Queen's Film and Media

Queen's Film and Media

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Two - Year Term Adjunct

Department of Film and Media

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Canada


The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a two-year Term Adjunct position in the area of digital media studies. The candidate would teach the equivalent of one large enrollment online 3-unit course. Term Adjuncts are remunerated for teaching and online course development only.

The course to be taught is in the area of critical digital media studies and practices. The candidate must have a well-developed digital media studies background and knowledge in related areas such as digital media theory, critical theory, gaming platforms, digital media arts and activism, digital humanities research, and/or media history.

The successful candidate will teach one course, FILM 260 Digital Media Theory and Practice for two years. The expected enrollment for this course is 200 students, for which there will be appropriate support from teaching assistants.  The curricular content can be adapted from some existing teaching materials and the existing online platform, but there is considerable opportunity and expectation for course content modification and development.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Candidates must have at minimum a PhD, a well-developed media studies practice and at least two years of teaching experience. The Department is interested in candidates with a very strong teaching profile. The course is in the summer semester and the appointment is for the period May 2018 to June 2018 and May 2019 to June 2019. 

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Denise Arsenault, Departmental Administrator, filmdesk@queensu.ca, 613-533-6000 x 77013.

The Department of Film and Media has collaborations with Computing (with a program called Computing and the Creative Arts), Music, Drama (with the Stage and Screen program), and the BFA in Visual Arts, as well as the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies. The Department is presently developing a Graduate Program in Film and Media. The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University has a 50-year history based in a commitment to the intersection of theory and practice.

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc.  Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:


Gary Kibbins, Head

Department of Film and Media

Queen’s University



Applications will be received until Nov 13, 2017.  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the Department of Film and Media can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/.