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CARNEGIE APPOINTMENT IN HUMANITIES AND COMPUTING – DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

 

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Dalhousie University, in cooperation with the Faculty of Computer Science (FCS) at Dalhousie University and the History of Science and Technology Program (HOST) at the University of King’s College, invite applications for a probationary, tenure-stream Assistant Professor level position in Humanities and Computing.

The successful candidate will teach 2 courses per year in FCS: 1 section each of CSCI 1800 (Computing and Society in History) and CSCI 1801 (Case Studies in Computing and Society) OR 2 sections of either class, with each section having an enrolment of up to 250 students. The faculty member will also have further annual teaching duties in FASS and/or HOST, to be confirmed at time of appointment based upon the teaching load of the chosen FASS home department. A 1 course release will be granted for serving as course director of CSCI 1800 and 1801. This position is a Carnegie appointment, meaning that the colleague will be a member of King’s Faculty rather than of the Dalhousie Faculty Association and will be expected to contribute to the administration of King’s as well as of Dalhousie. The appointment is intended to further a meaningful exchange of ideas and expertise in Humanities and Computing across King’s and Dalhousie, and to ensure that the new colleague has a strong community of support. The new colleague’s home for research purposes, including funding, grant application support, conference travel, etc., will be in FASS and King’s as per existing Carnegie appointment practices, but they will be encouraged to form research collaborations and connections with colleagues in the Faculty of Computer Science as well as with HOST and FASS colleagues. At Dalhousie, their main administrative home will be in FASS, but they may also be expected to contribute to administration within the Faculty of Computer Science: for example, by serving as a FASS representative on relevant FCS committees.

A record of, or demonstrated potential for, excellence in teaching and research in Humanities and Computing (broadly construed) and specific competency in areas relevant to the History of Science and Technology is required. A record of publication will be an asset. Applicants must have in hand, by the start date of the appointment, a Ph.D. in a field appropriate for appointment in a FASS department (see list at https://www.dal.ca/faculty/arts/departments.html). Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience.

Applications should include: a complete curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies, and the names and contact information for three referees. All materials must be submitted electronically through https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/5992 . The closing date for applications is June 7, 2021.

GREAT CAREERS. GREAT CHOICE.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit https://www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

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Posting Date: May 5, 2021
Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department: Film and Media
Description of Area or Topic of Research: Media Archives

 

The Vulnerable Media Lab located in the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University is inviting applications to a 1-year MITACS Accelerate Post-Doctoral Fellowship to work with our partners Reelout Queer Film Festival and Archive/Counter Archive to begin August 1, 2021.

 

Candidates must have defended their dissertation by July 15th, 2021.  (This is a firm deadline)

The successful candidate is expected to focus on research into archival processes, including ethical best practices and community-based methods for digitization, restoration, preservation, metadata production, and data management for analog and/or digital-born media, with particular engagement with LGBTQ2, Indigenous, Black or BIPOC communities in the Americas.

 

We invite applications from archivists and/or digital humanities interdisciplinary scholars who have earned a doctorate in one of the following areas, in order of priority: media preservation/archival or information studies, museum studies, communications, digital media, cultural studies, art history or related discipline, and have expertise in such fields such as asset/collections management, Indigenous knowledge architectures, digital media production. The position requires that the candidate has strong skills and experience in community arts engagement, and familiarity with open-source content management systems and, ideally, post-production software. Required soft skills include outstanding writing and communication skills, a strong collaborative working style, good time management, and adaptability. Working knowledge of Spanish or French would be considered an asset. 

This Post-Doctoral position will include opportunities to produce publications and curate media online and onscreen, participate in conference presentations and directly contribute to content design for VML and Reelout’s platforms, as well as for Archive/Counter-Archive’s hybrid publications. Working with a range of Queen’s partners (including Art Conservation, Queen’s Library and Archives, The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and the Centre for Advanced Computing) and with graduate students in Cultural Studies, Art History, Art Conservation, and Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies, the successful candidate will be well positioned to develop their projects and expand their skills. It is expected that the candidate will divide their time between the Vulnerable Media Lab on Queen’s Campus and Reelout’s office in Kingston, with research trips to archives in Toronto. 

