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The Department of Communication, Media and Film (CMF) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Race, Social Justice and Digital Media. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure- track) or Associate Professor(with tenure) and will be nominated for a CRC Tier II. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Communication, Media Studies or closely related field. The anticipated start date is 1 July 2022. 

Tier II Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination) and provide protected time and other supports for research. Candidates who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and who have had career breaks, such as maternity, parental, or extended sick leave, clinical training, and research interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, etc., may have their eligibility for a Tier II Chair assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. Please contact UCalgary’s Office of Research Services for more information: ipd@ucalgary.ca. Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program can be found on the Government of Canada’s CRC website [https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx], including eligibility criteria.

The Chair will establish an active research program that leads to peer-reviewed scholarly publications and external grant funding, and is aligned with the strategic plans of the Faculty of Arts and the University of Calgary. The incumbent will be an emerging scholar identifying with the general area of Race, Social Justice and Digital Media, and demonstrating excellence in research in one (or both) of the following specializations:  
     i.    Activism and digital media: This area of focus attends to user practices that engage digital media in anti-racist activism and organizing. Research in this area may address issues of anti-racist digital communities and publics; emergent socio-technical practices such as hashtagging; and/or intersectional historical analyses of these practices. 
     ii.    Digital design justice: This area of focus attends to the production contexts of digital media in order to better understand how digital media operates as racialized technology. Research in this area may address issues of racial bias in platform, app, and software design; critical studies of algorithms and data; and/or digital surveillance.

The Chair will develop cutting edge research that addresses the grand challenge of decolonizing digital media. By engaging media and mediation processes as an integral aspect of (de)colonization, this research will create vital and timely new knowledge about the possibilities for, and limitations of, digital platforms, social media, and online activisms to “un-settle” the logics of racial inequality out of which they emerge. 

The Chair will also play an important role in teaching and research supervision of students in CMF’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Service to the department, faculty, University, and community is also expected. The Chair will have the opportunity to be part of a prolific and diverse research environment in CMF, with access to state of the art core infrastructure. Outstanding opportunities for collaboration are available with established research programs in feminist media studies, media activism, environmental media, and film studies.

The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor level must have a record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications, external research funding, and effectiveness in teaching at the University level. The successful candidate at the Associate Professor level must have an established body of high-quality peer reviewed publications, external research funding, effectiveness in teaching at the University level, and evidence of effective graduate student supervision (where possible).

The Department of Communication, Media and Film is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the Department of Communication, Media and Film please visit https://arts.ucalgary.ca/communication-media-film.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the ‘Apply Now’ link here: https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/8242017-canada-research-chair-tier-ii-in-race-social-justice-and-digital-media-department-of-communication-media-and-film Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents, such as publications):

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees 
  • Statement of research interests and two samples of peer-reviewed work that demonstrates scholarly expertise
  • A teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, a record of teaching experience, sample syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • An equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI) statement identifying the applicant’s contributions or potential contributions to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on the basis of lived experience and understanding of racialized groups

Review of applications will begin on Feb. 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

Questions may be addressed to: 
Dr. Charles Tepperman, Department Head
Department of Communication, Media and Film
c.tepperman@ucalgary.ca 

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; in particular, we encourage members of equity-deserving groups  (women, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities,  members of visible minorities and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however in appropriate circumstances, preference in hiring may be accorded to candidates from the groups noted above. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

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.

COVIDSafe Campus Strategy

The University has implemented a new Vaccination Directive that requires all faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 1, 2022. You will be required to upload proof of vaccination prior to commencing your duties. Please review the COVIDSafe Campus website for further information and access to additional resources.

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.

 https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/8242017-canada-research-chair-tier-ii-in-race-social-justice-and-digital-media-department-of-communication-media-and-film

 

The Faculty of Arts, Department of Communication, Media and Film invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of Critical Media Practice. The anticipated start date is 1 July 2022.

