Limited Term Appointment, Assistant Professor, Film Studies
St. Catharines, Main Campus


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Post End Date: March 25, 2022

Note to all candidates: This posting will close at 12:01 am on the date listed .


About Brock University

Brock University is located on the Traditional Territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. This Territory is covered by the One Dish One Spoon Wampum Agreement and the Upper Canada Treaties. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working with Indigenous people. In all that we do, Brock University strives to honour and support the Indigenous peoples of whose Traditional Territory Brock University is located. Our commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization are one of four strategic priorities of Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. These priorities include fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization. At Brock, “we believe that a diverse and welcoming learning community is built upon the foundation of exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni. This requires that Brock be attractive and welcoming to people of all identities and accepting of the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous people within the Canadian state.”


The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.


Our Geography

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What We Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and support for research. Research resources include conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles.  For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

About the position

The Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film at Brock University invites applications for a one-year Limited Term Appointment (LTA) in Film Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2022. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film offers four interdisciplinary undergraduate programs—Business Communication, Media & Communication, Popular Culture, and Film Studies—and is home to over 700 students.  The Film Studies program is one of the oldest and most storied in Canada.



The successful candidate must have a PhD in film studies, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will be required to teach four half courses—FILM 2P91 – Early Film Theory and FILM 2P99 – Film History II, plus two additional courses drawn from the following list:


FILM 2P94 – Popular Cinema

FILM 3P20 – Television Studies

FILM 3P21 – Canadian Television

FILM 3P56 – Issues in Canadian Cinema

FILM 3P97 – Gender in Cinema Pre-1960s

FILM 4P31 – Theories of the Visible


Teaching experience and range are both of the essence for this position.  Specific course assignments may vary in accordance with shifting staffing needs, and the successful candidates specific areas of strength.  It should be noted that this position will require in-person instruction (Brock University and provincial and regional public health policies permitting).



The closing date for the position is 12:01am on March 25, 2022. The last business day to apply is March 24, 2022. Applications should be submitted electronically via the online application system and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier (including relevant course outlines, course evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy). Applicants should arrange for 2 confidential academic references to be sent to Dr. Anthony Kinik in the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film (at before the closing date.

Our Commitment

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. LGBTQ is an umbrella category and shall be read to include two-spirited people. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.

Please note that Brock University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are working on campus and/or in-person with other employees, students or members of the public. As a condition of being hired, employees in these types of roles will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption.

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

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy Please advise:  to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

At this time, initial interviews will be conducted virtually.

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