 

The Vulnerable Media Lab is a state-of-the-art CFI-funded facility serving as the base for a number of research projects related to Indigenous, BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+ and women’s histories.  The researchers aim to develop methods and processes to ensure this media is preserved and made available according to culturally specific and ethically driven forms of access, thus engaging in new conversations about cultural heritage.

 

Remuneration: $55,000
Start Date and Duration of Appointment: August 1, 2021-July 31, 2022
Required Qualifications: PhD in one or more of the following areas, in order of priority:media preservation/archival or information studies, museum studies, communications, digital media, cultural studies, art history or related discipline, and have expertise in such fields such as asset/collections management, Indigenous knowledge architectures, digital media curation and design. Strong skills and experience in community arts engagement, and familiarity with open-source content management systems.
Required Documentation: Cover letter describing experience and research intention; CV; names and contact information of two references. 
Application Deadline: June 15, 2021
Application Procedure: Apply by email to Dr. Susan Lord, Director of the Vulnerable Media Lab <vml@queensu.ca>

 

 

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY: 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.

 

ACCOMMODATION IN THE WORKPLACE: The University has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee’s accessibility needs due to disability. 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 the interview process, please contact Dr. Susan Lord vml@queensu.ca

 

Anishinaabemowin: Gimaakwe Gchi-gkinoomaagegamig atemagad Naadowe miinwaa Anishinaabe aking

 

Kanien’keha (Mohawk): UNe Queen’s University e’tho nońwe nikanónhsote tsi nońwe ne Haudenasaunee tánon Anishinaabek tehatihsnónhsahere ne óhontsa.

 

English: Queen’s University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.

 

For more information on the history of this land, and why it is important to acknowledge this land and its people, please see this link to the Queen’s Encyclopedia: http://www.queensu.ca/encyclopedia/t/traditional-territories 

 

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postdoc job posting VML

 
Job posting: LTA – Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media Studies.
Deadline: April 23rd

Position description

The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, Montreal, is seeking candidates with expertise in LGBTQ+ and feminist approaches to film and media. Applicants must display a strong record of research and teaching across these areas, as well as a commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry. Candidates with experience teaching gender and sexuality as they intersect with issues of race, class, religion, nationality, ethnicity, and disability are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will value principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, and integrate these into their research, teaching, and service.

The successful candidate’s teaching assignment will include specialized courses on feminist and LGBTQ+ topics, alongside more general Film Studies classes. These courses will contribute to the FMST BFA degree as well as the new and growing BA Major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, housed in the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. During the initial appointment, the successful candidate will normally be expected to teach up to six undergraduate lecture courses in Sexuality and Representation, Queer Cinema, Women and Film, and Approaches to Film Studies, and up to seven courses (21 credits) per annum if reappointed. Other responsibilities may include some committee and administrative work.

Qualifications and assets

Applicants should hold a PhD in Film, Media, Cultural Studies, or a related discipline(s), and have teaching experience at the university level that demonstrates commitment to principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. Applicants should also demonstrate success with teaching topics that reflect the current state of the field in gender and sexuality studies. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a successful scholarly record in gender and sexuality studies, and with abilities in a range of approaches to the field. Prior experience indicating academic or community service with the same commitment to diversity and inclusivity will be a recognized strength. Although classes are taught in English, a foundation in French is an asset.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted electronically to filmstudies.cinema@concordia.ca on or before April 23, 2021. Submissions must clearly identify the job title (Limited Term Appointment in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media) and position code (21_LTA_CINE_M2), and include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); one example of published scholarly work (a peer-reviewed article/chapter in the area of expertise relevant to this call); and the names and contact information of three referees. All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Joshua Neves, Department Hiring Committee Chair, joshua.neves@concordia.ca. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin soon after the position has closed, but will continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The department regrets that it cannot consider incomplete applications.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building an equitable and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of diversity in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

 
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.

About the University of Calgary
 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

 
MITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Hybrid Media Publication Platforms
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Archive/Counter-Archive and Public Journal are pleased to announce a competition for a two-year MITACS Accelerate Post-Doctoral Fellowship position hosted by York University and Public Access Journal of interdisciplinary art.

