Job: Tenure-track position in Intermedia Production at Concordia University, Montreal

Call for Applications

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Intermedia Production
Department of Communication Studies
Concordia University
Montreal, Canada
Position code: 21_T_COMS_O
https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/about/jobs/tenure-track-appointments/2022/assistant-professor-intermedia-production.html

Application deadline: November 30, 2022

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Intermedia Production at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2023. We seek candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: interactive design, animation, augmentation, computer graphics, image manipulation, projection mapping, immersive cinema, interactive sound, and/or other related practices. As a humanities-oriented department with a founding tradition of concern for social justice, we value diversity among our faculty and strongly encourage candidates whose creative work and academic research engages with issues of racial and gender inequality, LGBTQ rights, Indigenous rights, economic inequality, critical disabilities, and other related areas. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC). The candidate will be expected to teach technical approaches along with critical histories and theories that explore different political, ethical, and institutional frameworks of media production. Additional teaching experience in moving images and sound is an asset.

Candidates should have an active practice in creating and exhibiting intermedia-based work at a professional level. Duties will include developing and leading research-creation projects, teaching production and theory courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, managing two computer teaching labs with the assistance of technical staff and service to the department, the institution and the wider scholarly community.

QUALIFICATIONS AND ASSETS

An ideal candidate for an appointment at the Assistant Professor level is a media maker/scholar who has the expertise to teach media production in an academic context, has professional experience or up to date skills with new production technologies, and has experience with innovative forms of media-making.

Candidates must have completed their PhD in Media or a cognate Humanities or Fine Arts area (or be near completion at the start date of the appointment). 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 Department 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 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
or
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Applications should be addressed to: Donna Stewart, Department Administrator (donna.stewart@concordia.ca) with the subject heading Media Production hire and must include the following items in the given order as a single pdf:

  • Cover letter that outlines the candidate’s media profile, (2 or 3 most important creative research contributions to date), relevant teaching experience. Letter should clearly identify the job title, position code (21_T_COMS_O) and citizenship statement.
  • Evidence of teaching expertise that may include any of the following materials: sample assignments, teaching evaluations (if applicable), and/or syllabi of courses taught.
  • Curriculum vitae, which should also include software and technical competencies
  • Names of three referees (reference letters will only be solicited for those short-listed).
  • Teaching statement that includes your approach, philosophy, and how this connects to past and future teaching experiences.
  • Research statement that details future creative research plans
  • An Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) statement (see below)

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 EDI statement 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
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Electronic applications should be submitted by November 30th but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in August 2023.

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.

ADAPTIVE MEASURES

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Anna Barrafato, Accessibility Change Lead: anna.barrafato@concordia.ca or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 3511.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENTI

Founded in 1965, The Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University is Canada’s oldest degree-granting department in the discipline. We are one of the most established and respected Communication Studies programs in North America and are well known for combining creative media production with the study of media theory, criticism, and history. The program has three production streams including intermedia, moving images, and sound. The intermedia production stream explores how the intersections between technologies and cultures inform the ethics, the relationships, and the artistic processes of any given media project.

The program draws from the humanities, social sciences and fine arts in a unique program that has trained many influential media makers. Our expertise and major research contributions have been in cultural studies, feminist media studies, critical race studies, post-colonial studies, media history, media activism, environmental media, critical disability, and gaming.

The department offers programs leading to BA, Graduate Diploma, MA and PhD degrees. The undergraduate Degree in Communication Studies is well known for its integration of media production and critical theoretical perspectives.

MORE INFORMATION

Please visit https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/about/jobs/tenure-track-appointments/2022/assistant-professor-intermedia-production.html

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