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Department of Cinema and Media Arts, The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD), York University

The Department of Cinema and Media Arts, The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD), York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Media Arts at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Aboriginal (Indigenous), and/or as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe), and/or as members of other visible minorities (racialized groups). Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black, Indigenous, and other faculty of colour in the arts, this opportunity is to support the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. The position is part of a cohort hire of fourteen new colleagues at York University, including hires across a number of faculties and a wide range of areas and fields. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community at York, where we aspire to achieve equity and diversity in all areas, including race equity.

The Media Arts BFA combines critical thinking with hands-on experience in innovative studio courses that focus on digital technologies (from social media to diverse screen technologies). The overriding philosophy of the degree emphasizes critical practice, collaboration, flexibility, resourcefulness and problem-solving across various media platforms. The ideal candidate will have an established artistic and critical practice that engages issues faced by racialized and marginalized communities along with relevant professional and academic experience that addresses these issues.

A PhD or a PhD near completion by the start of the appointment in Media Studies, Visual Culture, Communications, Digital Media, Cinema and Media Arts or a related field is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research/research-creation and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research, research-creation, or professional practice and specialize in one or more of the following areas: media arts, immersive media, expanded cinema, media installation, interface design, interactive storytelling. The applicant’s experience in working with racialized and marginalized communities in the creation of media, storytelling, archives, narrative experiences, community-led research, and other forms of advancing social justice and equity will be considered a significant asset. The applicant will also have expertise in a range of technologies and platforms used in creating interactive media.

Candidates must provide evidence of research and creative excellence or promise of research and creative excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research/research-creation statement; a record of exhibition or publication (or forthcoming exhibitions and publications) in significant venues or with significant journals in the field; presentations at major media events conferences or; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

The successful candidate will have the capacity to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research/research-creation at the highest level. We acknowledge that within higher education in Canada, traditional or conventional academic pathways in research can reinforce biases in the filling of faculty posts. We encourage applications that may not fit this mold and challenge traditional notions of scholarship and research.

The position involves graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the submitted teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that create an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Caitlin Fisher, Chair of the Department of Cinema and Media Arts, in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University, at fmsearch@yorku.ca.

This selection will be limited to individuals who self-identify as Aboriginal (Indigenous), Black or members of other visible minorities (racialized groups). York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. York University encourages Aboriginal (Indigenous), Black peoples or members of other visible minorities (racialized groups) to self-identify as a member of one or more of the four designated groups: women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities. The Affirmative Action program can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is December 1, 2020. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research/research-creation and teaching portfolio (including teaching philosophy, syllabi, and sample assignments) and three letters of reference should be sent to: Professor Caitlin Fisher, Chair of the Department of Cinema and Media Arts, in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University, at fmsearch@yorku.ca.

 
Job Title: Interim Associate Dean, Animation and Game Design
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Animation, Art and Design
Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
 

Sheridan is currently seeking to fill an Interim Associate Dean position (14-month contract) within the Animation and Game Design programs. The successful candidate will be a strategic and operational leader, balancing and aligning the vision, objectives and planning of Sheridan with those within the FAAD. The Interim Associate Dean is responsible for providing leadership to faculty, staff and students in a number of specified programs within the Faculty. 

With a leadership approach that is inspiring, inclusive, responsive, collaborative, creative, and nimble, the Associate Dean position will cultivate a workplace of inclusivity and diversity while continuing to strive for outstanding course curriculum and delivery.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Building (with faculty) a strong identity, positive reputation, and clear sense of mandate and direction for the School/Department and Faculty through the achievement of shared educational objectives that are current, effective, relevant to student needs and workplace expectations, as well as consistent with the strategic direction of the College and Faculty;
  • Strategic planning and actively participates and is instrumental in the development, implementation and leadership of the Faculty strategic plan as part of the academic planning process of the College; 
  • Providing leadership in ensuring a high quality of teaching and faculty commitment to professional development and currency in their discipline, profession and industry; 
  • Facilitating a sense of shared responsibility among faculty and staff for the strategic development and management of enrolment plans, program budgets and effective and efficient allocation of work and resources to address both immediate operational requirements and longer-term program and institutional priorities;
  • Leading strategic development and management of budgets including an efficient allocation of fiscal and physical resources to services.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for education, a Masters degree (Ph.D. is an asset), and ideally, a proven track record of outstanding leadership experience within a post-secondary institution.

