Queen's Film and Media

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TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE – 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21


Three-year Term Adjunct

Department of Film and Media

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6


The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a three-year Term Adjunct position in Digital Media. The candidate would teach the equivalent of four 3-unit courses (typically 2 per term) and be remunerated on a course-by-course basis. The candidate would also be expected to perform departmental service and will be remunerated separately for this service. A three-year Term Adjunct is a position remunerated for teaching and service only.

The courses to be taught are in the areas of film and digital media production and studies. The candidate must have a well-developed digital media and/or production practice, with a specialization in areas such as narrative and/or documentary, along with digital media, audio, and/or post-production. The individual will have basic facility for teaching scripting, directing, editing and cinematography. This individual would be offered a slate of courses that could include: FILM 250: Fundamentals of Production; FILM 353 Narrative Production; one other Production course, and a third-year level film and/or media studies course in their area. Typically, 3rd level courses enroll 40 and 4th level enroll 20 students.

These are on-campus courses taught at the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, a state-of the-art facility with teaching and learning environments including a production studio, film screening theatre, sound recording studio, and a digital lab. 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.

Candidates must have at minimum an MFA, a well-developed media practice and at least two years of teaching experience, including filmmaking and new media. The Department is interested in candidates with a very strong teaching profile. The departmental service includes work on standing committees. The courses are fall/winter term courses and the appointment is for the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

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.

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.

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 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/provost/faculty/facultyrelations/qufa/collectiveag.... Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three (3) referees, an art/research dossier, a teaching dossier with at least one outline for a course previously taught, course evaluations, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent. Please arrange to have applications sent by email only directly to:


Prof. Gary Kibbins, Head

Department of Film and Media

Queen’s University


Applications will be received until Dec 1, 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/.