Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media
Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media to begin August 1, 2019.
Film Studies at Concordia University is an internationally renowned leader in scholarship and curriculum devoted to the study of sexuality, gender, and queer film and media. Having participated as a co-founder and co-leader of the Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality since its establishment in 1999, the program has drawn hundreds of students to Montreal over the past twenty years. Integral to Film Studies and its undergraduate and graduate programs are pioneering courses that address the role of cinema and media in sexuality and queer study. Notably, Concordia hosted the first undergraduate class in North America devoted to the study of HIV as a cultural and political phenomenon and actively maintains the Queer Media Database (www.mediaqueer.ca).
We are seeking candidates with expertise in LGBTQ+ approaches to film and media. Applicants must display an outstanding record of research and teaching across these areas, as well as a strong commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry and the support of diverse communities. The ideal candidate will value intersectionality and integrate this into their research, teaching, and service.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach specialized courses on LGBTQ+ topics alongside more general Film Studies classes. Their courses will contribute to the new BA Major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, housed in the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. Other responsibilities include the supervision of MA and PhD theses, serving on graduate committees, in addition to performing suitable administrative duties. Over time, the selected candidate will actively embrace program stewardship and engage in committee work at the department and Faculty levels.
Applicants should hold a PhD in Film, Media, Cultural Studies, or a related discipline(s), have substantial teaching experience at the university level, and demonstrate an active program of research exemplified by a record of publications across the relevant fields. We require a candidate with the ability to mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior experience of service and commitment to diversity and inclusivity will stand as a high priority. Although classes are taught in English, a foundation in French is deemed an asset.
About the Faculty and Department
With over 4,000 students, faculty, and staff, the Faculty of Fine Arts is among the five largest art and design schools in North America. Montréal, our home, is exceptional: with 170,000 university students, a vibrant cultural scene, and the most affordable tuition in Canada, the city ranks among the top ten best destinations in the world for tertiary education. While supporting a significant Anglophone population, Montréal is the second largest French-speaking city after Paris. North America’s number one choice for international events and festivals, Montréal was the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity. Nestled in the heart of this pulsing city, embraced by a dynamic research university, the Faculty of Fine Arts benefits from extraordinary access to brilliant practitioners, thriving venues, cross-cultural perspectives, and an extensive network of outstanding facilities for research and production.
Taking advantage of our place within the rich fabric of a research university and our long history as one of the premiere sites in Canada for the study and creation of the arts and arts-based scholarship, the Faculty of Fine Arts is currently engaged in a transformative moment in which pedagogical, conceptual, theoretical, and material practices find resonance with a significant diversity of approaches. In our university community we value equally those practices that embrace aesthetic activism, live performance, historical scholarship, technical experimentation, skills-based production, community fieldwork, as well as traditional and digital fabrication. At the heart of this dense array is the Department of Studio Arts—with more than 90 full-time and part-time professors who are some of Canada’s most celebrated artists, the Department of Studio Arts occupies a significant place within the Faculty’s long-term plan to support both medium-specific training and multi-disciplinary experimentation. The internationally renowned MFA program has been active for over three decades and is one of the few to incorporate a third year for graduate students to prepare graduation projects and transition into the next phase of their career. Attracting one of the most talented cohorts in the nation, undergraduate programs are offered in Fibres and Material Practices, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture, Ceramics, Studio Art, and Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts).
How to Apply
Applications should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before November 15, 2018. Submissions must consist of a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); one example of published scholarly work (a peer-reviewed article/chapter in the area of expertise relevant to this call); and the names and contact information of three referees. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. The department regrets that they cannot consider incomplete applications.
All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to:
Dr. Haidee Wasson, Professor and Chair, School of Cinema Hiring Committe
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 5236
Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2019. Appointments at a more senior level will also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.