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TENURE TRACK POSITION IN MEDIA AND THE GLOBAL SOUTH,

DEPT OF FILM AND MEDIA, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY

 

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Media Studies with a geographical focus in the Global South with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2022. 

Successful applicants will employ theoretical, artistic, humanistic, and/or qualitative methods. We seek a candidate with primary commitments to one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Oceania. We welcome transnational, diasporic and transcultural approaches that open representational practices, histories, and theoretical frameworks to unsettle rigid hemispheric binaries. Areas of media studies may include but are not limited to media arts, political economies of media, cultural practices around technology, television studies, popular culture, data justice, social media activism, and curated screen cultures. We are especially interested in candidates who engage with decolonial and/or post-colonial studies, Indigenous studies, intersectional feminisms, critical race or ethnic studies, queer theory, trans studies, and/or disability studies. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses, including but not limited to their area of specialization. The candidate’s research profile should be strong enough to attract graduate students to the MA/PhD program in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies. 

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s has an outstanding reputation of strong teaching and scholarship, with a 50-year history based in a commitment to the intersection of theory and practice.  The Department is housed in the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, a state-of-the-art facility with teaching and learning environments including a production studio, film screening theatre, sound recording studio, and a digital lab. The Department is also home to the Vulnerable Media Lab (https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/vml). The Department has collaborative programs with Computing (Computing and the Creative Arts) and the Dan School of Music and Drama (Media and Performance Production). 

Candidates must have a PhD in hand at time of application, and at least two years teaching experience. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate are required to provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

 

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children.  Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave.  In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.

 

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.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

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.

 

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research 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. 

 

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph); 
  • a complete and current curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three (3) referees;
  • a research dossier (including two writing samples of no more than 25 pp. each);
  • a teaching dossier with at least two outlines for courses previously taught, and 
  • any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration, from public facing academic, activist and artistic engagement to artistic and/or research-creation material, to other relevant supplementary materials.

The deadline for applications is December 8, 2021. 

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically in PDF format to Professor Scott MacKenzie at filmhead@queensu.ca.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Denise Arsenault in the Department of Film and Media, at arsenaud@queens.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

 

Assistant Professor – Chinese Canadian Studies

Date Posted: 10/25/2021
Closing Date: 01/11/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 17661
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 Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate is eligible for their pre-tenure term to be named to the Richard Charles Lee Chair in Chinese Canadian Studies, which will be renewable for a five-year term following a favourable tenure review.

 

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in a field related to Canadian Studies or a cognate area, by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a clearly demonstrated record of excellent 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 de-colonization as well as addressing other forms of systemic racism. 

 

Candidates will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. In addition, while their pre-tenure focus must be on research and teaching, the successful candidate who is appointed as the Richard Charles Lee Chair will be expected to begin 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 publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or peer-reviewed books or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, research creation through various media, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and grants, 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 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.

 

Joint Tenure Track Position:  DAN School of Drama and Music and the Department of Film and Media

The DAN School of Drama and Music and the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University invite applications for a jointly-appointed Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Media and Performance Production with a focus on emerging AI (artificial intelligence), AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) technologies, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2022. The successful applicant will have an emerging or established artistic/creative practice, whose work intersects with cultural, political, and sociological aspects of the contemporary world. Applicants with an interest in the intersection of practice and theory are particularly urged to apply. The successful candidate will teach in the DAN School and the Department of Film and Media, with a concentration in the jointly run Media and Performance Production (MAPP) Specialization. The candidate’s research profile should be strong enough to attract graduate students in the Department of Film and Media’s MA/PhD program in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies and the DAN School’s Arts Leadership Graduate Program. 

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s has an outstanding reputation of strong teaching and scholarship with a 50-year history based in a commitment to the intersection of theory and practice. The Department is also home to the Vulnerable Media Lab, which engages in remediation of obsolete moving image platforms with the understanding that audio-visual cultural heritage has been unequally cared for and that the cultural practices of women, Queer, BIPOC, and Indigenous peoples are in particular need of a dedicated archival focus.

The DAN School offers a comprehensive and cutting-edge education in drama, music and music theatre and a certificate program in entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity. The graduate program in Arts Leadership is thriving in its fifth year, with a curriculum that combines coursework taught by industry leaders and paid work placements at major cultural institutions. The School is also home to The Sonic Arts Studio, founded in 1971 for sound-based research, extending to electroacoustic composition, improvisational performance and intermedia installation projects.