The successful candidate will establish an active research program that leads to peer-reviewed scholarly publications and external grant funding, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their area of specialization in addition to a wide range of courses in the programs of Communication and Media Studies and/or Film Studies, contribute to the graduate program, participate in the affairs of the department and faculty, and engage with the wider community.

A PhD in Communications, Media Studies, Visual Culture, Digital Media, Cinema and Media Arts or a related field is required by the time of appointment. 

We seek a colleague who is a media maker-scholar, whose work falls into the area of critical media practice, exploring the intersections between theory, history, and media/film making. Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in media and/or film studies and media production. Applications are invited across a range of specializations in digital media practice and research, including (but not limited to) emerging media; critical race and/or postcolonial perspectives on film and media; documentary media; queer media; interactive narratives; maker culture; podcasting; activist media, software and platform studies; game studies and design; creative coding; disability and media. The successful candidate will help create new opportunities for students to learn about media making as part of their critical studies degree by developing courses in their areas of interest. 

The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in research, creative activity, and teaching. Candidates may demonstrate excellence in research through peer-reviewed publications and/or exhibitions. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of creative activity as demonstrated through exhibition or publication of digital media, which may include community presentations, festival presentations, awards and accolades, peer-reviewed performances, and/or web-based or professional production. Applicants should demonstrate potential for establishing a strong record of research productivity and successfully securing external grants. Experience with community engagement in research and teaching is an asset. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to equity, diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, creative activity, and service.

The Department of Communication, Media and Film is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the Department of Communication, Media and Film please visit https://arts.ucalgary.ca/communication-media-film.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the ‘Apply Now’ link here: https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/8242016-assistant-professor-critical-media-practice-department-of-communication-media-and-film Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents, such as publications): 

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees 
  • A research/creative work dossier that includes two samples of scholarly work and links to recent media works with accompanying maker statements
  • A teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, a record of teaching experience, and evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • An equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI) statement identifying the applicant’s contributions or potential contributions to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on the basis of lived experience and understanding of racialized groups.

Review of applications will begin on Feb. 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

Questions may be addressed to: 
Dr. Charles Tepperman, Department Head
Department of Communication, Media and Film
c.tepperman@ucalgary.ca 

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.

COVIDSafe Campus Strategy

The University has implemented a new Vaccination Directive that requires all faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 1, 2022. You will be required to upload proof of vaccination prior to commencing your duties. Please review the COVIDSafe Campus website for further information and access to additional resources.

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.

 https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/8242016-assistant-professor-critical-media-practice-department-of-communication-media-and-film

 

Front End Developer & Analyst

Starting September 2022 (renewable up to 5 years)

Open to students in any graduate program in Canada and the United States

More info: https://carleton.ca/transmedialab/2021/developer-analyst-fall2022/


Join the Transgender Media Lab and Humanities Data Lab!

We are seeking an incoming or existing MA or PhD student to lead front end development and analysis for the Transgender Media Portal. 

Trans, Two Spirit, queer, Black, and Indigenous candidates and candidates of colour are especially encouraged to apply!

The Transgender Media Lab at Carleton University and the Humanities Data Lab at the University of Ottawa are building the Transgender Media Portal (TMP), a website that will act as a kind of IMDb for trans, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and gender-nonconforming filmmakers and their films. The portal will: a) enable new ways of analyzing trans film production, distribution, and reception; b) share information about trans-made films with educators, students, festival programmers, artists, activists, and the public; and c) model best practices in terms of academic/community digital partnerships and digital sustainability. The TMP uses minimal computing principles to ensure maximum longevity and sustainability of the site and its data. Our workflow involves converting data from CSV to HTML, with a JSON-backed static search, and CSS and JavaScript front end.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Creating the CSS and JavaScript for the TMP static site
  • Maintaining the website
  • Producing documentation and how-tos
  • Determining how to improve the site based on feedback from users and implementing these improvements
  • Conducting data analysis and data visualizations (e.g. maps, timelines, animations, network graphs) to answer the project’s research questions

