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Call for Applications – Postdoctoral Fellowship

“The Sociability of Sleep: Careful Design for Collective Conditions”
Université de Montréal and McGill University, Montreal, Canada
DEADLINE: June 15, 2021
 
We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow for a 10-month position to work on the new interdisciplinary research-creation project: The Sociability of Sleep. The candidate will work directly with Professors Aleksandra Kaminska (Director of the Bricolab, Université de Montréal, Communications) and Alanna Thain (Director of the Moving Image Research Lab, McGill University, English) and have the opportunity to work with project collaborators. These include researchers and practitioners from communication and media studies, media arts, cinema and performance, psychiatry, psychology, and clinical medicine across Montreal’s universities.
 
The Sociability of Sleep is funded through a special initiative to support interdisciplinary, experimental, and intensive projects. We explore exceptional and everyday experiences of sleep and its problems to generate new knowledge and empathies for sleep conditions, defined as a disordered and debilitating relation between sleep and wakefulness (including, but not limited to somnambulism, insomnia, narcolepsy, parasomnias, dreams and nightmares, sleep apnea, chronodiversity, etc.). Through collaboration between artists, scientists, and media studies scholars, we aim to generate novel sleep situations that make perceptible, and thus actionable, our key intuition: that sleep is much more social than it might seem. In sleep, we become radically vulnerable in a way that requires social forms of care: individuals are experts of their somatic experience, and yet access to the sleeping self relies on the perception of human and technological others. How might exploring a sleeper subjectivity—the quotidian ways we navigate time, space, ourselves, and others—help us rethink and reanimate the sociability of sleep itself?
 
We engage these questions by working on 1) developing interdisciplinary approaches to sleep research taking advantage of the tools, methods, and insights of arts, humanities and social sciences; 2) thinking critically and historically about technologies of sleep, including biometrics and sleep tracking apps; and 3) identifying, analysing, and producing artistic interventions into sleep in design, media, and performance, to see how they might enrich normative treatment of sleep conditions. Our approach is rooted in art-science experimentation, collaboration, prototyping, and various forms of “critical making” that integrate and engage with qualitative or quantitative research data. Over the two years of the project, we have planned a series of experimental events, including Sleep Salons, maker labs and prototyping workshops, artist residencies, pedagogical videos, a summer school, and a final exhibition.
 
We are looking for a critical and engaged researcher with an established interest and expertise in sleep. We are open to a variety of (inter)disciplinary backgrounds, including: media studies, communications, cinema studies, performance studies, science and technology studies, media arts, visual and sound arts, disability studies, design, urban planning, architecture, Indigenous studies, gender, feminist and sexuality studies, critical race studies, visual and material culture, information science, history of science, neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, research-creation, curation, critical making, etc.
 
The fellow’s primary responsibilities will be to facilitate the collaborative activities across the team, while also developing their own research within the project. They will have the opportunity to be implicated in all aspects of the project with specific responsibilities to be determined according to their particular interests and profile. These may include curation, programming, medical or public outreach, publishing collaborations, workshop design, prototyping, exhibition design, etc. The position is best suited for someone with strong organizational and communication skills, experience working collaboratively, and an enthusiastic approach to interdisciplinary teams and research.
 
The fellow will have a workspace and access to equipment, mentoring, and support through the project headquarters at the Bricolab and the MIRL, as well as the opportunity to access partner resources and expertise, including the Topological Media Lab (Concordia), the Visualisation Laboratory and Screen (UdeM), Artefact Lab (UdeM), Hexagram, GRAFIM, the Dream & Nightmare Laboratory within the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine (UdeM, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur), and the Sleep Lab (McGill Health University Centre), among others.
 
Eligibility: Candidates must have received a PhD within the past 5 years, or have a doctoral defence scheduled prior to Sept. 15, 2021.  Regardless of field or discpline, they must have demonstrated expertise in a relevant area of sleep-related research. The fellowship is open to both national and international scholars. Fluency in English is essential; working knowledge of French is an asset.
 
We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
 
Start date and duration: The position is from Sept. 1, 2021 to June 2022, with the possibility of a renewal for a second 10-month term (July 2023-April 2023).
 