Both the Department of Film and Media and the DAN School are housed in the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, a state-of-the-art facility with teaching and learning environments including a production studio, film screening theatre, sound recording studio, a digital lab, a magnificent concert hall, a black box studio, a rehearsal hall, a recital hall, as well as range of studios, practice rooms, and classrooms. Film and Media and the DAN School have a collaborative program with Computing: Computing and the Creative Arts.

Candidates must have an MFA or PhD in hand at time of application, and at least two years teaching experience. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence, as well as high-quality creative practice and the possibility of securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the departments’ programs. In addition, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment is a crucial qualification. The successful candidate will also be expected to make contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. Queen’s faculty members also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children.  Queen’s University supplements government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave, and provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.

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.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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.

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research 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. 

Applications should include a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph); a complete and current curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three (3) referees who can speak to their creative practice and/or academic qualifications, an artist statement and dossier (an artist statement of 300-400 words in length that addresses their practice in relation to their submitted works, which should be provided via links), a teaching dossier with at least two outlines for courses previously taught, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration, including refereed publications, criticism, and/or curatorial programs.  

 

The deadline for applications is December 8, 2021. 

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Professor Scott MacKenzie at filmhead@queensu.ca.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Denise Arsenault in the Department of Film and Media, at arsenaud@queens.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.  

 

 

Assistant or Associate Professor in Film History, Film Preservation and Collections Management 

TheCreativeSchool-Image Arts

Posted: October 12, 2021
Deadline to Apply: Friday, November 12, 2021 

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the  territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the School of Image Arts at the The Creative School, Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in one or more of the following areas: film history with a specialization in film preservation (both analogue and digital) and collections management; library and information science; history of film and media technology; media archeology; decolonial practices in archives and film preservation; anti-racist, anti-discriminatory and community centered archival theory and practices. 

Experience working in or with gendered, racialized, diasporic, migrant, or 2SLGBTQ+ archives and collections is an asset. The appointment is effective January 1, 2022 or a later start date of July 1, 2022, subject to the candidate’s availability and final budgetary approval for the position. 

Candidates expecting to receive consideration at the Associate rank shall be prepared to participate in academic leadership through their service work, for example, through such roles as Graduate Program Director (GPD) in the F+PPCM program. 

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, scholarly research or creative activities and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Duties will include: teaching film history/theory courses at the undergraduate level in the Film Studies program; contributing to graduate teaching [course assignments to be determined by professional expertise and program needs] in the professional graduate program in Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management [F+PPCM]; engaging in graduate supervision; pursuing a strong, innovative research program or creative activity that is externally funded and that produces cutting-edge, high quality results; participating in the University’s shared governance model [committee participation, departmental planning and programming, etc.]; developing co-curricular activities, and remaining connected to a network of scholars and professionals that will benefit students intending to enter the field. 

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Film Studies, Film History, or a related field and present evidence of the following: 

  • extensive research experience in film preservation and film history;
  • an ability to serve as a mentor and professional liaison for students;  
  • an ability to contribute to curriculum development in the F+PPCM program, with particular attention to the film stream; 
  • training and/or experience in film preservation, and familiarity with predominant workflows for film preservation (photochemical and digital);
  • an ability to establish new institutional partners specializing in film preservation and with film collecting institutions, especially at the  international level, and nurture strong relations with existing partners; 
  • an understanding of audiovisual preservation and archiving practices in Canada;
  • a well-defined agenda for ongoing projects and research initiatives with plans to secure future projects or research funding;  
  • teaching excellence at a post-secondary institution, including experience working with diverse student populations and a dedication to experiential learning. Teaching experience outside the traditional academic environment will be considered. Curriculum development experience and/or post-secondary leadership experience will be considered an asset;
  • a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and 
  • A capacity for collegial service, leadership and a desire to help shape the future direction of the F+PPCM program and of the School.

The Departmental Hiring Committee recognizes that practitioners and scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions. 

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

Ryerson University

Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, Ryerson is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture. 