Previous experience required in the following areas:

  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Website stewardship, including producing documentation
  • Analytic visualization

Preferred skills and background:

  • Work with trans communities
  • Experience with community-based projects
  • Experience with collaborative team projects
  • Galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) sector experience
  • Metadata
  • Library data standards
  • Scripting, Python or XSLT

Compensation and duration:

  • The position is guaranteed for two years and renewable for up to five years.
  • This position is for 200 hours of research assistance work per academic year (~C$9,000/year). It will be compensated at the CUPE 2626 graduate Teaching Assistantship rates (currently C$46.86/hr, with an annual inflation of 1%).
  • If the candidate is enrolled in a university program, the position includes a Transgender Media Lab Scholarship of C$1,500/year.
  • Funding for travel for research and conferences will also be provided.

Incoming University of Ottawa and Carleton University students:

Interested incoming candidates should apply to a related MA, PhD or terminal degree program of their choice at the University of Ottawa (CommunicationComputer ScienceDigital Transformation and InnovationFeminist & Gender StudiesInformation Studies) or Carleton University (Communication and Media StudiesComputer ScienceCultural MediationsFilm StudiesHuman-Computer InteractionInformation TechnologyWomen’s and Gender Studies). Candidates may apply for more than one program but will have to pick one if admitted to more than one. We encourage candidates to apply for additional awards and financial support (uOttawaCarleton).

Enrolled students and students at other universities: 

Students who will be enrolled in any graduate program in Canada and the United States in Fall 2022 are eligible to apply. Students not based in Ottawa can work remotely.

The Transgender Media Lab is committed to principles of equality and social justice. We especially encourage trans, Two Spirit, queer, Black, and Indigenous candidates and candidates of colour to apply. Fellows will be expected to agree to a statement of values and abide by a code of conduct to ensure a safe, supportive working environment for all lab members and guests.

To apply:

  • Email the project director, Laura Horak (laura.horak@carleton.ca), to indicate your interest in the position.
  • For students who are applying to graduate programs at the University of Ottawa or Carleton:
    • Follow the online instructions to apply for the program(s) of your choice. In the “Statement of Intent” in your application:
      • Indicate your interest in this position and include the following sentence: “I give permission for the graduate admissions committee to share my application materials and letters of reference with Dr. Laura Horak and Dr. Constance Crompton”;
      • Describe all relevant skills and experience you have;
      • Trans, Two Spirit, queer, Black, and Indigenous candidates and candidates of colour are invited to self-identify.
  • For students who are already enrolled or students at other universities:
    • A cover letter that describes why you are interested in this position and your relevant skills, background, and experience. Trans, Two Spirit, queer, Black, and Indigenous candidates and candidates of colour are invited to self-identify.
    • A CV
    • An unofficial transcript from your most recent academic experience

 

Deadline:

  • Incoming University of Ottawa and Carleton students: Your graduate program’s application deadline. 
  • Enrolled students and students at other universities in Canada and the United States: February 1, 2022

Do you have questions? Feel free to reach out to project director Laura Horak at laura.horak@carleton.ca. For questions about the specific graduate programs, contact the graduate supervisor for that program.

This position is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Transgender Media Portal: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

 

 

Job Posting: Postdoctoral Fellow

Area of Research: Black Feminist Thought 

Description

The Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University seeks a postdoctoral fellow specializing in Black Feminist Thought. The postdoctoral fellow will be an emerging scholar with expertise in any area(s) of black feminist thought (such as but not limited to black and black diaspora feminism, African feminism, Caribbean feminism, black feminist and queer studies, black trans studies, black feminist geographies, black feminist cultural production [music, poetry, fiction, visual arts], black feminist activism and organizing). In addition to supporting a wider research program on black creative methodologies, as faculty member in the Department of Gender Studies, the candidate will also support the new Program in Black Studies through teaching and service. Scholar-activists and scholar-creatives are encouraged to apply. 

