Lecturer in Documentary Filmmaking at UWS Creative Media Academy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Filmmaking to join our team in the School of Media, Culture and Society (MCS).

MCS is a large (circa 2500 student FTEs) multidisciplinary school where the social sciences and creative and cultural industries meet. We offer a supportive and aspirational environment in which staff and students work in partnership to create societal and cultural change.

The school of Media, Culture and Society also hosts the Creative Media Academy.  The UWS Creative Media Academy, one of only 3 in Scotland, is a Creative Skillset accredited centre for excellence in creative industry teaching and research.

The Academy offers programmes focused on professional practice, dedicated to vocationally relevant education to anticipate the skills needs of the creative and cultural industries. Each programme pays close attention to fast-developing converging technologies and new business models in the creative industries.

Students learn through modules taught by practitioners reflecting current industry ‘best practice’. Expertise across a range of interconnected disciplines is embedded across our different programmes including Television and Radio Broadcast Production, Filmmaking and Scriptwriting, Digital Art, Commercial Music and Music Technology, Performance, Broadcast Journalism, Computer Games Technology and Animation.

Recent guests to the academy include Oscar and BAFTA winners in documentary and fiction and we work with the very best in the industry. We are looking for a dynamic, creative and reflective individual to join our filmmaking team.

You will have the skills, knowledge and experience to play a key role in achieving in teaching, internationalisation, research and commercial activity.  You will play a central role in our Screen and related disciplines primarily contributing to our popular BA (Hons) Filmmaking and Screenwriting and our soon to be offered MA Filmmaking.  Candidates should have a strong practitioner profile in documentary filmmaking and production.

You will be responsible for contributing to an excellent student experience by planning, developing and delivering an exciting curriculum utilising contemporary forms of pedagogy.  You will produce and publish excellent research outputs commensurate with the stage of your career and demonstrate an ability or potential to attract independent research funding.  An internationalised experience is central to the UWS student experience and therefore you will support initiatives for staff and students to engage in international activities.

You will be a highly motivated individual, passionate about your discipline and about contributing to the best possible student experience. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to a successful academic career (research, enterprise, and teaching) and be comfortable working both autonomously and within and across a range of teams.

A PhD in documentary filmmaking or a related field would be desirable. Successful candidates will be encouraged and supported to undertake a PhD or PhD by Practice.

The successful candidate will be excited by the opportunity to work in a multi disciplinary environment and will seek to exploit the opportunities afforded by this.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Nick Higgins, Director of the Creative Media Academy on 01292 886298, emailNick.Higgins@uws.ac.uk, or Professor Derek Carson, Dean of School, on 0141-848-3983, email derek.carson@uws.ac.uk

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Tenure Track Position at Queen’s in production


The Department of Film and Media in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in film and new media production with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2017.
Candidates must have at minimum an MFA or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment and at least two years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level. The courses to be taught occur in the areas of narrative film and media production, digital media production and digital media studies. The candidate must provide evidence of a well-developed and versatile new media and performance practice, with a specialization in areas such as experimental or narrative video/digital production, cross-platform, gaming and/or other modes of multi-media, and/or music/sound design and performance. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated aptitude for teaching basic skills in narrative film or video production, including scripting, directing, editing, sound design and cinematography.
The successful candidate will be responsible for 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 The Computing and the Creative Arts program), 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 of Film and Media at Queen’s University has a 45-year history based in a commitment to the intersection of theory and practice.
The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality artistic output and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment.
The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to 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.
A complete application consists of:
a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of exhibitions, screenings, publications, or other relevant evidence of professional activity; and a list of awards and grants received);
a statement of current and prospective artistic goals and research interests;
a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching philosophy, as well as teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
Three letters of reference to be sent directly by email to Gary Kibbins at gk6@queensu.ca.  The letters of reference must be at arm’s length, and should preferably be from more than one university or other appropriate institutions.  Reference letters should be dated, and include the referee’s name, position, department, institution, email address and telephone number, the name of the nominee, and the period of time and the capacity in which the referee has known the nominee.
The deadline for applications is March 3, 2017.
Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Gary Kibbins at gk6@queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:
Denise Arsenault
Departmental Administrator
Department of Film and Media
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
390 King Street West
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

Lecturer in Film Studies at University of St Andrews

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Film Studies to help shape a dynamic and growing department with a strong international reputation. The candidate will produce excellent research complementing existing departmental strengths, supervise and teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and contribute to the administration of teaching and research in the department.

For further particulars, please consult the following link:

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr. Michael Cowan, Head of Department, (mc258@st-andrews.ac.uk)

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