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Extended-Term Appointment in Media Production

Concordia University

Extended-Term Appointment in Media Production

Deadline: Tuesday September 3, 2019

The Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a full-time extended-term appointment (ETA) in Media Production.

We are seeking a media-maker with a specialization in two or three of the following areas: Intermedia, Moving Images, and Sound. The successful candidate will teach production courses in our undergraduate and graduate diploma programs. We are particularly interested in candidates who have extensive experience teaching media production, have up-to-date skills with new production technologies, and have experience with innovative forms of media-making.

This is a full-time teaching and service position for an initial 3-year appointment starting no later than July 1, 2020. ETAs are eligible for reappointment, subject to the availability of work and positive evaluation of their performance, potentially for a period of time without an end-date.

Founded in 1965, the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University is Canada’s oldest degree-granting department in the discipline. Our expertise and major research contributions have been in cultural studies, feminist media studies, moving image studies, sound studies, environmental studies, game studies, mobility studies, critical race theory, media history, and the politics of identity. 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; we offer the only undergraduate BA in Communication and Cultural Studies and the only graduate diploma in Communication in Canada; we have over thirty years of experience running our MA in Media Studies, which includes over twenty-five years of innovations in research-creation methods; our growing PhD program offers students advanced training in media and cultural studies. In keeping with Concordia’s mission, the Department fosters inclusivity in its research, curriculum, and teaching practices, and is committed to serving the needs of a diverse student population. Candidates are encouraged to visit our departmental website for additional information concerning our programs, course offerings, and priorities:

The appointed candidate will be expected to be an engaged and inspiring teacher in media production, to envisage future curriculum development, and to contribute actively to the service and reputation of the Department and the University. Successful candidates will normally be expected to teach six 3-credit courses per year and serve on relevant department committees.

Candidate will have a terminal degree (MFA and/or PhD), demonstrated expertise in media production, have successful teaching experience in a post-secondary academic context, have a demonstrated understanding of the relationship between media production and cultural/critical theory, evidence of media-making and/or research-creation contributions, and evidence of continued growth in media-making practice and technical skills.

Concordia offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for teaching skills as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Applications should consist of the following items, in the given order, as a single PDF:

-a cover letter;
-a curriculum vitae, which includes software and technical competencies;
-a statement of teaching philosophy/interests (approx. 1 page);
-samples of media produced to showcase skills and expertise;
-evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. syllabi; samples of student work; teaching evaluations);
-names of three references.

Applications should be sent to Ms. Donna Stewart, Department Administrator, at with the subject heading Media Production ETA application and to arrive by Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and addressed to:

Donna Stewart, Communication Studies DA
Department of Communication Studies (CJ 3.230)
Concordia University
7141 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6

Questions about the position may be sent to Charles Acland, Chair, Department of Communication Studies at

Review of applications begins as they are received and continues until the position has been filled.

Employment equity
Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian 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 applications 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.