Applicant Details 

Applicants must have a PhD in hand by June 15, 2022. 

Application Materials

  • An updated curriculum vitae
  • One scholarly paper and/or excerpts from a creative portfolio
  • A statement (1,500 words or less) describing the proposed research project
  • Two confidential letters of reference (sent directly to us before the deadline)
  • Graduate Transcript(s)

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research and creative achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

Please send all materials to Taylor Cenac: taylor.cenac@queensu.ca

Salary: $60K  
Closing Date: February 1, 2022 
Supervisor: Katherine McKittrick
Expected start date: July 1, 2022
Term: One year  

About Queen’s University 

Post-doctoral fellows are represented under the collective agreement between PSAC 901, Unit 2 and Queen’s University.  Post-doctoral fellows are eligible for pregnancy and/or parental leave as defined in the Employment Standards Act. Additionally, employees may be eligible for some reimbursement of Eligible Childcare Expenses incurred under the Childcare Benefit Plan. For more information on postdoctoral benefits, see PSAC 901, Unit 2 Collective Agreement

Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website. The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity, and inclusion resources and initiatives.

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.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to 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.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that accounts for an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact: taylor.cenac@queensu.ca.

 

Job Title:
Professors, Bachelor of Film and Television (Part-time)
Faculty/Department:
Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design
Location:
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Application Deadline:
November 30, 2021
Job Number:
J1121-1170

 

Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty team in the Bachelor of Film and Television. This program offers students a comprehensive set of practical and critical thinking/writing skills, as well as knowledge in the Canadian film and television industries.  We are looking for part-time professors who can demonstrate a commitment to EDI-D (equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization) in their teaching or professional practice for the following courses:

  • MEDA13796 Introduction to Post-Production – To view the course outline, click HERE 
  • MEDA13314 Introduction to Directing – To view the course outline, click HERE
  • MEDA27028 TV Production Process 2 – To view the course outline, click HERE
  • MEDA20065 Digital Interactive Storytelling – To view the course outline, click HERE
  • VDES10146 Visual Effects Integration – To view the course outline, click HERE
  • BUSM34049 Business of Film and Television 1 – To view the course outline, click HERE
  • MEDA43314 Film Theory & Criticism – To view the course outline, click HERE

To view course outlines, visit: https://ulysses.sheridanc.on.ca/coutline/searchform.jsp

Sheridan professors are responsible for developing an effective learning environment for students while respecting their diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences, and individual learning styles.  

What You’ll be Doing

  • Delivering course curriculum in classroom and/or online, which includes ensuring student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques;
  • Tutoring and academic counselling of students, while evaluating student progress/achievement and assuming responsibility for the overall assessment of the students’ work within assigned courses;
  • Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes and designing appropriate strategies and tools for assessing student learning;
  • Developing individualized instruction and multi-media presentations and incorporating technology into the learning process where applicable;
  • Attending periodic faculty meetings.

About You
You have a passion for sharing your knowledge with others and contributing to the advancement of your field. 

You respect equity and diversity and value participating in and creating safe and inclusive environments at work and in the community.

You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

You are an agile individual with an ability to respond and adapt to change while using your problem-solving skills to most appropriately and effectively support each student’s unique needs.

The successful candidate(s) will also meet the following qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in Film Studies, Communication Studies or a related field required for:
    • MEDA13796 Introduction to Post-Production 
    • MEDA13314 Introduction to Directing 
    • MEDA27028 TV Production Process 
    • VDES10146 Visual Effects Integration
  • PhD in Film Studies, Communication Studies or a related field preferred for: 
    • BUSM34049 Business of Film and Television 1 
    • MEDA20065 Digital Interactive Storytelling
  • PhD in Film Studies, Communication Studies or a related field required for: 
    • MEDA43314 Film Theory & Criticisim
  • Applicants who can demonstrate a commitment to EDI-D (equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization) in their teaching or professional practice will be given preference.
  • Minimum of 3 years related professional experience.
  • Practical experience in filmmaking would be an asset.
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere for MEDA13796 Introduction to Post-Production would be an asset.
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and DaVinci Resolve for MEDA27028 TV Production Process 2 would be an asset.
  • Experience in Multi-Camera Production (i.e. writing, producing, directing, switcher, graphics) for MEDA27028 TV Production Process 2 would be an asset.
  • Experience with online learning tools (i.e. Blackboard, Google Classroom), teaching with Zoom or a similar platform.
  • Experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level.

