Assistant Professor - Canadian Cinema

Toronto, Canada, 11. November 2019.

University of Toronto, Cinema Studies Institute

The Cinema Studies Institute in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, St. George invites applications for a full-time, tenure stream position in the field of Canadian Cinemas, including North American Indigenous cinema and media. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will start on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in Film Studies, Film and Media Studies, or a discipline related to the position as described by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, and possess a demonstrated record of excellence in both teaching and research.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Cinema Studies Institute, in both required core courses and more specialized electives; to supervise and mentor students; to participate in affairs at the Institute; and to pursue outstanding, innovative and independent research at the highest international level while establishing a competitive, externally funded research program that will complement and expand our current research strengths. For more information on the Cinema Studies Institute, visit http://www.cinema.utoronto.ca/.

We are seeking applicants with expertise in Canadian Cinemas, understood to include North American Indigenous cinema and media. Areas of specialization may encompass the history, historiography, and theory of various forms and traditions of Canadian cinemas, including, but not restricted to, documentary, animation, experimental, or narrative modes in anglophone, francophone, diasporic, or indigenous contexts. We also welcome applicants who study cinema and media cultures within Canada, including collaborative practices, co-productions, minoritarian practices, exhibition and reception, film festivals, and non-theatrical uses. Critical engagement with regional, national, and transnational approaches is expected to inform the research projects of those who apply. Interdisciplinary approaches, methodologies, and ways of knowing will also be appreciated.

Excellence in research must be demonstrated through the quality of the writing sample submitted as part of the application, a record of publications or forthcoming publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, a record of presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, the submitted research statement and evidence of an innovative research program, as well as  strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Excellence in teaching must be demonstrated through a record of teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities and, with its multicultural student body and cosmopolitan setting, it offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic cities.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Application materials must include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a writing sample of no more than 10,000 words, and a teaching dossier (consisting of a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations). 

Applicants must also arrange to have at least three external referees send letters of recommendation (signed and on institutional letterhead) directly to the Institute via email to Denise Ing, Assistant to the Director, at cinema.studies@utoronto.ca.

All application materials and reference letters must be received by the closing date of November 11, 2019. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF format. If you have questions about this position, please contact Denise Ing at cinema.studies@utoronto.ca.

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, LGBTQ 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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Apply online at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1903750....