Sheridan is deeply committed to promoting diversity, advancing equity and fostering a culture of inclusion. Therefore, we invite applications from marginalized and equity-seeking groups, particularly members of BIPOC communities. Persons with a disability may contact the Human Resources department to request accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.

Consideration of candidates will begin September 4, 2020; however, the posting will be “Open until Filled.” The anticipated start date for this position is November 1, 2020

Details : https://sheridan.njoyn.com

 

The Faculty of Arts, Department of Communication, Media and Film invites applications for an Instructor (3-year limited term) in the area of Film Studies. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2020.

We are seeking a scholar who will have the primary responsibility of teaching Film Studies at the undergraduate level in the program’s core areas (introduction to film studies, film history, and film theory), in addition to areas of specialization. Demonstrated teaching expertise in these core areas, as well as one of the following areas is required: cinemas of Asia, Africa, the Middle East or Latin America; indigenous cinema; critical race theory; feminist film history; film/media production. Ability to teach courses in communication and media studies, or television and digital media would be an asset.

The teaching duties for this position consist of seven courses distributed over three academic semesters. As part of their responsibilities, the incumbent will be expected to participate in the development of courses within the department, be involved with the extra-curricular events on campus and within the broader community with the goal to sustain a vibrant program. Mentorship of students and service to the department, faculty, and university is also expected.

The preferred candidate will hold a PhD in Film Studies or a closely related field. The incumbent will have experience or potential to teach film studies at the university level and will demonstrate the potential for pedagogical innovation and excellence in undergraduate teaching.

The Department of Communication, Media and Film is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the Department of Communication, Media and Film please visit https://arts.ucalgary.ca/communication-media-film.

All applications must be received by April 11, 2020.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the ‘Apply Now’ link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

  • Letter of application that details teaching experience and area(s) of scholarly interest 
  • Updated curriculum vitae with names and contact information for 3 referees
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and a teaching dossier. This should include two sample course syllabi (one for Introduction to Film Studies, and the other a course of your choice) and two sets of course evaluations 

These materials should be addressed to:

Dr. Charles Tepperman, Department Head
Department of Communication, Media and Film
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
Room 320 Social Sciences Bldg.
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

All applicants are strongly encouraged to visit https://arts.ucalgary.ca/communication-media-film to obtain additional information.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary
 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

 

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Job Field: Tenure Stream 

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science 

Department: Cinema Studies Institute 

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto) 

Job Posting: Sep 19, 2019 

Job Closing: Nov 11, 2019, 11:59pm EST 


Description

The Cinema Studies Institute in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, St. George invites applications for a full-time, tenure stream position in the field of Canadian Cinemas, including North American Indigenous cinema and media. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will start on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in Film Studies, Film and Media Studies, or a discipline related to the position as described by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, and possess 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 outstanding, innovative and independent research at the highest international level while establishing a competitive, externally funded research program that will complement and 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 Canadian Cinemas, understood to include North American Indigenous cinema and media. Areas of specialization may encompass the history, historiography, and theory of various forms and traditions of Canadian cinemas, including, but not restricted to, documentary, animation, experimental, or narrative modes in anglophone, francophone, diasporic, or indigenous contexts. We also welcome applicants who study cinema and media cultures within Canada, including collaborative practices, co-productions, minoritarian practices, exhibition and reception, film festivals, and non-theatrical uses. Critical engagement with regional, national, and transnational approaches is expected to inform the research projects of those who apply. Interdisciplinary approaches, methodologies, and ways of knowing will also be appreciated. 

 

Excellence in research must 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, the submitted research statement and evidence of an innovative research program, as well as  strong endorsements by referees of high standing. 

 

Excellence in teaching must be demonstrated through a record of teaching accomplishments, strong 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 vita, 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 evaluations).  

