The Department of Communication, Media and Film in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course in Spring 2021. 
Unless otherwise stated, Spring 2021 classes run from May 05 to June 17 (June 21-23 Spring session final exams) the term ends on June 25.
Please note: The Spring term will be delivered via remote instruction (using zoom or another online platform).

Definitions of synchronous and asynchronous:

Synchronous: Online/remote learning for which students are required to be online at specific time(s).  All GFC hours will have scheduled meet time(s).

Asynchronous: Online/remote learning for which students are not required to be online at specific time(s). GFC hours are guidelines for developing course content, but not scheduling.

Normally, preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in a relevant discipline and demonstrated expertise in the subject area. 

Spring 2021 Session:

Film Studies 301: Topic in National Cinema

FILM 301: Lec. 01, Mon/Wed, 9:00-10:50; Lab. 01, Mon/Wed, 11:00-13:45 (both lecture and lab have been scheduled as a synchronous offering) 

Along with their application, applicants are invited to submit two or more topics that they would be interested in teaching. Topics will be chosen from the applications received. Topics with a focus on cinemas from Asia, Africa, the Middle East or Latin America are especially encouraged.

Generic Course Description: Topics will explore various aspects of, or historical moments in, a particular nation’s cinematic culture. Topics might include Quebecois cinema, current British cinema, German cinema Between the Wars, Canadian cinema, the History of Chinese cinema, etc.

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

• Cover letter
• Current CV
• Three academic reference letters (if not already on file)
• Course names and descriptions of courses you have taught 

**Doctoral students who have passed their candidacy exams 30 days before the course begins are eligible to apply. Please indicate in your letter of application the anticipated dates for completion of the candidacy exams. 

For course descriptions, please refer to the University Calendar.

Please note that this course is tentative, pending sufficient enrollments.

For salary information, please refer to TUCFA’s Collective Agreement, Schedule B. As per the Collective Agreement, the Department of Communication Media and Film adheres to the right of first refusal terms (Section 23.12.1 and 23.12.2) for Sessional Appointments.

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

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.

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