Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Cinema & Media Studies (50%)
Posting Number F488P
Type of position Limited Term
Department/Unit Fountain School of Performing Arts
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
About the opportunity
The Fountain School of Performing Arts (FSPA) at Dalhousie University invites applications for a ten-month (50% FTE) limited-term appointment in Cinema & Media Studies, at the rank of Lecturer/Assistant Professor, commencing August 1, 2023. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate’s may duties include but are not limited to teaching three undergraduate classes; the candidate will also be expected to contribute to administrative service within the Fountain School of Performing Arts. The classes will mostly likely be in the Fall semester (September to December), although it might be possible to spread teaching out over the full academic year (September to April) at the candidate’s request. The successful candidate will have the option of working remotely for some of the time, although in-person presence at Dalhousie University is strongly preferred for at least one teaching semester.

Applicants must have or be near completion of a PhD in Cinema and Media Studies or a related field; a completed PhD is preferred. They must also have an active research profile and evidence of effective teaching at the post-secondary level.

Applications will include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies, evidence of teaching effectiveness (formal course evaluations), and the contact information for three referees (applicants selected for further consideration will be notified before referees are contacted). While most courses have been scheduled for next year, there is some flexibility around the specific classes the successful applicant will teach; therefore, please include in you application a cover letter that indicates the topic you would choose for a 4th-year Special Topics in Cinema and Media Studies course. Please also indicate which of the following courses you would feel comfortable teaching, and of these, which two you would be most interested in teaching: Animated Film; Film History Since 1955; Indigenous Representation in Film; Popular Cinema; Studies in Film Directors; and Topics in Black and African Diaspora Cinemas. Please also include a statement describing a demonstrated commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility within your cover letter. Applications are to be submitted online here.

The deadline for applications is May 22, 2023.

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

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/12/2020
Close Date 05/22/2023
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. List of referees
  6. EDIA Statement

Optional Documents


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