The School of Image Arts     

Part of The Creative School which comprises programs in communication, media arts, design and the performing arts, The School of Image Arts’ unique and professionally-focused undergraduate curriculums support programs in Photography Studies, Film Studies and Integrated Digital and it is recognized as a national and international centre for creative innovation in the study, production, exhibition, and research of film, photography and digital arts. Its innovative graduate programs include an interdisciplinary PhD in Media and Design Innovation, the MFA in Documentary Media, an interdisciplinary program in Scriptwriting and Story Design (MFA), and the Film + Photography Preservation and Collection Management (MA) program. The F+PPCM program is designed to deepen students’ understanding of the history and preservation of filmic and photographic media, particularly the social, cultural, and instrumental uses of these media in the context of collections and archives. The program provides an integrated plan of study in academic and professional education that equips students to meet current responsibilities and future demands in film and photography preservation and in managing these collections.

The School’s programs are designed to lead to careers in film, photography, new media, communications, education, culture, and broader creative industries. The School’s full-time faculty is made up of dedicated individuals with established professional, research, and teaching experience in their respective areas of expertise. 

Consistent with Ryerson’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, our School welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and will assist us in expanding our capacity to diversify in the broadest sense. Our School encourages applications from 

members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

Working at Ryerson 

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At Ryerson and within our School of Image Arts, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do. 

Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks

Visit us on Twitter:  @RyersonU, @RyersonHR, @RyersonVPFA and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page.

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the accessibility and Human Rights websites.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin). All applications received by November 12, 2021, will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

The application must contain the following: 

  • a letter of application expressing your interest in the position, highlighting relevant experience; 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • two recent samples of scholarly publishing  (e.g. links to book chapters, journal articles, etc.)   and/or archival work; and
  • a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness. 

 Please provide the names, professional affiliations and contact information for three referees in the cover letter. Candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted and letters of reference will be requested at that time. Please note that names of further references may be requested at a later stage in the selection process. 

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.  

Contacts

Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the DHC Chair, Dr. Blake Fitzpatrick at: bfitzpatrick@ryerson.ca

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Miigis Kwe, the Indigenous Human Resources Lead and the Founding Co-Chair of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Community Group at t26king@ryerson.ca

Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at shurla.charlesforbes@ryerson.ca.   

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please contact Alanna Neshevich, HR Advisor at alanna.neshevich@ryerson.ca.  

 

Media Arts Professorial Stream 2021

Department of Cinema and Media Arts, The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD), York University

 

The Department of Cinema and Media Arts, The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD), York University invites candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Media Arts specializing in Virtual Production at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

 

The Media Arts BFA combines critical thinking with hands-on experience in innovative studio courses that focus on digital technologies (from social media to diverse screen technologies). The overriding philosophy of the degree emphasizes critical practice, collaboration, flexibility, resourcefulness, and problem-solving across various media platforms. The ideal candidate will have an established artistic and critical practice that engages issues faced by racialized and marginalized communities along with relevant professional and academic experience that addresses these issues.

 

Typically a PhD, or a PhD equivalent (such as an MA/MFA with a substantial record of professional experience), related to practice in Media Studies, Visual Culture, Communications, Digital Media, Cinema and Media Arts or a related field is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching. We acknowledge that within higher education in Canada, traditional or conventional academic and artistic pathways 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, research, and artistic practice. We are particularly interested in colleagues who bring experience in facilitating equity, diversity, and inclusion practices within their teaching practices, and which may include contexts outside of academia, including artistic praxis and community-based work.

 

Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research-creation, or professional practice and specialize in two or more of the following media arts areas: virtual production, immersive media, expanded cinema, media installation, interface design, sound design, AR/VR design, creative coding. Expertise in the use of game engines, 3d modeling, and motion capture technologies, and/or programming for creative projects is required. The applicant’s experience in working with racialized and marginalized communities in the creation of media, storytelling, archives, narrative experiences, community-led research, and other forms of advancing social justice and equity will be considered a significant asset. The applicant having experience teaching with these tools and techniques, and developing curriculum for virtual cinematography, production, and environment design at the post-secondary level will be an asset.

 

The successful candidate will have the capacity to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research-creation at the highest level. The position involves graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The candidate will be expected to develop and support a virtual production lab at the York University AMPD Motion Media Studio at Cinespace Film Studios at Cinespace Kipling, one of the largest privately-owned film studios in North America. The AMPD Motion Media Studio is a dynamic state-of-the-art facility devoted to the invention, convergence, and application of next-generation, new entertainment media technologies, with a special focus on film production, mixed reality spaces, and immersive environments. 

