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Call for applications – Graduate Research Assistantship:

PRC Fellow in Trans-Pacific Digital Platform Studies (2023-24) at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus in Kelowna).

Dr. Kyong Yoon at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus) is looking to recruit a new MA or PhD student in Digital Arts & Humanities Graduate Program who will contribute to trans-Pacific digital platform studies as a PRC Fellow, which is a graduate research assistant position. The PRC Fellow, funded through the University of British Columbia Okanagan Principal’s Research Chair (PRC) program, will pursue their own research project under the supervision of Professor Kyong Yoon while working as a team member to develop research infrastructure for studies of trans-Pacific digital media and culture.
 
Eligibility: a highly motivated applicant who is interested in critical media studies and wishes to pursue research on (a) trans-Pacific digital media culture with particular reference to East Asian digital media and (b) analysis of digital cultural phenomena and content through digital humanities and/or cultural studies methods.

Criteria:

  • A solid academic record of (a) critical media studies and (b) East Asian culture and language
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Strong ability to work independently and as part of a team

Period: September 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024.

NOTE: While the position is initially for one academic year, the 2023 awardee may be eligible to apply for the following academic year’s PRC Fellow position depending on the budgetary circumstances of the PRC program.

Value: $15,000 (to be paid in monthly instalments; expected hours are approximately 12 hours per week). The applicant is also encouraged to apply for additional funding available via the university and the graduate program.

Inquiries & How to apply

  • Please submit a letter of intent (250-500 words only) that describes how you are qualified for the position based on the eligibility and criteria indicated above to Professor Kyong Yoon (kyong.yoon@ubc.ca) by December 15, 2022. Please include “PRC Fellow Intent” in your email subject line.
  • For this PRC Fellow position, the applicant should be admitted to UBC Okanagan’s Digital Arts & Humanities Graduate Program. Applications are open until January 15. For more information about the DAHU program, https://gradstudies.ok.ubc.ca/igs/digital-arts-humanities/
 

Critical Remediations: SpokenWeb Postdoctoral Fellowship (UBC Okanagan campus)

We invite applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in critical approaches to literary audio, creative and critical remediations, performance, media archaeology, book history and print culture, digital humanities, and/or the archive informed by feminism, queer theory, etc. The successful postdoctoral fellow will join the AMP Lab at UBC Okanagan, where the SpokenWeb SoundBox collection is housed, and will work under the co-supervision of Dr. Karis Shearer and Dr. Emily Christina Murphy, with support from the SpokenWeb UBCO research team. Within the AMP Lab, the postdoc fellow will have access to such equipment and resources as: an Atiz book scanner, a lino-press, a lightbox display, video conferencing screen, legacy media technology (reel-to-reel decks, cassette players), computing hardware and software, and collaborative meeting space. 

In addition, the fellow will have the option to access collaborating Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies research spaces and infrastructure such as the (Re)Media Research Infrastructure or the Spark Print Lab. An option to pursue a short-term research exchange with Simon Fraser University, to work with their literary audio and other archival collections, is also available. This additional resourcing will be established based on the needs and contributions proposed by the successful candidate. The postdoc will join the broader SSHRC-funded SpokenWeb partnership network, which aims to develop coordinated and collaborative approaches to literary historical study, digital development, and critical and pedagogical engagement with diverse collections of literary sound recordings from across Canada and beyond. 

This postdoctoral fellowship aims to engage an emerging scholar at the intersection of such fields as Sound Studies, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, Digital Humanities, Public Humanities, Book History, Digital Media, Gender Studies, Archival Studies, and/or Library and Information Studies. 

The position comprises 70% collaborative research, supervision, and research administration work toward the SpokenWeb project at UBCO. These responsibilities will include activities such as:

  • Supervising research assistants in documenting and archiving records of the SoundBox Collection at UBCO.
  • Developing workshops and training modules for creative and critical remediation of literary audio from the SoundBox collection.
  • Co-producing public humanities research and events.
  • Co-creation of chapbook series and exhibits comprised of remediated literary audio from the SoundBox collection.
  • Supporting the SpokenWeb symposium and sound institute at UBC Okanagan as well as Pedagogy Task Force workshops.
  • Developing 2-3 collaborative research articles with UBCO PI based on the above.

30% of the position comprises the fellow’s individual literary audio research project outlined in their letter of intent. 

The ability to develop collaborative relationships with units across campus, including History and Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, Computer Science, and the Library will be considered an asset.

