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Two Limited-Term Appointment Positions in Film Production

Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema invites applications for two limited-term appointment positions in Film Production at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, effective August 15, 2013 to May 31, 2014. 

Limited-term appointment positions are subject to budgetary approval and departmental or unit need. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be reappointed, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent reappointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years.

The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema - Canada's largest university-based centre for the study of film animation, film production and film studies - is highly regarded around the world. The School has the distinct advantage of being situated in Concordia's vibrant Faculty of Fine Arts, where faculty and students enjoy numerous cross-disciplinary opportunities, state-of-the-art resources and facilities, and a rich artistic and cultural context for research and study.  Currently, our faculty complement includes 22 full-time professors and about 40 part-time instructors, teaching more than 500 students. Our faculty and alumni have strong ties with the Quebec and Canadian film communities, and have been nominated for or won numerous international film awards.
The successful candidates will be expected to teach six undergraduate courses each on topics including image, montage, cinematography and core filmmaking practices, while supporting student work that covers a broad range of genres and interests in the context of Concordia's Faculty of Fine Arts. The normal distribution of courses is three per semester during the initial appointment and seven courses per annum, if reappointed. Responsibilities will also include active involvement in committee and administrative work.  

Preferred candidates must have completed a graduate degree or diploma in a relevant discipline and have an artistic practice in film production and knowledge of film theory across all genres.  Specific knowledge of the digital workflow on Apple computers, including Avid Media Composer, is required.  Proficiency in post-production workflow management is also required, as is research expertise in direction of photography and/or in image editing.  Portfolios must reflect a thorough understanding of the above competencies.

Relevant teaching experience at a university level, broad technological knowledge, and proven ability to work in a team, will be considered assets. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French would also be considered an asset.   

Submissions should consist of a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); a portfolio of recent work (DVD, NTSC); and the names and contact information of three referees, one of whom should be the candidate's department chair or dean or someone in a direct supervisory role.  All short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree.

All applications should reach the department no later than March 29, 2013.  

Mailing address:
Louise Lamarre, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University
Re: Limited-Term Appointment Positions in Film Production  
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., S-FB 319
Montreal, Quebec, Canada  H3G 1M8 
Fax:  514-848-4255  

Civic address for in-person or courier delivery:
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Faubourg (FB) Tower
Sir George Williams Campus
1250 Guy Street, S-FB 319
Montreal, Quebec, Canada  H3H 2T4

Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Louise Lamarre, Associate Professor, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Tel:  514-848-2424 ext. 4791  

For further information, applicants are encouraged to consult:
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema website:
Faculty of Fine Arts website:
Academic Services for Fine Arts Faculty:

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling these positions for August 15, 2013.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until these positions have been filled.  

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.


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