 

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 Director, at cinema.studies@utoronto.ca.

 

All application materials and reference letters must be received by the closing date of November 11, 2019. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF format. If you have questions about this position, please contact Denise Ing at cinema.studies@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.

 

Source: Careers at U of T : Assistant Professor – Canadian Cinema  1903750

 

MEL HOPPENHEIM SCHOOL OF CINEMA

FACULTY OF FINE ARTS, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

Canada Research Chair in Media and Migration – Film Studies

Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for an Emerging (Tier 2) Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Media and Migration within the Film Studies area (which houses the Film and Moving Image Studies doctoral program). The goal of the CRC program is to ensure that Canadian universities “achieve the highest levels of research excellence to become world-class research centres in the global, knowledge-based economy.”

We are seeking an emerging Canadian or international scholar demonstrating promising and innovative investigations into the relation between transnational, migratory and diasporic movements and the media forms and infrastructures in their contemporary or historical dimensions, broadly defined.  Candidates eligible for Tier II chair positions must be exceptional emerging scholars within 10 years of their highest degree at the time of nomination (exclusive of career interruptions). Candidates are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their career goals, such as the decision to have a family, eldercare, illness, and so forth, in their letter of application. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

Possible areas of specialization may include (but are not limited to): the technological, aesthetic, social and cultural dynamics of moving images across media and in global circulation; artistic, experimental, and other oppositional media practices that respond to and represent the intensification of migratory trends (both forced and voluntary); the multiplicity of narratives of migration and ideas about the migrant represented in film and media; labor migration and border-crossing within film and media industries; the entanglements between border regimes and media technologies of surveillance, tracking, and control; relationships between media infrastructures, structures of distribution, and diasporic formations; the mediation of migration patterns beyond South-North vectors; analyses of the shifting terrains of postcolonial and postsocialist spaces and infrastructures, the movement across them, and their articulations in and through media.

Attention to how questions of gender, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, sexuality, religion, class, dis/ability or language intersect with and frame both the patterns and predicaments of movement and the genres of mediation outlined above are strongly encouraged. Accordingly, we particularly encourage applications from underrepresented and minoritized scholars.

The successful candidate will have an important record of innovative or diverse research and publication (or, in the case of a junior scholar, show the promise for such a record with at least one peer-reviewed publication) and have demonstrated an ability to foster collaborative initiatives in or outside the university, secure appropriate funding, and mentor a diverse body of students. The candidate will also be expected to take a leadership role in continuing to build and expand the research culture of the department and university and its graduate programs, and this with an eye to the multiplicity of forms of media and migration around the globe.

The successful candidate for the CRC in Media and Migration, who will have obligatorily defended their PhD by June 30, 2020, will be appointed to the School of Cinema at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and will be expected to possess expertise in Film Studies with a view of also teaching existing courses in the unit’s curricula. The candidate will work with the Faculty of Fine Arts to prepare the formal CRC application according to CRC program guidelines. The university will nominate the successful candidate to the CRC Secretariat at the earliest opportunity according to the guidelines of the CRC program.

Concordia is located in one of North America’s most diverse, creative and livable cities. The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema – Canada’s largest university-based centre for the study of film animation, film production and film studies – has an international reputation that continues to provide a benchmark for innovation and quality. The School of Cinema’s Film Studies programs are in great demand as a highly interdisciplinary domain of study situated within the globalization of culture, knowledge and technology. A young PhD program, as well as a vibrant MA in Film Studies, provide a rich context for advanced, critical study of the moving image, as well as for innovative and sustainable research programs in a variety of areas crucial to the rapidly changing field of film study.

Submissions must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a one-page research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should address in their cover letter how their research and/or experience contribute to equity, diversity or inclusion.

A detailed five-year research plan, appropriate to the goals and objectives of the CRC program, will be required of all long-listed candidates, who will be contacted at the end of October.  Short-listed candidates will be invited for campus interviews in late November or early December.