Who We Are:

At Sheridan, we are passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives.  Our graduates enjoy a well-deserved reputation for their ability to succeed in the workplace from day one. This is a testament to Sheridan’s dedicated and caring faculty and staff, who have strong ties to industry and ensure our students have hands-on learning experiences and the best possible preparation for their future careers. We’re building a new, ground-breaking model of higher education — one that prepares graduates with the hard and soft skills to navigate change in a complex world.  As a member of the Sheridan community, you will have the opportunity to shape our teaching and learning experience and help prepare the future leaders of tomorrow.

Other Details
Campus Location: Trafalgar (may be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) once normal campus operations resume. 
Reference #: J1121-1170
Employee Group: Non-full-time Faculty
Salary Range: Based on relevant educational qualifications and experience 
Start Date:  January 10, 2022
Application Deadline: November 30, 2021 

Sheridan is deeply committed to promoting diversity, advancing equity and fostering a culture of inclusion. Therefore, we invite applications from marginalized and equity-seeking groups. Persons with a disability may contact the Human Resources department to request accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.

You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Position title: Assistant Professor – tenure-track

Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis). UC salary scales are publicly available. For more information, see: https://apo.ucsc.edu/compensation/salary-scales/index.html
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022, with the academic year beginning in September 2022. Degree requirements must be met by September 16, 2022 for employment beyond that date.

 

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: September 13th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Department of Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Media, Cultural Sovereignty and Decolonization.The Film & Digital Media Department at UC Santa Cruz offers an undergraduate major that currently enrolls 700 students, the two-year MFA program in Social Documentation that averages eight students per cohort, and a PhD program currently enrolling 29 students. Our curriculum reflects an understanding that intellectual and creative work are related forms of production and inquiry that challenge the traditionally conceived borders between creative and critical practice. The Arts Division, of which Film & Digital Media is a part, supports faculty research through the Arts Research Institute http://artsresearch.ucsc.edu/ari/; the campus supports research and teaching with grants awarded by the Committee on Research, the Committee on Teaching, and other groups. An Indigenous Networking Group actively works to serve the common interests of and support Native/Indigenous faculty members from different departments across the UCSC campus. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students.

We seek to hire a colleague whose creative work and/or scholarship embodies or addresses emerging and/or historical Indigenous/Native media practices. Candidates might be a mediamaker and/or a theorist-practitioner. Mediamakers will be working with audiovisual systems of meaning that are centered in Indigenous/Native communities and expression. Theorist-practitioners might emphasize ethical, social and cultural considerations of Indigenous knowledge, sovereignty and decolonization theories, methods and practices. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to community involvement and an Indigenous lived experience including working with Native American, First Nations, Inuit or Métis communities and organizations in Turtle Island; or more broadly the Americas, the Pacific Rim, Borderlands or Circumpolar Indigenous Nations. We are interested in located knowledges and practices but also collaborative or comparative approaches across geographically diverse areas.

We welcome Indigenous/Native pedagogical and practical approaches to media production and theory as an opportunity to strengthen the breadth of both critical research and production methods and perspectives taught and supported in the department at the undergraduate, graduate and faculty levels. Such a position would be supported by our departmental commitment to an ongoing process of developing structures and practices for centering social justice in teaching and research, and would enrich ongoing collaborations with other programs such as: the new MFA in Environmental Art and Social Practice in the Art Department, the Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Feminist Studies, History of Art and Visual Culture, Latin American and Latino Studies, Literature, Sociology, History of Consciousness, the Science and Justice Research Center, the Center for the Middle East and North Africa, Center for Creative Ecologies, Center for Documentary Arts and Research, and/or the Center for South Asian Studies.

