Term Adjunct: Animation

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 two-year Term Adjunct position in Animation. The candidate would teach the equivalent of two 3-unit courses 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. Term Adjuncts are remunerated for teaching and service only. 


The courses to be taught are part of a proposed Certificate in Animation Theory and Practice, which is envisioned as a uniquely interdisciplinary program that embraces hybrid, experimental approaches to the art form and encourages innovative reading and analysis of animated media. Potential courses include a second year Introduction to Animation course, a third-year option in Advanced Animation Production, and a fourth-year course which the successful candidate may propose in their area of specialisation. The successful candidate must have an active, public-facing creative practice with evidence of critical engagement with animation history and/or theory. Candidates must have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in either Animation, Animation Studies, Media Arts, Media Studies, Visual Arts, Art History, Digital Media, Studio Arts, Film Studies, Communications Studies, or an adjacent field. Two years of teaching experience at the college or university level is preferred. The Department is interested in candidates with a strong teaching profile and the ability to integrate theory and practice in their teaching. 


The Department of Film and Media has an outstanding reputation of strong teaching and scholarship, with a 50-year history of commitment to the intersection of theory and practice. The Department is housed in the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, a state-of-the-art facility with teaching and learning environments including a production studio, film screening theatre, sound recording studio, and a digital lab. The Department of Film and Media has collaborations with the School of Computing with the Computing and the Creative Arts program, and with the Dan School of Music and Drama in the Media and Performance Production program. The Department is also home to the Vulnerable Media Lab, which engages in remediation of obsolete moving image platforms.


The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


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: Departmental Administrator arsenaud@queensu.ca 613 533-6000 #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/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement.


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


Applications should include a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, the contact details for two (2) referees, a dossier of their creative practice, and a teaching dossier including a proposed syllabus for a course in the area of animation practice and/or theory, available course evaluations, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration.  Please arrange to have applications sent by email only directly to:


Scott MacKenzie, Head 

Department of Film and Media

Queen’s University



Applications will be received until March 10, 2022.  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/filmandmedia/.


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