The primary research site for this position is UBC’s Okanagan campus, Syilx Territory, Kelowna B.C.

Value: $50,000 / yr (benefits included) + $2500 / yr travel funds
Duration: Renewable up to 2 years.
Start Date: May 1, 2023 or September 1, 2023 (negotiable)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have completed their PhD in the past 5 years (no earlier than April 30, 2018) or have their PhD completed no later than April 30, 2023.
  • Must not have completed their PhD at the host institution, UBC’s Okanagan campus (Vancouver campus applicants are eligible).

Qualifications: The postdoctoral fellow will hold a PhD in one of the fields above or a cognate field relevant to the research program description and a record of publication demonstrating an active engagement with research and/or research-creation. The fellow will have an interest in the exploration and development of durational media research relevant to study of literature and literary performance. The fellow will have knowledge of the digital tools relevant to the production and processing of audio data within digital environments. 

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit the following to karis.shearer@ubc.ca

  • CV
  • Letter of Intent (1-3 pages)
  • Should describe the applicant’s individual research project, professional goals, relevant experience, and contributions they foresee making to the collaborative SpokenWeb project at UBC Okanagan.
  • 2 reference letters sent to the attention of Karis Shearer and Emily Murphy with subject line “REFERENCE SpokenWeb Postdoc Fellowship” care of:
    Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies.
    Lacia Vogel 
    lacia.vogel@ubc.ca 

Deadline: January 10, 2023. Review of applications will begin shortly thereafter and the position will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

 

The application deadline is: November 28, 2022

The Department of Communication, Media & Film invites applications for sessional instructors to teach the following courses in Winter 2023 (Tuesday, January 3, 2023-Friday, April 28, 2023):

– CMLC 307, LEC 01 – Contours of Contemporary Culture: Lec Tuesdays and Thursdays 14:00 – 14:50, included labs below
– CMLC 307 LAB B01 Fridays 13:00 – 13:50 and LAB B01 Fridays 14:00 – 14:50 (Open Modality)
* open modality – may be in person or online, synchronous

Position Requirements:
– PhD
– Applicants who have completed their candidacy requirements or who have equivalent professional experience may be considered
– Experience teaching undergraduate courses at a university level

For course descriptions, please refer to the University Calendar.

Please note that the courses are tentative, pending sufficient enrollments.

For salary information, please refer to TUCFA’s Collective Agreement, Schedule B. As per the Collective Agreement, the Faculty of Arts adheres to the right of first refusal terms (Section 23.12.1 and 23.12.2) for Sessional Appointments.

Application Process:

All applicants must provide a letter specifying the course(s) and session(s) of interest (in order of preference), outlining their qualifications to teach each course. Applicants who have taught in the Department within the past two years need not provide anything further, although more information may be requested later in the selection process.

New applicants must submit:

• A current CV containing relevant teaching experience (e.g., courses taught, textbooks used, where and when taught).
• Names and contact information for 3 potential referees; and
• Teaching evaluations (if available)

Doctoral students must have successfully completed their candidacy exams prior to the beginning of the term in question for their applications to be given consideration. They should also have discussed their application with their supervisor and include a letter of support from their supervisors with their application. Those who have completed the Instructional Skills Workshop at the Teaching and Learning Centre will also be given special consideration.

Please submit your letter and any required application documents online(in pdf form) using the ‘Apply Now’ link. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
 
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.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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 the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (equity@ucalgary.ca) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).

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 visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Non-Profit Art Publishing

Public Journal is pleased to announce a competition for a two-year MITACs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellowship position hosted by Public Journal of interdisciplinary art and York University.

PUBLIC is an interdisciplinary journal with a core focus on visual and media art practices and new approaches to online curation. It strives to be a beautiful journal about art with the timeliness and visual interest of a magazine, but the longevity of a book. PUBLIC maintains an enduring and esteemed profile in the periodicals market with its demonstrated commitment to publishing works, both written and visual, that are innovative and challenging, forward-thinking and critical, and engage both internationally and locally inflected perspectives. The journal devotes each 180+ – page, perfect-bound semi-color issue to a contemporary problem or theme and features content that combines critical writing, rich illustration throughout, and artist portfolios. PUBLIC stands apart from other publications by being conceived as a hybrid intellectual and creative forum that investigates how theoretical and critical issues intersect with art and public culture.