Candidates should have either a terminal degree (PhD or MFA) or at least six years of demonstrated evidence of creative work and/or scholarship relevant to the areas described above. We welcome candidates whose experiences in Indigenous communities and/or community organizations inform their approach to teaching, research/creative production, and service. Strong consideration will be given, as appropriate, to creative work, research, teaching record and the willingness to participate in the ongoing curricular development, diversification and decolonization of our department’s program. We would expect candidates to prioritize their own creative and/or scholarly work, to pursue a program of research or creative production, and to contribute to our general curriculum. The campus operates on a schedule of three 11-week quarters per academic year. In accordance with the department’s workload policy, faculty members are required to offer the equivalent of 4 five-unit courses per year. Additional duties include advising and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students, participating in faculty governance at the departmental and campus level, and actively undertaking administrative service for the department, affiliated college, and University. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable.

Our first round of review will be solely based on (1) the statement of creative practice and research and (2) the statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing historically oppressed groups in higher education, and who have engaged in teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote equity, justice, and antiracist, decolonial practice. We are looking for candidates that demonstrate effective strategies that support the recruitment and success of underrepresented scholars and students, which may take a variety of forms. The rubric that we will use to evaluate the statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion is available here: https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/communications/docs/ucsc-rubrics-c2deistatements.pdf.

The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)

University of California Santa Cruz is located on the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of Indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.

Department: https://film.ucsc.edu/

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or MFA (or equivalent international degree) or at least six years of demonstrated evidence of creative work and/or scholarship relevant to the areas described above, as demonstrated by a record of film and new media festivals, community involvement in media production and practice, exhibitions in community venues, museums, galleries, television or other media platforms. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by September 16, 2022. 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Statement of creative practice and research* – 1-2 pages outlining significant projects as evidence for your vision, process, aesthetics, methodologies, and values
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion* – Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.*Our first round of review will be solely based on (1) the statement of creative practice and research and (2) the statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Cover Letter – Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching – Statement describing your teaching experience, interests, and philosophy. Examples of equitable and accessible practices to teaching are welcome
    (Optional)
  • Scholarly Writing and/or Creative Work (1 of 2 Required)
  • Scholarly Writing and/or Creative Work (2 of 2 Required)
  • Scholarly Writing and/or Creative Work (1 of 2) (Optional)
  • Scholarly Writing and/or Creative Work (2 of 2) (Optional) 

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation** (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of three will be accepted). Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.**All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

Apply link: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01147

Help contact: fdmrecruitment@ucsc.edu

 

CAMPUS INFORMATION

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at roberts@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4602.

UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

VISIT THE UCSC WEB SITE AT https://www.ucsc.edu

 

JOB LOCATION

Santa Cruz, California
 

Date Posted: 11/15/2021
Closing Date: 01/10/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 16355
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Cinema Studies Institute
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)

 

Description:

The Cinema Studies Institute in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream senior position in the area of Film and Media Theory and History of the Global South. The appointment will be at the rank of Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Cinema Studies, or a closely related area, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record in research and teaching, as well as a clear commitment to ongoing development in both domains. The successful applicant will be an internationally established scholar specializing in the theory and history of moving image media and culture in a Global South context. Expertise in theories of cinematic archives, time and temporality, and media industries are required. Methodologies informed by post-colonial, critical race, Indigenous, feminist, and/or queer thought are particularly welcome. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen the existing profile of the Cinema Studies Institute. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide strong evidence of excellence in research which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals and presses, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline—such as a position on the editorial board of a leading journal or significant editing experience—as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing and international eminence.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Cinema Studies Institute, in both required core courses and more specialized electives; to supervise and mentor students and faculty; and to participate in affairs at the Institute.

