Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

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Tenure-Track Associate Professor in Film Production

The School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track position in film production at the Associate Professor level, starting Fall 2018. Outstanding candidates at the Assistant Professor level may also be considered. We seek a collaborative colleague working in non-fiction, narrative, experimental or hybrid cinema whose work addresses issues germane to Indigenous communities in Canada and the world.

Our preference will be for candidates with strong Indigenous cultural knowledge, experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, and a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations.

The successful candidate should be able to teach comprehensive introductory and advanced film production courses from a holistic perspective with an understanding of the entire film workflow from conception to completion. As our production curriculum is grounded in project-based instruction, candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in a broad range of technical and creative skills that can include screenwriting, production planning, directing, editing, cinematography, and sound design as well as a familiarity with current digital production workflows.

In addition to teaching in the undergraduate BFA, the successful candidate will supervise students in our MFA program who are working in a variety of forms of moving image art. The ability to teach occasional undergraduate courses in cinema and media studies, particularly informed by current Indigenous issues, is also an asset.

The BFA in Film is a four-year, cohort-based production program that includes a very strong component of instruction in film studies. Students are exposed to the breadth of film styles and modes. They work intensively together over four years, each producing a number of their own films. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded film production and studies education that prepares students to become successful independent filmmakers and allows them as well to specialize in areas of their particular interest.

Our students go on to be directors, producers, editors, cinematographers, screenwriters, and artists working in a variety of media and forms.  We particularly value innovative and experimental approaches to creative work as well as pedagogy. As our film program is situated within an interdisciplinary fine arts department, an interest in collaborating with fellow faculty in theatre, visual art, music and dance is an asset.

Located in a dynamic neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts has a national and award-winning reputation for its innovative approach to fostering contemporary art. The School is an interdisciplinary fine and performing arts and scholarly program that offers a BA in Art, Performance and Cinema Studies and BFAs in Dance, Film, Music, Theatre and Visual Art, as well as an interdisciplinary MFA and an MA in Comparative Media Arts.

Minimal Requirements: MFA, MA, or Ph.D. in film production or a relevant field; experience in teaching at the post-secondary level is a requirement.

Applications must include:

  • a letter of application outlining creative and scholarly background
  • a curriculum vitae
  • links to 3 samples of artistic work
  • a statement of teaching philosophy; and,
  • the names and contact information (email, telephone) for three confidential referees.

Please note that materials submitted will not be returned. Submit all applications by email to Elspeth Pratt, Director c/o Samantha Diamond, scasec@sfu.ca

The committee will begin reviewing applications on January 29, 2018. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of Indigenous heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.

As it is an ongoing commitment of SFU to reflect the diversity of our student body in our faculty complement, preference will be given to applicants with Canadian Indigenous heritage.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the university for appointment competitions will be collected. For details see the Collection Notice.

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Lecturer - Continuing Appointment

The School of Communication, at Simon Fraser University, invites applications from outstanding candidates for a continuing appointment at the rank of Lecturer, commencing summer 2018.

Candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D. (or Ph.D. near completion) in a relevant subject area, with substantial experience, and a record of achievement in undergraduate teaching. We are looking for a scholar with expertise in curriculum development and pedagogy in the field of communication, and a research publication record. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a clear potential to contribute to the School’s teaching culture. The successful candidate will be a leader and innovator in teaching and learning and demonstrate a range and versatility in undergraduate teaching. Subfields may include media and culture, technology and society, political economy and policy, globalization. We seek someone who demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching foundational undergraduate courses and core courses in theory and methods. Candidates should have the ability to teach theoretical concepts and empirical and applied research.

Situated in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, the School of Communication is a national and global leader in the discipline. The School is a dynamic site of research and teaching in critical communication studies, and in a range of areas, established and emergent, including: media and culture, technology and society, political economy of global communication, research design and communication research methods, cultural industries and policy, communication policy and industry, digital media and culture, visual culture, history of communication, media production, media literacy, popular culture, applied communication, and more.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including examples of applied pedagogy), and a sample of published work, or work prepared for publication if applicable. Please submit all documents in a single PDF with bookmarks. In addition, three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover.

Dr. Peter Chow-White
Director School of Communication
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Website  

Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

The position is subject to funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, please see the Collection Notice.  

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Big Data

The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of big data in relation to theories and methodologies in the field of communication. Specific areas of focus may include but are not limited to social media, algorithmic culture, critical data studies, digital humanities, surveillance, critical artificial intelligence, platform studies, blockchain and crypto technologies, data visualization, infrastructure studies, quantified self, data politics, data ethics, privacy, and health. We are searching for candidates who address these or other issues using qualitative, quantitative, computational, digital methods or a combination of approaches.

Situated in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, the School of Communication is a national and global leader in the discipline. The School is a dynamic site of research and teaching with a strategic focus on digital media and communication. Our critical tradition to the study of communication includes approaches such as media and culture, technology studies, global communication, culture industries and policy, history of communication, and applied media production, among others. The successful candidate will build on the School’s history of critical engagement while developing new directions in research and teaching to reflect contemporary and emergent issues of digital media and communication. We seek an innovative colleague who will challenge traditional distinctions between critical analysis and applied approaches.

Candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D. (or Ph.D. near completion) in Communication or a cognate discipline with expertise in big data, a record of teaching experience and excellence, a clear potential to contribute to the School’s research culture, and an emerging publication record appropriate to the position. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise students at all undergraduate and graduate levels and to work with partners inside and outside the University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a concise statement of research established and projected, a statement of teaching experience, performance and philosophy, and two writing samples. Please submit all documents in a single PDF file with bookmarks. In addition, three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover. Please direct all materials to:

Director, School of Communication
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
c/o: bebaldwi@sfu.ca

Review of applications will begin on November 30th, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

The position is subject to funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, please see the Collection Notice.  

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in News, Social Media, and Public Communication

The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the intersection of news, social media and public communication. Specific areas of focus may include but are not limited to political economy and governance of news production and distribution; the impact of social media on journalism and public communication; news, democracy and the public sphere; critical analysis of news discourse; independent media, ethnic media and alternative journalism; the influence of public relations and marketing on news media; data journalism; communication rights and access to information; media activism; studies of users, creators, and publics. We are searching for candidates who address these or other issues using qualitative, quantitative, media and news analysis that might include discourse and frame analysis, content analysis, ethnography, and computational or digital methods or a combination of approaches.

Situated in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, the School of Communication is a national and global leader in the discipline. The School is a dynamic site of research and teaching with a strategic focus on digital media and communication. Our critical tradition to the study of communication includes approaches such as media and culture, technology studies, global communication, culture industries and policy, history of communication, and applied media production, among others. The successful candidate will build on the School’s history of critical engagement while developing new directions in research and teaching to reflect contemporary and emergent issues of digital media and communication. We seek an innovative colleague who will challenge traditional distinctions between critical analysis and applied approaches.

Candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D. (or Ph.D. near completion) in Communication or a cognate discipline with a record of teaching experience and excellence, a clear potential to contribute to the School’s research culture, and an emerging publication record appropriate to the position. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise students at all undergraduate and graduate levels and to work with partners inside and outside the University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a concise statement of research established and projected, a statement of teaching experience, performance and philosophy, and two writing samples. Please submit all documents in a single PDF file with bookmarks. In addition, three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover. Please direct all materials to:

Director, School of Communication
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
c/o: bebaldwi@sfu.ca

Review of applications will begin on November 30th, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

The position is subject to funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, please see the Collection Notice.   

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