Seeking tenure-track Assistant Professor in Contemporary Dance and Film

Seeking tenure-track Assistant Professor in Contemporary Dance and Film

School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University

Courtesy SCA Communications.

October 7, 2022
Seeking tenure-track Assistant Professor in Contemporary Dance and Film
School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver British Columbia V6B 1H4
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The School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in Contemporary Dance and Film, starting July 15, 2023.

Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance
With exciting new curricular developments in the Dance Area, we are looking for a versatile individual, someone who can integrate theory and practice in both their teaching and research, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, as well as stage choreographic and performance works for a varied student body.  Teaching will include classes in dance technique, composition, interdisciplinary collaboration and improvisation. We invite applications from artists who have experience incorporating historical, socio-cultural and decolonization approaches into their pedagogy. All faculty in the Dance Area share responsibilities in producing the mainstage productions. Additionally, this position will include committee responsibilities, supervision of graduate students, and some graduate level teaching. The candidate will be expected to maintain a robust artistic practice and work with SCA to advance the concepts of contemporary performance.

Assistant Professor of Film
We seek an innovative filmmaker working in non-fiction, narrative, experimental, and/or hybrid cinema with a vibrant and recognized artistic practice that engages with contemporary aesthetic developments in the field of film. We especially encourage applications from filmmakers who can collaborate in strengthening and refining our existing program, as well as envisioning the possibilities of its future form. We also welcome applicants with diverse teaching experience who are interested in developing pedagogies appropriate to the plurality of cinema arts that exist today. Film faculty teach comprehensive introductory and advanced film production courses and are expected to supervise and advise students making work in a variety of forms and styles. As our film production curriculum is grounded in project-based instruction, candidates should demonstrate experience in a broad range of technical and creative skills, as well as an in-depth understanding of the entire creative workflow from concept to exhibition. Applicants should also be conversant with contemporary discourses in the field as well as demonstrate a strong knowledge of world cinema and film history. The ability to teach occasional courses in cinema and media studies is an asset.

How to apply
For more information, application instructions and deadlines, and to download the complete job descriptions, please see our Employment page.

About the SCA
SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, situated in one of downtown Vancouver’s most dynamic and diverse neighbourhoods, offers a unique curriculum in which studio classes in dance, film, music & sound, theatre performance and production & design, and visual art are integrated with the historical and theoretical study of the arts. This meeting of creative practice with academic enquiry is a core value of the school and is enhanced by our attention to critical contemporary issues as well as our commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration both within the classroom and beyond. Today’s world is facing unprecedented economic, social, and environmental pressures that demand flexible and creative responses. In this rapidly changing landscape, we encourage students to see art as a powerful instrument for critical expression. Working within the framework of Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive university, our internationally renowned faculty members focus on equipping students with the skills, discipline, understanding and creativity to excel in the arts in Canada and around the world.

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Undergraduate applications open October 15, 2022
MA / MFA / PhD applications open October 17, 2022
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