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Limited Term Appointment in Film Production

Concordia University


Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for one Limited Term Appointment (LTA) position in Film Production at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, effective August 1, 2019 to May 14, 2020.

Position Description
LTA positions are subject to budgetary approval and departmental or unit need. Individuals who hold a Limited Term Appointment may seek reappointment given continued funding and need as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial LTA appointments and subsequent appointments may not exceed a total of 36 months or span more than three consecutive years.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach six undergraduate courses (which may include multiple sections of the same course) on topics including image, montage, sound, and core filmmaking practices while supporting student work that covers a broad range of genres and interests within the context of Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts. The normal distribution of courses is three per semester during the initial appointment and seven courses per annum, if reappointed. Responsibilities will also include active involvement in committee and administrative work.

We are seeking candidates who have completed a relevant terminal graduate degree and who have an established artistic filmmaking and exhibition practice. A knowledge of film theory across all genres is required. Preferred candidates will have post-secondary teaching experience specifically in studio-based courses, and in which they have guided students through the creative process from the concept stage to a finished film project. Specific knowledge of the digital workflow on Apple computers, including Avid Media Composer and Pro-Tools is required. Proficiency in post-production workflow management is also required, as is research expertise in image editing and sound editing. Portfolios must reflect a thorough understanding of the above competencies. Familiarity with emerging trends in media production and exhibition are an asset as well as proven ability to work in a team. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French would also be considered an asset.

About the Faculty and School of Cinema
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. Montreal, 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 10 best destinations in the world for tertiary education. While supporting a significant Anglophone population, Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city after Paris. North America’s number one choice for international events and festivals, Montreal 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.

The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema—Canada’s largest university-based centre for the study of film animation, film production and film studies—is highly regarded around the world. The School has the distinct advantage of being situated in Concordia’s vibrant Faculty of Fine Arts, where faculty and students enjoy numerous cross-disciplinary opportunities, state-of-the-art resources and facilities, and a rich artistic and cultural context for research and study. Currently, the School’s faculty complement includes 26 full-time professors and a talented cadre of part-time instructors, teaching more than 800 students. The School hosts programs in Film Production, Film Animation, and Film Studies. Among the degrees offered are a BFA in Film Production and a MFA in Cinematic Arts. There is also a vibrant Animation BFA, as well as a BFA in Film Studies, a MA in Film Studies, and a PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies. Our eight full-time Film Production faculty members are active researchers/creators with varied production interests and expertise spanning across multiple genres, emerging technologies, and expanded practices.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted electronically to and reach the School on or before April 5, 2019. Submissions should consist of a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); a portfolio of recent work (web link or USB key); the names and contact information of three referees; and declaration of citizenship (please see below). All short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree.

Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to:
Roy Cross, Professor of Film Production and Chair of the School of Cinema Department Hiring Committee
Tel: 514-848-2424, ext. 4659

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.
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult the following webpages:
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema:
Faculty of Fine Arts:
Concordia Human Resources-Jobs:

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position for August 1, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until this position has been filled.