Please share widely with your networks.
 

TIMELINE: Expected to begin June 1st, 2021
LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario Canada
SUPPORT: $45,000.00, office space at York University, use of a computer, and full access to York University Library

APPLY BY FRIDAY MARCH 19, 5PM EST – full details: counterarchive.ca  + see attached PDF

Candidates must have defended their dissertation by May 1st 2021.  (This is a firm deadline)

The successful candidate is expected to focus on research into emerging hybrid media publication platforms that integrate print and online media in creative, engaging and critical ways. A focus on Knowledge Mobilization for Archive/Counter-Archive’s case studies, working group outputs and artist residencies will be the primary means for testing content through diverse social media platforms and interfaces. Research outcomes will directly inform the future publishing practices of Public as the journal evolves with online readership and engagement.

We invite applications from, in particular, interdisciplinary scholars who have earned a doctorate in communications, media studies, archival or information studies, digital media, or art history, and have expertise in such fields such as creative publishing, online outreach/engagement, communications, and digital media design. The position requires that the candidate has strong skills and experience in research creation, knowledge translation, community arts engagement, and familiarity with social media, video hosting and marketing platforms. An understanding of open-source web content management systems is an asset. Required soft skills include outstanding writing and communication skills, a strong collaborative working style, good time management, and adaptability.

This Post-Doc position will include opportunities to produce publications, participate in conference presentations and directly contribute to content design for Archive/Counter-Archive’s hybrid publications. It is expected that the candidate will divide their time between York University and Public, also housed at York University’s campus.

If you have any questions, please contact Aimée Mitchell at aimee19@yorku.ca

PDF: EN – MITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Hybrid Media Publication Platforms

 

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Bourse Postdoctorale MITACS sur les plateformes de publications médiatiques hybrides

Archive/Contre-Archive et le collectif Public Journal sont fiers d’annoncer le concours d’une bourse postdoctorale de MITACS Accélération d’une durée de deux ans, un poste offert par l’Université York et par Public Access Journal sur les arts interdisciplinaires.

Veuillez circuler sur vos réseaux.
 

DATE: Commencement le 1er juin 2021
LIEU: Toronto, Ontario Canada
FINANCEMENT: 45 000$, un espace de bureau à l’Université York, l’utilisation d’un ordinateur et un accès complet aux bibliothèques de l’Université York

Les soumissions doivent être déposées avant le VENDREDI 19 MARS 2021 à 17h00 HNE. Pour plus de détails: counterarchive.ca + consulter le PDF ci-joint.
 
Les candidats·es doivent avoir défendu leur thèse d’ici le 1er mai 2021. (Il s’agit d’un délai ferme)
 
Il est prévu que le travail de recherche du ou de la candidat·e choisi·e se concentre sur les plateformes de publications médiatiques hybrides qui intègrent la publication écrite et numérique de façon créative, intéressante et critique. Une emphase sur La mobilisation du savoir sur les études de cas d’Archive/Contre-Archive et sur les résultats de leur groupe d’étude, ainsi que sur leurs artistes en résidences sera préconisée afin de mettre à l’essai du contenu sur différentes interfaces et plateformes de médias sociaux. Les résultats de recherche informeront directement Public sur les prochaines pratiques de publication à mesure que le journal évolue avec la fidélité du lectorat en ligne.
Nous invitons les chercheurs·euses interdisciplinaires qui détiennent un doctorat en communication, en études médiatiques, archivistique ou de l’information, en média numérique, ou en histoire de l’art, et ceux et celles qui possèdent une expertise dans des champs tels que la publication créative, le rayonnement en ligne, les communications et le design de média numérique. Le ou la candidat·e retenu·e pour le poste doit posséder de fortes compétences et une excellente expérience en recherche-création, dans l’application de connaissances et la transmission du savoir, un engagement dans les arts communautaires, ainsi qu’une familiarité avec les réseaux sociaux et l’hébergement de vidéos et les différentes plateformes de marketing. Une bonne compréhension de la gestion de systèmes de contenus web en code ouvert est un atout. Les compétences personnelles requises incluent une habileté exceptionnelle dans l’écriture et la communication, un style de travail faisant davantage appel à la collaboration, une bonne gestion du temps et une facilité d’adaptation.
Cette opportunité de postdoctorat offrira des possibilités de publications, de participer à des conférences et de contribuer directement à la conception de contenu pour les publications hybrides d’Archive/Contre-Archive. Il est prévu que le ou la candidat·e divisera son temps entre l’Université York et Public, qui est également situé sur le campus de l’Université York.
 