MITACs is a national, not-for-profit organization that builds partnerships between academia and industry. MITACs Postdoctoral Fellowships bring academic expertise into a partner organization, working on a specific project related to your area of research.

About the Research

The successful candidate is expected to focus on research into several of the following areas: diverse forms of book and journal publishing, nonprofits research and management studies, emerging social media platforms and digital curation. Research outcomes will directly inform the future publishing practices of Public as the journal evolves with online readership, accessible platforms, engagement with critical disability practices and digital curation.

We invite applications from interdisciplinary scholars who have earned a doctorate in one or more of these areas: communications, media studies, arts management, media industry studies, digital media, or art history, and have expertise in such fields such as creative publishing, online outreach/engagement, nonprofit organizations and fundraising, art book publishing and cross platform curation. The position requires strong skills and experience in research creation, knowledge translation, community arts engagement, and familiarity with social media publications. 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 postdoc position will include opportunities to produce publications, participate in conference presentations and directly contribute to content design for the journal and the creative projects of the Public Access Collective. It is expected that the candidate will divide their time between York University and Public Journal, also housed at York University’s campus.

Funding

The MITACs Postdoc will receive an annual salary of $45,000.00, office space at York University, and full access to York University Libraries. They will be supervised by Professor Janine Marchessault in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts and will work closely with Public’s Editorial Board.

Duration: Two years with a possible 1-year renewal.

Candidates must have defended their dissertation by January 30th 2023. (This is a firm deadline)

Applications are due Monday December 15th, 2022 at 5:00PM EST.

The position will begin February 1st, 2023.

How to apply

Applicants should forward a cover letter, a brief research statement (maximum 1 page), curriculum vitae, as well as the names of three references in one PDF document to public@yorku.ca

Christine Davis c/o Public Editorial Collective
Public Journal
303 Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3

York University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. York University is committed to employment equity and diversity, and a positive and supportive environment.

 

Assistant Professor in Film Studies – University of Groningen

*Job description*
The Arts, Culture and Media programme of the University of Groningen is looking for a highly motivated full-time Assistant Professor in Film Studies (in Dutch: universitair docent).

The candidate is expected to have a broad expertise in film history, film theory, and film analysis. The position combines teaching (60%) and research (40%): while we expect a willingness to teach in a wide range of areas, the research profile of the candidate can be very specific, adding to the already existing expertise of the film staff or opening it to new perspectives.

We are particularly interested in candidates with an expertise in one or more of the following areas (in no particular order):

Environmental and Ecological Approaches to Cinema
Production Studies/Film Industry Studies
Media Platform Studies/Streaming Media
Animation Studies
Queer Cinema/Gender Studies and Film
Transnational and Global Cinema
Film and Digital Humanities/Digital Methods in Film Studies/Big Data Approaches
Avantgarde Cinema/Experimental Film/Expanded Cinema
Film Festival Studies.

The successful candidate will teach in our Bachelor’s programme in ‘Arts, Culture and Media’ as well as in our international Master’s track ‘Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media.’ The language of instruction is English. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will become a staff member of the Arts, Culture and Media programme, which is responsible for the Bachelor’s programme ‘Arts, Culture and Media’ as well as four tracks in the master’s programme ‘Arts and Culture’: ‘Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media’; ‘Music, Theatre and Performance Studies’; ‘Arts Policy and Cultural Entrepreneurship’; and ‘Arts, Cognition and Criticism.’ It currently has 21 permanent staff members, five of whom have a focus on film studies. Our highly international staff comprises colleagues from The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the US, Canada, Mexico, Hungary, Greece, Israel, Italy, and Denmark. The BA programme has an annual enrolment of around 100–120 students from all parts of the world; the MA programme accepts around 60 national and international students every year (ca. 20-25 have an emphasis on film studies).

Teaching Staff Department of Arts, Culture and Media: https://www.rug.nl/let/onze-faculteit/organisatie/vakgebieden/arts-culture-and-media/teaching-and-research-staff

Research is conducted within the Groningen Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG – https://www.rug.nl/research/icog/?lang=en) and its research centre Arts in Society (https://www.rug.nl/research/icog/research/research-centres/artsinsociety/). ICOG provides ample support in applying for grants with national and international funding agencies. There is also an annual travel budget for conference participation and other research-related trips.

