Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Film
Simon Fraser University
We seek an innovative filmmaker working in non-fiction, narrative, experimental, and/or hybrid cinema with a vibrant and recognized artistic practice that engages with contemporary aesthetic developments in the field of film. We especially encourage applications from filmmakers who can collaborate in strengthening and refining our existing program, as well as envisioning the possibilities of its future form. We also welcome applicants with diverse teaching experience who are interested in developing pedagogies appropriate to the plurality of cinema arts that exist today.
We invite applicants to frame their creative practice in ways that may include, but are not limited to:
● Experimental approaches to research or production
● Artistic vision & independent filmmaking
● Creative process & workflow
● Critical engagement with systems of inequality and oppression
● Collaboration & community-based work
● Ethics of representation
● Filmmaking as interdisciplinary practice
Film faculty teach comprehensive introductory and advanced film production courses and are expected to supervise and advise students making work in a variety of forms and styles. As our film production curriculum is grounded in project-based instruction, candidates should demonstrate experience in a broad range of technical and creative skills, as well as an in-depth understanding of the entire creative workflow from concept to exhibition. Applicants should also be conversant with contemporary discourses in the field as well as demonstrate a strong knowledge of world cinema and film history. The ability to teach occasional courses in cinema and media studies is an asset.
Please see the School for the Contemporary Art website for details of the position and application instructions: https://www.sfu.ca/sca/contact---us/employment.html
The review of applications will begin November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by this date. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.
Simon Fraser University’s strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the pursuit of decolonization, Indigenization, and reconciliation. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html
For more information about our School and our university, please visit: www.sfu.ca/sca