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning, and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that create an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third-largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

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 visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, 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 the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/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 which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

 

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is December 1, 2021. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching portfolio (including teaching philosophy, syllabi, and sample assignments) and names of three referees should be sent to the Chair of the Department of Cinema and Media Arts in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University at fmsearch@yorku.ca.

 
The Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies (HCS) at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a 9-month, full-time, and tenure-earning position of Assistant Professor in Moving-Image Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. Expected start date is August 2022.

A Ph.D. in film studies, media studies, cultural studies, communication, or other related field is required. Applications from individuals who are ABD will be accepted, but the degree must be conferred by the appointment start date. Preference will be given to applicants who draw on interdisciplinary approaches, including demonstrated departmental strengths in affect theory, digital media, ecocriticism, intersectional feminism, and sound studies.

HCS is an interdisciplinary department with faculty working in a variety of fields, including American studies, film and media studies, history and art history, musicology, and philosophy. We offer BA and MA degrees in three areas of concentration: American studies, film studies, and humanities. For more information visit our website at humanities.usf.edu. HCS is committed to creating a more intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution and encourages Black, Latina/o/x, Native American, and other historically underrepresented candidates to apply. Salary is negotiable. To apply, please visit http://employment.usf.edu. Attach a cover letter and CV and provide names and contact information for three references. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2021, and continues until the position is filled.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher-income students. Learn more at www.usf.edu.

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Michelle Maldonado at michelle94@usf.edu or (813) 974-6538 a minimum of five working days in advance.

Direct link to the job description and application process.

 

 
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Call for Applications: MITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Regent Park Film Festival

Archive/Counter-Archive and The Regent Park Film Festival are pleased to announce a competition for a 1-year MITACs Accelerate Post-Doctoral Fellowship position hosted by York University and The Regent Park Film Festival.  
Archive/Counter-Archive: Activating Canada’s Moving Images Heritage is a seven-year SSHRC Partnership Grant dedicated to researching and remediating audiovisual archives created by women, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBTQ2+ community and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories. The project’s research is committed to finding solutions for safekeeping Canada’s audiovisual heritage. We seek to research and remediate audiovisual heritage that is most vulnerable to disappearance and inaccessibility, fostering a community and network dedicated to creating best practices and cultural policies. 
 
The Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) is a non-profit cultural and educational media arts organization. It is Toronto’s longest-running, free community film festival, and is the sole community film festival in Canada’s largest and oldest public housing neighbourhood. In addition to its annual festival in November, it offers year-round screenings, a School Program, workshops, and community events at no cost. RPFF is dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to people from all walks of life. The key communities it serves are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities, people with low-income, people who live in public housing, and Regent Park residents. 

MITACs is a national, not-for-profit organization that builds partnerships between academia and industry. MITACs Post-Doctorial Fellowships bring academic expertise into a partner organization, working on a specific project related to your area of research. The successful candidate will be required to submit a MITACs proposal tobe expedited through the approval process with the support of the host institutions. 
 
In this opportunity the candidate will coordinate the Regent Park Film Festival’s Regent Park Made Visible Project as well as engage in visual research on the historyof the Regent Park neighbourhood and its communities. Regent Park has undergone a revitalization process, changing rapidly from a low-income to a mixed-income neighbourhood accompanied by changes to community demographics and urban geographies. The successful candidate will coordinate a digital media arts project where artists will engage with visual source material (archival footage of Regent Park as well as narrative forms set in Regent Park) to respond and create original works (short films) for digital and in-person presentation at the 20th anniversary of the Regent Park Film Festival in 2022. The candidate’s own proposed project will engage in visual research both within and outside of institutional archives and will explore themes that are pertinent to Regent Park today: gentrification, immigration and belonging, community building, racial justice, housing and income security.  