The successful applicant is expected to:

teach and supervise students in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programmes
participate actively in curriculum development and in the design and administration of course modules, under the supervision of the Head of department
carry out and generate high-quality research in film and audiovisual media
pursue research grants and other forms of external funding
participate actively in international research networks and build international collaborations
participate in the activities of the interdisciplinary research centre Arts in Society and one of its theme groups (such as Art, Medium and Moving Images (https://www.rug.nl/(…)m_-and-moving-images) or Arts, Culture and Cognition (https://www.rug.nl/(…)lture_-and-cognition)).

*Qualifications*

In addition to a number of basic requirements set by the University of Groningen, such as excellent social and communication skills, presentation skills, coaching skills, and a results-oriented attitude, we are looking for candidates who have:

  • acquired a PhD in Film Studies, Cinema Studies, (New) Media Studies or a closely related field (or will have received the PhD by 1 September 2023)
  • an excellent research track record in Film Studies, including relevant book and article publications
  • teaching experience at the university level and proven didactic abilities
  • gained the Dutch University Teaching Qualification (BKO) or is prepared to do so within 2 years
  • the motivation to acquire third-party funding on the national or international level
  • a relevant national and international academic network
  • the willingness to make substantial contributions to the development of the department’s research and educational programmes
  • organisational experience and skills
  • excellent command of English (at least CEFR C1 level for reading, listening, writing, and speaking)
  • the willingness to learn Dutch.

*Organisation*

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has established an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative university. In international rankings it regularly features among the best 100 universities in the world (latest Times Higher Education: rank 75). Its 36,000 students, more than 23% of whom are international, are encouraged to develop their own individual talents through challenging study and career paths. The university’s Faculty of Arts is a large, dynamic faculty in the heart of the city of Groningen. It has more than 5,000 students and 700 staff members and offers 16 Bachelor’s programmes and over 40 Master’s specialisations.

*Conditions of employment*

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

  • a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 3,974 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 6,181 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.
  • a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
  • a contract length of 18 months, with the possibility for a permanent appointment upon positive evaluation. The position has a 60-40 percent distribution with regard to teaching-research.

We acknowledge that talented prospective staff often have talented partners who also wish to further their careers. The university offers Dual Career Support in order to assist partners of new academic staff in building a new social network and looking for employment, an internship, voluntary work or further study opportunities. For more information, please check: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/dual-career-support/?lang=en

The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/new-staff/

The candidate is expected to live and work in Groningen for this position.

*Application*

Applications should include the following:

● a cover letter of 1 page that explains the motivation for applying for this position
● a full curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, acquired external funding, and talks
● a research plan of 1–2 pages that includes future ideas for grant applications
● a teaching mission that also contains descriptions of courses taught and lists teaching qualifications
● the names and contact details of two academic referees.

Applications that are incomplete or are otherwise faulty will not be taken into consideration.

You may apply for this position until 5 December 11:59pm / before 6 December 2022 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form.

A first round of online job interviews is expected to be held in January/February 2023. The final round of interviews (either in person in Groningen or online), which will include a short research introduction and guest lecture, will take place in February/March 2023.

Date of entry into employment: 1 September 2023.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/diversity-and-inclusion/
Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode and European Commission’s European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

We provide career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

*Information*

For information you can contact:

Miralda Meulman, Degree Programme Coordinator (for more information on the formal procedure), +31 50 3638950, sec.amc@rug.nl
Dr M. (Miklós) Kiss, Associate Professor of Film Studies/Head of department Arts, Culture & Media, m.kiss@rug.nl,
Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

To apply, please visit https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?reply=00347-02S0009OFP

 

Film Production, Department of Cinema and Media Arts, The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University

The Department of Cinema and Media Arts (CMA) in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Film Production at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The Department of Cinema and Media Arts is Canada’s first and foremost film school with four specialized streams of study, premier production facilities, strong industry as well as independent film and media arts community connections, backed by a stellar faculty of internationally renowned filmmakers, screenwriters and scholars.

An MFA in Film Production or equivalent graduate degree is required (MFA equivalent such as BFA with a substantial record of professional experience in film production). We acknowledge that within higher education in Canada, traditional or conventional academic pathways in research can reinforce biases in the filling of faculty posts. We therefore encourage applications that may not fit all of the following qualifications and that challenge our ideas of teaching, scholarship, and research of which we may be unconscious.

