Sessional Assistant Professor position in Cinema and Media Studies York University, School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design Canada

Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment

Discipline/Field: Cinema Studies

Home Faculty: School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design

Home Department/Area/Division: Cinema & Media Arts

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: September 1, 2018

Position End Date: June 30, 2019

The Department of Cinema and Media Arts, The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD), York University invites applications from qualified candidates for a ten-month Sessional Assistant Professor position in Cinema and Media Studies to commence September 1, 2018.


Applicants must have a PhD in Cinema Studies or a related discipline with demonstrable excellence, or the promise of excellence, in teaching and scholarly research. The successful candidate will have expertise in the following areas: Film and Media History, Theory and Criticism; Television Studies; and Digital Media with an understanding of contemporary media arts practices. The appointment carries an annual teaching load of three courses or the equivalent. All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Responsibilities of the position will include the teaching of a full-range of appropriate undergraduate and graduate courses in Cinema and Media Studies, some reading of graduate thesis work, serving on Department or Faculty committees, student advising and curriculum assessment.


One of North America's leading schools for the arts, AMPD offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Art History and Visual Culture, Cinema and Media Arts Dance, Design, Digital Media, Music, Theatre, Theatre and Performance Studies, and Visual Arts.


York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: . All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).


Applicants should submit a letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references by March 1st. Apply to: Professor Barbara Evans, Chair, Department of Cinema and Media Arts, Centre for Film and Theatre, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email:

Posting End Date: March 1, 2018

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