Pour toute question, veuillez contacter Aimée Mitchell: aimee19@yorku.ca

 

The Department of English and Cultural Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus invites applications for a Lecturer in Cultural Studies whose research focuses on intersectionality and media. The successful candidate will be appointed for 12 months. The expected start date is September 1, 2021.

Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track) with the possibility of renewal for successive terms, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

We seek an individual to teach the following courses in our undergraduate Cultural Studies program in the Winter and Summer terms. The teaching load would be seven courses per year.

Multiple sections of CULT 100 (Media and Popular Cultures in Global Context) per Winter term.  Please refer to the calendar description

CULT 325 (Media and the Politics of Identity) in the first Winter term

One course in summer term – either CULT 100 or CULT 325.
 

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Cultural Studies or a cognate field, evidence of an active research profile in media studies, and prior university teaching experience. (ABDs will be considered only with scheduled defense date).  

Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (which might include a teaching portfolio, student evaluations, peer teaching reviews, professional development of teaching, teaching awards and nominations). Candidates must include the names of three references.

Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Michael Treschow, English and Cultural Studies Department Chair, at Michael.treschow@ubc.ca.

Applications must be received no later than March 15, 2021.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.  

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

See this link to apply: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Okanagan-Campus/Lecturer—Cultural-Studies_JR1202-1

 

Assistant Professor, Open Discipline – Indigenous Focus, Faculty of Arts

Job ID: 22079
Updated: Today
Location: Main Campus

 

Position Description

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary, in partnership with the International Indigenous Studies Program, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor for an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. This is an open disciplinary search, meaning any candidate from the social sciences, humanities, or fine arts with a research program/creative practice and teaching expertise centering Indigenous peoples is encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will join one of the departments or schools in the Faculty of Arts and will divide their teaching and service activities between the International Indigenous Studies Program and their home unit.

In general, the successful candidate will establish and maintain an active research program or creative practice that centers around, or is driven by, Indigenous peoples.  The successful candidate must conduct research informed by Indigenous methodologies, which may include community-driven research and/or research/creative practice in dialogue with Indigenous knowledges and intellectual traditions.  The successful candidate must demonstrate competency in Indigenous pedagogies and working with Indigenous learners. They will teach and supervise at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and provide service to the International Indigenous Studies program, the home department, and potentially the wider community.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD, or terminal degree in their field.  Candidates who can demonstrate they are near completion of their program will be considered; however preference will be given to a candidate with a completed degree.  The appointee’s research agenda may be disciplinary or inter-disciplinary, with a Canadian and/or international focus.

The successful candidate must provide evidence of a record of, or clear potential for, excellence in:

  • Research or research creation with a focus centering Indigenous peoples or Indigeneity
  • Teaching and student mentorship
  • Working with Indigenous learners and content
  • Engagement with, or connections to, Indigenous community

Evidence should include publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals/venues or a record of completed and presented research creation, success with, or potential for, securing competitive funding, and proof of teaching effectiveness.  A record of engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations and/or institutions may include non-peer reviewed reports or briefs, presentations, formal partnerships, research relationship documents or outputs from community-engaged/driven projects, or membership in the community. 

