Image Arts - Two positions

Ryerson University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-04-25

Limited Term Faculty Opportunities
The School of Image Arts


The School of Image Arts requires two Limited Term Faculty positions to cover sabbatical leaves and administrative appointments in the academic year 2013/14. The two Limited Term Faculty positions will support teaching in the core of the Film and Photography options respectively and will fulfill key service roles. The appointments are for one year, only. The positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Limited Term Faculty Position - Photo
The School of Image Arts requires a photographic/artist practitioner who is capable of teaching production-related courses within the core of the Photographic Studies major. The candidate should have a broad range of production experience that includes analogue and digital image processes, video and/or other related media. Professional expertise in any of the following areas would be considered an advantage: digital image capture and processing, a record of engagement with contemporary photographic art practices through exhibitions, publications, and/or curation. The LTF position includes an expectation for service to the School, including participating in curriculum development and/or the extracurricular activities of students within the major. There will be no research duties associated with this position. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The educational background should include an MA or MFA in the field.

Limited Term Faculty Position - Film
The School of Image Arts seeks a film production specialist who is capable of teaching across fiction, documentary and experimental genres. The candidate should have a broad range of production experience that includes working on digital formats. Professional expertise in any or a combination of the following areas would be considered an advantage: digital cinematography, interactive images, web-based work, and/or writing for digital media. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level. The LTF position includes an expectation for service to the School, including participating in curriculum development and/or the extracurricular activities of students within the major. There will be no research duties associated with this position. The educational background should include an MA or MFA in the field.

Service context for both positions
There are numerous service duties that, depending on the expertise of the successful candidates, could be assigned to them. The Photography option needs faculty members to supervise the production of Function magazine and the Student-Run Lecture Series, to oversee the activities of the IMA gallery and to act as the faculty advisor for the year-end show, Maximum Exposure. Film requires a faculty advisor to oversee RUFF, and to organize the industry lecture series in fourth year and the Film@Ryerson event. The School is in the process of an extensive curricular review that includes refining the current photo and film curricula and the reassignment of the third stream, previously New Media, to a Visual studies/media design curriculum. The two LTF positions will be expected to contribute to this process.

These positions fall under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA's website can be found at: http://www.rfa.ryerson.ca/. The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/agreements/rfa_agreement/index.html. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/rfa_at_a_glance.html.

Please forward your detailed curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching interests, a copy of a teaching evaluation, and the names of three references to: Cathy Gullo, Program Manager, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3. Applications will also be accepted by e-mail to imagearts@ryerson.ca. Applications are due by April 29, 2013.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship, including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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