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 one of the world’s top research-intensive universities and, with its multicultural student body and cosmopolitan setting, it offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic cities.All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; one recent publication of no more than 10,000 words; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials 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 provide the names and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining the attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact Professor James Leo Cahill at cinema.director@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received before the closing date of January 10, 2022.

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, LGBTQ2S+ 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.

Apply now: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Professor-Film-and-Media-Theory-and-History-of-the-Global-South-ON/552586317/

 

Date Posted: 11/15/2021
Closing Date: 12/20/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 980
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Cinema Studies Institute
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

 

Description:

The Cinema Studies Institute in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the field of Canadian Cinema and Media Studies or Practice. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Film Studies, Film and Media Studies, or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in both research/creative professional work and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen the existing profile of the Cinema Studies Institute. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate extensive knowledge of Canadian film and media and a record of research and/or creative professional work, as well as teaching in this subfield. Areas of specialization may encompass the theory, history, and/or practice of various forms and interpretations of Canadian cinema and media, including, but not restricted to, documentary, animation, artists’ cinema, video art, or narrative modes in Canadian, Québécois, minor, or Indigenous contexts. Approaches that situate Canadian national identity and settler-colonial projects within critical and decolonial frames are especially welcome, as are scholars focusing on Indigenous cinema and media. We also welcome applicants who critically and historically study, and possibly also contribute to, cinema and media cultures within Canada, the First Nations, and the North American Arctic. Interdisciplinary, practice-based, and/or experimental approaches, methodologies, and Indigenous ways of knowing will also be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Cinema Studies Institute, in both required core courses and more specialized electives; to supervise and mentor students; and to participate in activities at the Institute.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research and/or creative professional work at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards (or if engaged in creative professional work, the appropriate equivalents, for e.g., representation in significant international exhibitions, installations, residences, commissions, or festivals), the submitted research/creative professional work statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as 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 one of the world’s top research-intensive universities and, with its multicultural student body and cosmopolitan setting, it offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic cities.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on 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 of no more than 10,000 words; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials 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 provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact Denise Ing at cinema.studies@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters must be received by the closing date of December 20, 2021.

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, LGBTQ2S+ 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.

Apply now: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Canadian-Cinema-and-Media-Studies-ON/552586017/

 

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a continuing teaching appointment at the rank of Lecturer, commencing July 1, 2022.

The preferred candidate will have:

  • expertise in new media and equity-focused digital pedagogy
  • interest and training in one or more of the following fields, including but not limited to: educational technology, interactive arts and streaming media, games design, massive open online course design, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality for online learning, experiential learning platform
  • experience in designing and innovating online and blended* learning, based on principles of inclusion, accessibility, and equity
  • evidence of excellent teaching skills including in online and blended* environments
  • the ability to work effectively within transnational and intersectional frameworks
  • PhD in GSWS or related disciplines in hand at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will:

  • teach core undergraduate and graduate courses in GSWS
  • teach elective courses in the field of new media and digital learning
  • lead development in online and blended* curriculum
  • collaborate with colleagues on developing digital learning practices
  • participate in departmental and university committees

*Blended courses at SFU have at least one quarter and no more than three quarters of student learning integral to the course occurring in the online environment, replacing in-person instruction.

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter summarizing the applicant’s experience, qualifications, and interests for the position
  • A complete CV
  • The name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information of three academic referees
  • A teaching dossier which includes the following:
    • teaching philosophy as it relates to new media, equity-focussed digital pedagogy and other relevant fields
    • evidence of teaching experience and teaching effectiveness
    • sample course syllabi (including course description, reading list, assignments, and other pedagogical activities) for:
      • an innovative online course in the candidate’s area of expertise
      • an innovative blended course in the candidate’s area of expertise
      • a statement (500-600 words) on how you would approach and innovate the following core courses in GSWS:
      • one 100-level GSWS course (100, 101, or 102)
      • one graduate course in either Feminist Theory or Research Toolkit (822 or 800)

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Helen Leung, Department Chair, and submitted electronically to gswspost@sfu.ca.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to November 23, 2021.