 

Applications should be submitted or postmarked on or before September 15, 2019to:

 

Mailing and courier address:
Dr. Masha Salazkina 
Re: Canada Research Chair in Media and Migration – Film Studies
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, S-FB 319
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8
Fax: 514-848-4255

 

Civic address for in-person delivery:
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Faubourg (FB) Tower
Sir George Williams Campus
1250 Guy Street, S-FB 319
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3H 2T4

 

Electronic submissions:
FILMSTUD@algol.concordia.ca

 

All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to:
Dr Masha Salazkina, Search Committee Chair

Email:masha.salazkina@concordia.ca

 

For further information, applicants are encouraged to consult:
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema: http://cinema.concordia.ca
Faculty of Fine Arts: http://finearts.concordia.ca
Academic Services for Fine Arts faculty:
http://finearts.concordia.ca/officeofthedean/servicesandresourcesforfaculty

 

This position, linked to the CRC appointment, will begin July 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately after the application deadline, and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.

 

 

 

The Collaborative Research Centre 1015 “Muße. Grenzen, Raumzeitlichkeit, Praktiken”(“Otium: Boundaries, Chronotopes, Practices“) in the context of the project “Immersion and leisure in the theme park: media landscapes near Ontario Place (Toronto, 1971-2011)” led by Prof. Dr. Robin Curtis at the Institute for Media and Cultural Studies at the Albrecht-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany is seeking to immediately fill the position of

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Fee group 13 TV-L (100 %), starting date: as soon as possible

The research fellow will be employed within a highly dynamic research environment that offers a variety of intellectual stimuli. The position includes challenging tasks in the project “Immersion and leisure in Theme Park: Media Landscapes at Ontario Place (Toronto, 1971-2011)”, which explores how immersion and leisure are connected. In particular, the multimedia exhibition strategies and leisure experiences in the recreation and theme park Ontario Place and the practices of its use will be researched. On the basis of a group of test persons who experienced Ontario Place between 1971 and 1983 as contemporary witnesses, the research project conducted by the postdoctoral researcher will examine the individual practices of using the park. This will be done in close cooperation with the research project of the funding applicant, Robin Curtis, who will reconstruct and analyse the multimedia exhibition configurations in the park.

The tasks of the research assistant include, among others

  • Collaboration in the overall research project on the relationship between immersion and leisure in the Theme Park: Media Landscapes near Ontario Place (Toronto, 1971-2011);
  • Analysis of the practices of the use of the park by means of walking interviews on site in Toronto in 2019;
  • Participation in project publications as well as independent publications in relevant journals and presentations (national/international) in the project context; 
  • Participation in the conception, organization and realization of a conference within the framework of the Collaborative Research Center “Muße”/”Otium.”
  • The project that has just been approved has a shortened duration and this requires a willingness to orient oneself quickly in the already ongoing second approval period of the Collaborative Research Centre.
    Hiring requirements: 
  • Doctorate in media studies, cultural studies and/or empirical cultural studies, (qualitative) sociology, or related subjects;
  • Experience in field research;
  • Good knowledge of software for the management and evaluation of qualitative data (MAXQDA) and willingness to acquire it;
  • Interest in teamwork in a large interdisciplinary research network;
  • Excellent English, basic knowledge of German.

The position is limited until 31.12.2020 (due to the funding of the DFG until the end of the second SFB funding period). Remuneration is according to TV-L E13.

For the position advertised here, we are particularly pleased about applications from women.

Please apply with a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications as well as copies of all certificates of qualification stating the reference number 00000455 by 12.04.2019 at the latest. 

Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Institute for Media Cultural Studies
Prof. Dr. Robin Curtis
79085 Freiburg im Breisgau

Please direct applications, preferably in electronic form (in a pdf file with a maximum of 10 MB), to sekretariat.curtis@mkw.uni-freiburg.de
For further information please contact Elissa Wittke at +49 761 203-98627 or e-mail elissa.wittke@mkw.uni-freiburg.de

 

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Tier II Canada Research Chair in Media, Culture and the Environment
Trent University

Trent University invites applications from emerging scholars with a strong research profile for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Media, Culture, and the Environment. We are interested in candidates working on any subject in the intersection of the environmental humanities, media studies, and cultural studies, and from many different methodological approaches.