We are particularly interested in colleagues who bring experience in facilitating equity, diversity and inclusion practices within their teaching and that may include contexts outside of academia, including artistic praxis and community-based work. A record of professional experience collaborating with IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, People of Colour) artists and communities would be considered a significant asset. York supports
Indigenous research and education through its Indigenous Framework for York University, the  Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages and the Indigenous Council. It is also invested in Advancing Black Research & Scholarship, and recently announced the recipients of the inaugural York Black Research Seed Fund awards.
 
We seek a colleague who can share both practical and theoretical knowledge about the role of image composition, pre-visualization, lighting, camera movement and color in visual fiction storytelling. Within a vibrant and diverse program, the successful candidate will contribute fundamental hands-on practice with studio and location lighting, familiarity with technique and styles in shooting narrative film as well as knowledge of the digital workflow from image capture to master. In these and related areas, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research-creation at the highest level.

Applicants’ areas of creative research and studio practice should include fiction-based cinematography. We invite candidates to share evidence or promise of research-creation excellence of a recognized international calibre through: a submitted professional practice statement; a record of film and/or digital production which may include significant screenings with major broadcasters and festival presentations; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence – or promise of excellence for an early career appointment – in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; evidence of research/professional practice involving teaching (including workshops and masterclasses), teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. As the position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching, the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Colleagues in CMA participate fully in academic life through contributions to artistic research, teaching, service and academic leadership. We seek a colleague invested in teaching core and elective courses in film and digital production, as well as other courses relating to their professional or creative practice. There is also the opportunity to develop courses according to program needs in areas where the candidate has
experience and a demonstrated record of success.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to
expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact the Chair of the Department of Cinema and Media Arts, in the School of the Arts, Media
Performance and Design at fmsearch@yorku.ca.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by
downloading, completing, and submitting this voluntary self-identification form.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is December 1, 2022. A letter of application, indicating what rank is being applied for, with updated curriculum vitae, statements of research/professional practice and teaching, teaching evaluations (where available), and the names and contact information of three referees who can provide letters of reference should be submitted. (Full letters will be requested only for short-
listed candidates.) Applications, indicating the name of the position being applied for, should be submitted to fmsearch@yorku.ca.

 

Screenwriting & Transmedia Storytelling, Department of Cinema and Media Arts, The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University

The Department of Cinema and Media Arts (CMA) in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) at York University invites highly qualified applicants for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Screenwriting & Transmedia Storytelling at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2023.

Since its founding as the first University film department in Canada, the Department of Cinema and Media Arts (CMA) has continuously evolved its curriculum, technical resources, and industry alliances to remain relevant and influential in one of the most rapidly growing and changing of all creative, technical, and academic fields. In addition to programs in Film Production and Media Arts, CMA offers the only BFA in
Screenwriting in Canada and is the only Cinema/Film Department with an MFA in Screenwriting in Canada. York’s CMA Department has always been a leader in building technical competence and professional skills, while emphasizing the development of the creative, social, and personal abilities of our students as image-makers, storytellers, activists, collaborators, and as future leaders in the film and digital media landscape with a strong integration of theory and practice.

Candidate Qualifications:

    • Degree:
      • MFA/MA or professional equivalent (such as BFA with a substantial record of professional experience in screenwriting), and a substantial record of ongoing creative activity in the area of dramatic screenwriting, cinema and/or digital production, or a closely related field professional or equivalent.
      • We acknowledge that within higher education in Canada, traditional or conventional academic pathways in research can reinforce biases in the filling of faculty posts. We encourage applications that may not fit all of the following qualifications and that challenge our ideas of teaching, scholarship, and creative research/production. We are particularly interested in colleagues who bring experience in facilitating equity, diversity, and inclusion practices within their teaching and which may include contexts outside of academia, including artistic praxis, collaborative, and community-based work.
    • Research/Creative Expertise:
      • Clearly articulated program of research and/or creative specialization in: dramatic screenwriting preferably in both current (i.e., writing and producing for serial television, feature films) and future-oriented (interactive, transmedia, immersive, web) media. Showrunning experience is an asset.
      • Articulated experience in: filmmaking, including being on-set and working in collaboration with directors and actors in short narrative fiction and/or feature films, television, and future-oriented media.
      • Engaged in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded creative practice or research at the highest level.
      • Candidates are invited to provide evidence of creative or research excellence, or promise of creative or research excellence, of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the submitted research/professional practice statement; a record of fictional screenwriting, digital and transmedia production which may include significant screenings with major broadcasters, festival presentations, awards and accolades, industry related activities, and strong recommendations from referees of high standing. (Note that full letters of reference will only be solicited from shortlisted candidates.)
    • Teaching:
      • Evidence of excellence, or promise of excellence in teaching, may be provided through: the submitted teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations in such areas as experiential education and technically enhanced learning (i.e., interactive screenwriting, multi-platform storytelling); advanced screenwriting workshops, filmmaking, and the inherent collaborative practice, teaching evaluations (where available); strong letters of reference (shortlisted candidates only).
      • We invite applications that demonstrate excellence or clear promise of excellence in teaching university-level courses, a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success, and the capacity to bring both a theoretical and practical orientation to learning and program design in the area of Screenwriting & Transmedia Storytelling. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach a range of courses in the Department’s Screenwriting areas and to engage energetically in administering the program collegially in Department governance. This will include supervising graduate students, and generating national and international academic, community, and industry partnerships. We welcome a wide-ranging and inclusive approach to story and storytelling including critical race, post-colonial, Indigenous, Feminist, and other critical approaches to storytelling. A record of professional experience collaborating with IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, People of Colour) artists and communities is a significant asset.
      • Suitability for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, given that the position will involve graduate teaching and supervision.
      • Applicants will teach a range of courses in the Department’s Screenwriting BFA and MFA programs.