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via the ‘Apply Now’ link. Indigenous and equity seeking candidates are invited to self-identify. Please be aware that the application allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

  • A letter of interest detailing how and why you meet the requirements of the position
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • For applicants in the social sciences or humanities, no more than two samples of scholarly writing
  • For applicants in the fine arts, a sample portfolio including five works accompanied by descriptions of the work, titles, dates created, mediums, and sizes.  Please reach out to the Director of the International Indigenous Studies Program for file transfer specifications
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and a teaching dossier (which must, at minimum, include two sample syllabi, summaries of the quantitative and qualitative results of two sets of course evaluations, and evidence of teaching experience with Indigenous content or learners)
  • Clear evidence of the applicant’s engagement with, or connections to, an Indigenous community

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted directly to the selection committee at:

Ms. Hoai Dang, 
Administrative Assistant for the International Indigenous Studies Program
University of Calgary
Faculty of Arts
Hoai.dang@ucalgary.ca  

For questions about the posting, please direct your inquiries to:

Dr. Daniel Voth, Director International Indigenous Studies Program
Search Committee Chair
University of Calgary
Faculty of Arts
Email: indg.director@ucalgary.ca

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on February 25, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.  It is likely interviews will be virtual.
 

The International Indigenous Studies program is a self-governing interdisciplinary program that centers on the experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada and internationally.  The program focuses on various aspects of Indigenous perspectives related to art, culture, ways of knowing, languages, economies, politics, and community structures, and attracts students from across the university (https://arts.ucalgary.ca/international-indigenous-studies).  The program is housed administratively in the Department of Political Science, and possesses its own Director, staff, affiliated faculty, and governance structure.

The University of Calgary is engaged in a consultative process with knowledge keepers, Elders, and leaders of the Treaty #7 peoples, the Métis Nation, and academics and university administrators. This ongoing process has resulted in the development of an Indigenous Strategy, ii’taa’poh’to’p – Together in a Good Way – intended to guide the university’s relationship with the Indigenous peoples in whose territory the university resides.  The Indigenous Strategy identifies the International Indigenous Studies program as a source of strength in the effort to transform and decolonize the way teaching, learning, and research occur on campus. This search is one part of the initiative to deepen and strengthen Indigenous focused research, teaching and learning on and off campus.

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.

About the University of Calgary
 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary is situated on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

 

Job Title:
Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Black Anglophone Literature

Department:
UBCO | Faculty | Department of English and Cultural Studies | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (Michael Treschow)

Posting End Date:
January 16, 2021.

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
Department of English and Cultural Studies
Black Anglophone Literature

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (research stream) position in Black Anglophone Literature. Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: Black transatlantic studies; Black Indigenous literatures; relevant national literatures (e.g., Caribbean, African, American, and/or Canadian); concepts of place and location; early modern literature; 18th-century literature; modernism; speculative fiction; electronic literature; Afro-futurism; environmental literatures; and life-writing. The position will be held in the Department of English and Cultural Studies and will begin on July 1, 2021.

Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. or equivalent (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in English or a closely related field. Applicants must have an active scholarly profile and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service, and to engage with the interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate level across a wide range of subject areas in the humanities and fine arts. The English program within FCCS offers a wide variety of courses in areas such as indigenous literatures, postcolonial literatures, media studies, ecocriticism, critical and cultural theory, and the digital humanities. The ideal candidate will also have a strong commitment to Indigenous engagement. As part of the University’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, UBC Okanagan has committed to supporting and implementing five key commitments, which can be found at https://ok.ubc.ca/about/indigenous-engagement/. FCCS seeks to build on its commitments to anti-racist pedagogies, expressed in the prominent place of race and race studies in courses ranging from postcolonial literature to the poetry and prose of the 17th century; to cultural safety training for faculty in relation to Indigenous pedagogies; and to our recent curriculum developments aimed at supporting UBC’s institution-wide emphasis on the Indigenization of our degrees.   For a full list of our programs, please consult the Faculty’s web page at https://fccs.ok.ubc.ca/.

Application materials must include the following:  A letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence or record of teaching effectiveness, research plan, and examples of scholarly research. 

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by Dr. Michael Treschow, Head, Department of English and Cultural Studies at recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “Black Anglophone Literature.  Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Michael Treschow at michael.treschow@ubc.ca

Review of applications will begin soon after January 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Okanagan-Campus/Assistant-Professor–tenure-track—Black-Anglophone-Literature_JR372

 

The Department of Theatre and Film at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus, seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Film Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching undergraduate courses, developing curriculum, and other relevant educational leadership and service in the B.A. in Film Studies program.  Situated on the beautiful Point Grey campus on the traditional ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people in the culturally diverse city of Vancouver, the Department of Theatre and Film offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Theatre and Film Studies and Practice, which include BA, MA and PhD degrees in Film, and Cinema and Media Studies.