As a faculty member appointed to both the Department of Cultural Studies and the Trent School of the Environment (TSE), the CRC will have a strong multi-disciplinary background and the demonstrated potential to collaborate with faculty in the humanities and the social and natural sciences. The successful candidate will develop a personal five-year research plan within a collaborative institutional context: they will teach one or more courses in undergraduate degree programs associated with Cultural Studies and the TSE, and they will supervise graduate students in one or more MA or PhD programs, including Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental and Life Sciences, Indigenous Studies, and Sustainability Studies. Additionally, they will benefit from research centres and groups including the Centre for the Study of Theory, Culture, and Politics, the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, the Institute of Integrative Conservation Biology, and the Communicating Conservation Science Research Group.

As a Tier II CRC, the candidate must be an emerging scholar, which means that they will have received their PhD no more than ten years ago. At the same time, they should be an emerging world-class researcher who has demonstrated the sort of creative research and leadership that can attract, develop and retain excellent students and future researchers. Most importantly, the candidate must propose an original, innovative research program of high quality. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) will have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. More information can be found on the Canada Research Chairs’ website.

CRCs are highly competitive research professorships funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada Research Chairs Program. As such, the successful candidate will emphasize research over teaching and administrative responsibilities: CRCs typically teach one course each semester. They will be appointed as a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to Trent University for a five year term, renewable once. The Trent appointment will be conditional on a successful Canada Research Chair nomination.

Application materials must be sent as one pdf file and include the subject line “Tier II CRC in Media, Culture, and the Environment.” By April, 30 2019, applicants should electronically submit the following to Cathy Gates, Director Office of Research and Innovation:

  1. A signed letter of application;
  2. A 5 year research plan (including your intentions for mentoring graduate and post-graduate students);
  3. A teaching philosophy (including your experiences in increasing equity, diversity, an inclusion in previous institutional environments and curricula and in supporting diverse students);
  4. A copy of your three most influential publications;
  5. A current CV;
  6. A completed self-identification form; and
  7. The names of three referees.

We respectfully acknowledge that we are on the treaty and traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabeg. We offer our gratitude to the First Peoples for their care for, and teachings about, our earth and our relations. May we honour those teachings. Recognized as Canada’s outstanding environmental university, Trent has an extensive riverfront campus, including several nature reserves; less than two hours from Toronto, Ontario, it attracts a diverse student body.

Trent University is actively committed to creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The University especially welcomes applications from the members of the four designated groups (applicants who identify as women, Indigenous people, racialized people, and people with disabilities). Recruitment will be guided by the Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Practices, the Trent University Canada Research Chair Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and by the University’s commitment to employment equity and diversity. Training and development activities related to unconscious bias, equity, diversity and inclusion for administrators and faculty involved in the recruitment and nomination processes for chair positions is mandatory.

All Candidates are invited to complete and submit a self-identification form alongside their application. By identifying, CRC applicants allow Trent University, and the Canada Research Chair Program, to measure the levels of diversity and collect data for all groups to ensure any systemic barriers within our policies and processes can be identified. The collected forms, and their associated data, will be kept confidential, and only accessed on a need-to-know basis by members of the selection committee and, for nominees selected, by the Canada Research Chair Program Office.

Trent University recognizes the impacts that interruptions (e.g., parental leave, extended leave due to illness, etc.) can have on a person’s career and research achievements, and these leaves will be carefully considered when reviewing the candidate’s record. Candidates are encouraged to explain in their application how career interruptions may have impacted them.

Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact Cathy Gates, Office of Research and Innovation.

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Digital Media Arts and Communication, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
University of Waterloo

The Department of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in digital media arts and communication.

Based in a liberal arts faculty, in a research-intensive university, the Department of Communication Arts has undergraduate programs in Speech Communication, Theatre & Performance, and Digital Arts Communication, and currently serves approximately 200 majors and 150 minors. In addition, the Department delivers approximately 100 sections of communication courses to students from several different programs across the University.