We invite applications from interdisciplinary scholars who have earned a doctorate in communications, media studies, public history, or archival and information studies and have expertise in such fields as Canadian immigration history, city studies, urban development, policy and community planning, and/or community archives. The position requires that the candidate has a familiarity with arts administration, strong skills and experience in visual archival research practices, project management skills, oral history/interview experience, online outreach/engagement experience, knowledge of various audiovisual formats, familiarity with film production and media arts resources and service providers in Toronto, and a general understanding ofcopyright clearance. Required skills include a strong understanding of anti-oppression, communication skills, managing project budgets, a collaborative working style particularly online, good time management, problem solving, organizational andrelationship management skills, and adaptability. Experience working in a community arts setting or in film festivals, and an understanding of Regent Park’s communities and context through work, study and/or lived experiences will be a strong asset. 
This Post-Doc position will include opportunities to produce publications, participate in conference presentations and directly contribute to the Regent Park Made Visible project through organizing online and in-person screenings, artist talkback panels, and writing related materialsIt is expected that the candidate will work remotely as well as divide their time between York University and the Regent Park Film Festival, and other spaces as the work dictates. 

Funding 
The MITACs Post-Doc will receive an annual salary of $45,000.00 (benefits inclusive), office space at both York University and TheRegent Park Film Festival, use of a computer and full access to York University Libraries. They will be supervised by Professor Desirée de Jesus, Department of Communication and Media Studies and will work closely with The Regent Park Film Festival staff spearheaded by Executive Director Angela Britto and Manager of Programming Aashna Thakkar. 
Please note that the MITACs Post-Doc is contingent on the selected candidate writing a successful proposal and clearing York University Research Ethics prior to the position start date. 

Applications are due Friday November 5th, 2021, at 5:00PM EST. 

Duration and Residency Requirement 
The Post-Doc position will begin in February 2022 and end January 31, 2023. The candidate will begin part-time with Regent Park Film Festival from November 29, 2021- January 31, 2022, prior to the start date of the postdoc position. Residency in Toronto is required.

How to apply 
Applicants should forward a cover letter, a brief research statement (maximum 1 page), curriculum vitae, as well as the names and email contacts of three academic references in one PDF document to Dr. Sara Macdonald, Archive/Counter Archive Project Manager at admin@counterarchive.ca

All correspondence should be addressed to:  
Professor Desirée de Jesus
c/o Dr. Sara Macdonald, Project Manager  
SSHRC Partnership Grant, Archive/Counter-Archive  
YORK UNIVERSITY | 2001F Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building  
4700 Keele Street · Toronto ON · Canada · 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 Indigenous 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. 
 
 


 

 

La bourse d’études post-doctorale MITACs au Regent Park Film Festival
Archive/Contre-Archive et le Regent Park Film Festival sont heureux de vous annoncer le concours de la bourse d’études postdoctorale MITACs Accélération d’une durée d’un an organisée par l’Université York et le Regent Park Film Festival.
 
Archive/Contre-Archive (A/CA) : Activer le Patrimoine de l’image en mouvement au Canada est une subvention de partenariat d’une durée de sept ans avec le CRSH qui se concentre sur la recherche et la remédiation d’œuvres réalisées par des femmes, des peuples autochtones, des membres de la communauté LGBTQ2+ et des communautés immigrantes. À travers une démarche politique, réfractaire et communautaire, les contre-archives bouleversent les récits conventionnels et enrichissent nos histoires. Notre recherche est engagée à trouver des solutions afin de maintenir l’héritage audiovisuel du Canada. Nous cherchons à activer et à remédiatiser l’héritage audiovisuel le plus vulnérable et sujet à la disparition et à l’inaccessibilité, ainsi qu’à promouvoir une communauté et un réseau dédié à la création des meilleures pratiques et des politiques culturelles.

Le Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) est une organisation culturelle et éducative des arts médiatiques sans but lucratif. Il s’agit du plus ancien festival de films local gratuit de Toronto, ainsi que le plus grand et le plus ancien festival de films local situé dans un quartier de logements sociaux. En plus de son festival annuel en novembre, il offre des projections de films à l’année, un programme scolaire, des ateliers et des évènements communautaires à titre gratuit. Le RPFF se consacre à la présentation d’œuvres locales et internationales traitant de peuples provenant de parcours de vie différents. Le festival a principalement à cœur les communautés noires, autochtones, et les peuples de couleurs (BIPOC), les gens à faibles revenus, les gens vivant dans des logements sociaux, ainsi que les résidents de Regent Park.

