Tenure-Track Position in Film and Moving Image Studies, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Last updated: September 29, 2023, 4:21 p.m.
Job title: Tenure-Track Position in Film and Moving Image Studies, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Position code: 23_T_CINE_M
Date posted: September 29, 2023
Application deadline: November 15, 2023
Advertised until: Position is filled
The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position in Film and Moving Image Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2024. Duties include teaching undergraduate (BFA) and graduate (MA & PhD) courses in the Film and Moving Image Studies area. The incumbent will be asked to teach a 2/2 load and should be prepared to supervise graduate students, serve on graduate supervisory committees, and perform administrative duties. Over time, the successful candidate will actively engage in program stewardship and participate in committee work at the Department, Faculty and University levels. In addition to teaching and service, faculty members are expected to maintain an active research profile.
Qualifications and assets
Applicants for this position must have a PhD in Film Studies, Media Studies, or a cognate discipline (or be completed by the start date of the appointment). The successful candidate will have teaching experience at the university level and demonstrate an active program of research as well as a record of publications. Prior activities demonstrating leadership, service, and commitment to diversity will be considered assets. We are seeking candidates with expertise in the field of Film and Moving Image Studies whose research and teaching focuses on methodologies and issues of racial and ethnic diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates whose research approaches histories and/or theories of film, television, and other moving image media through the critical perspectives of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, intersectionality, decoloniality, disability and/or diasporic studies. The ideal candidate will be a scholar working in the burgeoning fields of Indigenous Studies, Black Studies, and Critical Race Studies in the Americas and beyond in the areas of film, television, and moving image media, with a research profile that addresses underrepresented groups or geographical areas, (trans)cultural perspectives and modes of artistic or media-based political activism and dissent including but not limited to anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racisms, legacies of colonialism, and other forms of systemic oppression.
The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will 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. Candidates are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their career goals in their letter of application. These will be carefully considered in the assessment process. The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Concordia University is an English-language institution of higher learning at which the primary language of instruction and research is English. Since this position supports academic functions of the university, proficiency in English is required. Working knowledge of French, including reading and grading student work in French, is an asset.
How to apply
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applicants must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Applications should be submitted electronically to email@example.com on or before November 15, 2023, but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Submissions should consist of a single PDF file that is identified with the candidate’s name and position code (23_T_CINE_M), and includes the following items in the order specified below:
- A cover letter outlining interest for the position, past and current research, as well as excellence in teaching
- A current curriculum vitae indicating all academic achievements (including awards and accolades), research grants, and all relevant professional experience
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness—e.g., teaching evaluations (if applicable), sample assignments, and syllabi of at least two courses taught (undergraduate and graduate if applicable)
- Evidence of scholarship that includes up to two representative refereed articles, book chapters, or dissertation chapters
- A statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion regarding pedagogy
- The names and contact information of three referees
- A declaration stating either: “Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada” or “No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”
All inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Martin Lefebvre, Chair, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.
Possible examples to demonstrate a diverse experience may include, but are not limited to:
- teaching about underrepresented populations
- community-based research
- mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
- offering or organizing educational programming
- participation in training and workshops
All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.
Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Anna Barrafato, Accessibility Change Lead: email@example.com or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 3511.
Housed within the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive university-based film school, the Film and Moving Image Studies program provides students with a broad spectrum of approaches to film and moving image media.
The School of Cinema is divided into three distinct areas: Film Production (BFA; MFA); Film Animation (BFA); and Film and Moving Image Studies (BFA; MA; PhD). Situated within Concordia’s vibrant Faculty of Fine Arts, faculty and students enjoy numerous cross-disciplinary opportunities, state-of-the-art resources and facilities, and a rich artistic and cultural context for research and study. Each year, the School of Cinema accepts an upward of 330 students and plans for growth are currently underway.
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Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.
Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.