Job Postings

Job: Cinema Studies (U of T Scarborough; Deadline 10 Nov. 2014)

Assistant Professor – Cinema Studies – 1401869

Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Scarborough

Department: UTSC: English

Job Posting: Aug 25, 2014

Job Closing: Nov 10, 2014


The Department of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Cinema Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter.

Candidates should have a PhD in Cinema Studies/English, or a related field with a focus on non-western cinema by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate would ideally be able to teach a variety of Cinema Studies courses, with a particular emphasis on non-western, postcolonial, transnational, and/or diasporic cinemas. Ability to teach in the areas of postcolonial literature and culture, literary and cultural theory, and/or non-western aesthetics would also be an asset. Candidates must also have a record of excellence in research, demonstrate the ability to develop an independently funded research program, and must exhibit proven excellence in teaching.

UTSC is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto, a research-intensive institution with a strong interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, a wide range of collaborative programs and institutes, and one of the largest library systems in North America. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The primary appointment is at UTSC with a graduate appointment in the Cinema Studies Institute (CSI) at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate will be expected to do research; graduate teaching and supervision in the CSI graduate program; and undergraduate teaching on the Scarborough campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and one writing sample. If you have any questions about this position, please e-mail to All application materials should be submitted online. The deadline for applications is November 10, 2014.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department Chair, Professor Christine Bolus-Reichert, via e-mail to by the closing date. Please note that preliminary interviews will take place via teleconference.

For more information about the UTSC Department of English, please visit our home page at More information about CSI can be found here:

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

Categories: Job Postings

Leave a Reply