Please consult the Department’s website at http://www.sfu.ca/gsws for information about the department and samples of courses currently taught in GSWS.

Please consult the current Collective Agreement between SFU and SFU Faculty Association https://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/collective-agreement/CA2019_2022.pdf for detailed information about the terms and conditions of employment at SFU.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. This is an entry level position. Only those eligible to be appointed to the rank of Lecturer will be considered. This position is subject to the availability of funding.

SFU is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

We acknowledge the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand.  By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the  http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

 

Associate Professor/Professor – Chinese Canadian Studies

Date Posted: 10/25/2021
Closing Date: 01/11/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 9161
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: University College
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)

 

Description:

 

University College in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Chinese Canadian Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate is eligible to be named to the Richard Charles Lee Chair in Chinese Canadian Studies for a five-year term, which will be renewable following a favourable review.

 

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in a field related to Canadian Studies or a cognate area, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching on topics relating to Chinese Canadian Studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in and commitment to research and teaching in an interdisciplinary environment at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work in Chinese Canadian Studies has a strong transnational component and exists in dialogue with related fields such as Chinese Diaspora Studies, Chinese North American Studies, Asian Canadian Studies, and/or Asian North American Studies, Indigenous Studies, and/or the study of other racialized groups. Researching these connections should involve paying attention to how immigration studies and/or politics intersect with past and present forms of racism, colonialism, imperialism, and transnationalism. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in immigration, ethnicity, pluralism, transnational mobilities, and/or globalization.

 

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and extend our existing program strengths. A minor in Asian Canadian Studies was launched in 2011 and the successful candidate will be expected to play a significant role in its development, which will include bolstering existing courses on Chinese Canadian Studies, Asian Canadian Cultures, and Asian Canadian Space and Place, as well as creating new courses that reflect the candidate’s research and teaching interests. Program students are also encouraged to take courses in Indigenous Studies through the Centre for Indigenous Studies. In Fall 2021, the Canadian Studies program launched a new Certificate in Black Canadian Studies, drawing on existing undergraduate courses across units. The interdisciplinary flexibility of our programs further supports a diverse undergraduate community who select from across these courses, as well as many other program courses on topics such as globalization, nationalisms, pluralism, borders, digital humanities, cultural and social imaginaries. These courses exemplify the program’s commitment to working towards decolonization as well as addressing other forms of systemic racism.

 

Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. In addition, the successful candidate who is appointed as the Richard Charles Lee Chair will be expected to build strong connections with Chinese and Asian communities in Toronto, for example, through public-facing outreach, community-engaged research, and other knowledge-sharing activities. The position is open to scholars in a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The successful candidate will be offered a graduate appointment in one of the graduate units of Anthropology, Art History, Cinema Studies, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, English, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, or Women & Gender Studies. The successful candidate will participate in teaching and supervision in the graduate unit.

 

In their curriculum vitae and their research statement, candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or peer-reviewed books, research creation through various media, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, grants, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

 

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference. 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, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials. 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.

 

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto (St. George Campus) has both a collegiate and departmental structure. University College is the founding college of the University and has a long-standing commitment to supporting its diverse body of around 5000 undergraduate students so that they can excel intellectually, while also engaging in the wider world. In addition to the Canadian Studies Program, University College sponsors two other interdisciplinary undergraduate programs – Cognitive Science and Health Studies – and is affiliated with the Centre for Drama, Performance and Theatre Studies and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.

 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a statement of contributions to equity and diversity (see above). 

 

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

 

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact the Director of the Canadian Studies Program, Dr. Siobhan O’Flynn at s.oflynn@utoronto.ca. For questions about the submission of your application please contact Melissa Szopa at uc.principal@utoronto.ca.
 
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by Tues. Jan. 11, 2022.

 

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, LGBTQ2S+ 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.

 

Click here to apply.