We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as community-based learning, flexible and/or online learning, and curriculum/program design. Mentoring of graduate teaching assistants is a significant aspect of the position. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership. An ability to teach Media Studies courses would be a secondary asset. The successful candidate will be the BA Film Studies Advisor and generate ideas to oversee its curriculum development.

Applicants for the position should have a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies or Film Studies (or provide solid indication of completion before July 2021); possess exceptional organizational and leadership skills; provide evidence of or potential for teaching excellence and experience in Film Studies at the undergraduate level; have had experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and  have a a strong track record of team work and engagement. Experience in program coordination is an asset.

The normal teaching load of an Assistant Professor of Teaching is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will range from first- to fourth-year undergraduate courses. Course sizes range from 120 students in FIST 100 (Introduction to Film Studies), to 40 students in FIST 200 (Introduction to Canadian Cinema) to 25 in FIST 331 (Introduction to Film Theory). Duties would also include individual supervision of BA Honours essay students, and mentoring graduate students editing the program’s film journal Cinephile.

The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with other tenure-stream Film Studies faculty in related areas of teaching and research, and with any future hires in the area.

As this is a tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Assistant Professor of Teaching rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. sample syllabi, evaluations, etc.) , and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.  

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation, at least two of whom should have seen the applicant teach a class.

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is January 8, 2021. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2021.

All application materials should be submitted electronically through the Department’s careers website: https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=530 .  

To learn more about our Department, check out our website: https://theatrefilm.ubc.ca

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.

 

Date Posted: 11/06/2020
Closing Date: 12/21/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 424
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept. of Italian Studies (51%) / Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies (49%)
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Department of Italian Studies and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Race & Cultural Studies / Race & Diaspora. This will be a joint appointment between the Department of Italian Studies (51%) and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies (49%). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Italian Studies or a related area in the humanities or interpretive social sciences by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen both our existing departmental strengths: https://www.italianstudies.utoronto.ca/ and https://cdts.utoronto.ca/. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. We seek candidates who are clearly versed in the interdisciplinary study of racialization, transnational migration, and cultural production pertaining to Modern Italy (19th century-present) and its global entanglements, especially in relation to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Possible areas of study include: the production and circulation of textual objects, literature, media, visual arts, music, and/or social media related but not limited to historic and/or contemporary migrations into Italy; transatlantic and Pan-Euro-Mediterranean circulation of racialized peoples; gender, migration, and political economy; Italian colonialism and post-colonialism. The successful candidate will participate in student supervision and research projects, therefore advanced fluency in written and spoken Italian is required. Facility in other languages related to migration, Italian colonization, and diasporic communities in Italy is an asset. Experience teaching across interdisciplinary boundaries is strongly preferred.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of and publications in top-ranked, field relevant, and peer-reviewed journals, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement outlining current and future research interests, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Candidates must also provide evidence of an active research program as well as an emerging reputation in research and publication.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments; the teaching dossier that outlines past experience and includes a teaching statement outlining teaching philosophy and plans for future teaching, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a large, tri-campus institution in a vibrant, multi-ethnic region with a very diverse student population. The Department of Italian Studies is among the largest in North America, with an undergraduate program emphasizing language, literature, and cultural studies and a full graduate program leading to MA and PhD degrees. The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies is an incubator for research across the humanities and social sciences with a vibrant undergraduate program and a growing collaborative graduate program. For more information about the Department of Italian Studies please
visit 
https://www.italianstudies.utoronto.ca. For more information about the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, please visit https://cdts.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests, a recent writing sample, and a teaching dossier (including statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations). Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at chair.italianstudies@utoronto.ca by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.
Submission guidelines can be found at 
http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining the attachments in PDF or MS Word format as follows: (1) CV, (2) Cover Letter, (3) Research Statement and Teaching dossier. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Nicholas Terpstra at chair.italianstudies@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 21, 2020.

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

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.