Sessional Lecturer for CIN376Y1Y – Chinese Cinemas

Date Posted: 05/25/2022
Req ID: 31470
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Cinema Studies
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course number and title: CIN376Y1Y – Chinese Cinemas

Course description: This course examines Chinese films in their main three production centres: Hong Kong, The People’s Republic of China and Taiwan. Chinese cinemas share common historical ground, the mainland industry of the 1930s, chiefly in Shanghai. After the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war with Japan in 1937, the Chinese industry fragmented. Following the Maoist triumph in establishing the People’s Republic, in 1949, the mainland industry assumed a socialist form under state control. The Hong Kong industry took a dynamically commercial form and successfully served the Chinese diaspora as well as the local audience. The Taiwanese industry, while likewise commercial, was also under state control. Three separate cinemas resulted and grew distinct from one another. The process of division only began to reverse in the new century when co-productions and transnational financing grew in importance.

Estimated course enrolment: 40 students
Estimated TA support: N/A
Class schedule: Screenings scheduled for Mondays, 14:00-17:00. Lectures on Tuesdays, 15:00-17:00.

*Please note, the delivery method for this course is currently In Person. In keeping with current circumstances, the course delivery method may change as determined by the Faculty or the Institute.

Sessional dates of appointment: September 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024.

Sessional Lecturer I: $18,915.79
Sessional Lecturer I, Long Term: $19,861.58
Sessional Lecturer II: $20,243.53
Sessional Lecturer III: $20,725.52

Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Minimum qualifications:

  • MA in Film/Cinema
  • At least 5 years of experience teaching cinema at the university level, with a concentration on Chinese film history, theory, and/or analysis.
  • At least 5 years of experience marking undergraduate essays in cinema.
  • Evidence of recent teaching effectiveness.
  • Ability to teach online if public health issues require.

Preferred qualifications:

  • PhD in Cinema strongly preferred.
  • A strong record of research in Asian cinema and Chinese in particular.

Description of duties: The Sessional Lecturer will follow the broad outline of the syllabus that has been established for the course, using any textbooks/films that may have been ordered. Revisions and/or updates to the curriculum should be discussed with the Director. They will lecture, grade assignments, hold office hours each week, and answer queries by email or appointment.

Application instructions: Those interested should email a curriculum vitae (PDF) and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form to: Cinema Studies Institute HR.
Closing Date: 07/13/2022, 11:59PM EDT

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolment. Should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12 of the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 collective agreement.

Please note: Undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement rather than the Unit 3 collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 3 collective agreement.

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

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