier, a teaching dossier with at least one outline for a course previously taught, course evaluations, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent. Please arrange to have applications sent by email only directly to:
Dr. Susan Lord, Head
Department of Film and Media
Applications will be received until December 15, 2014. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the Department of Film and Media can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/FILM.
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