Salary: The salary is $35,000 CAD for 10 months, plus 17% in benefits. The fellow will also have access to a research stipend for materials and research dissemination.
 
TO APPLY
Documents required: 1) a current CV, 2) a cover letter describing your training, relevant research interests and a brief description of the work you would like to pursue in relation to the project including, if relevant, any anticipated material needs (max 2 pages), and 3) contact information for 2 referees.
 
Please send your application as a single PDF file to both a.kaminska@umontreal.ca and alanna.thain@mcgill.ca. Zoom interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on June 17-18.
 
Deadline: June 15, 2021

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Job TitleProfessor, Bachelor of Film and Television (BFTV) (Part-time)
Faculty/DepartmentFaculty of Animation, Arts and Design
LocationOakville, Ontario, Canada
Application DeadlineJune 7, 2021
Job NumberJ0521-0892

 

Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty team in the Bachelor of Film and Television. This program offers students a comprehensive set of practical and critical thinking/writing skills, as well as knowledge in the Canadian film and television industries.  We are looking for part-time professors with knowledge and experience working in African and Black Diaspora Cinemas, Indigenous media, and/or Queer Media to teach in related courses including:  

  • BUSM43314 Business of Film and Television 2
  • MEDA13431 The Art of Cinema
  • MEDA30146 The Experimental Tradition
  • MEDA29501 Media Theory and Criticism
  • LITT23796 The 7-Minute Screenplay

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

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

What You’ll be Doing

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

About You

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

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

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

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

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

  • PhD in Film Studies, Communication Studies or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years related professional experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in African and/or Black Diaspora Cinemas, Latin American cinemas and/or Queer Media.
  • Practical experience in filmmaking would be an asset. 
  • Experience with online learning tools (e.g. Blackboard, Google Classroom), teaching with Zoom or a similar platform.
  • Experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level.

Who We Are:

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

Other Details

Campus Location: Trafalgar (may be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) once normal campus operations resume. This position is currently working remotely.  

Reference #: 21/PT/23

Employee Group: Non-full-time Faculty

Salary Range: Based on relevant educational qualifications and experience

Start Date: September 6, 2021

Application Deadline: Monday June 7, 2021

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

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

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Associate Dean
Film, Television and Journalism
Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design

Sheridan is currently seeking an Associate Dean position in Film, Television and Journalism. The successful candidate will be a strategic and operational leader, balancing and aligning the vision, objectives and planning of Sheridan with those within the FAAD. The Associate Dean is responsible for providing leadership to faculty, staff and students in a number of specified programs within the Faculty.

 

With a leadership approach that is inspiring, inclusive, responsive, collaborative, creative, and nimble, the Associate Dean position will cultivate a workplace of inclusivity and diversity while continuing to strive for outstanding course curriculum and delivery.

 

Specific Responsibilities include:

 

  • Building (with faculty) a strong identity, positive reputation, and clear sense of mandate and direction for the School/Department and Faculty through the achievement of shared educational objectives that are current, effective, relevant to student needs and workplace expectations, as well as consistent with the strategic direction of the College and Faculty;
  • Strategic planning and actively participates and is instrumental in the development, implementation and leadership of the Faculty strategic plan as part of the academic planning process of the College;
  • Providing leadership in ensuring a high quality of teaching and faculty commitment to professional development and currency in their discipline, profession and industry;
  • Facilitating a sense of shared responsibility among faculty and staff for the strategic development and management of enrolment plans, program budgets and effective and efficient allocation of work and resources to address both immediate operational requirements and longer-term program and institutional priorities;
  • Leading strategic development and management of budgets including an efficient allocation of fiscal and physical resources to services;

The ideal candidate will have a passion for education, a Masters degree (Ph.D. is an asset), and ideally, a proven track record of outstanding leadership experience within a post-secondary institution.

 

Other Details:

Payband: NO

Hiring Range: $122,995 – $130,682

Salary Range:  $122,995 – $153,744

 

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

 

Applicants must apply online at https://www.sheridancollege.ca/working-at-sheridan. Consideration of candidates will begin October 30th, 2020. The projected start date for this position is January 2021.

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CARNEGIE APPOINTMENT IN HUMANITIES AND COMPUTING – DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

 

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

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

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

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

GREAT CAREERS. GREAT CHOICE.

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

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