The successful candidate will have an exceptional research and/or practitioner profile, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a background in digital media/arts and communication. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in hand or be ABD with dissertation near completion. Ideal candidates will bring an ability to contribute to the Digital Arts Communication minor, the Speech Communication major, and courses designed and delivered for students from across the university. In addition, candidates will be expected to contribute to the integration of digital arts practice into courses across the department. It is expected that the candidate will be engaged in scholarship or creative activities associated with digital arts as both a mode of production and an area of theoretical and critical inquiry. In particular, candidates may have expertise in digital design, interactive media, digital storytelling, game design, tangible media, online digital platforms, or some other related area. A demonstrated pedagogical commitment to theoretically informed practice, student-centered learning, and engagement of broad public issues is desirable. Additional expertise in critical race, indigenous, dis/ability, trans, feminist, and/or queer approaches to the practice and study digital media and communication are welcome. Ideal applicants will have a high degree of technological literacy, the ability to secure external funding, collaborative potential with other faculty across the University, the ability to engage in outreach activities with industry in their area and be able to contribute to the growth of the department. The salary range for this position at the Assistant Professor rank is $80,000 to $100,000. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must include the following: letter of application addressed to Dr. Robert Danisch (Department Chair), CV, one sample scholarly publication, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Qualified candidates should complete an online application at: http://artsofas.uwaterloo.ca/communication-arts

Deadline to apply: April 18, 2019

The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation”. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.

Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why

 

University of Lethbridge

 

Instructor III – New Media/Digital Video
2-year term


The University of Lethbridge’s Department of New Media invites applications for a two-year term appointment in new media/digital video at the rank of Instructor III, commencing July 1, 2019. This position is subject to the approval of the Board ofGovernors.

A M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree is required, combined with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching in the area of digital video production and/or other related new media areas. The ideal candidate will have excellent creative and technical skills in digital video – specifically, experience using DSLR cameras, lighting and audio production equipment, and a mastery of non-linear editing and other post-production software. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise within one of the Department’s other areas, which include Web and Graphic Design, Interactive Arts and Design, 3D Computer Graphics, Gaming, and Animation. A demonstrated record of creative activity and/or scholarly research is also an asset. The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research/creative activity, and have the potential to contribute actively in the Department of New Media and the Faculty of Fine Arts.

The course load for this position is 7 courses or equivalent per year. These will include 5 undergraduate courses, including digital video production, cinematography and lighting, postproduction and visual effects, and the potential for other new media courses to be assigned in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Experience in development and delivery of online and/or blended courses is an asset.

The position offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, relocation assistance, access to well-equipped facilities, and the opportunity to work within a dynamic department.

The Faculty of Fine Arts offers degree programs in Art, Drama, Music and New Media within a liberal education context. The Department of New Media offers four degree programs: a B.F.A., a combined B.F.A/BMgt., a combined B.F.A./B.Ed., and a M.F.A. in New Media. The University of Lethbridge acknowledges, recognizes, and deeply appreciates the Siksikaitsitapii (Sik-si-gay-ts-i-da-bee) people’s connection to their traditional territory. We acknowledge that we, as people living and benefitting from Siksikaitsitapii territory, honour the traditions of the people who have cared for this land since time immemorial. We also recognize the diverse population of Aboriginal people that attend the University of Lethbridge and the contributions that Aboriginal peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community. For more information about the Department of New Media, University of Lethbridge, and the city of Lethbridge please visit our websites at:

https://www.uleth.ca/fine-arts/study/new-media
http://www.uleth.ca
http://www.lethbridge.ca

Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and, if possible, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations), and samples of recent research/creative via the online portal (https://uleth.peopleadmin.ca/postings/3479). Applicants will also be asked to input the names and email contact information of three qualified referees who can assess teaching and research/creative activity. The said referees will then be emailed a link where they will be asked to upload a confidential letter of reference to your application, no later than the closing date of this search.

Applications must be received by the closing date of Monday, February 18, 2019.

Dr. Jackie Rice, Interim Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329-2126 • Fax: (403) 382-7127
Email: finearts.dean@uleth.ca

The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

 

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.