MITACS est une organisation nationale sans buts lucratifs qui bâtit des partenariats entre le monde universitaire et l’industrie. La bourse d’études postdoctorale MITACS fusionne une expertise académique avec une organisation partenaire qui travaille sur un sujet précis en lien avec votre champ de recherche. Le ou la candidat·e choisi·e devra soumettre une proposition au MITACS qui fera l’objet d’un processus de validation avec le support des institutions organisatrices.

Dans le cadre de cette opportunité professionnelle, le ou la candidat·e coordonnera le projet Regent Park Made Visible du Regent Park Film Festival, et devra également s’engager dans des recherches visuelles sur l’histoire du quartier Regent Park et ses communautés. Suite à son procédé de revitalisation, le quartier Regent Park est passé rapidement d’un faible revenu à un revenu mixte, accompagné de changements démographiques au sein de sa communauté et de sa géographie urbaine. Le ou la candidat·e choisi·e coordonnera un projet d’art médiatique numérique dans lequel les artistes entreront en contact avec du matériel visuel (images d’archives de Regent Park, ainsi que les différentes formes narratives qui ont lieu à Regent Park) afin de réaliser des œuvres originales (courts-métrages) pour des présentations numériques et en personne lors du 20e anniversaire du Regend Park Film Festival en 2022. Le projet du ou de la candidat·e s’engagera dans la recherche visuelle à la fois à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur des archives institutionnelles et explorera différents thèmes qui sont aujourd’hui pertinents à Regent Park : l’embourgeoisement, l’immigration, les immeubles communautaires, la justice raciale, le logement et la sécurité financière.

Nous acceptons des applications provenant de spécialistes interdisciplinaires qui ont obtenu un doctorat en communication, en études médiatiques, en histoire publique ou archivistique, ainsi qu’en études de l’information et qui possède une expertise dans des champs tels que l’histoire de l’immigration canadienne, les études urbaines, le développement urbain, la planification communautaire et ses règlements, et/ou les archives communautaires. Le poste requiert que le ou la candidat·e possède une familiarité avec l’administration des arts, de fortes qualifications et de l’expérience en pratiques de recherches de l’archive visuelle, de l’expérience en gestion de projet, de l’expérience en histoire et en entrevues orales, de l’expérience en engagement et du rayonnement en ligne, de la connaissance dans divers formats audiovisuels, de la familiarité avec la production de films et des ressources médiatiques, des sociétés de services situées à Toronto, ainsi qu’une compréhension générale de l’acquittement du droit d’auteur. Les compétences requises incluent une forte compréhension de l’anti-oppression, des compétences en communication, la gérance de budgets de différents projets, la faculté à travailler de façon collaborative spécialement en ligne, une bonne gestion du temps, la résolution de problèmes, des compétences de gestion relationnelle et organisationnelle et d’adaptabilité. De l’expérience dans un environnement des arts communautaires ou dans les festivals de films, ainsi que la bonne compréhension des communautés de Regent Park, que ce soit à travers des contextes liés à des expériences qu’elles soient personnelles, ou encore liées au travail ou aux études, sont un fort atout.

Ce poste postdoctoral inclura différentes opportunités telles que des possibilités de publications, de participer à des conférences et de contribuer directement au projet Regent Park Made Visible en organisant des projections en ligne et en personne, des panels de discussions avec des artistes, ainsi que l’écriture de matériels connexes. Il est prévu que le ou la candidat·e travaillera à distance, tout en partageant son temps entre l’Université York et le Regent Park Film Festival, et d’autres espaces qui seront dictés par le travail.
 
Financement
Le ou la postdoctorant·e du MITACS recevra un salaire annuel de 45 000$ (avantages inclus), un espace de travail à l’Université York et au Regent Park Film Festival, l’accès à un ordinateur et l’accès complet aux bibliothèques de l’Université York. Iel sera supervisé·e par la professeure Désirée de Jesus, département des communications et des études médiatiques et travaillera étroitement avec l’équipe de supervision du Regent Park Film Festival, notamment avec la directrice général Angelo Britto et la directrice de la programmation, Aashna Thakkar. Veuillez noter que le poste postdoctoral du MITACS dépend de la proposition par écrit du ou de la candidat·e choisi·e et de l’acquittement des recherches éthiques de l’Université York, et ce avant le début des activités.

