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Assistant Professor – Studies in Art and Culture (Canadian and/or North American Indigenous Cinema)

Carleton University

Field of Specialization: Canadian and/or North American Indigenous Cinema & Media Cultures
Academic Unit: School for Studies in Art & Culture: Film Studies
Category of Appointment: Preliminary
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: 1 July 2020
Closing Date: 15 October 2019, or until the position is filled

About the Position:
The School for Studies in Art & Culture invites applications from qualified candidates for a Preliminary appointment in Canadian and/or North American Indigenous Cinema, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning 1 July 2020.

The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses at all year levels, covering Canadian and/or Indigenous cinema, as well as other aspects of the Film Studies curriculum. The candidate will also be expected to teach MA-level seminars, and to supervise MA student research. Although Carleton Film Studies does not include a PhD program, students have the option of applying to do doctoral work on film-related subjects under the supervision of Film Studies faculty members, through Carleton’s Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art & Culture.

About the Academic Unit:
The Film Studies program is located within Carleton University’s interdisciplinary School for Studies in Art & Culture, which also houses undergraduate and graduate programs in Art History, and Music. The Film Studies program itself is one of the oldest and most respected of its type in Canada. Faculty members have research expertise in multiple fields, with an emphasis on topics in world cinema, film history, film theory, and digital media. For more information, see

The position requires a PhD, with evidence of an active commitment to research as reflected in peer-reviewed publications, as well as a demonstrated level of excellence in teaching.

Application Instructions:
Applications must be sent electronically in a single PDF file containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees, to Dr Brian Foss. Director of the School for Studies in Art & Culture:

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:
Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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