Hiring Policies:

      • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
      • All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
      • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.
      • York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact the Chair of the Department of Cinema and Media Arts at swsearch@yorku.ca.
      • York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing, and submitting this voluntary
        self-identification form.

Application Components:

      • Due date for completed applications: December 1, 2022
      • Required components: 1) cover letter; 2) current CV; 3) separate statements of research/creative practice and teaching interests; 4) teaching evaluations; 5) sample course outlines; 6) links to works; 5) name and contact information of referees who can provide strong letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters will be solicited from finalists and should address the candidate’s qualifications and experience with regard to the position.
      • Candidates must also download, complete, and submit a Work Status Declaration form. This is a mandatory form and no application will be considered without it.
      • Submit materials: Caitlin Fisher, Chair, Department of Cinema and Media Arts, The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 at swsearch@yorku.ca.

University Context:

 

The Department of Communication, Media & Film in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for Sessional Instructors to teach the following courses in Winter 2023 (Tuesday, January 3, 2023-Friday, April 28, 2023):

  • FILM 305, LEC 01 – Topics in Genre: Fridays 9:00 – 10:50, Lab B01 Wednesdays 9:00 – 11:45 (Open Modality)
    • Open Modality – may be in person or online, synchronous.
    • Please submit two or more topics that you would be interested in teaching. Topics will be chosen from applications received.
  • FILM 351, LEC 01 – Canadian Film: Fridays 9:00 – 10:50, LAB B01 Wednesdays 9:00 – 11:45 (Open Modality)
    • Open Modality – may be in person or online, synchronous.
  • COMS 393, LEC 01 – Health, Science, and Media: Critical Prspt’v: Mondays and Wednesdays 14:00 – 15:15 (Online, Synchronous)
  • COMS 401, LEC 04 – Special Topics in Com and Media Studies: Mondays and Wednesdays 14:00 – 15:15 (Open Modality)
    • Open Modality – may be in person or online, synchronous.
    • Please submit two or more topics that you would be interested in teaching. Topics will be chosen from applications received.

    Position Requirements:

    • PhD or MFA in a relevant discipline
    • Applicants who have completed their candidacy requirements or who have equivalent professional experience may be considered
    • Experience teaching undergraduate courses at a university level
 

University of Maryland, College Park / School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre/Performance History and Historiography (tenure track)

For best consideration, please submit application by 28 November 2022
Questions? Contact Professor James Harding, Chair of the Search Committee, jharding@umd.edu

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) is searching for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of Theatre/Performance History and Historiography to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will be a scholar and teacher of exceptional promise or established reputation and will develop and teach innovative courses in theatre/performance history, historiography, and theory at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be someone whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion. We seek scholars of US theatre and/or performance whose primaryfocus is African American/Black, Latin/x, or Asian American theatre. Other areas of expertise might include: feminist theories, minoritarian performance history and theory; history of postcolonial, indigenous and/or diasporic theatres; or, queer theory and performance. We are particularly interested in candidates who are scholar/artists.

