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New Media and Performance Studies positions

York University


Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor - New Media Fine Arts Cultural Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University Toronto, Canada.

Deadline: March 29, 2006 Start Date: July 1, 2006

The Fine Arts Cultural Studies program, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in New Media, to commence July 1, 2006. We seek applicants who are engaged with new media arts and who are eager to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate will be a creative producer-researcher in new media arts with a strong background in new media theory and/or cultural studies. He/she will have a terminal degree, a PhD and/or an MFA. Applicants must be suitable for prompt appointment to the graduate Faculty. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching as well as a recognized record of accomplishments in their field. The candidate will contribute to the expansion of the new media stream in the program and be required to teach new media studio and studies courses.

Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor - Performance Studies Fine Arts Cultural Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University Toronto, Canada.

Deadline: March 29, 2006 Start Date: July 1, 2006

The Fine Arts Cultural Studies program, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Performance Studies, to commence July 1, 2006. The program seeks applicants who are engaged with performance in the broadest sense and who are eager to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants will have the ability to contextualize performance as an activity that transcends disciplines and to consider it in view of the concerns of cultural studies. In addition, a strong background in the arts and knowledge of the methodologies of interdisciplinarity are required for appointment to this program.

Applicants must have a PhD, a recognized record of research in performance studies, and be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching. Experience teaching large lecture classes as well as seminar courses will be an asset. Applicants must be suitable for prompt appointment to the graduate Faculty.

The Fine Arts Cultural Studies Program (FACS) considers the fine, performing and new media arts and offers a unique opportunity to explore them from various interdisciplinary perspectives. Courses consider relationships between the arts, the artistic forms which may emerge when boundaries are blurred, and the place of the arts in both local and global contexts. Within the Faculty of Fine Arts, FACS provides an integrated approach to the study of the arts in culture through a balanced curriculum of Western and non-Western content.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at http://www.yorku.ca/ acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

The deadline for receipt of application is March 29, 2006. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter identifying their research and teaching interests and indicating how these might be compatible with the Fine Arts Cultural Studies program, together with a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three referees, including addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, to:

Fine Arts Cultural Studies, Attention Christine Gooljar, 283 Winters College, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. E-mail cgooljar@yorku.ca.

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