Les applications doivent être déposées le vendredi 5 novembre, 2021 à 17h, HE.

Durée et exigence résidentielle
Le poste postdoctoral débutera en février 2022 et se terminera le 31 janvier 2023. Le ou la candidat·e débutera à temps partiel au Regent Park Film Festival du 29 novembre 2021 au 31 janvier 2022, avant la date de début du poste postdoctoral. Une résidence à Toronto est requise.

Comment appliquer 
Les appliquants·tes doivent envoyer une lettre de présentation, un bref sommaire de recherche (maximum 1 page), un curriculum vitae, ainsi que les noms et les courriels de trois références académiques dans un document PDF au Dre. Sara Macdonald, directrice de projet à Archive/Contre Archive au admin@counterarchive.ca

Toute correspondance doit être adressée à :
Professor Desirée de Jesus
c/o Dr. Sara Macdonald, Project Manager  
SSHRC Partnership Grant, Archive/Counter-Archive  
YORK UNIVERSITY | 2001F Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building  
4700 Keele Street · Toronto ON · Canada · M3J 1P3  

L’Université York accepte les applications de tout·e individu·e, incluant les individus·es qui répondent aux catégories d’équité de l’emploi de l’Université telle que les femmes, les personnes avec des handicaps, des membres des minorités visibles et des personnes autochtones, des individus·es de différents genres et orientations sexuelles et tous les groupes protégés par le Code des droits humains. L’Université York s’engage à l’équité de l’emploi et de la diversité, ainsi qu’à un environnement de soutien.

 

Date Posted: 09/15/2021
Closing Date: 11/30/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 12013
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Department of English
Campus:University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

 

 

Job title: Assistant Professor in Critical Sexuality Studies and Film/Media
Position code: 21_WSDB/CINE_M
Date posted: September 28, 2021
Application deadline: November 15, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

 

Position description
Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Simone de Beauvoir Institute (SdBI) in the Faculty of Arts and Science invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Critical Sexuality Studies and Film/Media to begin August 1, 2022. This position is a joint appointment between the Film Studies program and the rapidly growing Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality program housed in the Simone de Beauvoir Institute.

Full job posting is at: https://www.concordia.ca/finearts/about/jobs/2021/assistant-professor-critical-sexuality-studies-film-media.html

 

FS443k: Women Filmmakers (Winter 2022)

 

Date: Sep 21, 2021
Location: Waterloo, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Arts 
Department: English and Film Studies 
Campus: Waterloo 
Employee Group: WLUFA 
Requisition ID: 2667 

 

 

Position Title: FS443k: Women Filmmakers
Term: Winter 2022 (January 1 – April 30)
Days/Times: Tues./Thurs. 5:30 – 6:50 pm (on campus delivery)
Hours per week/Hours Total: 3 per week/36 total
Anticipated Class Size: 22
Additional Course Requirements: Teaching experience at the university level
Posted on: September 21, 2021
Posting ends: October 6, 2021

 

Position Summary:

This course examines the work of women directors from the silent to the contemporary era, from a variety of film production contexts around the world, in the light of feminist approaches to questions about gender, representation, and authorship. Along the way, we will consider the extent to which formal and stylistic features may be said to characterize films directed by women; the ways in which films by women directors are shaped by historical, cultural, and industrial factors; different approaches to filmmaking within and outside the mainstream film industry; and the role of feminist film theory in critical studies of films by women. Assigned films may include work by Alice Guy Blaché, Dorothy Arzner, Jane Campion, Claire Denis, Sophie Deraspe, Maya Deren, Ava DuVernay, Joanna Hogg, Ida Lupino, Lucrecia Martel, Léa Pool, Solly Potter, Céline Sciamma, Agnes Varda, Lois Weber, and Chloé Zhao. Note: screenings are run outside of class time.

 

Qualifications – Required: PhD
Qualifications – Discipline: Film Studies
Salary: $8,414.99
Application Deadline: October 6, 2021

 

Submit with Application:

Required for All Applicants

  • CV (required)

Required for External Applicants

  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching (official teaching evaluations only; applicant summaries are not accepted)

Optional

  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Dossier (highly recommended)
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum, highly recommended)

 

Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.

 

To Apply: https://careers.wlu.ca/job/Waterloo-FS443k-Women-Filmmakers-%28Winter-2022%29-ON/724969947/