Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Position in Camera-Based Technical Television Production

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Posted: December 21, 2021
Deadline to Apply: Monday, January 24, 2022



Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the  territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the RTA School of Media in The Creative School at Ryerson University invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in areas of camera-based television technical production. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2022 for a four [4] year term, subject to final budgetary approval. 

The successful candidate will engage only in the teaching production and technically related video courses and service duties (e.g. committee work, student applicant selection decisions) of faculty members in the School, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. 

The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA) programs through teaching and course development, service and leadership within the program, and mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field. Courses to teach may include; RTA 213 - Production: Introduction to Multi-Camera, RTA 313 - Production: Intermediate Multi-camera, RTA 314 - Production: Intermediate Single-Camera, RTA 969- Television Technical Producing. 

The candidate will possess a track record of hands-on video-based television production and/or technical production experience with demonstrated skills in a multi-camera production. Experience in single-camera production techniques is also an asset. 

We are seeking a skilled video-based production person with experience in broadcast  and/or live event multi-camera video/television production. The successful candidate will possess a substantial record of hands-on media production practice with an in-depth understanding of the past, present, and emerging production technologies, and their application in modes of production across various media platforms. 

Candidates must have teaching experience and at least five years of recent professional practice in video-based broadcast production. A Master’s degree in Communications or Media Production is required. In some circumstances, where professional experience is uniquely outstanding, a  BA / BFA in Media or a related field may be considered. 

In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • a track record of teaching at the college or university level, or of delivery of professional training in media production; 
  • practical professional experience in video/television production focused on the creative and technical aspects of multi- and single-camera production, and/or live event television directing; 
  • a strong foundational understanding of video for broadcast television and IP-based production;
  • experience in traditional and innovative storytelling and distribution/dissemination across various media platforms;
  • experience working as a leader focused on technical innovation & development in media production;
  • a broad knowledge of best practices, industry challenges, and trends in production and media;
  • capacity to critically reflect on and communicate about production practices, issues and trends; 
  • an ability to engage and enthuse students through teaching;
  • a commitment to student well-being and making learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; 
  • a commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to teaching and service activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and
  • an ability to contribute to the life of the RTA School of Media and the University through collegial service. 

 

Our committee recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions. 

Note: Limited Term Faculty appointments at Ryerson University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Ryerson LTF appointments need to consider this limitation, as it may render them ineligible to apply. 

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

Ryerson University

Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, Ryerson is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture. 

RTA School of Media

Established in 1953 as the School of Radio & Television Arts, the RTA School of Media is a creative innovation hub of broadcasting, media, transmedia, gaming, interactive design, and hybrid mobile production. For the past three years, RTA has been recognized by Hollywood Reporter magazine as one of the world’s top 15 media production schools. It offers three academically rigorous undergraduate programs in Media Production, New Media, and Sport Media, as well as a graduate program in media production.

RTA attracts and nurtures 1350 innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial students. Its faculty is a diverse mix of highly regarded creative practitioners, innovators, and researchers, all committed to the education of tomorrow’s industry leaders, thinkers, artists, storytellers and scholars. The faculty prides itself on the excellence of its production practice and research, and on the quality of its teaching.

Research and creative areas range from critical media theory and media production to experiential media, transmedia, interaction design and media entrepreneurship. Candidates for this position do not have to contribute to our existing research, however, teaching strengths bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the school is critical.

Working at Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At Ryerson and within our department/school, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do. 

Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their families, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks

Visit us on Twitter:  @RyersonU, @RyersonHR, @RyersonVPFA and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page.

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the accessibility and Human Rights websites.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.  

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by January 24th, 2022. The application must contain the following: 

  • a letter of application; 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • An EDI statement; 
  • a teaching dossier and if available,  results of teaching evaluations; and
  •  names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.

 

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.  

Contacts

Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the DHC Chair Dr. Alexandra Bal at abal@ryerson.ca.  

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Miigis Kwe, the Indigenous Human Resources Lead and the Founding Co-Chair of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Community Group at t26king@ryerson.ca. 

Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at shurla.charlesforbes@ryerson.ca  

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please contact Aneka Olbino at aolbino@ryerson.ca. 

 



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