This position will begin in Fall 2023, joining six other new artist/scholar faculty lines in 2021 and 2022, that were funded by the creation of the Maya Brin Institute for New Performance. The Maya Brin Institute for New Performance is committed to the exploration of technologically enhanced live performance in all its current, emerging, and future forms. (See announcement here: $9M Gift Founds New Institute for Performance and Technology in the Arts.) The Maya Brin Institute is part of the University of Maryland’s Arts for All initiative, announced in 2021.

Duties:

teaching courses from current curriculum in the MA and PhD program, undergraduate and general education curriculum, and developing of new courses.
The successful candidate will maintain a program of research/creative activity appropriate to the University of Maryland’s standing as the State of Maryland’s flagship institution. The candidate will regularly participate in appropriate national/international forums. The candidate’s research/creative activity should relate to the program’s curriculum and reflect a high standard consistent with and supportive of the mission and initiatives of the School, College, and University. All faculty build their teaching portfolios by teaching general education classes as appropriate to their training and experience. TDPS faculty are actively involved in School governance, the intellectual and artistic life of the School, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University community.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD by 22 August 2023 in theatre history, performance studies, critical dance studies, or related field
Documented experience teaching at the university level
Potential to achieve high national/international professional standing in the field
Demonstrated ability to incorporate diverse perspectives and foster the values of inclusivity and diversity into teaching and research
Evidence of the ability to work collegially

Preferred qualifications:

Experience supervising student research
Experience teaching graduate students
Experience teaching in a culturally diverse environment
Experience as a theatre/performance/dance practitioner (e.g. dramaturg, director, choreographer, performer) Experience with institutional service
Proficiency with developing and delivering online courses

Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu (Posting: Assistant Professor, PN F0005943)

Applications should include:
Curriculum vitae
Name, email address, phone number for three current professional references
Research Statement
Teaching statement/pedagogy philosophy
Statement of Contributions to Diversity: a summary of leadership efforts, and past or potential contributions to diversity. (Contributions might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly or professional environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.)
Optional: Digital portfolio or website

This search is contingent upon the availability of funds.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression.
Women, historically underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Assistant Professor in Transnational/Global Feminist, Queer, and Trans Studies & Approaches to Literatures, Media, and Cultures

Georgetown University: Main Campus: Georgetown College: English

Location: Main Campus

Description

The Department of English and the Program in Women’s and Gender Studies at Georgetown University invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023.

The teaching load is 2 courses per semester, split equally between units, with teaching responsibilities at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Additional responsibilities include service appropriate for jointly-appointed faculty.

We are looking for candidates whose work is in transnational/global feminist, queer, and/or trans studies as it relates to literary, media, and cultural production, in any period or region. We especially welcome applicants with a research and teaching focus in women’s and gender studies; trans, feminist, and queer theory and/or methods; and/or post- and anti-colonialism.

The English Department at Georgetown University houses faculty who specialize in the study of the literary, historical, cultural, and digital and who also work across multiple interdisciplinary units such as African American Studies, American Studies, Catholic Studies, Creative Writing, Disability Studies, Environmental Studies, Film and Media Studies, Global Medieval Studies, Public Humanities, Urban Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Writing Studies. The successful candidate will build on the Department’s existing strengths and enhance its commitment to engaged scholarship. We welcome applicants whose work addresses multiple audiences and tackles issues of public concern.

The Program in Women’s and Gender Studies at Georgetown is a multi-discplinary disciplinary and interdisciplinary program that specializes in critical, feminist, and cross-cultural understandings of women, gender, and power in a global context. Focusing on the interactions and intersections of race, class, (dis)ability, gender, and sexuality, the Women’s and Gender Studies program fosters knowledge about gender and sexuality in all its their diversity and encourages the critical interrogation of traditional academic disciplines. Our faculty specialize in performance studies, queer studies, Black feminisms, biopolitics, sexual politics, transracial and transnational studies, ableism, cultural politics, gender-based violence, public policy, and feminist theory. Our program is home to award- winning teachers, scholars, and activists.

For questions related to this position, please contact: Nadia E. Brown, nb865@georgetown.edu

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies, English, or a complementary interdisciplinary field is required prior to appointment start date. Candidates must show strong promise of excellence in teaching as well as research.

Application Instructions

Click on Apply Now to submit the following required materials:

1. Cover Letter

2. CV

Applications completed by November 18, 2022, will receive full consideration. We will contact applicants whose candidacy we wish to pursue further with a request for three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and sample syllabi, which will be due on December 10, 2022.

Interested applicants should upload their materials via Interfolio.