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Tenure-track Position – Film Studies, University of Calgary

The Department of Communication and Culture invites applications for a tenure- track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2015. The area of specialization is Film Studies.

The Film Studies Program has a rapidly growing undergraduate major in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary. Applicants are expected to teach undergraduate courses in the Film Studies program’s core areas as well in as their area of expertise, and teach and supervise students in the Communication and Culture graduate program in areas related to both Communications Studies and Film Studies. The incumbent will be expected to maintain an active research program, leading to peer-reviewed scholarly publications and research grant funding, while engaging in university service and with the community.

The successful candidate will possess a PhD in Film Studies or related field and demonstrate a strong record of or potential for scholarly research and teaching excellence at the post-secondary level. Expertise in one or more of the following areas will be an asset: international screen cultures; documentary film; technology and/or animation; media industries.

Applications in PDF format should include an application letter with a clear statement of citizenship/immigration status; a detailed curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests and expertise; a teaching dossier with sample course outlines, a concise statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence; one to two samples of peer-reviewed scholarly work (not more than 30pp total); and three academic letters of reference sent directly to the department by the deadline below. To facilitate the review process, applicants are encouraged to limit their dossier to these materials..

To ensure full consideration, complete applications (including all reference letters) must be submitted by November 15, 2014, to: 

Dr. Barbara Schneider, Department Head
Department of Communication and Culture
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
Room 320 Social Sciences Bldg.
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
E-mail:  krystle.monahan@ucalgary.ca

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

Electronic submissions in PDF format for both the application and the letters of reference are encouraged. To learn more about the Department of Communication and Culture and this position please visithttp: www.comcul.ucalgary.ca

Additional Information
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes’.

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone. 

About Calgary
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation 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.

 

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Arts – Department of English & Film Studies, New Media Studies

Competition No. – A110424038
Closing Date – Oct 31, 2014

 

The Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of New Media Studies.

Applicants should hold a PhD or be close to completion and will have a superior teaching and research/publication record relevant to the field. They will propose an innovative programme of research and outline how it complements existing areas of scholarly and pedagogical strength by helping to forge new links between the English-, film-, and cultural-studies streams of our large, diverse department. We seek applications from persons qualified to undertake teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: digital and online culture, adaptation theory, transmedia studies and remediation, convergence culture and new media industries. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching/supervision, as well as administrative/committee work.

The University of Alberta aims to be one of the world’s great universities, by transforming learning, leading ground-breaking research, and uplifting society through new knowledge, leadership, and service. The University plays a key role in the cultural, educational, and business life of the province of Alberta and Canada as a whole, through the impact of its integrated mandate of teaching, research, and community service. It serves over 39,000 students in close to 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (www.ualberta.ca). The Faculty of Arts is the oldest faculty on campus and one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada (www.arts.ualberta.ca).  The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta.  The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a population of approximately one million (www.edmonton.ca) and an outstanding quality of life.  It is located only a few hours’ drive from Banff and Jasper National Parks, which offer skiing in winter and excellent hiking and sightseeing in summer.

To apply online, please submit a cover letter (include the names of three referees), a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, if available (please attach under the statement of teaching/research interests option), and a writing sample to a maximum of 20 pages (please attach  under the list of publications option). Further, applicants are expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them send their letters of reference to the attention of the Chair, Dr. Peter Sinnema; these letters can be submitted via email to the Executive Assistant, Roberta Zopf at zopf@ualberta.ca

For further information concerning the position or the Department, please contact the Chair, Dr. Peter W. Sinnema, at peter.sinnema@ualberta.ca.

 

How to Apply:

Apply Online 

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

http://careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110424038/

 

Requisition Title: Lecturer – Film and Media Studies – 1401146
Job Field: Limited Term (Lecturer)
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Cinema Studies Institute
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jun 9, 2014
Job Closing: Jul 10, 2014

Description:

The University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute (at Innis College) invites applications for a three-year limited-term teaching-stream appointment at the rank of Lecturer to begin August 1, 2014 or shortly thereafter and end June 30, 2017.

The Cinema Studies Institute is seeking applicants with extensive knowledge of film and media studies. The successful candidate will teach courses in cinema and related media at the undergraduate level in the Cinema Studies Institute (CSI). Ideally, the candidate will be equipped to teach courses currently offered by the Institute, a listing of which appears on the Institute website [http://www.utoronto.ca/cinema/undergradcourses.html]. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and have at least three years of experience teaching at the post-secondary level. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies (or a related discipline) by time of appointment or shortly thereafter.

In particular, the candidate should have experience teaching larger, lecture-based survey courses and supervising teaching assistants. Areas that the candidate should have expertise in teaching include: introductory film analysis, film history, film theory, American cinema, and cinema and technology. While this position requires general knowledge of the fundamentals of film and media studies, candidates should also demonstrate specialization in an area that would complement CSI’s current course offerings.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online through the following link https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1401146 . Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply .We recommend combining documentation into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applications should include:

1) a cover letter of no more than two single-spaced pages, and containing a concise articulation of the candidate’s teaching philosophy;
2) a curriculum vitae;
3) a teaching dossier containing a list of courses taught, course syllabi, and teaching evaluations;
4) an example of published scholarship not exceeding twenty pages.

Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation focusing on their teaching abilities sent directly to cinema.studies@utoronto.ca .

The deadline for applications is July 10, 2014.

For more information about the Cinema Studies Institute, please consult http://www.utoronto.ca/cinema .
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given
priority.

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.

 

Lecturer in Film Studies

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one fulltime (100%) renewable 12 month lecturer position (1 year contract) in Film Studies, in the Department of Theatre and Film, commencing July 1 2014.

The successful applicant is expected to teach 21 credits of on-campus undergraduate courses in Film Studies, and fulfill 3 credits of either graduate teaching or curriculum development activity within the Film Studies program.

The post will include responsibility for the design, development and production of teaching, learning and assessment materials and the delivery of seminars, lectures, workshops, tutorials, as well as mentorship (of students and Teaching Assistants) across a range of courses including but not limited to Introduction to Film Studies, Introduction to Canadian Cinema, Asian Cinema, Studies in Film Theory, and specialist seminar topics. The position may also include teaching a course in the Master’s in Film Studies program. The successful applicant will be expected to make a contribution to the Film Studies program’s efforts to initiate and maintain high-enrollment online courses, the development and implementation of curriculum changes and innovative pedagogical practices across the department, and participate in the program’s extracurricular teaching-related initiatives (including the Graduate Journal Cinephile, the Centre for Cinema Studies, undergraduate and graduate research awards, student recruitment, and outreach work). Consideration for reappointment will be based on demonstrated excellence in teaching and service, and availability of funding. 

The successful applicant must have a PhD in Film Studies or a cognate discipline. She or he will possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist and core knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by considerable experience in developing and delivering university courses, and evidence of the use of a range of pedagogical learning tools and delivery techniques to engage students. The successful applicant will have evidence of excellent teaching such as student evaluations and peer reviews, and will have made an impact on the discipline beyond their own teaching. The applicant will be expected to work flexibly and on their own initiative and will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to teach across a wide range of courses within our program.

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

How to apply:

Applicants should send a letter of application, including a brief statement about pedagogical perspectives on the teaching of Film Studies, an updated CV, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations), the names and contact information of three references, and arrange to have three confidential reference letters sent to:

Search Committee for Film Studies
Department of Theatre and Film
6354 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T-1Z1.

The deadline for completed applications is: March 31st, 2014.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in the four weeks following the application deadline.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Information about the Film Studies program and the Centre for Cinema Studies can be found at: http://www.film.ubc.ca/film_studies/ and www.centreforcinemastudies.com

 

MEL HOPPENHEIM SCHOOL OF CINEMA

FACULTY OF FINE ARTS, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

Canada Research Chair in Digital Cinema – Film Studies 

Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for an Emerging (Tier 2) Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Cinema within the Film Studies 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 (within 10 years of receiving the PhD) demonstrating promising and innovative investigations into the production, circulation, preservation and/or display of audio-visual cultures with research focusing on the challenges and opportunities presented by new technologies in understanding past and present audiovisual phenomena, broadly defined. 

Possible areas of specialization may include: technological, aesthetic, and cultural dynamics of moving image and sound formats of storage, transmission, and display across media; new models for on-line, digital, multimedia and interactive scholarship, publishing, and archiving; history and theory of gaming, special effects and or media convergence; artistic experimental and oppositional practices; mobile technologies and social media; history of moving image technologies; heritage and new media; intellectual property and the related business and legal infrastructures of moving images; history and theory of archives. Attention to matters of difference (gender, ethnicity, sexuality, language) as they subtend the above areas are encouraged.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research and publication in a relevant field and have demonstrated ability to foster sizable interdisciplinary initiatives, attract and mentor excellent graduate students, and secure external funding. The candidate will also be expected to take a leadership role in continuing to build the research culture of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and its graduate programs. Knowledge of French, though not a condition of hire, would be considered an asset.

The successful candidate for the CRC in Digital Cinema 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’s academic culture celebrates leading-edge research, creativity, and the transfer of knowledge for today’s innovation-driven society. The Chair in Digital Cinema will build on Concordia’s leadership in the fields of art, communication and culture, as well as information and communication technologies as described in our Strategic Research Plan (2008-12). This Chair will join related projects underway at the university devoted to art and technology (Hexagram), gaming (TAG), oral history, digital poetics, feminist media studies and screen cultures. A Canada Research Chair entails a reduced teaching load, research and salary stipends, as well as access to infrastructure grants for the duration of the five-year chair, renewable once, for a total of 10 years. 

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 covering letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a one-page statement of research achievements, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three referees. A detailed five-year research plan, appropriate to the goals and objectives of the CRC program, will be required of all finalists.

