[Frameworks] Fwd: job posting York University, Dept of Film: Digital Media

From: Michael Zryd <zryd_at_yorku.ca>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 20:05:08 -0400

Department of Film, Faculty of Fine Arts
Researcher/Practitioner in Cross-Platform Digital Media
Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track position in Cinema and Media Studies, at the rank of
Assistant Professor. The position calls for research and teaching excellence that complements and
builds on existing strengths in Canadaís oldest and most comprehensive Department of Film with its
dynamic range of research initiatives, including the 3D Film Innovation Consortium (3D FLIC), the Centre
for Innovation in Visualization and Data-Driven Design (CIV-DDD), The Future Cinema Lab and the
Augmented Reality Lab. Our well-established undergraduate and graduate programs in Production,
Screenwriting and Cinema and Media Studies attract strong students from across Canada and

We seek a scholar with a well-developed research program and teaching experience in at least one of
the following areas: emerging forms of moving image media and cross-platform environments of media
production (from mobile cinema to augmented reality and large screen projection); new forms of image
making (from CGI/animation to videogames); new forms of media dissemination (including social media).
A record of accomplishment that spans the academic, professional and artistic sectors, including an
established or emerging profile as a screen-based practitioner, is strongly preferred. The successful
candidateís research background should allow her or him to draw upon the history of cinematic practices.
Along with a solid record of scholarly publication, the successful candidate will have demonstrated skill in
digital aesthetics and multi-media narrative.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and teaching new introductory and advanced
undergraduate courses, as well as for actively shaping and teaching graduate offerings and conducting
graduate supervision in this field of study. This position is intended to cultivate a research and curriculum
overlap between the Departmentís programs in Cinema and Media Studies and the Faculty of Fine Artsí
BA in Digital Media. The candidate will join the Departmentís Cinema & Media Studies area, but a
capacity to teach courses in the Departmentís other streams, Film Production and/or Screenwriting,
would be a strong asset. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Film or Media Studies, or a
related area; additional academic and/or professional experience in a relevant artistic field; three years of
post-secondary teaching; and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, graduate supervision,
and administrative service. Candidates will show excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly and
creative research and teaching. Preference will be given to those who have their PhD in hand at the time
of application.

A letter of application with an up-to-date, detailed curriculum vitae, writing sample and examples of
recent work, statements of creative and/or research interests and teaching philosophy, course outlines
and teaching evaluations, and the names, addresses and e-mails of three referees should be sent, by
November 15, 2011, to: Amnon Buchbinder, Chair, Department of Film, Room 222 Centre for Film
and Theatre, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.. E-mail:

This position will commence July 1, 2012, and is subject to budgetary approval. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate should be suitable for
prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Applications for this position should be
addressed to the appropriate contact person and area co-ordinates specified above.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on
Yorkís website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action
office at 416.736.5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens
and permanent residents will be given priority.

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