Applications should be submitted or postmarked on or before November 1, 2013 to:

Mailing and courier address:

Dr. Martin Lefebvre, Professor and Search Committee Chair
Re: Canada Research Chair in Digital Cinema – 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

All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to:
Dr. Martin Lefebvre, Professor and Search Committee Chair
Email: Martin.Lefebvre@concordia.ca
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 4676 

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, 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately after the November 1 application deadline, and will continue until the position is filled. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

MHSC CRC FMST Posting 2013 (click to download)

 

Assistant / Associate Professor – Richard Charles Lee Chair in Chinese Canadian Studies  –  1300848

https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=189481&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.UgvQ8Ej0wNU.mailto

Tenure Stream
Faculty of Arts and Science; University College; St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Closing: November 1, 2013

Description:

University College at the University of Toronto invites applications for the Richard Charles Lee Chair in Chinese Canadian Studies, a tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor.  The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014, by which time the successful candidate must hold a Ph.D.

The Richard Charles Lee Chair is open to scholars in Chinese Canadian Studies in a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in and commitment to

research and teaching in an interdisciplinary environment at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Richard Charles Lee Chair will be expected to teach a range of courses in University College’s Canadian Studies Program and to take a lead role in developing the recently launched Asian Canadian Studies Minor. In addition, her or his teaching and research will be expected to draw upon and expand the already strong existing partnerships with Chinese and Asian communities in Toronto. 

The successful candidate will be offered a graduate appointment in one of the Departments of Anthropology, Art, English, History, Political Science, Religion, or Sociology, or in the Cinema Studies Institute or the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies.  He or she will participate in teaching and supervision in the graduate unit. 

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both a collegiate and departmental structure.  University College is the founding college of the University and has a long-standing commitment to challenging its diverse body of over 4200 undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to preparing them to engage in the wider world.  In addition to the Canadian Studies Program, University College sponsors two other interdisciplinary undergraduate programs – Cognitive Science and Health Studies – and is affiliated with the Drama Centre and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by visiting: http://uoft.me/academicopportunities. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a sample of academic writing, and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position, please contact uc.searches@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two clearly labelled files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. 

Applicants at the associate professor level should provide us with the names of at least three referees whom we should contact for letters in support of your application.  Applicants at the assistant professor level should ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the College via e-mail to uc.searches@utoronto.ca.

This address may also be used to send additional documents that cannot be accommodated using the online application system.

To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 1, 2013.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan areas in the world. For more information about University College, please visit

http://www.uc.utoronto.ca/; for the Canadian Studies Program, please visit www.uc.utoronto.ca/canadianstudies.

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

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Media Studies/Digital Culture

The Department of Culture and Language Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of New Brunswick invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The start date of the position is July 1, 2014, subject to final budgetary approval.

We seek a candidate with a strong background in the study of media, technology, and culture, preferably one whose work crosses traditional boundaries between the humanities, social sciences and arts. Each of the programs in the Department of Culture and Language Studies engages students by placing art, literature and media in cultural context. The successful candidate’s research and teaching areas should strengthen these ties between our growing program and the department’s other programs in film studies and/or world literatures and cultures. An active research agenda in media studies, popular culture studies, cyberculture studies, digital humanities, music and technology, digital game studies, or the history and/or political economy of media & new media would be welcomed, as would some familiarity with current digital technologies.

Completion of a PhD and evidence of excellent teaching and research abilities are required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses focusing on their area(s) of specialization, as well as core courses in the Media Arts & Cultures program (including Popular Culture and Digital Culture). (S)he will be expected to develop a course in approaches to the interdisciplinary study of culture, and will have the opportunity to contribute actively to shaping the future of media studies and film studies at UNB and to assist in developing our department’s unique combination of media, culture and language studies into a centre of research and teaching excellence in Atlantic Canada.

The Department of Culture and Language Studies at UNB houses a variety of specialists in languages, literatures, music, media and cultures. We are dedicated to the teaching of cultural literacy, which can best be achieved through the long-term development of linguistic competence and the study of literary and media texts in their social and cultural contexts. In the spirit of diversity and understanding, we are committed to our students, to the exploration of innovative teaching and research modes that draw upon common interests among our languages and disciplines, and to the strengthening of our links to the greater academic community and the community at large. The Media Arts & Cultures program has three essential components: critical, creative and technical. The first places the study of the media in an intellectual and social context. The second encourages the student to develop creatively as an individual. The third aspect of the degree seeks to ensure that the student has an appropriate level of competence with recent digital media technology.

Candidates should forward (electronically) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier with summaries of course evaluations and course outlines, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

 

Dr. Anette Guse, Chair
Culture and Language Studies
UNB Fredericton
cals@unb.ca

 

Closing Date for Applications: Sept. 30, 2013 or until a suitable candidate is found.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status.

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLE OF EMPLOYMENT EQUITY